Today marks one year since I launched my Hispanic lifestyle blog, Southern Senora! What a wonderful ride it has been so far!
I remember wondering if blogging was something I should attempt. So, I began doing some research and working through the ins and outs of blogging. I attended a blog conference by the incredible Javacia Bowser, founder of See Jane Write, and met some wonderful women bloggers that day. I’ll share more on that in another post. Then one day shortly after the conference, I was at an event when I ran into my friend and blogger, Chanda Temple. She asked if I had launched my blog yet and I said, “not yet,” and she said…”just do it!” And so I did…and I decided on September 15th, 2014. That seemed like the perfect date since it’s the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and this is a Hispanic lifestyle blog, after all! One thing I know about myself…if I set a goal, I’m going to accomplish it some how, some way! And so it began…
I’ve met so many terrific people along the way…people who have been encouraging and who tell me they love what I’m writing about. Some have even suggested things for me to write because they wanted to know more about Hispanic culture. I love when that happens too! One exciting invitation occurred recently. Wade Kwon, long-time Birmingham writer, blogger and communications consultant, contacted me and asked if I would like to participate in his 30-day Wade on Birmingham series called the Future of Birmingham. He launched this series this month in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his blog – Wade on Birmingham. A few years ago, I probably would have declined thinking this wasn’t something I could do, but this invitation excited me and gave me a wonderful opportunity to share my voice from a Hispanic perspective. Thanks much, Wade…or I should probably say, Gracias!
My essay has been included in Wade’s ebook, “The Future of Birmingham.” You can read it (pages 19-21) by downloading the ebook for free at http://itswa.de/futureofbham – I hope you enjoy it and all the other essays included.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my one year blogaversary than to share this news. Like I said…it’s been a wonderful ride so far!