Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tonight I'll be attending a launch reception (not sure if it's really classified as a reception but that's what I'm calling it) for a fun new promotion being put on by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. It's called #bigdaydowntown, and I think it's a great way to promote downtown and from the unique perspectives of just some of the amazing writers and commentators we have here. Basically the DHBC is giving 30 bloggers $100 to spend anywhere downtown, however they want, then asking them to write about it (of course!).
I've been following and connecting with some of the other participants on Twitter and I can't wait to read their postings of their Big Day experiences! Some of the activities they are planning sound really fun. There is so much to do in our downtown the sky is really the limit for how you could spend your day, but I love that everyone has their own favourite places to go and their own priorities. Sure, some of us will inevitably visit some of the same places, but each person's "mixture" of experiences will be different and that's pretty cool.
I still feel like a beginner when it comes to all this social media stuff, so I'm still pinching myself that I'm participating in such a cool challenge, and with some of my favourite bloggers and writers in Halifax. I can't wait to meet some of them in person tonight.
I'm not 100% set on my activites for "the big day" and I'm also not sure what exact day I'll be doing it, but I do know that what I'll be doing fits into three categories: Food/Drink, Shopping, and Art/Culture. When I think of downtown and my favourite things about it/why I go there, this is what I think of, so it seems only fitting to try and fit a little bit of each into my big day!
Stay tuned for the report of My Big Day, coming soon to a blog reader near you!