Saturday, January 31, 2009

Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

What a busy month January has been! Since I have launched Healthy Beauty Secrets where I blog all things healthy, opportunities have opened up within the past 30 days. It has been very exciting! I have been Vlogging, connecting with businesses to do Reviews, and having Give-Aways. If you have not visited my health blog, please swing on over and check it out. Feel free to subscribe to my health blog via RSS or have delivered your email automatically.

I have been blogging for a year and a half and it has helped me to come out of my comfort zone in many aspects. Writing was not my strength in my school days. I am considered to be creative with ideas, vision, and passions; however, the fear of being inarticulate has always kept me from writing the things that I am passionate about.

Blogging has allowed me to be more comfortable about writing. Having gone back to college and taking a couple of English courses with several writing assignments have certainly helped me to overcome this fear as well. Getting out of my comfort zone didn't always feel comfortable and I still struggle with it at times but I have chosen to I press through those feelings and just write anyway and tackle each fear that I deal with in my own life.

One thing that I have learned earlier about blogging and social networking is there must be some level of transparency. By that, I don't mean that you have to air all of your dirty laundry, reveal your whole life secrets, or share your whereabouts (practice internet safety); however, people want to know that you are real and that you are not just a mask behind your blog, profile, or avatars. That is a sure way to lose readers, social media friends, and followers when they discover that who you are is not really who you appear to be.

If you landed on this post you can learn more about where “A Cup of Tea ” came from in the post, Welcome to A Cup of Tea. This is definitely a place where I will be a little more candid. I write to educate, encourage, and empower so if you are looking for something a little juicer, you won’t find it here. That is just not my style nor my personality; hence it would be difficult for me to write. I am staying true to who I am.

If you would like to join me for A Cup of Tea about faith, family, relationships, kids, ups and downs of life and just real stuff that women can relate to, please feel free to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already. We are going to keep it real here! Until our next cup of tea….have a great day!

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  1. I'm all for keeping it real. I too have been blogging for 1 1/2 years. And also helping me get out of my comfort zone. It's helped me get focused on writing which is what the Lord called me to do. Thanks for the invitation to join you for "A Cup of Tea." I gladly accept.
    Engrafted by His Grace-

  2. That is great that you are learning a lot by blogging. Great post!

  3. Congratulations on your new blog. My husband went all organic two years ago, started exercising and lost 80 pounds doing the Daniel fast from the Bible. He still eats healthy and we don't always have organic available, but I'm happy to report that he has managed to keep it off. I'm so proud of him!