If you’re anything like me, you probably started blogging as a vehicle to get your words out to the world. Very quickly though, you realize there is a lot more work to make that happen then just writing a great blog post and hitting publish online. Actually building an audience and community has taken participating in the community I want to have through Twitter Chats, attending events, writing challenges, guest blog posts and so much more. It has meant building a business around my blog that includes in-person events, online initiatives and much more. But at the crux of the important writing that we do will always be authenticity.
Though I know we all may have varying religious backgrounds it's important to be grounded within something. For me it's being grounded in Christ but for you, it may just be grounded within your soul. Either way, for this last week, I want you to dig deep, connect, feel and be able to express it in these pages.
So I have prepared for you a month load of prompts for August! Grab a journal and follow along! The prompts will be posted on my blog every Monday, but you can also opt in below to have them sent directly to your email! Sign up below! I can not wait to share in this with you! Make sure you use the hashtag #writerswritewld so I can see excerpts of what you may be working on!
We live in a digital age and it's been great for us as bloggers, writers, musicians, and more to get the word out about what we're doing. But there is something that will never go away about being given the opportunity to connect with people in person! I love it. When I am at speaking at engagements or hosting my own events, I absolutely love when people come up to me and tell me how they read the blog and follow me on social networks, etc. and I always have such a memorable experience with them. And so in addition to blogging, I continually have this need to create a space for women to come and share and connect.
I remember being extremely nervous in 2013 when kicking off the very first Bold, Brown & Beautiful event in DC. My decision to bring the event to DC was very random. I had no audience there at all, though I had family in the area and somehow felt some allegiance to DC. But I did it anyway. We packed our car up, and we drove to DC and we did the event and it was amazing. There is something about DC, that speaks to me and I love the women there and their energy. And so … we did it again!