Monday WOW: Begin with an Idea

By Shai Coggins, Digital Specialist | Blog

Jun 18

It’s the start of a new week. And, Vervely HQ is working on a few ideas and projects. Including our first client project work!

Yes, within a month of starting Vervely, we’ve booked our first client. And, it’s a whopper of a client. Hopefully, we’ll be able to share more about the project at another time.

For now, we just want to share with you these wise words from master artist, Pablo Picasso:

I Begin With An Idea, and Then It Becomes Something else - Pablo Picasso

“I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso

Hi, my name is Shai and I’m an ideaholic. Yes, I admit it to it. I love working in an environment where ideas can flourish.

It’s wonderful to see an idea take shape and see it grow. Often, as the quote says, it takes a life of its own.

Take that moment when I decided I wanted to start a blogging network. That time, all I wanted was to set up something that would help me to earn extra income doing something I love, and helping others to do the same. Especially other women who were very much under-represented in the world of blogging at the time.

That little blog network grew in to 30-odd blogs with over a dozen women from different parts of the world before it merged with another blogging network (b5media). After that merge, we grew in to nearly 300 blogs with over a couple of hundred bloggers. We attracted over $10M in VC funding over a 3 years or so. And, recently, that company was sold to Alloy Media.

Through that small idea for a blogging network, I ended up meeting a number of incredible people and travelling to New York, Toronto, and Las Vegas for work, amongst other things.

That’s how ideas can form, take shape, and grow.

So, what ideas are you working on this week?


About the Author

Shai Coggins is the Manager and Chief Digital Media Specialist at Vervely, an Australia-based agency serving local and international clients. One of the company's main clients is Microsoft. Shai has been featured in a number of media due to her online work, including being named as one of Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list (2009).