What I learned about self belief from ProBlogger

Every month I focus on a different topic. Things that are important to me. Things I think are important to other mothers of young children. This month is a biggie: Self Belief. 

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I feel okay with my self esteem and self confidence. After a shaky start during my teenage years, I think I have those covered. But self belief is a whole other ball game. It’s a bit wobbly. My inner cynic is practically screaming as I write, telling me to stay clear of this topic – that it’s all a bit woo-woo and not for me.

But self belief remains the defining characteristic of so many people I hold in high esteem. Heroes and role models. The people that have an unwavering and tenacious belief in themselves and their dreams.

ProBlogger had its share of heroes and role models as key speakers. I tried to search for the common thread that held very disparate people together, and I found it in self belief.  Read more

Is personal blogging dead?

Is Personal Blogging Dead?Over the weekend I attended a blogging conference – the one I recommended people wear clothes to (which was a reasonable call by the way).

It was large and noisy and exciting. Filled with people, ideas and inspiration. There was a palpable energy that comes with collecting 700 passionate people in the same place.

But, like anything, blogging has its share of the jaded. Those that have burnt out, that ache for days gone past, that fear blogging has become so far removed from where it started that it’s unrecognisable. There are so many things that people have to do now to get their blog going and some people worry that it could make blogging expensive once they start getting more serious about it. But blogging is great and it can be made easy. One tip I do have for anyone wanting to start blogging is not to have the idea of money at the forefront of your mind. If you do start making money from your blog/website, this is a bonus. But you shouldn’t have a blog just to make money and get free gifts. What is important is growing your site for yourself, as you had this vision in mind initially. You could do this by looking into top canada hosting platforms to get started in making your blog a success. A lot of times, it is important to keep in mind the idea of your passion being more powerful than the idea of financial gain, as this cannot be guaranteed.

You can sacrifice a little bit here and in the long run it will be worth it. You don’t even need to get expensive things for your blog though, you could just check out something like this Certa Hosting site and you’d be sorted. Starting a blog has never been easier, so don’t panic.

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What to Wear to ProBlogger

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There has been a lot of concern in the lead up to ProBlogger.  Concern over meeting new people. Concern over cliques. Concern over business cards (me). Concern over being a hugger and hugging people who don’t want hugging (again, me – as in being the concerned over-hugger). And then there has been concern over not being particularly concerned.

But the largest area of concern seems to be: What to Wear to ProBlogger.

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