Why I Blog
It’s hard to believe there are 5 days left of this blog challenge. It’s been an amazing journey. I won’t reflect just yet since this isn’t my 100th blog.
So, why do I blog?
I originally started with the intent on getting more into blogging and generate a new fan base. I also love to write and share my thoughts on paper. I’ve started so many journals over the years; some would stick, some would be sporadic. The one commonality in all my journaling = I love to express myself through writing.
This is very therapeutic. A way to express my thoughts and/or let out some frustration or just be funny. It’s a trip down memory lane when you look back on your work. I can’t help but smile, cringe and say, “What the heck were you thinking?!?!?”
It’s fun. I have fun when I blog, and I plan to continue as it’s part of my routine.
|There’s my board,
3rd from the bottom on the right!!!
Life is pretty funny. This morning, as I was going through my email, I read through my Pinterest email. As I was scrolling down, I got to the “New Boards to Follow” section. Low and behold, who is among those listed but my 100 Day Blog Challenge. I think I literally screamed. I couldn’t believe it!!! I had no clue my little ole challenge was even on anyone’s radar, let alone get noticed by PINTEREST!!!. Talk about speechless.
This got me to thinking about recogniton. We are a society that thrives on recognition. I learned of a quote from Bob Nelson that says, “People may take a job for more money, but often leave it for more recognition.” We really do love to be recognized for our efforts and in the corporate world, that’s just not heard of or standard practice. At least not for small milestones. It’s very rare, if at all, you’ll get a pat on the back from your boss for a job well done on any particular day. Most will believe that’s part of your job description and what you get paid for.
I truly believe in that quote because I’ve lived it personally. We all have. What does that
recognition do? It validates us and our work. It gives us the stamp that says someone takes notice and sees your potential. Onr of the things that I really admire about the company I’m partnered with is how much you are recognized every step of the way as you are working toward your goals.
The other day, I was speaking with my mentor, and I’m not sure if he even realized it, but he shared with me that the entire home office staff takes notice of my consistency and participation. Apparently, I am known by many in the home office and they’re looking out for and proud of my efforts. Talk about a mood booster. That one comment makes it all worth it because, yes, others are taking notice. I’m not where I want to be, but others recognize my efforts and are cheering me on. It’s a great feeling.
|Employers, take note!!!
My question for you is this – are you recognized for your efforts, be it professional or personal? Better still, when was the last time someone acknowledged your efforts and let you know how much you’re appreciated?
Well, I am not one who jumps on the bandwagon. Sometimes, it even takes me a while to get things. In any case, I recently found a 31 Day Blog Challenge with specific topics for each day, and I thought, “What a cool idea…wish I had seen these when I started.”
Oh well, no time like the present, right?
My name is Dionne Tuplin. I am married with 3 boys and I live in Canada. I decided to start this blog challenge to help me get better at blogging as well as improve my writing. It’s also a way for me to channel some of my thoughts that take residence in my head. This is a great outlet for me, and I am having lots of fun, even on those days when it seems like I’m writing a whole bunch of nothing. It’s my hope that after these 100 days, not only has my writing improved, but my blogging becomes second nature. While I may not blog every day, it is my hope that the content I do put out there makes a difference even in one person’s life.
So, that’s a little introduction about who I am, and I hope you’ve been able to learn about me from my first 30 entries. This next journey looks to be exciting, challenging and everything in between.
|Hello, it’s me!!!
Now, the other piece to today’s task was to share a recent photo of me. While this is not a recent photo, it is one of my favorites, and I am NOT one to be in front of the camera. So, here I am. Nice to meet you. Take care, and have a great day.
Day 1 – Another Day, Another Challenge
Challenges seem to bring out the best in me, and so I’ve decided to challenge myself once again so I can hone my blogging skills. Hone? How about FIND my blogging skills?!?!?! My blogs have been very sporadic and all over the place. I’ve got lots to say and just not sure how to say it. So, yesterday, it hit me – if I am going to get better at blogging, I’m going to have to be consistent with blogging.
I’m not sure how this will pan out, but I am nervous, excited and looking forward to this challenge. What will happen? My hope is that over the next 100 days, I will develop a great desire to blog more often. Some will be planned (i.e. reviews, essays, etc.), most will be on the fly, based on my emotions. Some will be quick little posts, others novels. But, I will always be honest and try to be as real as possible.
Thank you, in advance, to those who decide to follow me on this journey. I welcome any and all feedback and hope these next 100 days will be a growing process for you and me alike. Take care, be well, and thanks for reading.