I can’t even begin to tell you how much this little thing we call the internet has changed my life. I mean, I knew I loved people but I didn’t realise just how much I loved meeting new people. Turns out it is my crack, my drug of choice.
After spending a couple of weekends travelling all over the countryside last month it has really sunk in how much I love mixing with and meeting new people, not to mention catching up with old friends. It really motivates me, puts a spring in my step and gets me through the week when I am back here on the station at Bum Truck Nowhere. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love life on the station, but I also need that human interaction to keep me going – to fill my tank if you will.
I need my tribe – as they call it – my people. And who would have thought I would find “my people” online. Sounds creepy doesn’t it. ha ha ha.
I have read some great blog posts lately that have made me feel happy and filled me with joy. Here they are… just click on each button and you will be whisked off to their websites…
These posts are all about how we connect with people. I am sure they will put a smile on your dial.
Now just because I live on a remote cattle station doesn’t mean I can’t find ways to fill my, so called, tank. Oh there is always a way my friends. It just means I need to find alternative ways to interact. And that I did – hello blogging wold. Back in 2014 when I typed the words “How do I start a blog” into Google I didn’t even think about where it would take me. I just knew I wanted to share my unique lifestyle with anyone who would listen. I didn’t really think there would be many interested but thought, what the heck, I will just do it anyway.
I thought people would laugh at me and think I was just so silly but I threw caution to the wind and pressed publish on a very boring first blog post. But hey – SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING, right?! Done is better than perfect.
But do you know what I did before I actually pressed publish? I also typed the worlds “Blogging conference” into Google and found my way to ProBlogger. I pressed add to cart on that conference ticket before I even mentioned it to my husband. What the hell was I doing? I didn’t even have a blog and here I was sitting in the dark at my computer buying a ticket to a blogging conference on the Gold Coast. What the actual? But I am so glad I did. You have no idea how it changed things for me.
I didn’t know a single person at that conference. I
stalked followed many bloggers who were there but didn’t actually know them in real life. But you know what else I have discovered… if you follow someone on their blog and interact and comment and have conversations with those bloggers then… really… you do know them. I have found most people to be exactly how they are in real life as they are on their blog.
The internet has allowed me to interact with people all over the world. It has really opened up a whole new world to me and I can’t even begin to tell you how beautiful these people are.
I keep telling my friend Nikki from Styling You that I can’t believe how kind people are. She tells me that kind breeds kind. If you are kind to others then kindness will follow you. I think she is right. But seriously, people really are just so lovely.
My son is starting boarding school next year and I have already met so many wonderful women who have kids at the same school, all thanks to the internet. Thanks to my blogging friend Nikki and her introducing me to all of these wonderful new friends.
So I just wanted to tell you that I am so grateful that I did hit publish on my blog back in 2014. Wonderful things have happened since I did. If you are thinking of stepping out of your comfort zone and giving something different a go I say JUST DO IT. You will be so glad you did. Oh and if you don’t know how to do it at first just FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT and the rest will follow.
Build it and they really will come. It certainly won’t happen over night, but if you just plug away at it little by little, day by day it will happen. Perseverance is the key. Just keep turning up.
Look at me getting all soppy. But I am just so overwhelmed with all the beautiful people I have met thanks to my blog. So thanks to all of you who read my blog – you are my people and you keep me motivated!
How about you? What has the internet done for you?
Where has it taken you?
Have you met some amazing people too?
Want to start a blog? Just do it!
Want to start an online business? Take the chance!