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.
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.
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.