When I started Kristen Lamb’s class We Are Not Alone, back in October, I wasn’t so sure about blogging. I’m a voracious reader but I don’t read blogs is what I told myself. So I sat around and watched and learned, got started on twitter and hung out with some of the coolest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
Then one day I decided that I had to do what I’d tell a client to do and that is “Jump in. You won’t know how the water is until you get wet.” So I created a blog and jumped in.
And I was shocked by what I discovered: I enjoy blogging. Go figure.
I lurched around for awhile, trying to find a topic. Then I realized I have studied human behavior for a long time. It’s been a neat experience to realize I could share what I’ve learned and people were interested in reading it.
I’ve learned about my voice and my expertise and even how I approach the world. All in all, it’s been a wonderful experience. And I discovered that Kristen was right: when we jump in together, it’s supportive and fun.
Then Lynn Kelley gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. While I didn’t really know what to do with it, I was thrilled. Then cama the WANA Blogfest, where five of us (FabioBueno, Karen McFarland, Jansen Schmidt, Ginger Calem and myself) returned the favor all on the same day. I had more fun with that party than you can imagine.
A few weeks later I received the Liebster Award for small blogs. Two badges to put on my blog site. I was so thrilled. I took my time and found some blogs I really enjoyed reading and gave out those awards. I learned that the search for great blogs is more fun than almost anything. With a new WANA class I had lots of material and plenty of blogs to research. Although that class was new, I found some excellent blogging sites.
Since then Sheila Seabrook gave me the Versatile Blogger Award and Marcy Kennedy gave me the Liebster Award. Ladies, I appreciate it more than you can know. I am on the hunt for deserving blogs to pass on the awards from you. But my life has been crazy lately and I’m behind the eight ball. Please know I appreciate your recognition in ways you can’t begin to know. And I will pass both awards on, as soon as I find the blogs that meet the criteria of each.