I normally don't post on Sunday, but it's a lovely sunny morning here in Central Florida, and I was thinking about my cyber sister Siv of Been there, done that. She lives in the frozen north in Norway and has a month long blogfest for her one year blogoversary. She is asking blogger buddies to post their first post or write a post on why they started to blog.
Unfortunately, I deleted my first few posts. Damn. I would love to get a good laugh, catching all my typos and bad grammar. LOL.
Yes, thanks to my wonderful blogger friends I have improved over a thousand percent. You all have been very supportive and patient with me. Entering the blogging world truly changed my life.
My tale begins with ABNA 2010. Many of you know my story, so please forgive me while I retell it to my new blogger friends.
After the miracle of making the first cut, I anxiously awaited for round two results. I didn't make it into the quarter finals, but I was going to get two reviews and I was quite excited about that. In 2010, ABNA was a bit unorganized and I had to wait weeks more for the reviews.
Nails biting, and with the tension building, they finally were posted. I freaked! Not the best, and one reviewer called my writing amateur. Crushed, I posted my results on the threads through ABNA. One shining star came to my aide. Furious, Erica of erica and christy, wrote a comment stating that we are ALL amateurs and that review was hurtful and unprofessional. She had offered to be my crit partner for a while until I could manage to fix my manuscript myself.
Well, she had mentioned blogging to me. I have never thought about it and decided to haunt her new blog and discovered many others that I really enjoyed reading. About a month later my blog debuted. Of course, Erica was my first follower.
And now I have over five hundred friends who I admire and try desperately to keep in touch with. As we all know it isn't easy, but as a community we stand strong. Thank you all for sharing my ups and downs, but mainly for your heart and soul. You have lifted my spirits more than I can possibly say.
Now I would love to hear your story.... Why did you start blogging? How has it inspired you?
Also, please stop by to Siv's blog here. You will LOVE her and she is hosting a contest for 500 followers.
I would like to leave you a bit of sea and sunshine.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone.