I’m blogging about lessons learned on motherhood, love, and life at the moms blog at thedemocratandchronicle.com. I hope you get a chance to check it out soon, whether or not your a mom, since I just published a post you might like to read – Seven lessons learned about riding a bicycle.
For me, blogging is about connecting with and inspiring people – moms or not. Blogging on a moms blog is also about sharing what I know and have experienced with storytelling that might help someone else. I strive to write with sincerity, humor, brevity, and timeliness. I don’t always hit the mark, but I’m willing to fail. Although I don’t believe I’m very controversial, like most moms, I will go to the ends of the earth to keep my children safe (even if one happens to be a dog).
“Character gets you out of bed, commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope, and discipline enable you to follow through to completion.” – Zig Ziglar
The late motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar spread his message of positive attitude, motivation and success through stories punctuated with short quotes that became legendary among his followers. I used to listen to his motivational and goal-setting tapes when I sold Ray-Ban sunglasses to dive huts along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts during my student co-op with RIT. Understanding the nature of goals when facing rejection everyday helped me remain confident and motivated. I learned that I had to have faith in myself because without it, no one would “buy” from me. From this cumulative experience, I also learned that I never wanted to sell stuff over the phone again.
Having faith in my ability to write, hope that the lessons I’ve learned from motherhood, love, and life will resonate with readers of a moms blog, and the discipline to work at my art everyday drive me. What drives you?