The WTD11 Meme

Tomorrow is March! And that means World Theatre Day is just around the corner!

For those of you who are new, World Theatre Day is celebrated every year on March 27. It is the international day for those of us who are in the theatre to really celebrate what we do every day, and to maybe try to recruit some new folks to the theatre, as well. Parties are held all over the world, and a virtual party has been taking place the last two years over at, a blog I started a few years back with a group of wonderful, amazing, awesome theatre artists from all over the world. The purpose of the blog is to spread the word about WTD, and also to act as a hub for theatre artists from all over the world to share with the rest of the world how they are celebrating March 27. Continue reading

Only Six More Years Until I Get to be an “Expert!”

So, I’m surfing the net, as I do, the other day, and I came across this interesting essay: The 10 Year Rule to Become an Expert. In it, the author quotes an American psychologist and writer, Dr. Jane Piirto: “Any person,” she claims, “must have been working in a domain for a minimum of 10 years in order to achieve international recognition.” She calls this “the 10 year rule.”

I’ve written about this topic in the past, but it came up for me again recently while interacting with a colleague from Ontario on Facebook: Continue reading

How to add a MailChimp Newsletter signup box to your Facebook Page

I‘ve long been a fan of MailChimp for e-newsletters, but they just keep getting better and better. Most recently, MailChimp increased their free account from a list of 1,000 to 2,000. I’ve done lots of research on this, and you have to trust me when I say you won’t get a better deal!

They key to growing your e-newsletter list is to make it really easy for people to sign up (and to offer really great, valuable e-newsletters, because if you don’t give people a reason to read it, they won’t). Obviously, you should have a sign-up box on your website (you’ll see mine just over there to left in the sidebar), but you can also put one on your Facebook page.

If you don’t have an e-newsletter, yet, there’s no real reason why not–they are basically free! Here are a couple of posts on the topic:
E-Newsletters Part 1
E-Newsletters Part 2

It’s pretty easy: here’s how to add a sign-up box to your Facebook page.