- Sometimes you have to jump off the bridge and hope to learn to fly on your way down -
...Some days ago, coming home after a long walk, I suddenly discovered that the traffic on my blog had gone through the roof...I soon found out that I've been so privileged to be mentioned on one of Desire to Inspire's suggested Easter Reading List.... Thank you Jo & Kim!
These girls are two of the greatest bloggers I know of...I think most of us bloggers do remember well the first weeks of blogging. I was writing in norwegian, I had one(!) follower the first week, very few visits...I felt like giving up...but then I decided to start making contact with some of my favourite bloggers around...and one of the first I wrote to was Desire to Inspire:
> Message: Ok...as I already told Susann from purplearea today, this is like writing to the Pope..so much do I admire your blog. She was laughing. And put me on her blogroll. Oh heaven! Anyway, I love your blog, really inspiring, great articles and photos, and with this newwon confidence thanks to some other great bloggers that I contacted today, I also dare to contact you. I started blogging about 3 weeks ago: My blog: www.zyprezz.blogspot.com - I'd be happy if you take the time to take a look.
> I will be posting some articles about my own home and projects later on, just waiting for my new camera, cause my old one is crappy. Really crappy.
> Hope to hear from you,
> all the best,
> Ingrid :)
And here is the answer I recieved, the day after:
...Like writing the POPE???!!! OK, you got someone else laughing at that now.
Your blog is finally our first Z entry in our blogroll!
Thanks Ingrid! And good luck with it...you're off to a great start so far!
Needless to say, I almost fainted...imagine getting such a reply after 3 weeks of blogging....
It is now 3 months later(... still waiting for that new camera!,) and through the blogging a whole new world of possibilities have come along, I have made new contacts and great friends, and suddenly my life is taking a very new, unexpected turn and direction , that I, just 4 months ago never would have dreamed of...(Yeah, this is about my new project...for those of you who read about it in one of my recent posts..)
Photography by Michael Vincent Manalo
so therefore: this magnet on my fridge is a reminder of on a daily basis to:
I wish you all a great weekend!!