Becoming a mother has been a huge blessing to me. There has been the joy and love I feel for my daughter and the love I get in return. In addition, I have become a part of the community of mothers. Being a part of that community has greatly enriched my life and influenced this blog.
Blogging Helps Moms Build a Virtual Community
It takes a village to raise a child, but sometimes that village is a little spread out... Blogging allows me to communicate with other mothers in a safe, authentic space. While there every motherhood experience is unique there are similarities. This is why I blog. I blog because I have story to tell and believe profoundly that sharing my journey can help inspire other working moms.
The other day I had the opportunity to attend a lunch and learn event for bloggers compliments of Heather Hopson of, Diary of a First Time Mom and The Motherhood. I gained tips for my blog, which was nice. However, spending time with members of my newly adopted community of bloggers was fantastic.
Sometimes You Need to Be Social, In Person
Both blogging and motherhood can be all consuming. While both have been deeply rewarding for me they can be isolating. And even though I am a huge fan and heavy user of social media, sometimes I just need to be social. I am grateful to Heather and The Motherhood for hosting us.
They scheduled the event with ladies in mind. We had a fun ice breaker that was designed to help us develop relationships. They provided us with tasty, healthy food. They also gave everyone a cute bracelet that I have been wearing everyday since. It's like we are now all in a club united by a love of blogging and evidenced by our friendship bracelets. And I am certain that I have made some new friends.
Being Social Sometimes Yields Tangible Results!
The icing on the cake is, I won a prize that includes personal blogging consulting from The Motherhood! I'm one lucky mommy blogger!
(Here's a link that will tell you more about all of the great bloggers who attended the event! http://www.diaryofafirsttimemom.com/2013/07/10/diary-of-a-first-time-mom-celebrates-pittsburgh-mom-bloggers/#.UeXYM4nD-ic)