Today I am beginning my 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Around eight years ago, I embarked on my blogging journey. We had just moved from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, and I thought it would be a good way to inform our families about our lives. Initially, I blogged on a homeschool blogging site. Then changes happened to that platform, so I decided to move to Blogger. Then, a year or so ago, I found out that if I truly wanted to build a platform, I needed to move to WordPress. Also, in the past two years, I learned about different writing opportunities including COMPEL (Words that Move People through Proverbs 31 Ministries), NaNoWriMo, the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the Blogging A to Z challenge. Then I found this particular blogging challenge through a search on Amazon for resources for writers.
I adore reading. It truly is one of my passions and is an excellent way to find out information. So I downloaded the book and just finished reading it. I prefer reading through a book before doing a challenge. I know what is coming, and I can focus on the actual process once I begin.
I love to talk, especially about things I have a passion for, love or know about from experience. Some of those include homeschooling, children, books, and family. Blogging provided the perfect place to utilize those talents and interests. As I delved deeper into blogging, I realized many doors could be opened if I was willing to walk through them.
I find it funny how in high school, writing was not one of my favorite things to do. Yet now, I spend a lot of time writing and expressing my thoughts and ideas. I tend to crave smaller gatherings, yet I married into a large family. I dreamed of being a teacher and now I teach my children at home. Plus, I manage to find time to proofread any papers my husband has written or will write for his college courses along with things like newsletters for his Army Reserve unit. Writing has definitely invaded my life in a big way and right now I have no desire to change that.
So what have you reluctantly been drawn into that you love now?