Blogging has been a great experience for me. I have met some wonderful friends all around the world, many who support my dreams of being a writer and publisher. Blogging didn’t start that way for me. I simply wanted to write. Writing is so healing for me. It truly feeds my soul and spirit. It also releases tension and stress. But mostly, it is something I love.
I never thought that writing about my feelings would mean so much. But I have received letters asking for help and advice on topics with teens. I have received offers for speaking engagements, etc. I have even received questions about relationships. But mostly I advise people to seek counseling. I am not licensed. So I stay away from giving anything other than my opinions and usually I hold that in.
On November 3, I spoke to 200 people on Tools and Strategies for Building Positive Self Esteem in Children. I was so hyped. Years ago I spent a lot of time speaking at schools, organizations, etc. But somewhere I lost interest. Even though the pay was great, I just didn’t want to do it any more. I started to get extremely nervous before speaking and I became very shy. I was always that way but somehow it became worse. But in the last year I have accepted more speaking engagements. But On November 3, my audience was mixed with various cultures and races. I spoke almost 70 minutes. When I finished teachers and principals, educators, (it was at a conference for educators) rushed to me wanting my contact information, wanting more and more. By the time I left the area and went into the main auditorium, people were walking up to me asking me if I would be speaking again. I had another session later in the day. When I arrived it was jammed pack. Folks were camped out on the floor because there were no more seats. It was word of mouth that brought more people into my session. I really enjoyed myself. It felt good to be heard. I guess you can say that I am back on the circuit. That’s why I haven’t been blogging. I have been researching and writing presentations. But I’ll always blog.
Finally, I received a manuscript from a blogger that I met here. I read the manuscript and had my editors to check it out. We all enjoyed it. Thought he was a good writer. We also liked the message that his book represented. So I published it. His name is Xavier Pierre, Jr. Visit his blog here:
His new book is called Lovers Anonymous. His book has only been out two months but it is making an impact. Check out an excerpt here: