I have officially had my blog for three months and I must say that having it, running it, and writing on it gives me a number of feelings:
1. I am so happy about the continued support of my close friends and family.
Three months of supporting someone does not seem like it would be a very difficult task, I know. But, in having this blog, I've learned that, being there for others is hard in a world full of people that are only concerned about themselves (I say this over and over and will continue to until it changes).
I am very pleased, however, with those that have been here from the first post and are still here at the fifteenth post. When someone supports a dream, hope or aspiration of yours, it creates a brighter space to create content. Knowing that someone, even if it's just one person, is waiting for content from you is enough to inspire you to create something (hopefully) worth reading. So, I am beyond pleased to continue on this storytelling journey, and I am exceedingly grateful to those of you that still tune in every Monday at 8:23 a.m. to see what the ladies of Let's Be Breef have to say.
2. I am shocked, week by week, at the cities, states, and countries that my blog reaches.
Now, this alone means the world to me. When I started this blog and website, I said, 'I just want to reach, change, or inspire 100 people.' That was all I wanted. I believe that the blog reached 100 views over and over within the very first hour that the site was live! Again, the support has been crazy.
When I look at the site analytics and see that there are people reading the blog in places like:
Dorchester, United Kingdom;
Brooklyn, New York;
East Lansing, Michigan; and,
Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada it completely takes my breath away (and that was just in the last seven days!) Never could I have imagined having this type of impact. I hope to continue to create content that keeps you guys reading from around the world.
3. I am nervous about the struggle to balance creating content, law school and working full-time.
One thing that law students working full time do not have is time. The days are not long enough while readings are too long. Not to mention, we wake up early just to stay up late!
Don't get me wrong, I love law school and I love my job even more, but I'd be lying if I said that things do not get rough. As deadlines and midterms sneak up on you, the pressure builds and it becomes harder to create. Creating content while stressing about meeting a deadline or about all of the reading that you have to do is quite difficult. Law school oftentimes acts as a complete wall between me and my Creative which, of course, makes me very nervous as a content creator.
Luckily, I love my blog, I love my school and I love my job, so I am always willing to push through the wall, knock down the doors and get it done!
4. I am anxious to open up more to my faithful readers.
The number of people that view the site regularly should, by now, have a pretty good grasp on the creators at Let's Be Breef. By now, you all know that I am a barely optimistic, pessimistic cynic with hopes that the light at the end of the tunnel will change my views on things. And you also know that I am a very selective quietly-outgoing shy person that would much rather write to you than talk to you.
You may also know that Anete has a deep rooted love for fashion that potentially goes deeper than just surface appearances. She shares many people's obsession (yes, obsession!) with all things food and adventure and loves to be inspired by it all which she'll showcase in her writing over time. We also get the interesting opportunity of following her on her exciting quest for love in a sea full of sharks. This site has provided Anete with the opportunity to open up as well as the chance to be real and raw about the ebbs and flows of life.
And, finally, I am sure you all picked up on the fact that Nicole is an amazingly artistic mother with the biggest heart and even better intentions. She has the ability to write all of the words that elicit emotion in our readers based on her past loves, losses, heartbreaks and mistakes. Although she is very modest about her talents, they shine almost as brightly as her personality.
In just three months, you've gotten a closer look into our lives and our experiences, and I, for one, look forward to sharing much more!
5. I AM READY FOR ANOTHER THREE MONTHS OF CREATING CONTENT AND OTHER CREATIVE THINGS.
Although there are days where my creative tank feels as though it is completely on 'empty', looking at how far my website and blog has come pushes me into a state of 'Let's Get It Done' that I am okay with entering. Receiving likes and comments from the readers about how much they loved a post, or could relate to a post is what really keeps me going.
With that, I am so grateful to everyone that has ever read, liked, and subscribed to this blog and website! I am ready for many more months of blogging with readers like all of you! Thank you for an amazing three months, from Let's Be Breef.