hi everyone and happy friday! we made it through another week. hurray! i hope you will indulge me in this post as i thought it was a great exercise. as some of you know, i've been taking a month long e-course hosted by holly becker of decor8 called, blogging your way (2.0). an online course that, among other things, encourages you to find your unique writing voice and point of view, and to form connections with other bloggers. in this second installment of byw, holly asked jeanette (fryd + design), nicole (making it lovely), and trina (pugly pixel) to co-teach. it has been a great experience learning from these veteran bloggers. as this month comes to a close, so too does this intensive blogging course. for our last homework assignment, holly asked us to describe what blogging and the course, blogging your way, mean to us/me, and i thought i would share some quick thoughts.
when i first started blogging, my goal was to chronicle and share the things that inspired me. simple enough. the blog became my creative outlet and it still serves that need. however, this space has since blossomed into so much more as i share my hopes, dreams, and personal journey. i mean, really, aren't we all on one?
here's the other (perhaps more important) part, in the countless articles and books i have read on finding your passion/purpose/calling, the one constant piece of advice i find throughout is to surround yourself with like-minded, inspiring people on your path. i definitely try to accomplish this goal in my personal life. in regards to this blog space, it's you - constant supporters, regular readers, and occasional pop-bys - who are serving that purpose, including all the inspiring people i discover along the way. without really knowing it, you've all joined my creative tribe, and you're making my journey richer and more textured.
in addition to my own efforts, byw has played a significant part in helping me create this tribe and the blog you see here today. the tribe is what keeps me going and encourages me to get better. i'm curious, what does your blog mean to you? why do you keep blogging?
so, cheers to another weekend. what's on the agenda? i'm clocking in some much needed girl time and looking forward to every minute. have a wonderful weekend everyone!
quote source: the fire starter sessions by danielle laporte