I think it was this past fall that I was looking at Instagram and seeing all these awesome photos of women at a conference called Influence. They all looked like they were having so much fun so I was, of course, intrigued. A quick google search revealed a wonderful concept for a conference. Bloggers and business owners were coming together to make their online life mean something. To spread the word about how Jesus was working in them and through them.
I have been blogging for more than six years and throughout those years I have learned so much about the online community. But now that I have been on this new journey of faith – I want to be inspired by like-minded women. So when The Influence Network launched in the new year I quickly became a member.
To be honest I haven’t really delved into what this group can offer me. It’s a lack of time that has me failing to participate like I should. There is a great forum for support and classes offered by wonderful, experienced bloggers.
There is also the conference. Most people who read my blog know how much trouble I had at my first and only blogging conference. Because of this I have been VERY hesitant to go to another one. But this September the second Influence conference will be held. It is a smaller conference and the focus is on faith and how that affects your online life. It sounds right up my alley. No judgment. No cliques. No brands. Just new friends to make and amazing speakers and support. I really truly hope I can make it.
I want to make a difference on my blog and I believe I do in small ways. But nothing I do is small in the eyes of the Lord. It is all big to Him.
So today I am linking up with other members of The Influence Network! If you’re here for the first time, welcome! If you comment and let me know you’ve visited I will certainly try to visit your blog in return!
Three things about me:
1. I love traveling. I have been many places. Mexico, Greek Isles, Tahiti and Bora Bora, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Dublin as well as traveling all over the states. I have more traveling planned but my two kiddos make it a little tough right now. My husband and I have promised each other that we will go to Italy for our 10 year anniversary. Only three years to go! :)
2. I have a degree in journalism and have been working on my first novel for what seems like forever. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever complete it and send it off to try to find a literary agent. I don’t want my time writing to be wasted. It has always been my biggest dream to publish a novel.
3. I am passionate about international, special needs adoption even though I can’t, myself, adopt. My medical history won’t allow for that. But I will always try my best to shine a light on this crisis.