06 August 2018

Blogging as Sacred Practice

Keesha of Runway With Kay & Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

I've been blogging for several years now and consistency has always been one of the hardest stumbling blocks to get over.   Some months I'll blog pretty regularly and then I may stop for several weeks.   It's something that I've always hated about this journey but couldn't seem to shake.  Recently I've decided to take a new approach when it comes to my blog and try to see the task in a different light while also changing the focus of my blog.  Inspired by my favorite podcast, I'm beginning to treat my blog as a sacred practice.  Meaning that I will treat it as something that if I do it regularly, I can expect it to yield fruit and bear gifts.  Not so much physical gifts (while all of the swag is sometimes nice lol) but the gifts of growing my audience and truly helping people through empathy, understanding and compassion.  I truly believe that when you "get closer to the things that you love, things begin to break open."  The path becomes clearer and good things begin to spring forth.  I want my posts to get closer to you so we can break open some things, ya dig?  Part of sacred practice is doing things when it isn't easy or isn't fun or isn't delivering immediate rewards.  Yes, blogging can be fun and rewarding.  But it is work.  Late nights, early mornings, travel, writer's block, expenses, etc.  It's the side that people don't often share.  But just as a runner would approach training for a marathon or a student who is aiming for a degree, you have to do the work even when it gets hard and even when you don't feel like it.  That is how you treat a practice as sacred and that is how you reap it’s rewards.  I've had a ton of days where I just didn't feel like it. 


Another one of my FAVORITE parts of treating something as sacred is the building of a community around it.  I love interacting with my readers and followers on social media but I especially love connecting with other bloggers.  This week I'll be attending TCFSTYLEEXPO for the 3rd time.  I'm so thankful to Marie, The Curvy Fashionista for the opportunity to fellowship with other bloggers and connect with them on a physical level.  I've met a ton of influencers that I've followed for years and even have a few that I am very close to.  This conference has become our holy place that we travel to year after year and leave refreshed and ready to dive right back into creating the content that speaks to our respective tribes.  It's a beautiful sisterhood and I can't wait to show you guys my experience on social media this weekend.  So, stay tuned to my travels on social media this weekend.  As always, it’s sure to be a blast!

Nekeyeta and Tierany of byKikiSol


Tierany of byKikiSol

Nekeyeta of byKikiSol

Ashley of Fab Ellis

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Faith of Faithfully Yours & Ashley of Simply Curvee

Lisa of Unapologetically Lisa

Amber of Style Plus Curves

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Georgette of Grown and Curvy Woman

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Keesha of Runway with Kay

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Ericka of ShapelyLouise

Mel O. Faison

LaShai of Keeping It Curvy

Alysse of Ready to Stare

What about you?  What practice are you treating as sacred now?  It can be anything- a commitment to eating healthy, spending more time with family, saving money, etc.  Tell me what you're up to and how you're doing it!  Are you going to TCFStyleExpo this year?

Until Next Time...

Blogging as Sacred

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