BLOGGING 8/30: Taking Baby Steps Out of the Blogging Closet

BLOGGING Challenge: Day 8 of 30

Taking Baby Steps Out of the Blogging Closet

While I was drafting yesterday’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge #7  I was also drafting an email to my closest girlfriends finally disclosing to them what I’ve been doing on the side. I don’t know which is scarier – sharing my thoughts to the world [wide web] through a blog or sharing to my friends that I’m blogging.  But some great things happened once I decided to start coming out of the blogging closet.

30 Day Challenge Accepted

As I re-edited my email (for the fiftieth time) a video popped up on my Facebook feed.  My friend came out of her closet – she was also starting her adventure on the internet superhighway via video marketing. She talked about how she has been learning about the power of social media marketing, just returning from a conference on the topic, and her plans to go through training, then ultimately teach and motivate.  She said making the video was out of her comfort zone – but you wouldn’t think it. Her courage pushed me to finally hit ‘send’ on my email. Thank you Jenny Monzon!

Then I procrastinated as I prepared to take my next (big!) baby step – finally posting to the 30 Day Blogging Challenge Facebook group page. I texted my husband (yes, i’m THAT lazy) to tell him how nervous I was, and in his usual straightforward demeanor he responds, “then what’s the point of you being online?”  Touché. (Love him!)

30 Day Challenge Accepted

I knew that I would get encouragement from my friends.  What I didn’t expect was them to say things like “I always thought you should blog”, “You’ve always been a great writer. Finally!”, and thanking me for sharing. Then from Challenge colleagues, comments that they enjoyed my post, that my writing is entertaining, and that what I wrote resonated with them. I’m so surprised and relieved! Now I laugh at myself. Why was I so scared?

The lesson I learned here is that, it’s true – there’s no reward without risk. I should know this by now! The best memories I have in life are the times when I did something out of the box. I’m not trying to change the world, but I have been looking to do something more stimulating than a 9-5. I think I’m finding something here.


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5 Comments on “BLOGGING 8/30: Taking Baby Steps Out of the Blogging Closet

  1. Jenny Monzon Reply

    August 17, 2016 at 8:47

    Thank you for sharing! You have always been successful in my eyes and this new path will be no different. I am opting in for sure to keep up with you, as I relate to some of the feelings you’ve shared in your posts. You are a beautiful inspiration, as we take this journey into the online world! =)

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 17, 2016 at 10:50

      thank YOU! i will have to figure out that subscribe option, just for you 😉
      excited to take this parallel adventure with you. look at us, growing up and stuff.

  2. Irene Reply

    August 18, 2016 at 11:54

    So nice to have a friend going through this with you, so that you can relate to each other’s joy, fear and struggles. Good luck to both you and Jenny 🙂

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  4. Taylor Reply

    December 28, 2016 at 2:40

    Thank you for sharing this with me! I truly had no idea so many felt the same way as I do right now. It may take me a bit longer to take the big leap but I am slowly building the courage! Currently only my mom has read my blog! Yep that’s how scared I am. Thanks again!

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