A year ago, on June 1st 2012 I wrote my first post right here on my very own platform. It took me some time to really think it through and finally work up the courage to write it. Why courage? I have been writing for years in insolation, only those who know me, know that I love to write. It’s something that I think about the minute I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to bed. Creating this page, my writing is free for anyone to read and I wasn’t sure I was ready for that. I wasn’t sure what to expect of all of this because I know that I love to speak my mind, and be as real as possible. I can’t write something that I am not passionate about.
Thankfully, I had a supportive group who continued to remind me of the importance of my own platform (when I finally realized what a platform was) and that fear would always be there. If I didn’t have fear I wouldn’t grow right?! I contributed a few articles to various people and I was writing for an online publication but I didn’t have my own space. When people would ask, “what’s the name of your platform?” I couldn’t answer because I didn’t have one. I didn’t have that place of my own where I could discuss whatever was on my mind at that point in time. Creating the name for my baby was a no brainer. I was a teacher for over fifteen years and I am a mommy of two rambunctious boys, and soon “MommyTeaches” was born with the help of my mentor. I am a mother first and I always find myself setting an example and teaching my boys something, so it was a perfect fit!
I don’t think that I would have had this place called home if it weren’t for that leap of courage and faith I took months prior. I despised technology and social media! What was social media? This little place I like to call my home came about all through me not giving up, and losing my fear! I never came into blogging for money or complimentary items. I had no idea you could even make money or attend such wonderful events through blogging. All that I have accomplished within this year is an added plus for me. Never in a million years would I have thought this journey would have been twice as gratifying as I had expected it to be.
Within a year I have learned so much and I continue to learn. I have met some outstanding people through social media and twice as phenomenal in real life. I am grateful to be amongst many inspiring women and men who support me, cheer me on, and are always by my side to lend a helping hand. Everything I have encountered in this first year has been positive because I have learned and blossomed from it all. It has all been a great adventure and I will continue to write and share my thoughts with all of you in this little place called my home. I hope that you enjoy reading what I have to write as much as I enjoy interacting with all of you! I also hope you learn as much from me as I learn from you! Thank you for an outstanding year and I look forward to many more to come.
How many years have you been blogging and why did you begin blogging to begin with?