This is my 2,000th blog post at the Indie Business Blog. I published my first post here on May 7, 2007.
In that post over a decade ago, I shared why I thought it was so important to create the Indie Business Blog. My “why” back then is the same as it is today. It has never changed. Here is how, on May 7, 2007, I explained why I launched the Indie Business Blog.
Because it highlights the successes and accomplishments of Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs like you who are using their talents, gifts, educational and life experiences to create a family business and enjoy the benefits of entrepreneurship, service, independence, flexibility and fun. What's more fun than meeting and communicating with people who share the same passion for life and business that you do??!
As I celebrate this milestone, I thought I'd share what it feels like from a personal and professional perspective to have published 2,000 blog posts.Here is what it feels like to publish 2,000 blog posts.Click To Tweet
Donna Maria, Indie Business Network
What it Feels Like to Publish 2,000 Blog Posts
- It is humbling
Knowing that thousands of people look to this blog for coaching,
mentoring and guidance every day is extremely humbling. While I have worked very hard, my work is such a pleasure that I hardly consider it work. That makes it very hard to feel deserving of your attention. I am so thankful.
- It is gratifying
I don't have the words to convey the sense of satisfaction I feel. There have been many times when I did not feel like blogging, but I blogged anyway because I know how important it is for every Maker, especially those relying on the Internet to produce sales, to blog on a regular basis. Wouldn't it be awful if I said blogging was critical to online business success, and then I didn't blog? (Thank you for holding me accountable … and you didn't even know it.)
- I am grateful
I feel a huge sense of gratitude to be living in a time when anyone with a phone can share their message and leave a lasting mark on the world. I am thankful for my laptops over the years, and for the social media outlets which double as personal development tools. I am thankful that I have had the means over the years to purchase the plugins and compensate the professionals who taught me how to blog and who help me maintain this blog every day.
A special shout out to my entire team, Jennifer Smith in particular, who is responsible for fixing everything that goes wrong here, and who creates beautiful graphics to illustrate and complement the points I make in my articles.
- I am excited about the future
I am excited that, in over ten year of blogging, my passion and enthusiasm for serving small business owners has only grown.
Every morning when I wake, I look forward to helping another woman see the power she has to generate income to support herself and her family by selling something she made with her own hands. treasure the opportunity to help others succeed. I am thrilled to have a platform to make that happen.
The fact that I now have an opportunity to publish 2,000 more blog posts to help even more women overwhelms and pleases me greatly. I consider it a miracle that one topic can keep me engaged and stimulated for so many years.
- I am thankful for my Indie Business Network members
Every emotion I feel about achieving anything is completely overshadowed by the thousands and thousands of entrepreneurs I have the opportunity to serve daily through my work here at the Indie Business Network, especially my members.
As you read this, I hope you feel even a tiny shred of the complete and utter joy, and absolute woo woo excitement you inspire in me every single day.
The feedback I receive from you via phone call, email, text, blog post comment, social media reply, and the embraces we experience at Maker Mastermind Live and Indie Cruise … all of it continues to floor me daily.
It is my hope that I give to you a tiny fraction of the professional friendship and personal delight that you give to me.
It's a blessing to have found my calling in life, and to have the ability and the support needed to pursue it.
Thank you …
Thank you for reading my work for so many years. I hope that I will have the opportunity to serve you even better for the next 2,000 blog posts. You can count on me to give it my best effort.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
I would love to know if this blog has ever helped you do anything. Has it inspired you? Lifted you up when you felt down? Make your laugh, or cry? Or maybe take an action you were afraid to take? Has anything I said helped you to live a better life, I would be so honored if you would share in the comments below. And, as always, I'm grateful if you would share this post on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.