In preparation for my recent Best of 2010 post, I was reading through many older posts and some of the comments. It struck me that so many people that were commenting on my blog back then are no longer blogging. I noticed the majority of bloggers who I started out with have either taken a few breaks in between or have stopped blogging altogether. So it’s kind of like the tribe I started out with has drastically changed.
I have learned that blogging is an evolving process and it’s never static. It’s a very fast-paced, changing dynamic. And as important as it is for a blogger to find her tribe, you will notice that the longer you blog the more your tribe will change. I recently tweeted how blogging moves in waves and cycles. There is a constant influx of new faces, some who will remain for the entire duration and some who will decide to exit early. Wherever you are in the blogging process, remember that the tribe you have right now may not necessarily be the same tribe you have even six months from now. That’s partly what I think makes blogging such a changing environment.
2010 was another exciting year for Theta Mom when TMC launched in early March. New bloggers find this space to be an encouraging place to meet other bloggers who share many of the same ideals and of course, want nothing more than to support one another. So if your tribe is currently changing, this is a great place to meet new bloggers! In fact, a few weeks ago Theta Mom was noted as a top social media site in Entrepreneur.com. Now THAT is a wonderful way to end the year!
So what is my wish as we approach the New Year? Actually, it’s the same every year. Taken from one of the best films ever created It’s a Wonderful Life, allow me to share why I want some bread, salt and wine in the New Year…
Bread–so that this house may never know hunger.
Salt–that life may always have flavor.
Wine–that joy and prosperity may reign forever.
Along with good health, please pass me the bread, salt, and wine in 2011!
Thank you again for reading, sharing your voice, commenting and subscribing. I have HUGE new plans for Theta Mom that’s been in the works for months which will launch in early 2011 and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you!
Here’s to a healthy and happy New Year! I look forward to spending 2011 with you!!!