Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blogging...Has It Really Been Six Months?

When I began this journey in February, I had no idea where I was going with it exactly. Getting up the nerve for that first post took all the courage I could muster. I've learned a few things I'd like to share but there's so much more to learn.

1. I've learned I have the best family and friends in the world. They comment and encourage me with their words of affirmation...PRICELESS!

2. People need you to be vulnerable with them. They need to know someone else has been hurt, feels inadequate, has failed or does not have it together. They need to know there is someone who identifies with their pain. They need to know there is a God Who does have it together and Who does have a plan for their lives.

3. Writing has helped me to heal, but sharing my story with others is giving me freedom.

My drink of choice
4. I've learned the more I learn, the more I want to learn...I could possibly become addicted to writers' conferences.

5. Technology is forgiving...just blunder through, you'll eventually figure it out all by your fifty something self...and feel pretty good 'bout that!

6. I've learned there are not enough hours in the day to write all I want to write and read all the books I want to read to make me a better what's a girl to do?

Drink more Skinny Vanilla Lattes!! That's what!!

7. One last, simple fact...blogging is fun and cheap therapy!

So...if you're someone who is teetering on the blogging edge, go for it!

It's a lot of work...and occupies your thought life...everything becomes a possible blog post.

However, if you love to write, do it!

It's your space. Be creative. Write from your Passion.

I'm so glad God gave me the courage to press "Publish" that first time.

I'm thankful to you, my readers, for stopping by My Little Corner to share my thoughts. Also, to my family, I say "thank you" for putting up with the many hours I while away on my computer up in my little corner office. Time flies by when you're doing what you love. Lastly, I'm most thankful to my Savior, for lifting me from the pit onto solid ground and giving me purpose when I thought life after the empty nest was over. I'm learning life really can be's not just something printed on a t-shirt.

Blessings from My Little Corner,


  1. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, Cindy! Keep writing--you are a blessing.

  2. Thank you so much for your encouragement Janet! That means so much!

  3. Cindy, What a blessing! I love that I have recently found "your Little Corner"! I feel totally the secret lies in your #2 above... People need us to be vulnerable and real (no pretense). You truly have been given a gift of taking that vulnerability and putting into words what many fear to utter.

  4. No greater compliment could I receive Sylvia! Thank you so much! I'm so glad we found each other again...God is so good!

  5. All so very true Cindy! So glad you pushed through your fear and shared your first post. God is going to use your obedience to bless so many. Plus, we never would've met if you hadn't started blogging, which of course is most important, lol :)

  6. Thank you Katrina! One of the greatest highlights of She Speaks was meeting you! I'm excited to see what God does through you as well. Thank you for your friendship...I can't wait to see where He takes us together!!

  7. WAIT???? It's been 6 months? I honestly had not even thought of that. I still haven't finished my novel, but I have 12 posts in a blog I thought I would NEVER write. I'm glad God gave me the courage to hit the publish button, too. And you, Cindy, have been my biggest cheerleader and encourager.
    I love your last line - very creative.
    Thanks for all of your posts.

  8. Can you believe it?!! Where does time go? Just seems like yesterday we were at The Cove dreaming together. You will finish that novel and Hobby will come to life on real pages someday. As for your speaks to me every time. And if it weren't for you Katy Glymph, I wouldn't be writing in this space today. So, thank you for your encouragement and for inviting me to Boot Camp at The Cove!

  9. Amen to #6 ... not enough hours in the day to read all I want to read and write all I need to write. Keep up the good work!

  10. Thank you Jo Ann! So glad I've found a kindred spirit in you!