I have hit a milestone! I now have 100 followers. I cannot begin to tell you how proud and happy I am for this achievement. When I started blogging I could have never imagined that I would enjoy it so very much. I have encountered some amazing blogs and interacted with incredible people. The blogging community ROCKS!
So what have I learned from this experience so far?
I have learned that blogging takes commitment and dedication. “There’s a blog born every half second,” I was amazed when I read that statistic on Cash Campfire a couple of weeks ago. Most of these blogs are not expected to make it to the one year mark. This is understandable considering the amount of time and effort it takes to maintain a blog. If you don’t post regularly, people won’t make the effort to visit your blog. It’s that simple.
I have also learned that blogging is not just about reading and writing, it’s about relationships. As strange as that may sound, there is a camaraderie between bloggers. Everyone is open to sharing what they’ve learned and experienced on their own journey. You pick up tidbits of good solid information and a few quirky things too. Blogging is information at it’s best. It’s a grassroots movement toward whatever enlightenment you seek.
I don’t have any plans of stopping now, I’m having too much fun! I hope that this blog will continue to grow and evolve. I want to have more author interviews and read more books. I hope to host guest bloggers and perhaps do a few guest posts myself. More than anything I hope to pay it forward. I hope that I will have the pleasure of helping someone else the same way so many have helped me. This is just the beginning.
To begin the next phase of this pilgrimage I am hosting my very first GIVEAWAY! I want to show my appreciation to all of you.
There will be two prizes:
First: A $20 gift card to Amazon.com so that you can purchase whatever you like.
Second: An autographed copy of my book Peace of Mind is a State of Mind
The giveaway will run from April 8 - April 30. The winner will be randomly selected.
All you have to do to enter is reply to this post (please include your email address) and you must be a follower as well. Best of luck!