Welcome to Mallory Media. I’m Michael and I’m just a regular guy who loves travel, even though I don’t get to take extended trips as much as I’d like.
I started my own business years ago as a travel photographer. Now, life gets in the way, and I ended up making most of my money from wedding photography, which did keep me in hotels a lot, but I still have a deep love for travel. I’m not a professional photographer any more, but still do it as a hobby.
I do have a “day job” that pays the bills, so I’m not trying to convince you that I spend my time traveling the globe and earning a living from it, although I’d love to. I have a family, and I think my son benefits from the structure of traditional school. I’d love to home-school him while traveling, but I don’t feel it’s best for him. I also have several pets, which I love, which makes it difficult to be on the road all the time. You won’t see much of them, as I like to keep my family life private. I do take a few longer trips throughout the year, and day trips frequently.
I do however, have great experience with personal branding, from running my own business, to being in sales, which requires that one stand out in a crowd. At this time, I’m not really trying to sell you anything at Mallory Media, although you can support me, if you like, by buying my book on Amazon, once it’s available. I’m planning a few different books and workbooks. I’m also potentially available to come speak to your group or organization, if you have one.
I have a tremendous collection of personal branding, marketing, and social media books and courses. I’m always trying to learn the current techniques. My goal here is to build my own brand, and show you how I’m doing it along the way. I want to show you what’s working for me and what isn’t, and what other “experts” and even regular people are doing that works. If you have a story about building your own brand, feel free to contact me and we can either do an interview, or you can submit a guest post here. (I will review them, so it’s not guaranteed, but as long as it’s useful, I’ll probably let it be here.)
I plan on trying to post something every weekday, and sometimes on weekends. Very occasionally I will miss a day. If I’m on a trip, I will not post as frequently. I prefer to enjoy my time off, so I will share when I get back. Plus, I never know when I’ll have Wi-Fi access.
That’s Mallory Media in a nutshell. If you have questions or comments, please post them. And please share anything you like on social media. Feel free to repost any article I post here, as long as you credit me and provide a link back to the original article. If you’d like a quote or would like to interview me, please feel free to contact me using the “contact” page. You can call, but given time zones and other obligations, it may go to voice mail. (If you are with a news organization and leave a message, I will call you back within five minutes. I’m no stranger to deadlines and will help you meet yours, if I can.)
Thanks for visiting.