Last Saturday, I was incredibly fortunate to attend Martine De Luna‘s Blissful Blogging Workshop along with my closest friends (who are bloggers and soon-to-be bloggers). I’ve been blogging since the dinosaurs were still roaming Planet Earth freely (Wala pa akong MacBook Pro nun! I blogged on the walls of my cave, hihihi) and yet believe it or not, I’ve NEVER attended a blogging workshop. It’s actually such a shame that I’ve never gone through formal and proper training for this craft that I’ve invested in for years now. How I wish I signed up for this workshop years ago! It was so insightful, inspiring, and best of all–PRACTICAL! It felt like a retreat for my blog! Kulang nalang susulat ako ng “palanca letter” for myself while listening to Gary V’s “Take me out of the dark my Lord…”. Dear Blog, I just want you to know that you’re special and…….Okay, before you think it was a mushy and teary workshop—joke lang yun ha!! I was just pertaining to the feeling I got coming out from this very light and energetic workshop. It was so refreshing! I learned so much about myself as a blogger, what I can do to improve further and how I can continue to give back to YOU–my loyal readers. I cannot even begin to express my gratefulness to Martine. Martine, the Lord has blessed you with such a specific and incredible gift. 🙂
If you want to start blogging, are already blogging, or have been blogging in the past but stopped–whatever season you may find yourself in, I would like to encourage you to sign up for one of Martine’s workshops. Simply visit www.makeitblissful.com to check the schedules or send an inquiry for private blog coaching. I won’t go into detail regarding the topics we discussed at the workshop because I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you. It’s something Martine has to teach you personally for you to fully appreciate 🙂 I had so many “Ah, kaya pala!” and “Oh so that’s how it’s done” and “Hey, I can do that!” moments throughout the workshop. May halong kilig at kaba, knowing that there’s so much to do and new places to go with your blog.
I had a major epiphany when I left the workshop. (Side note: don’t you just love the word EPIPHANY?! It sounds like a popular girl’s name. Like Tiffany, Hilary, Britney, and Epiphany. Hehehehe) I realized that even if I’m a teacher by profession, as a person, I find that I’m more of a learner. I think my whole way of life is grounded on being an active learner. It never stops for me. I love learning new things and applying them. I like connecting with people, collaborating, bouncing off other people’s energies. And so that’s what I want to claim for my blog, that’s what I seriously need to pray for and work towards. I would like this blog to be an outlet for me to “LIVE A LIFE OF CONSTANT LEARNING”. And as a learner, I’m bound to make mistakes which is all part of the whole process. On November 5, I will be unveiling my newly made over blog home. I can’t promise that I’ll be wiser, more learned, or more knowledgeable about things—but what I can promise is that I’ll be more intentional about the entries I will post on this site because I owe it to you, my dear readers, to make it worth your while. 🙂 It’s so timely that this popped up on my IG feed from @clementinedaily, it basically sums up everything I learned this weekend! Oh and please visit Joaquin’s site www.bertoinbrogues.com and Stella’s site www.misisteapot.com 🙂 And watch out for the blogs of Sheila, Marge and Kaki! Naaaakkksss..supporting my “classmates”!