Celebrating Everyday Icons with Clementine Daily

Celebrating Everyday Icons with Clementine Daily - jenniferesnyder.com

Want to know the best part of being your own boss? 

In my opinion, it's comes down to having the freedom to shift, grow and change as you move through the journey. We cover that theme quite a bit on the Creating Your Own Path podcast and today I'm sharing more about a shifting collaboration with my favorite online publication, Clementine Daily.

New this year, I'll be working with the editorial team to help shine a brighter spotlight on some of the women I've already had a chance to interview for my show. You see, Clementine Daily has always had a column titled "Everyday Icon" that highlights amazing women and I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be contributing to that column fairly regularly.

You may have already seen a few of these articles this month, in which I had a chance to follow up with Anna Watson Carl of the Yellow Table and Melissa Camilleri of Compliment. If you have a moment, be sure to check them out. The goal is to see where the women are now, how they stay inspired (and sane) and what they've got coming down the line. I've absolutely loved digging a little deeper into the worlds of people I admire to find out how they do what they do.

And if you're a fan of some of the other articles I shared on Clementine Daily last year—don't fret. I'm working on a few other projects with them as well (like this one!), so stay tuned.

Here's to a beautiful year of collaborating, my friends!

Episode 23 - Creating Your Own Path with Instagram Powerhouse Faith Lopez

Episode 23 - Creating Your Own Path with Instagram Powerhouse Faith Lopez // creatingyourownpath.com

Today's episode brings me to ThinkHouse Collective to chat with Faith Lopez. As a social media specialist and photographer who loves to travel, Faith has built a career around her impressive ability to build and grow online communities. Not only was she recently named one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Instagrammers, she has also started curating and managing social media accounts for tourism bureaus and travel-related brands. Listen in as we talk about her career shift from music to social media, why travel matters to her and how Instagram has her moving beyond her comfort zone on a regular basis.





"When you travel, you [...] strip yourself down to your core entity and you're forced to be yourself in an unknown place [...] then you're forced to get to know yourself." -- Faith Lopez, Photographer + Instagram Powerhouse // creatingyourownpath.com


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Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.


Why "Creating Your Own Path" is Now a Listener-Supported Podcast

Why "Creating Your Own Path" is Now a Listener-Supported Podcast

I knew this day might come eventually.

When I first began my interview series titled "Creating Your Own Path" back in 2013, I had a feeling it might resonate with fellow creatives. So many of us are working without teams to help guide us, lift us up and support us when we need it most. My goal was to share the winding paths of others in an effort to: A.) Feel less alone on my own journey; and B.) Help other creative business owners realize the strength in our numbers. We are not alone, my friends.

And as I leapt into the world of podcasting last February, I felt this surge of energy as people began to subscribe to the show, listen in earnest and share what the show means to them. The feedback I received confirmed that, while I needed to fine-tune the mechanics (both technically and stylistically), this show is worthwhile, necessary and appreciated.

Now we're in the second season and it's shaping up to be a great year. The show has moved to a weekly schedule, I'll be taking my trusty microphones on the road a bit this year and the show is gaining even more listeners from across the globe (57 countries and counting).

Yet, in order to sustain this new pace and continued growth, the show must break even and, eventually, become profitable. Over the last year, I've put a lot of sweat equity into the series and I continue to do so every day. Learning about microphones, recording software and how to deal with podcast apps is only half the battle. I'm also putting hours (8 hours, on average) into the production of each episode—from outreach and follow up to script writing and audio editing. 

Why "Creating Your Own Path" is Now a Listener-Supported Podcast

This project is, and always will be, a labor of love, but the bottom line is this: the show will be tough to sustain without your help. 

So, I've set up a way for listeners to become supporting members of the show. This means that the show will remain free for all listeners, but that supporting members will receive extra perks and extra goodies for the duration of their membership. To see the membership levels and to show your support, head to the supporting membership section of the podcast page.

You'll see each membership level detailed in the right-hand column of the page and I'm here to tell you: every little bit helps. Even $5 each month will help pay for my podcast hosting account. A membership of $10 per month will immediately begin to reimburse the funds I invested into obtaining better sound equipment. If you can give more, a $25 (or $50 or $100) per month membership will head right to a savings account for a dedicated recording space and (hopefully) a production assistant somewhere down the road. You get the picture: any support for this project will go directly towards shoring up its future.

All that said, if you can't become a supporting member, I completely understand. I, too, have to pick and choose what projects I support and subscriptions I maintain. However, you can still show your love for the show by subscribing, leaving a review and sharing the show with friends who might benefit from listening. The more people who listen to and love the show, the more likely it will succeed for years to come.

Lastly, I truly couldn't (and wouldn't) do the show without your continued encouragement. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share stories in this way, so THANK YOU.