I’ve decided it’s time to take a thank you break and recognize some people in the blogging community who have greatly helped me along my journey down this new path of ‘bloggersville’. My entre into this world was made easier by a few key supporters.
First and foremost, Lori Deschene of the Tiny Buddha site, has guided me every step of the way. From before my blog was launched she provided me with the opportunity to be a guest blogger on her most inspirational site. This gave me the final push and confidence I needed to pursue my own blog. She was a hand-holder, encourager and wonderful blog coach to me. She came to my rescue many times when I emailed out Help. Within minutes, well maybe within the hour, I had her efficient response. “When the student is ready, the teacher appears” (Buddhist saying) There she was, always willing, warm, and available to guide me. She publicly announced the launching of my blog back in January and has promoted me several times on her site, which of course shot up my stat numbers of visitors and subscribers.
Alex Blackwell of The Bridgemaker has accepted my guest postings on his beautifully uplifting blog. His warmth and kindness has gone a long way in encouraging me along my new path.
Marcus Sheridan of the Sales Lion has given me personalized advice when I reached out and contacted him with some general questions on increasing readership and building community. I refer back to his strong and terrific marketing postings many times.
David Stevens of Personal Power 4Me blog has been my most consistent and loyal commenter. Sometimes it’s just David who posts a comment and I smile. That’s my ‘friend’ from Australia – “be good to yourself”.
Paul Jenkins gave me my first online radio interview opportunity. A half hour of a new experience, and it was great. He was so easy going and therefore made it an easy and natural flow for me.
Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project was actually the very first person to ‘turn me on’ to the idea of blogging. She was on a panel of bloggers who presented at a writing class I took 3 years ago. I went home and that week started my own blog. It was short-lived back then- I threw in the towel after a couple of months of inconsistent posting. I didn’t really know where to go with it all. I guess I wasn’t quite there yet. But she was my first real opening into this idea which slowly took root and sprouted eight months ago.
I hope to have many more people to recognize as I continue along towards my first year anniversary of blogging in January.
Thank you all. I couldn’t have done it without you.
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