Blog Thought #1: Consider Your Friends & Family

Last Monday, I put out a post entitled, “Writing About Blogging as Blog Development,” which outlined my reasons for wanting to write about blogging and starting a new craft in general. I mentioned that every Monday I would write a post related to either my blog/vlog or a thought related to the process of stepping out of one’s comfort zone.

Today I am writing my first actual Blog Thought which is about inviting your family and friends to be apart of your process or journey.

Often times when we begin a new project we tend to leave our family and friends out of the mix. We think to ourselves, they don’t want to hear what I have to say or they probably don’t want to be bothered. And the truth is that, that may very well be true, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Some of them may be supportive of your new venture and some of them may not be. But, if you’re going to start something new, why not start with the people that you already know?

So, I’m going to be reaching out to my family and friends to officially ask for their help and cooperation with my blog and vlog channel.

I need to digress for a quick second though to answer that question.

Some of us won’t start with the people that we already know because we know they won’t “buy into it.” They think that because they “know” us that they know us, which couldn’t be further from the truth. (Selah). They know what they see on the outside or what they’ve been seeing for all of these years, but they don’t really know the desires of our hearts…and for that reason they have a hard time seeing us any other way than the way that they’ve always seen us. (Hmm).

I know, right?

But, I’m going to ask anyway. So, here goes:

An Appeal to Family & Friends

As some of you may know (or may have seen by way of others), I have a blog and a YouTube channel. For those of you who don’t know…now you do and I want to share this journey with you. If you want to know why and how I got started, click here.

(I’m still a little embarrassed by my videos by the way).

Nonetheless, I am writing you all to ask for your help.

Writing has always been a dream of mine. And not that I desire to be a well-known author or to make a lucrative career out of it, but simply because I love to do it.

I started a blog back in 2011, which only a few people knew about. I had a deep urge to write about things that would help. I didn’t know what to write about or furthermore, how to develop my thoughts into writing that could help. But here I am, five years later doing now what I wanted to do then.

I always knew that I would come back to it…when I had a few more years of experience under my belt.

And not that I have a life time worth of experiences to share, but I do have some.

My vision has become a little more clear as it pertains to this whole blogging and vlogging thing.

Sometimes I speak, verbally. I say things that need to be heard. While other times I say things that can only be grasped through the quiet internalization of meditation upon words.

So I do both. I write what I cannot say and I say what I cannot write. Cognitively, the message is different. Or at least I think it is.

But, here’s where I need your help. Whatever the message is or whichever way it comes through, if it appeals to you in any way at all, please share it.

At times I will even ask some of you all to be apart of my videos or to use images (photos) of you and I together (if ever there was a time) to help me illustrate a point, message, or story that I want to share, at which point I hope that you will agree. If not, that’s okay too.

I believe in the power of sharing a simple story. It can help, heal, and aid one another in growth.

This is my appeal to you,

Stephanie J.

Be bold. Share your story.







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