Since the pandemic began back in March, I have been posting daily cartoons, jokes and funny observations. When you do the math, that’s 100 smiles of the day.
Whew. I have done so because I believe strongly that humour matters and it is one way to navigate through a tough situation, but I have to say when I started, I had no idea how long how long I would be doing this for☺. I have been lucky in that friends and colleagues have jumped on the bandwagon, sending me cartoons to add to my ever-expanding collection. Without their contributions, I would have had to stop weeks ago.
I have also learned a lot about people’s humour in doing this. What I may think is funny, offends others, which of course was never my intention. I was nervous about posting one cartoon on LinkedIn – four men in their underwear going to a zoom meeting, but I needn’t have worried – that one went viral with over 5,000 views.
One of the bonuses of my “make them smile/laugh” campaign is I have met new people and made new friends who enjoying my sense of humour, have reached out to connect.
All this said, I think it is time to stop. Stop while I am ahead. Now if I come across a great cartoon that I think others will enjoy, I will share but coming up with a cartoon every day, including weekends, is becoming a challenge, and now that the lockdown is hopefully coming to a close, maybe not so necessary.
So at the end of June this funny lady is hanging up her hat. It’s been fun. It’s been a laugh.
Take care everyone, and stay safe.
Company of Women
I have had an eclectic career from running non-profit organizations and being editor of a national magazine, to working for government on women’s issues. In 2003 I launched Company of Women, an organization that supports women in business. A prolific blogger, I also write for the Huffington Post, and several other online publications. I am the author of five books on women and entrepreneurship, and co-author of Good Enough. Embrace who you are. Unleash your brilliance. which is available on amazon.ca In June, 2016 I launched Full Circle Publishing offering one-stop services to get your words out into the world.