Lessons I Learned, People I Met in my First Year of Blogging

Get the word out!

Today, July 30, 2014, is one year since my first post on this site. What a learning curve it has been. I shot for the moon and hit a few stars.

Three lessons I learned:

1. It’s hard work.

2. Real relationships develop.

3. Consistent writing is of utmost importance.

I have enjoyed the relationships that have developed directly related to this blog. I have had meaningful exchanges with special people. Some of the exchanges were a few words via email. In-person meetings. A phone call. Text messages. Facebook messages. A running contest. Or commenting on a blog.

Meaningful interaction simply creates satisfaction and fulfillment.

Having this site helped give me the confidence and a reason to make the connection. These special people include:

Larry Poole, Jeff Goins, Zechariah Newman, Kimanzi Constable, Shawn Smucker, Seth Godin, Joe Bunting, Jerome Nelson, Kary Oberbrunner, Dan Erickson, William Tshepo, Matthew Cordle, Alec Kreider, Micah Yongo.

Thank you, people. The adventure has just begun.

  • http://zechariahnewman.com/ Zechariah Newman

    So true Arlen. So glad we met. Look forward to continuing our friendship. Blessings to you!

    • http://storiesmadepowerful.com/ Arlen Miller

      Indeed, my friend. You are a great encourager. Thank you for your kindness, Sir.

  • http://storiesmadepowerful.com/ Arlen Miller

    Indeed, my friend. You are a great encourager. Thank you for your kindness, Sir.

  • http://thoughthouse.org/ Micah

    So glad to have connected with you, Arlen. You are a great encouragement and writer and I couldn’t agree with you more on how blogging creates rich opportunities to engage with people. Keep telling the stories, they’re very powerful (your last post is a perfect example).

    • http://storiesmadepowerful.com/ Arlen Miller

      You’re very kind, Sir. That gives me a shot in the arm to keep going. Thank you.

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Congratulations on your 1st year!!! I know your going to enjoy your second year blogging even more.

    • http://storiesmadepowerful.com/ Arlen Miller

      Thank you very much, Mr. Dan. Thanks for your visit and thanks for your encouragement.

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        Glad to connect with you and read your blog!