Over the weekend I attended FLBlogCon. The theme for this years conference was "The Next Step." I spent the day learning tons from other bloggers and meeting lots of amazing people. It also got me thinking about my own next step.
When I started this blog a little over 4 years ago, I didn't really tell many people about it. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and a few close friends were really the only ones I shared the blog with. Then I started commenting on other blogs and expanding my network that way. I have met some of the coolest people through blogging.
Very recently I added my blog to Instagram and Pinterest, but it has been subtle. I still hadn't really shared it with my closest circle, my friends and family on Facebook. It is a little counterintuitive, but I am always most nervous sharing things with those closest to me. I value their opinions and don't want to let them down.
Over the past few years, life has been crazy and at times kept me away from blogging for longer than I would have liked. There have been several times when I thought about shutting the site down, but I couldn't ever pull the trigger. So, for my next step, I am no longer going to keep the blog in the background, but really own it instead.
Now I am fearlessly sharing that in addition to the many other hats I wear, I am a blogger.