GingerSass

adding ginger to your sass

GingerSass - adding ginger to your sass

Overwhelmed

I first started GingerSass as a way to cope with my social awkwardness at a conference I was attending. It became my outlet during grad school, and, for the first time, I started to identify as a writer.

However, I was a writer without a niche.

I didn’t fit your typical blogs– I wasn’t a mommy blogger, I wasn’t proactively reviewing products, and I didn’t have One Thing to focus on.

I unsuccessfully tried to become part of various blogging networks for a few years, but then I stopped trying.

When I stopped trying, things took off.

In the past 24 hours, GingerSass became part of the BlogHer Publishing Network, something I was rejected from– twice– when my blog was at its peak. GayBrideGuide has received an unbelievable amount of attention in the past 24 hours as well.

Honestly, I’m completely overwhelmed to have two websites that people are interested in. It’s scary, full of pressure, and completely overwhelming in a fabulous sort of way.

The blogging world is so freaking unpredictable, and I’m grateful for it.

In an unrelated note, OMG Max is getting old.

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To be frank with you…

Frank & I, Rutgers Mark Conference 2014

Frank & I, Rutgers Mark Conference 2014

I really didn’t think Frank remembered how he’d asked me to send him an email after we spoke a few weeks ago.

Then I got a Facebook notification from my friend Lizz today, and I found out something pretty cool:

Frank had shared my story– and thank you note– on the PostSecret Twitter account.

 

This is a pretty cool start to my week.

If you’re visiting my site from that tweet, be sure to follow both of my sites…

GingerSass

facebook.com/gingersass

twitter.com/THEGingerSass

pinterest.com/thegingersass

 

Gay Bride Guide

facebook.com/gaybrideguide

twitter.com/gaybrideguide

instagram.com/gaybrideguide

pinterest.com/gaybrideguide.com

The key to self-discovery

In honor of BlogHer13 being less than a month away, I will be trying to post regularly about my growth as a blogger in the past year.

I went to BlogHer12 as a new, inexperienced blogger. I didn’t know much about blogging… Or much about myself. The experiences I had, and the people I met through blogging have given me the courage and strength to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth through my writing. While I’ve had my ups and downs over the past year, one thing has remained the same: my blog has been my outlet.

 

I guess you could almost say BlogHer and blogging has been a key part of my journey this past year.

 

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