For anything to work, there must first be one person to believe in it, and then a group of people to believe in both that person and their vision; a system of minds willing to make this vision work. – ADB/OWNG
Growing up, I was told and saw that “It takes a village to raise a child.” I was that child – my dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older cousins, church family, instructors, girls scout leader (et cetera) were my village. Travel down my timeline a few years and you’ll see beautifully woven web of support systems full of other people that have believed in the crazy and amazing things my mind conceive. Heck, I even have difficulty believing in that stuff sometimes hahaha!
Ok, back in this time machine – let’s go back before a lot of our times, to Martin Luther King, Jr. There were people before him who had dreamt of and worked towards racially equality. In his time he stood on the shoulders of the giants that came before him. With his vision, the United States of America made more strides toward ending the harsh racial disparities that existed than most thought humanly possible. No matter how great his dream was, my dream is, or your dream may be – without even a tiny support system – it is hard to make our visions into reality. Honestly, if you are able to do it by yourself, who will you celebrate your victory with? Not with only yourself, I hope. Having mentors, friends that are just as ambitious as you & family or people like family to support you is very important at the end of the day.
Blogging Support System
It started at school
It’s not about what you know, or even who you know. It’s about who knows you. – unknown
Get out there. Tell people who you are. Learn who other people are. Engage. Be genuine. My favorite network to participate in right now is Texas Women Bloggers. TWB is a place where I can ask questions and receive answers from seasoned bloggers, I can share my blog’s content, and I can read about the life and adventures of other women bloggers across Texas. The ladies over there are amazing, and I love reading their blogs, too. I’m proud to be apart of this group, which I originally learned about from Arkansas Women Bloggers (I “transferred” membership after moving to Texas last year).
The PEOPLE who support You
To the current OWNG support system, I say, “Thank you!” This here little corner of the interwebs means a lot to me, and I’m so glad when my content can make someone else smile, encourage someone to be creative or thrifty, or just show me and someone else that we are not alone in our weird, quirky thoughts. Molto grazie! Why did you start your blog, and who supports you to keep going? If you don’t blog, how does your support system help you in whatever you do? Let’s talk about it in the comments section below! Until next time, Ci Vediamo, and Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!! OWNG