Blogging starts out as a lonely endeavor: You hang your shingle and start writing from the heart, hoping that someone will hear you, or be moved by what you’re saying. For me, blogging was a way to connect with other people who were struggling (like I was) to manage life, and kids, and find their way in the digital age. I was hungry for systems that would help me feel more organized and in control of my life, and eager to share what I knew with other people like me.
In the beginning, it was crickets. But over time, I began to connect with a community of people who were looking for what I had to give, and we started a conversation that’s been going on ever since. It’s an amazing feeling that buoys you when life gets overwhelming, or when you feel too defeated to keep chipping away at your dreams. I have had many a day where things feel hopeless, where mom guilt threatens to engulf me or when a bad meeting or a tough client makes me want to throw in the towel.
The bond I have with this community made it unthinkable to pack it all in. You guys kept me going.
In the world of online businesses, things quickly become about page views, impressions, boosting reach and growth hacking. It can be difficult to focus on what truly matters— so I’m taking a moment to acknowledge it.
Thank you, each and every one of you, for taking time out of your busy day to visit my little home on the web, read a thing or two, and say hi. In the distracted times we live in, attention is our most precious commodity. I am truly grateful to have yours. It means the world to me.
Wishing you a cozy thanksgiving. Take time to disconnect from tech and enjoy your loved ones, or use apps to connect with those who are far away. Then eat something sweet and unbutton your pants. We’ll strap on a fitness tracker and burn it off first thing monday.