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What the Content Journey Team is Grateful for this Thanksgiving

We have a lot to be grateful for at Content Journey. We have an amazing team of full-time, part-time, and freelance talent. We have clients we adore and truly enjoy working with. We also wholeheartedly embrace the idea of getting work done, so we can enjoy the lives we love outside of work. 

The Content Journey leadership team is thankful for our jobs, families, friends, health, and all of those things that bless us daily. We’re also grateful for some not-so-traditional things that we wanted to share below. We hope it’s as fun for you to read as it was for us to discuss.

Grateful and SO Extra

The Content Journey team had no problem saying what they were grateful for that made them “totally extra.” Let’s face it. Our team enjoys the little (or not so little) things in life. 

If you know our content director, Kenna, you know it’s her pool. She spends every summer afternoon in the pool. You can guarantee that she’s working hard in the morning, so she can spend her afternoons in her happy place. 

For Taylor, our client success director, it’s her Alexa. We kind of wish we knew what all she was asking it to do because she says it’s life-changing. 

And for me, it’s blowouts from DryBar. When I have an event or important meeting to attend, I always treat myself. It makes me feel so confident when I leave, and my hair looks great. I feel like I can go into any meeting and own it. 

Stressed and Blessed

Come to find out, our families stress us out a bit. No surprise there! But our project manager, Del, wins the prize for this one. She has 4-year-old twin girls and a 5-year-old daughter. As you can imagine, having three little ones can be stressful, but of course, they’re totally worth it. 

Emilee, our chief director of operations, has a teenager with a driving permit. Yep. We totally see how that’s stressful.

Content Marketing Gratitude

We follow a lot of rules and best practices at Content Journey. That’s why we deliver fantastic content to our clients. I know that if we write educational and fun posts that our clients will win. Even if our keyword usage isn’t perfect (and it usually is, ha!), our client content will float to the top. 

One reason our content serves our clients so well is that we capture their brand voice. We work diligently to make that happen, so I shouldn’t be surprised that most of the team said capturing our clients’ brand voices so well was the content marketing practice we follow that they’re most grateful for. I know our clients are thankful for it too.

Daily Pleasures

Our team talks a lot about coffee. None of us function well without it, for sure. I’m blessed that my partner, Cory, makes coffee for me every single day. It is just a thing that happens in our house. I’m sure I take it for granted that a hot cup appears in front of me each morning. Thank you, Cory Miller!

Kenna also said she takes for granted her daily coffee, even though she can’t live without it. And Taylor loves “that moment of Zen and quiet in the morning when I’m awake while everyone else is sleeping.” Sounds like the perfect time for coffee!

Work Love

I already mentioned that we love our work at Content Journey. I’m not just saying that because I’m the boss. I intentionally created a company where people care about each other, work with intention, and want to be here every day. But why we love our job looks a little different for each of us.

For me, there are so many things about my work with Content Journey that I enjoy. Our team is No. 1. Not just our full-time people either, but our writing team as well. We are surrounded by incredibly talented people, and I am grateful every day I get to work with those around me now. Second, are our clients. We don’t keep it quiet that we don’t just work with anyone. We work with people we enjoy who do great work in the world. It makes coming to work and sometimes working late worth it. 

I am proud that we have created a process that allows for freedom. I don’t want our team to feel like they are beholden to a green dot on Slack. Instead, we work with teammates we can trust to set us all up for success. One more thing worth repeating is our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. 

Why the CJ team loves their jobs:

  • Del: “Our team at Content Journey is so incredibly positive and fun to work with. I feel appreciated and log on every day feeling amazing about what we are doing.”
  • Taylor: “I enjoy meeting and working with my team. I am constantly in awe of all of their brilliance.”
  • Kenna: “I love coaching writers and watching them create amazing content for our clients, as well as the level of quality and care we provide our clients.”
  • Emilee: “The teamwork. Valuing each person’s contribution leads to every client win.”

Celebrate Today

We love working with you as much as you enjoy working with us. And we’re grateful to help you along your content journey at any point in the process. You can always contact us for help.

Today, as you celebrate your season of gratitude, the Content Journey team is right there with you. Taylor is spending the morning watching the Macy’s Day Parade. She and Del are both enjoying stuffing with their families, while Kenna is munching on turkey, her favorite Thanksgiving food. I’m having my first of many dinners of ham and playing games with my family. And Emilee, who doesn’t like Thanksgiving food, is enjoying waffles and breakfast tacos with family and friends. 

We hope you’re enjoying your day with family and friends as much as we are. Have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving. We’re so grateful for you, and we can’t wait to see you back here next week.

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