On Wednesday, I got to attend what is probably the mommy event of the year-- Mom-Me Time 2014. This was hosted by Baby and Breakfast, in partnership with Wanders & Wonders and Babyland. I will talk more about this in my next post as I want to wait for the official photos (my phone snapshots just won't do justice to the prettiness of the event!).
|Okay... I guess one photo won't hurt... Lol ;)|
Then on Saturday, I went to the uber charming La Creperie in Salcedo, Makati to be part of Martine de Luna's Blissful Blogging 101 workshop.
|I love La Creperie!!! And my Lulu DK Tattoo! :)|
First, allow me to say that I was so excited to be part of the workshop! (Thank you, Patty, for inviting me!) I've long wanted to listen to blog guru Martine, but just didn't have enough guts to set a date with her (I felt I was a non-worthy blogger hahaha). Now I know I shouldn't have thought that way because Martine is soooo nice. I'm sure she knows I'm no biggie in the blogging world, but she never made me feel that way--quite the contrary, she made me feel that MY blog is a significant platform for me and my community!
So now, I have all these crazy wonderful ideas for my blog. I have finally come full circle from my blogging burnout!
|I literally sat beside Martine aka the Blog Therapist so I can absorb all her blogging bliss. Haha!|
1. The value of discipline.
We all know this from our childhood, but it was only during the workshop that I realized that blogging, no matter how seemingly "free" and unrestricted it is, requires discipline too. A blogger needs discipline to sit down, write and edit quality posts, to post them according to a schedule, and to keep the blog consistent and harmonious. This is all the more true when a blogger wants to grow her blog or brand.
You see, even if it is a passion or a God-given talent, one still needs discipline to cultivate it and grow it. As renowned author John Maxwell puts it, "Talent is not enough."
Such is life as well. If we want to grow something--a career, a business, even marriage and motherhood--we need discipline. Every conceivable resource we have is finite, so we cannot afford to be reckless about it. For instance, I only have 24 hours in a day--it is up to me how I'll make use of that time and break them down in a way that allows me to be most efficient and productive.
2. The value of purpose.
Hand in hand with discipline is purpose. Just as a blogger must be intentional about blogging, so must we be intentional with our life too. Discipline makes sense only when we have purpose.
Purpose is the ultimate, meaningful life goal we have. One can find her purpose in being a mother, or a career woman, or a missionary.
If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you must've noticed that I haven't posted as often as before, and the few articles I do have pale in comparison with the quality of what I published in the past. I guess that's because I've lost both purpose and discipline for my blog. I'm glad to say I've found that purpose again :)
3. The value of self-development.
It pays to invest in yourself, re-define your limits, and develop new skills.
My love for blogging is rooted in my passion for writing. I took that for granted, and it resulted to me being stagnant and uninspired. My writing showed that.
And so I've learned that there is absolutely nothing wrong in spending some money for self-improvement. In fact, the wealthiest, most successful people in the world says this is an essential--because learning never stops!
Read books, attend workshops and seminars, engage in meaningful conversations with wise and positive people, go back to school... these are just some of the many things we can do to make better versions of ourselves! :)