I began blogging in July 2009. I am not sure how I found out about blogging but I do remember the day when a friend's daughter, who was then in high school, came over and helped me set up my blog. My very first post was short and sweet. I was going to include a link but I don't think that's necessary. I wrote:
Beginning to Write
Today is the first time that I have posted to my blog. I hope that by writing in my blog at least once a week ,or more often if possible, I will begin to feel more comfortable publishing things that I write. I have always enjoyed writing and I have just begun a book. It has been fun getting started and I hope to continue on this journey.
It is amazing how those four sentences have changed my life. From writing, to painting, to taking and then creating my own e-course blogging has been a part of it all. Blogging has introduced me to incredible people from all over the world. It has led me to a second career that I didn't know existed until I began to blog. Blogging is a part of my day. It's where I talk to friends, share things that I have learned, and learn from others. When I look back I realize just how important blogging has become to me.
Each Friday it has become a habit to share with the world what I am grateful for that week. This practice started when my husband was diagnosed with a chronic illness and it has helped both of us concentrate on the positive things that have taken place each day. This week because of Jamie and Shannon's prompt it is easy to share what I am grateful for. I am really grateful that I started blogging so many years ago. Blogging has become a part of my life. I am grateful for the friends that I have made through blogging and for the opportunities it has opened up not only for me but for so many people. Blogging has truly changed my life and for that I am very grateful.
Remember when you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin today.