It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I took a deep breath, clicked on the publish button, and whala! I published my very first post ‘Wow! That was ‘Eye Popping 3d’!
I actually started blogging six years ago on beginnertriathlete.com only I had no idea that’s what I was doing. It’s an online community that provides an awesome support system for triathletes and athletes of all ages, stages, levels of experience, and involvement. I’m fairly certain I would have been classified as a lurker for the first few months.
My blog there is set to private so I can write in all lower case, not worry about punctuation (I doubt I’ve ever used a semi colon in a post) and I publish my posts in color, usually some shade of purple or deep pink.
We have a tradition there and it has to do with milestones. As a community we love to write about our accomplishments; whether it be an athletic endeavor, a personal achievement, or the fact that we earned one more sparkly star on the way to 25,000 posts.
If I think about it, I started my creative writing endeavors and boosted my community blogger ranking with an ongoing series that was dubbed ‘Nibbs Notes.’
I’m still not sure how it happened, but somehow during one of our online fitness challenges I became the team historian. We had so many people posting their updates that no one could keep up. I took it upon myself to write daily and sometimes twice daily versions of “The World According to Beth,” aka “Nibbs Notes.” Which of course was made up of comments taken out of context and was much more entertaining that the truth.
It seems appropriate to celebrate my 100th post on It’s a Whole New World with a special entry and an introduction to my new blog, A Leap of Faith. This is not a replacement; it’s in addition to my current blog (I must be crazy).
It’s a way for me to share excerpts from my book while it’s underway. I’ll be posting snippets and sections that may make it to the final version or may end up on the cutting room floor in the final stages of editing, but either way they are thoughts that I want to share.
I hope you enjoy following A Leap of Faith as it comes to life.