If you would have asked me a few years ago – would I be involved in social media- Twitter, facebook, google + and be in touch with themarketingheaven.com? I would have given you all sorts of weird stares and probably would have even avoided the question. Am I social?..I like to consider myself that as I do love to meet new people, and discuss various topics but I knew absolutely nothing about technology. I didn’t even know how to attach a word document to a file–yes that was me! What I did know was that I am a learner, I am ambitious, and I will try even though I am scared out of my mind, I will try! My determination is good enough for me. The eagerness, the willingness to face a fear dead on and run with it and so I did.
Which leads me to right where I am now, writing on my own blog. My very own blog which amazes me because coming from a person who isn’t tech savy is a huge accomplishment. I am learning about SEO’s, widgets, domain names, hashtags, my very first Twitter party with Latism and the list goes on. The Yahoo! Style Guide is becoming my new companion. The fear of losing my voice I believe is what gets me- I fear to become so overwhelmed with what is expected and trying to live up to the hype of what is required of a “bloguera” that I don’t want to lose who I am. I don’t want to become obsessed with numbers and how many followers I have on Twitter and who is following me and who isn’t. I truly believe that it is about me being able to express myself on various topics and having fun while I do it. I also love to share my joy of teaching and being a mother to the most important people in my life- my two boys.
Thankfully, I have been given the opportunity to write for VoxxiMujer with a wonderful mentor Lorraine C. Ladish who believes in me and what I have to say. She arrived in my life at the right moment. I worked through my fears to approach her and like we say, “el resto es historia” – I have also been blessed to be surrounded by wonderful women whom I have tagged as my “Voxxi hermanas” and other people who have befriended me on Twitter and Facebok. A girl from Brooklyn wanting to major in Journalism and settling for Education because that is what was necessary at the time was where I was. Right now, I am eager, hungry and writing from my heart but learning along the way and open to all critique’s that many may have to offer.
“ You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith”
~Mary Manin Morrissey~
With the creation of this blog– I think I am well on my way to facing my fears- I would be foolish not to!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for the opportunity of Guest Posts:
- Monica Olivera for my guest post at Mommy Maestra and allowing me to share literature connection and activities for children.
- Rosie Molinary for allowing me to contribute a piece on Self- Acceptance.
- Jessie Nuez (Hecho Para Mama) and Ana L. Flores at Latina Bloggers Connect (LBC) for my poem during Mother’s Day and my Teacher Appreciation piece.
You can follow me on Twitter @EileenCCampos