This blog is pumping out the posts. It’s hit it’s mark. I’m now benching over 300 posts in the archives!
I don’t know why but this number excites me. Three hundred seemed to be a “milestone” number for me in quantity of blog posts – and I’ve been working towards the goal for quite some time now.
I always like to remember, however, what has transposed between the lines. The little things that matter most. Here are just a few I can think of.
- Friends have been made. I can’t even begin to describe through written word, how important all of you are to me. Whether I know you well or not enough; I appreciate the fact that you’re here at the blog reading this message. I wouldn’t be anything without you.
- This year has been one of surprises. I was nominated and selected as an honorable mention in the 2011 Small Business Influencer awards, featured as a Web Celeb on SponsoredTweets, am currently ranked around 47,000 most visited website in the world via Alexa, remain syndicated to 6 million individuals via Twitter & have acquired 70,000+ Twitter followers.
- My businesses have flourished due to the attention given to Smart Boy Designs.
- Although writing was a large focus in college, I feel that blogging is one way to increase your writing skills and a rapid pace. Writing is easier for me now due to blogging.
- Not all blog posts here are written by myself. Many have submitted interviews, guest posts & otherwise. I’ve learned much from their scattered expertise.
- I’ve learned that people are what matter. Without support, people & readers; my words would simply be that. Words. Unread words sitting abandoned on an internet landscape.
It’s not about me.
I might share statistics, success & awards that have come into my life due to my involvement on the internet, but it all doesn’t matter one single bit, if I’m not willing to recognize that I’m no more important than the next. We’re all living, breathing humans on this wonderful planet. All sharing a message.
All striving for success and peace in life.
I just hope. I sure hope, with all my heart, that maybe some of my words might inspire. Inspire that struggling business owner to pick up and move on. To push that young entrepreneur to get back in the game, go to college and work on his or her projects. To bring some form of hope to a lost soul.
These are some of what I hope to accomplish.
Bench Pressing…for health.
To continue with the theme of bench pressing, I thought I’d turn the latter portion of this post into a list of health goals.
As many of you might know, I’ve been struggling with an unknown illness for almost a year now. The following are a few things I’d like to begin, improve & grow; both physically and mentally for the latter portion of this year. I think this will be a great way to “give back” to myself for reaching the goal of 300 blog posts; as well as provide me with a strong body in order to continue developing and delivering the content you’ve come to expect.
- Every time I pass my fridge I’m going to drink a glass of water. We’ll see if I can handle this, as I pass my fridge a lot.
- I’m going to continue my “Thankful Project” over on my personal blog, by writing about something I’m thankful for daily.
- Improve my prayers and meditation. I’d like to get back into a habit of praying and meditating every morning for a half hour.
- Exercise for an hour daily. (e.g. tennis, gym, running, dancing, stretching, etc…)
- For the month of October I’m taking a hiatus. I’ll be blogging and working at a minimal capacity while spending time at a friend’s horse ranch in Idaho. This will give me time to organize my priorities, work on a few eBooks, relax, read & think about life. I think we all need time like this.
- Participate in a month long juice/food cleanse. Kristi Hines of Kikolani and I started chatting about health, and she forwarded me a fantastic regime.
- Write a thank you letter to someone daily.
If you skipped to the end of this post without reading much in the middle, I understand. Just know one thing…
I appreciate you. I thank you. I am nothing without you.
Please. Let me know if there’s anything I might do for you. My personal email is email@example.com. I’m only an email away.
Thank you friends,