I didn't care if I had one person other than myself read that post, I was officially a blogger. Mike didn't even know about my little blog, it was all mine and I could say or do whatever I wanted with it. It was like my baby. As a matter of fact no one knew, not my kids or my sisters or anyone. Then after Auburn won the 2010 National Championship I posted their fight song and got a comment from Beth of A Disney Mom's Thoughts. Little did I know that comment would literally change my
But, as with most things, with the good comes the bad. I also learned about SEO, bounce rates, links, trackbacks - you get the idea. Suddenly my little blog, my hobby, became something I never meant for it to be. I changed my blog design to make it easier to read, I spent hours researching what the Blogging experts had to say, then I made the biggest mistake of all I started writing just to try to get numbers up. I stopped writing from my heart - I wrote from a numbers perspective. Let me tell you, I am not a numbers person, math was my worst subject - by far. I am an off the cuff, from the heart person - one who was never meant to be the "it" kid in our community. I somehow lost Donna Kay in search of higher numbers and popularity on the world wide web.
|Yep, this is me - at 50 I am finally embracing my true self.|
I want to say thank you Beth from Pursuing the Magic for reminding me that the real me is just fine and that it was time for me to find her again. Sometimes friends say the most wonderful things without even realizing the impact a simple statement can make in someones life.
I can't end this post without mentioning my friend Donna from DIStherapy. She is an inspiration to me everyday. I promise I am going to participate in a runDisney event someday, if for no other reason than getting to meet my fabulously supportive friend in person. I still want to be you when I grow up. :)
So there you have it, my heart on my sleeve - which is who I am and finally I am unapologetic about it.
Have a Magical Day!!