I’m doing a blogging series in celebration of my one year of blogging.
I started my blog in the spring of last year. Although my first tentative post was actually in late March, I didn’t decide that blogging was for me until May. I don’t remember what my first post was, but I do remember that I freaked out and immediately deleted the post as soon as someone liked it. I didn’t realize that people would actually see my work. Now, I’d love to share my work with as many people as possible, growth.
I started blogging because I needed a project. I had been trying to attract a specific change in my life, and I wasn’t making any progress. I was afraid that without a significant distraction I was at risk of wallowing. Wallowing is not attractive, so my blogging journey began. Turns out blogging is a wonderful compliment to my passions for mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Blogging is also a fantastic distraction as hoped, and I have really enjoyed the experience.
As life would have it, as soon as my blogging took off in late summer, that change I had been trying to attract landed hard and fast. I ended up taking several months off of my blog to facilitate moving my family across the country. I want to give a shout out here to my good blogging friends, Mark Johnson and Nova’s Namaste 365 Online. These two wonderful bloggers reached out to me after I went ‘missing’ on WordPress. Thank you so much for your friendship!
With the dawning of the new year, I felt a real pull to get back to blogging. However, my intuition kept insisting that if I got back to blogging I would have to make a one-year commitment to it. The deal was no more taking a few months off, a week would be fine, but no more time than that. So I have been trusting the process and keeping the faith that what I am learning will be applicable to whatever is next in my life. I have learned a great deal, and I will share some of my insights in other posts this week.
Highlights From The Last Year
Top Blog Posts
Top Comment Contributors On My Blog
These special bloggers commented the most on my posts throughout the last year. Thank you so much for your time, insight, and friendship.
Mark Johnson Stories
Let It Go Coach
Chatting With San
Blogging has expanded my community and my experiences. I had no idea of the power of connection and the ability to find your tribe when I began this endeavor.
~ As mentioned above, I connected with Mark Johnson and had an opportunity to read and review two of his books, From Fertile Ground and An Unobstructed View.
~ I also connected with Stephanie Hrehirchuk and had the opportunity to read and review two of her books, An Accidental Awakening and Awakening on Purpose. Stephanie also connected me to other authors and teachers, and because of her my tribe and experiences continue to grow.
~ Kate Spear invited me to a nourishing evening of Kirtan. Kirtan is a Bhakti Yoga tradition of the heart, a call-and-response style song or chant which invokes spiritual ideas and intentions. The experience was uplifting and empowering.
~ I became an affiliate marketer for an online yoga provider, yogadownload.com. I knew immediately that they were a good fit for me, but I had no idea how invaluable they would become to me with the onset of the stay at home policies. I absolutely love their content, and I am taking their classes at least five times a week.
Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this post.
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