My last post explained a little bit about my story, and how I went from a college student with a personal blog I played with at night, to a Marketing Director, and now to a full-time blogger.
It also explains how I think that blogging is one of the single greatest tools people today can use to grow personally, professionally, or both.
It also briefly introduced to you what I am now formally going to introduce to you – my new blogging series that I am officially launching – “Think Blogging is for Nerds? Think Again: 20 People Who Changed Their Lives with Their Blogs.” This series isn’t about traffic, or making money, but it definitely talks about those things. More than anything, it’s about personal development. It’s about tools that you can use to grow into your happiest, most authentic self. It’s about creating a life for yourself that’s interesting, exciting, and fulfilling. In my life, blogging has been insanely liberating, and it has helped me cultivate important parts of myself in my relationships, my personal development, and my professional identity.
In the introduction to my last book, Navigating Dating (which, by the way, if you don’t have yet you can download for free here) I talked about how blogging forced me to be open for the first time about my beliefs on subjects that meant a lot to me, and how sometimes it was uncomfortable putting it all out there. But, “in that openness I reached a very deep understanding and acceptance of myself. For the first time, I had no secrets. For the first time, I didn’t have any facade to maintain…. [Later], when someone connected to my writing and stories and ideas, they were connecting with the deepest, most authentic version of myself. Do you know what that feels like? To start connecting with the world as the person you really are? And then, on top of everything, to know some people actually like that person? I’ll tell you what it definitely does – it makes it really easy to stick up for yourself, because you aren’t reading a script. It makes it really easy to get up in the morning, because you’re going to do things that flow out of you naturally…. In short, it makes it all worthwhile.”
So, for the next 20 weeks, I’m going to interview 20 people that have found their own voice and inspiration on their blogs and websites.
Among many other equally-amazing individuals, a few of the fabulous people that have agreed to be a part of this project are -
- Ash at The Middle Finger Project, a blogger and entrepreneur that uses lots of fowl language, gets to live all over the world, and still makes six-figures a year being her entirely fearless, sassy, and insanely entertaining self
- Kate Northrup, daughter of one of my idols Christiane Northrup (who I’ve written about extensively on MsMorphosis) who has built an equally amazing legacy herself through her websites and country-wide Freedom Tour, all geared towards inspiring individuals to live their best lives and love life, finding freedom emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
- Corbett Barr, a leading blogger, entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and founder of ThinkTraffic, Insanely Useful Media, and Expert Enough (as well as one of the first bloggers that would talk to me on Twitter). Moral: all-around rockin man.
Now, to my regular awesome amazing readers, don’t be afraid – we’re still going to be talking about relationships and psychology and all of our usual shenanigans around here. My game-plan is to post the new “Fearless Blogging” series post each Monday, and a normal MsMorphosis post every Thursday.
If you don’t want to have to keep checking back in to follow this fabulous series, then just sign up here to have each new interview delivered straight to your inbox. And come back Thursday, because we’re talking about monogamy. Straight MsMorphosis style ;)