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How Has Blogging Changed Since I Started?

I’m so excited to be going to the BlogHer14 conference this year. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time. My family is coming, too. We’re making it a family vacation visiting friends in the LA area and spending time with my son and his family at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Yosemite Park. I cannot wait.

This year is BlogHer’s 10th anniversary and one of the questions they’ve asked us to ponder is how has blogging changed since I started blogging.

Well.

I started three years ago and wasn’t quite sure what my goal was. I just knew I wanted to write in my own space in my own voice. Without an agenda or an editorial calendar or a deadline. I used to joke that I “think in blog posts” because I would go through my days and thoughts would linger on my mind, and I just felt some strong pull inside telling me to write.

And so I did.

Blogging itself hasn’t changed very much in the last three years; however, blogging has changed ME.

I’ve met and interviewed the most wonderful people by participating in the OPEN ADOPTION BLOGGERS group.

I’ve been able to share my story on a small but national stage by participating in a documentary about motherhood.

And I’ve met so many incredible people – authors, leaders, teachers, moms, birthmoms, adoptive moms and more – whose blogs I’ve read and learned from.

The most amazing part of all of this is that I’ve not met any of the above-mentioned people in real life; they’re all online friends. And while I hope to meet many of them in person at BlogHer, I know that this wonderful community exists to share, support, uplift and guide me on this crazy journey.

And for that, I’m extremely grateful.

Here’s my first post from August 2011 🙂

 

7 Comments

  1. I love the video Kim. Thanks for sharing “our” story. 🙂 Wishing you much continued to success.

  2. As a blogger trying to find her voice, I’ve definitely evolved in my own writing. I still am. I’ve only recently started networking with other writers and it is so nice to see how other people see this topic. I enjoyed reading your post!
    Jill

    • Kim

      June 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks so much – and my apologies for responding so late to your comment. Thank you for reading! All the best to you and much success with your blog 🙂

    • Kim

      June 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Jill – I just followed you on FB and on Twitter. I love your writing – but I notice in lots of your posts you say you’re still trying to find your voice. Girl – you found it. Your writing is great. And as a birthmom in an open adoption for 25 yrs, I love your adoption story. I can’t wait to read more 🙂
      Are you going to BlogHer this year? This year will be my first – I’m really excited.

      All the best,
      Kim

      • Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback. I still feel like I really don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve just started connecting with other bloggers and it’s been an awesome learning experience. I’m still a little confused on some of the terms, but I’ll get there. I won’t be going to BlogHer this year but I hope to be able to look at going to something in the future. We’re in the process of moving from England to Texas in September and a job change so we will have our hands full. I look forward to connecting with you more!
        Jill

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