The past week has been a tad hectic here at Crunch HQ. I wear a few hats in my social media/blogging/mom life and they all sort of happened on the same week.
I was thrilled that the event I put together for Women in Biz Network with Mom CEO and Entrepreneur Mom Now went so well on Tuesday night. So many amazing women attended and it was a real honour to chat with them all. I couldn’t have done it without my BFF helping out. It was nice to have a minion for the evening. If you had seen us trying to balance a teeny hand cart with much cake pops and antipasto and get it all up to the 29th floor of the TD Canada Trust tower. This is why people have professional event planners manage things. Thank goodness we had lots of wine.
My ego grew even bigger Wednesday, not only did I have an amazing call with a dynamic biz connection. The call was due to being recommended by a colleague. That set me up well for the evening when I attended – with Mr. Crunch as my date – the Vancouvermom.ca Top Mom Blogger Gala at the Museum of Vancouver.
That event showed the power of the mom blogger. As founder Christine Pilkington said, how amazing it was to from the first event three years ago with 25 bloggers in attendance to this incredible night with 150 bloggers, brands and sponsors attending. Events like these are so important. They give us the opportunity to connect in real life with people we have only seen online. I had so much fun chatting with people..I think we were some of the last people the museum threw out.
I then just laughed when I saw my name on a new ‘list:’ Top Forty Mompreneurs You Should Follow on Twitter. Thank you Matthew Toren, for including me on that prestigious list of women.
Between all this ego building and a few ego bruises from being turned down on various job opportunities this week, all these things have put my brain in a bit of a whirl.
I love blogging. I may not be the best writer out there….by far. But I love what blogging does. I love what blogging has done for me. I love the confidence in myself I have gained through social media. I may be as directionless as I was pre-blogging but I like to think that now I have some talent for whatever direction I do wander down. I have learned so much about business, marketing, writing and entrepreneurship. I have learned that I can do things and I can push and reach and dream and demand.
My social media experiences have taught me to not be afraid to ask. Ask for help. Ask for advice. Don’t be afraid.
Enjoy blogging for what it brings you. It is your thing….not anyone else’s. You can make of it what you like.
This has been a good week.
Made better by all the leftover wine