I have written 1001 posts in this blog. One thousand and one, a milestone of sorts. Time has passed, things have gotten worse then better in all facets of my life. I have a swagger and a confidence I have not had in quite a few years, and I am not sure what to do with it.
Blogging has brought me so much. It has brought me support, friendship with people I know only virtually who I care for as if they live next door. Blogging has gotten me through the darkest times of parenting and helped me become an advocate for my kids in a way I never knew existed. I have been able to do this because I had my little corner of the internet cheering me on. Blogging has brought me a small income in where now I get paid to write. That in itself makes me want to pinch myself because in one year I have made more money writing than I ever did as a rock star and I have my friend Cecily to thank for getting me the job with Seer Interactive. I remember in college while taking college composition, dreaming of writing someday, but my grades which were mostly C’s told me I should leave that dream alone and study science.
I have been to blogging conferences and have met some incredible women who write. I have grown comfortable in my voice.
What’s next? Not sure. Beyond a blog redesign I am at a loss (heck if anyone out there wants to help with the redesign I would be forever grateful and I would be willing to pay since I am a design failure) I know I want to get more friendly with Google + after attending Lynette Young’s panel at Blog Her. Lynette was also my roomie at Blog Her and even though we never met before we got along swimmingly, being the no nonsense independent women we are.
I am not going to make any grand pronouncements of monetizing my blog or getting a book deal because I am not sure I have a story people would buy. I know I am not interested in doing too many reviews or anything like that. I do know the money saved on therapy because I blog has been a plus and I can’t imagine stopping in the near future.
Heck, 1001 posts. That is a milestone to be proud of. One thousand and one times since late 2006 I have taken the time in my life as a parent of two kids with various needs to do something I love. That in itself feels like a victory.