As a new blogger, it can be really hard to join in. I know this from experience as I’ve been blogging for only 5 months. When you jump into blogging, it can be very intimidating because you are entering in a small community of tight knit friends. Beginning blogging, I noticed the friendships and the communityÂ right away and all I could think was, “THAT! That’s what I want.” Still it was daunting to jump in. I often wondered (and sometimes still do), what I have to offer this community that isn’t already here.
So how did I get past that and start making friends? Two very important ways.
The first is an attitude adjustment on my part. I am the only one of me in existence and I try to remember that I enrich this community just by being myself. I admit, this is a bit of a struggle for me. However, everyday I remind myself that I’m enough. You are too.
Second, I say yes. When I see an opportunity to join and be a part of something in the blogging world, I jump at the chance. I’ve only been blogging for 5 months, however, I’m part of 2 street teams and tour host for several tours. I’m participating in #OTSPSecretSister and I’ve made tons of friends there. I’m a blogger pen pal. I was matched up with 10 other bloggers for The Book Bratz Summer Blogger Promo tour.Â I talk on twitter as much as I have time for. I started a Twitter Chat CalendarÂ and I signed up for the Blogger Creativity Project.Â If an opportunity presents itself, I want to try it. That’s also the exact reason I’m sharing this challenge with you today. I said yes.
Its challenging and a little scary for a new blogger to put yourself out there. but its so worth it. Every opportunity you take part in opens the door to another exciting experience.
Your Mini Challenge
During this week of Bloggiesta, you are going to have the opportunity to participate in many events. There will be Mini-challenges, twitter chats and all sorts of people to talk to and get to know. My challenge to you is to say YES. Pick something a little out of your comfort zone and try it. Then come back here and tell me about it. Good luck! I’m sure you will surprise yourself!
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