I have an official brand logo.
Pop the bubbly! Let your hair down! Cup your hands around your mouth and proclaim to the world, “MATERNAL MEDIA HAS A FREAKING LOGO, PEOPLE!!!”
I guess I have to upgrade my WordPress site to actually display it within the theme I chose though (wwaahh wwaahh). What’s the saying, “You have to spend money to make money?” What if I only really care about looking official? If I simply want to prove I know what I need to do to look legit? To instantly capture creative people who are window shopping for awesome content? You apparently have to spend money to accomplish those goals too.
I don’t know how I’ve been so lucky up to this point. I’ve had people not only liking my rants, but also choosing to follow my blog. Really fascinating people. (You know who you are and thank you for finding me.) Just this week alone, I received automatic updates that the writers of onethousandsingledays.com and Canadian Hiking Photography are now following me. I feel pretty humbled considering both have thousands of readers who like what they have to offer in the vast blogosphere.
Early on, I had someone who I’ve come to respect a great deal, author of elisariva, give me a shout-out on her site. I hope to pay the favor back as much as possible. You can see a list of blogs I follow on the bottom of my site.
Wanna know what I thought about this weekend? Even if you don’t, it’s too late now…you’re committed. Much like running a marathon, once you hit the halfway point of my blogs it’s all downhill. Forge on, my friend!
As I was walking down an exceptionally beautiful path on my way to an apple orchard before my shift at work began, I was busily checking out other blogs, my Facebook page, Yahoo! news, and other social media sites to stay “connected” with everything I thought was important. Then, all of a sudden, I looked up…and saw all of this.
My advice to my fellow bloggers? Don’t be too self-obsessed with yourself or with what others think of you today. (Really, honestly, it’s in our DNA to be this way.) Take some time to recognize how small you are in this big, beautiful world…yet how how huge you are in the lives of other people, many of whom you may never meet.