Pieces of Me

Diary of a Virgin Blogger – Catch the Wind

The past week has been nothing short of a whirlwind. My blog has gone live. I am publishing posts. Readers are actually leaving comments. The whole experience of the past week has left me feeling quite surreal. To begin with, I wasn’t even sure if anyone would read my blog. So to have people read, connect and identify with my words is overwhelming. Despite how incredible my reality is at the moment, the conflict between my head and my gut still exists;

Head: Be cautious.
Gut: Too busy to comment, I’m dancing around the room with joy.

The blogging community, in my short existence online, has been overwhelmingly supportive, positive and full of encouragement. Such encouragement has fuelled my personal confidence. So the dread of the haircut has passed and the excitement of the Problogger conference has finally settled in! Tomorrow begins a whirlwind of keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations, socialising and something I have never been good at: networking!

Over the past week, I have sat down and looked over the schedule for the next two days. I have decided which sessions I am going to; even though at times I wish I could attend both sessions simultaneously! All the while, trying to stop my imagination from running into overdrive; just thinking about being in the same room as some of the blogging rockstars!

My ego has convinced me that all my confidence needed was two new outfits to wear for the conference. So I have indulged in some online shopping, all in the name of being prepared for the next two days. A new top and a new dress have been purchased, washed and ironed. The delicate lace and patterned cotton are waiting to be worn. I can’t wait!

Now while many seasoned attendees will be there with laptops, tablets and other fashionable technology. I have decided to go ‘old school’. Realistically, there is no more room left in my bag. Romantically, it makes perfect sense that I will be writing it all down. The idea that I will be writing down the words that matter most to me, resonates.

So as the minutes tick by I am edging closer. Closer to the exhilaration of throwing away caution and letting my leap of faith catch the wind.

Wish me luck!

  • Georgette

    You go girl, the surprise is not only yours to have but also those that are yet to know/discover you . <3

  • Those dresses look lovely, can’t wait to see pics of you rocking them! And also can’t wait to hear all about the conference, sounds like it will be good.

  • lipglossmumma

    Have a great time. I wish I was going. Next year, for sure. Can’t wait to hear all about it from a new bloggers perspective so please share!

  • I’m so jealous of all of you at the probloggers conference and I’m sure to read lots and pine more over it today. I have to make it next year!

    I adore you images honey. They drew me in straight away!

  • Julia chumkovski

    Oh I am so jealous, I really wanted to go I can’t wait to hear all the stories

  • Shari

    Good on YOU! So great that you’re heading to the conference and I’m looking forward to hearing all about it! Enjoy! x

  • Thats cool. Have fun at problogger and hopefully you get something out of it. I would be hopeless at writing things down but then again I think I would also be hopeless at typing things on the laptop too.

  • Good Luck! I’m sure you will rock it like a star!
    Prue x

  • Catherine RodieBlagg

    I went to my first blogging conference in June and although it was a little overwhelming, I had an amazing time. Enjoy! x

  • I’m super jealous but only have myself to blame, I dithered around and missed out on tickets. Have a fantastic time, I’m sure you’ll get a bunch out of it.

  • You’ll have a ball! I went to my first event last March. And I won tickets to blog at Disneyland in the process!! Anything can happen at a bloggy con if you open your mind to the possibility …
    Enjoy
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  • Rita

    Best of luck with the conference. I’m yet to do the plunge of going to a conference and do some networking…

  • Danya Banya

    Wish I was there. have fun!

  • Cherie

    It was so lovely to meet you!

    I can’t be there today as my babysitter has come down with a migraine, but it was lovely to meet you nonetheless.

    You are so full of positivity, don’t ever lose that!

    x

  • Pleased we met albeit briefly -next time we chat for longer xxx Love your whole blog

  • Cyndie

    Hello Josepha, it was lovely meeting you at problogger! Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m sure you will love it!

  • Loreena

    Hi Josepha, was lovely to talk to you and great to drop into your blog and see how wonderfully it’s doing. Must say, great choice of new outfits, they were gorgeous! See you around the interwebs. Loreena 🙂

  • Grace

    What a shame we didn’t get to meet! I hope you had a great time and learned lots. I also went old school and took lots of notes. It’s the only way to go 🙂

  • Melissa Mitchell

    I love that dress collar. So beautiful. I have often thought that were I to make it to one of the conferences, I’d be old school too. I think I’d take more in if my hand actually formed the words, rather than simply typing out letters.

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