My name is Nomi Waters. OK, I’ll admit it ~ that is not the name listed on my birth certificate, but it is the name that most of my close friends call me. My given name is Christine; my pen name is Nomi Waters. It has been for years; it has become such a part of me that if you were to call out “Hey Nomi Waters” on a busy street, I would turn and look to see who was calling out for me.
My Journey as Nomi Waters began in 2010 when I made a parody video about an employee’s performance review, it gained a ton of shares on Facebook and since it was fun to make, I made another. This next video was about two dental office employees talking about their lunch break, it went viral, and to date it has over 36 thousand views…
And once you go viral there is no turning back!
As the dental community began to watch my videos, they wanted to join in on the fun. People sent me stories, ideas, and a few even asked to have a starring role. Looking back at all of the years that I have worked as a dental office manager, I knew that I had plenty of dysfunctional stories to share! The videos continued until I discovered how to blog.
It was obvious that I had more to say than a three minute video could hold so I began to write my stories into a blog, and posted them on a website that I created by myself. As I began to learn about websites and content, I added more information and pages to my sight to help my SEO grow. I realized that I had learned enough from the CE classes that I have attended over the many years of my in dentistry that I had some tips that I could share to help others. Armed with this thought, I added a tips section to my site. Next, I had the idea to add my LIKES and recommend some of my favorites sites. I discovered how fun it is to help other people learn, and to help their office grow by marketing to get more new patients!
The feedback from my site was great people really seemed to like my tips and the entries to my blogs. I had many doctors tell me that they have shared my tips and stories with their dental teams and the team members have told me how they relate to my stories and they liked to laugh at them. So I wrote some more, I love to entertain and help others!
As my character continued to come alive, I began to get requests from vendors and consultants to promote. I was happy to help, if I liked them and their product, my choice as I never have asked for any pay, but it did result in free admission to a seminar or two!
During my journey as Nomi, I realized that I had a knack for helping people make connections. Introducing and helping them to make business connections. A consultant once told me that I should be a PR agent, that she’d hire me for sure! I like to help others connect and when I see them work together on a project, it makes me smile.
I introduced my husband, Al to the dental community via my real life and virtual friends. My husband has worked in social media for years, mostly with Twitter and when he started a website/SEO company called Making Web. I just knew that he could offer the dentists a great product at an honest price with fabulous customer service, but this is not his story or a means to promote his business, so that is all I am going to say!
It’s been an interesting journey, sharing my personality via a cartoon character. Yes, I said sharing my personality. While the name I use is a pen name, and my photo is a cartoon, what you see is what you get, the personality is real. It’s who I am; just ask any of my real life friends.
Through Nomi Waters, I have made a lot of great friendships. I have gained some fans, and yes, even a critic, or maybe even two! I have been blessed with many potential opportunities and offered a few jobs. I have had people ask me personal questions, and I have had personal information about me emailed, without my consent, anonymously to someone the sender hoped wasn’t a fan. I have been given praise, and I have been the subject of slander on someone’s Facebook profile wall.
I have been invited to attend a few fabulous seminars, and to speak on a few teleconference calls. I have made a few good choices, and a few bad ones too. I have trusted some good people, and unfortunately, a few bad ones too. I have been accused of being a Madow, or at least having them pull my puppet strings! I had to laugh at that one, as anyone who really knows me knows that I am nobody’s puppet; no one tells me what to think, what to say or what to do. I am sure there is more, but I think you get the picture. My life as Nomi Waters has been just that ~ My Life.
So there you have, that is my story. Why tell it now? Why suddenly show my face after beginning this journey as a mystery blogger who no one knows who is behind the pen?
Why not? Now seems like as good as time as any since most of you already know who I am.
What is next for Nomi Waters? There will no be any changes, Nomi will live on, and continue just the same. The only difference is that you now know that Nomi Waters is definitely a real person. A dental office manager, who is just a writer, a blogger, and a wannabe comedian entertaining with her blog!Not enough details for you? Well, I certainly wasn’t going to give away my full name, rank, and serial number to the public just to satisfy a jealous critic. If you want to know more, Just Ask Me! Email me ~ NomiWaters@gmail.com