I love writing. LOVE IT! When I ‘discovered’ blogging, it was like realizing a dream – I’d grown up wanting to be a writer but never thinking I could have a career in it. I don’t have a journalism degree and I don’t have the resume, and what I love about blogging is that it doesn’t matter. Now, having a quality blog, and being a half-way decent writer does, in fact, matter, as well as being immersed and submerged in what I call ‘blogging culture.’
It was kind of a news flash when I realized that I was not alone in the blogging world in my ‘niche,’ nor was I the best or most original writer. The one thing I can and do embrace is that I am passionate about my subject matter and blogging – and I want to become a better blogger. SEO, do follow, no follow, etc – I’m still struggling to learn all those things!
There’s an awesome retreat coming up in October – Brandcation – and unfortunately, I can’t afford to go on my own. I feel like I’m ready to take my blog to the next level by connecting with amazing bloggers face-to-face. While I might not be the biggest blog, I know I won’t just be taking things away from the weekend of fun and networking – I feel like I have something of substance to contribute. (Now, that ’substance’ might only be silly remarks and bad jokes, but hey…someone has to be the funny one!)
Blogging has allowed me to express myself in the one medium I feel most comfortable – the written word. I am not a great speaker, I am not an artist or a singer – but writing just flows from my fingertips. It was what I was meant to do – and if I never write more than ‘just a blog,’ I’ll be happy. I’ve shared my triumphs and tragedies through my blog, been open and honest and shared things that are so important to me. I’m thankful for this blog, and all the bloggers I’ve been so fortunate to connect with during this journey.
I know that all the bloggers entering this contest are amazing people and I don’t envy the judges who will be choosing the winner!
This post is my entry to win a ticket and lodging at Brandcation, and is sponsored by MomDot, Minnesota Blogger Life with Levi, and Toni from Just Stop Screaming. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.
Oh – the title? I sat here for 10 minutes hemming and hawing about what to title this. I can write 400 words no problem, but ask me to title it….oh man. Is there a “how to create a title without looking like a doofus” lecture I can attend?
The winners have been announced here, and I was not one of them, and that’s okay! I was so happy to even have the chance to be considered and am still thankful for the MomDot community that I’ve become a part of.