‘Tis the Holidays once more. Here’s wishing everyone a Merry Yuletide! May you all have blesséd and prosperous days not only from Thanksgiving through Twelfth Night, but through all the year!
As I mentioned in last week’s blog, the workflow of 2014 will include marketing and PR efforts. So when I pulled up my blog folder today, I chanced to look back on some old marketing tools I learned about in 2012 and 2013. Below you will find my social profile, I also have decided to include here the vision statement of the 1718 project.
A Social Profile
Jerry (aka Jon) Laiche is a retired teacher whose retirement job is a writer of history. A native of New Orleans, he currently lives with his wife at Cardinal’s Creek, a ten acre forest 30 miles north of New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain. Current projects include a culinary history of colonial New Orleans, The Petticoat Rebellion; a retelling of the history of the founding of the city, 1718: A TriCentennial Memo. He blogs at https://1718neworleans2018.wordpress.com. He is still trying to figure out exactly what Social Media is, He communicates in the New Media all the time, every day in fact; but hardly anyone ever communicates in return. This strikes him as very unsocial of something claiming to be called Social Media. So he writes about himself a lot in the third person.
The Vision of the 1718 Project.
- the composition of a Culinary History of colonial New Orleans and Louisiana:
- a retelling of the history of the founding of New Orleans (and Louisiana):
- workshop seminars for Social Studies teachers throughout New Orleans and Louisiana,(and perhaps the nation)
- creation of classroom materials (including digital resources) for the New Orleans Tricentennial.
- school and public tours of relevant historical sites,
- public and private library activities, and possibly (e) coordination of appropriate museum exhibits.
The 1718 Project is designed (like the New Media within which it rests) to be a collaborative project and as such welcomes contributions from other historians, writers, and anyone who loves this great city and its stupendous potential.
So as Beth and I put the finishing touches on Volume 1 of The Petticoat Rebellion, it is a good time for you my dear readers to reflect not only on the holidays but also on what can your contributions be to the New Orleans tricentennial.