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What Blogging is Teaching Me
I consider myself to be a very lucky person and since I set up my business and this website, I have been encouraged to blog by my friend Judith Morgan who recently, together with her friend Marion Ryan, has set up a Better Bloggers Group for this month of February to which I applied and to which I was lucky enough to be invited. Thank you ladies – both are so very accomplished! I find myself in the midst of a terrific group of people, we are to be found sharing our blogging challenges on email, sharing snippets about one anothers lives, giving each other feedback on our blogs and learning much about the process of blogging and some techie stuff to boot. Some of us accepted the challenge the other day to blog “5 things you might not know about me”. WOW, so much of it is so inspiring.
Being a part of this group is a delight, it is an encouraging supportive environment, makes me feel included, let’s me know I am not alone in the learning process and what little hurdles I have come across thus far (blog wise) I have been assisted with fabulously and given the answers by these peeps. it’s a lot like my Creative Circles in fact where a group of people get together, share their goals and challenges in a supportive and safe setting.
I was a very reluctant blogger until recently, this is something I have shied away from (as I see it) why would I want to be posting my life all over the internet and not know who is reading it and where it might be going. I now find I am becoming keener and keener on this blogging malarky and it is almost as though I am keeping a little diary/notebook for myself, logging my thinking as I go, I’m finding it somewhat cathartic a challenge you could say. It’s a bit of Morning Pages me thinks. If you’re wondering what Morning pages is, take a look at Julia Cameron’s wonderful book The Artist’s Way.
The blogs that really grab me are those where the people speak right from the heart, they are unafraid to be open, they do not mind writing their deepest darkest secrets and sharing them, they are living out loud.
Well here I am stretching myself way way out of my comfort zone and to my surprise and delight I find I am enjoying the ride.
Want to join me?