My Very First Blog Post!

After some encouragement from my Twitter followers over the last year, I have finally decided to make an attempt at creating my own blog!

About a year ago, I met Lara McCulloch-Carter at an ISES Canada national board retreat where she introduced me to Twitter. It took me almost six months before I really understood it and began tweeting on a daily basis. Mostly as an experiment to see how effective twitter was, and following advice to tweet daily, I started tweeting event industry tips every day. To my surprise, not only did I suddenly gain quite a few followers, but people were actually listening, re-tweeting, and replying to my tips! After a few months, another Twitter user (I wish I could remember who it was!) suggested that I create a hashtag for my Daily Event Tips so that they could easily be searched and found – and that’s how #DailyEventTip– was created.

So here we are today… My very first blog post! I have to admit – the toughest part was deciding what to write about. Should it be a personal blog? Should I expand on the #DailyEventTip tweets? Should I turn it into a complaint blog about companies and the government? What topics would I actually want to write about? There are so many things that I could write about, but I don’t want blogging to turn into something that is a forced task that I hate doing. I want to enjoy sharing information and ideas. With this in mind,  I’ve decided that I would primarily focus on three areas that I’m most passionate about;

1. Special Events
2. Customer Service
3. Family (From a dad’s perspective)

I know this seems like a very random list of topics, but they are definitely what I feel the most excitement to write about. In the weeks to come, I will write a subsequent post to explain why I am so passionate about each category, so stay tuned!

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to ready my very first blog post! Please sign up and comment on this post to let me know what you think and if there is anything in particular that you would like me to write about. I’d love to hear your suggestions! Perhaps there is a #DailyEventTip that you would like me to expand on?

Thanks again, and I look forward to engaging in dialogue with you!

Mike Granek, CSEP

Author: Mike Granek, MBA, CSEP

Michael Granek, MBA,CSEP,PID is a successful entrepreneur and an award winning event producer with two decades of experience in the special events and entertainment industry as well as in business. Michael brings a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree with Management Consulting specialization, a Diploma in Adult Instruction (PID), and is an internationally Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP). For a complete bio, please visit:

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