This past month several people have offered
- to help me with writing my sponsorship letter
- to send the letter to potential sponsors
- to help with my presentation for the Blogging While Brown conference
And none of these people have followed through. Am I disappointed? Yes. Did it affect me greatly? No. In fact, the whole experience has taught me a few lessons.
- You know who you can depend on in times of need
- Don’t turn down help if offered, but really access the credibility of the person offering and question their time and availability to assist
- People that you think have clout really don’t
- People you think will help you, won’t
- No one is going to look out for you like you will so you better do what you need to do for you or else you’ll be SOL
- Don’t be like those people
The experience wasn’t all bad. There were a few people who offered to help and they came through. And I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.
However, to the people who offered to help and don’t follow through: It’s really OK if you cannot do it. For me personally, it would be better if you don’t offer at all than to offer and not help.