Saturday, I attended my first See Jane Write event: How to Build Buzz for Your Blog, Book, or Brand. I have been blogging on and off since the beginning of the format. I remember arguing that Blog would win over Weblog as the common name. I'd like to say that I hail back to the Bulletin Board days, but my husband does.
|Click here for notes from the day!|
Part of me regrets that I didn't join in at the beginning because I could tell See Jane Write would grow into something awesome. At the time, I was recertifying to teach and was moving out of the writing world. Writers write. If they are not doing so a part of them is dying, shriveling, unsatisfied . . . lost. Lesson plans, a classroom blog, professional blog, and twitter kept some of that need to write alive. However, it's not the same as when I was giving novel writing a go and writing Killing Time (my blog in the late 1990 and early 2000).
I worked incredibly hard to recertify to teach. I loved teaching with middle school kids subject I'm passionate about, but I couldn't figure out how to be a good mom, wife, friend and individual while working full time. I'm a lifelong learner, teacher and social justice activist, so I'll always be involved in education in some way or another. It's also really nice to be back to writing.
Years of Happiness remains my mantra. This blog will continue to evolve as I do.
Peace, have a great week, and thanks to See Jane Write for adding fuel to my writing fire.