Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 15 - Thankful for My Blog!!

Okay, so if you would have asked me 5 years ago if I would ever be interested in blogging, I probably would have told you no. What led me to it? Honestly, Pinterest. I joined that site and that's what started me with blogging. I would click on the websites for the pins and was like, I can do this. But I didn't want to do what everyone else was doing (fashion, cooking, DIY crafts, etc), I wanted to be different. Well, I had also just gotten married and the question I got everyday after my wedding, "so how does it feel to be married now". Day after day, I would get asked that question. So I thought about it and said, I'm going to blog about the journey of being a wife. 

What did I know about being a wife? Absolutely nothing. Had I been married before? Of course not. So why would I blog about being a wife? Because new wives, as myself, need encouragement and just to know that they are not in this thing alone. So what do I do? I started researching on how to start a blog and what's the best format for it. The only information I knew was what I had researched on the internet and going to other blog websites and see their setups. So, after all of this researching and planning, I officially launched my blog on July 2, 2012.  This was only two years after my wedding date but I had a journal of some things I had written regarding being a wife.  I wanted to share my recipes, DIY crafts, the ups, the downs, the good & bad, and most importantly, God's Word. God is the Foundation in my marriage, so I wanted to encourage other wives to make Him the foundation in theirs. 

I have interacted with so many while blogging and have met some great fellow bloggers. I have gone to blog events and was still a little hesitant of my blog but I was determined that I was going to keep this thing going. I have cam up with so many ideas for the blog that if I uploaded them to the site today, I wouldn't have to do a blog post until Summer of 2016. Late summer at that. But in due season, they will come out. 

My blog has given me the opportunity to network with other wives and it is absolutely wonderful. We all share our experiences as well as network. Also, while doing my research, I noticed that there was not this type of marriage organization in my area. Shocking? I was because I know that there's a lot of married women out here that needs encouragement and uplifting. So 3 years later, The Journey of Being A Wife has now been put on the map in Birmingham, AL and I am excited to see where this is going.  I have truly learned so much in this "journey" and looking forward to so much more. 

Today, I am thankful for my blog business The Journey of Being a Wife & Being A Wife Network. 


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