I’ve been blogging for nearly two years here at Live the Adventure. Normally, I love blogging. I love writing about the places we’ve been, sharing tips we’ve learned along the way, talking about our homeschooling experiences on occasion and interacting with each of you. Blogging has been a great hobby, but I’d like it to be more than that. I have goals that I’d like to reach. Products I’d like to develop and trips I’d love to take. But it takes a lot of time. And Energy. And Effort. Sometimes it’s even discouraging.
Last year at the Savvy Blogging Summit I was introduced to the idea of networking with other bloggers. I’ve wanted that so much. To have a group to bounce ideas off. To talk to people that are really serious about blogging; my husband hides it well, but he really gets tired of listening to my incessant blog chat. I guess you could even say that I’ve just wanted to hang with other bloggers. I’ve joined a few networks along the way, but they were so huge that it was really hard to meet anyone. It also seemed as though many of the bloggers were using the forum more as a self-promotion outlet than as a support network.
I desired something more personal. I was beginning to toss around the idea of contacting a few people I’ve met around the blogosphere and kind of getting something going where we could offer help and encouragement to one another but every time I prayed about it, I just felt that wasn’t the step I was supposed to take. So I hung back. And just when I was really discouraged and thought that I just couldn’t stand to type one more blog post, I was asked to join a network of other women bloggers. I was blown away. The Lords’ timing really is perfect.
Some of you may feel the same way that I do. You may also be seeking that help and encouragement. That’s why I’m so excited to share about a new blogging network that I read about this morning on Many Little Blessings; Connections Network, small group networking opportunities for bloggers. I hope you’ll stop over and check it out.
I’ll have more links next week, but in the meantime have you shared a Free Orlando attraction tip to be entered to send a Flat Traveler along for the reopening of the Star Tours ride at Disney? Today’s the last day to enter.
Stay tuned, I have a couple fun giveaways coming up that I think you’ll enjoy. Now, for some questions…..
Do you ever feel like you could use the encouragement? Or do you have a small group of bloggers that you network with? How has that helped you?