My journey began as a parenting blogger, back in August 2007, a year after I’d had my daughter. This blog started off as a tiny, invisible journal on Blogger and was called Diary of a Mom. For over 6 years, I blogged off and on, when the fancy struck me and I had a grand total of 1 reader: my mom. But I loved every second of it. This was me, expressing my heartfelt thoughts and ideas on this sometimes incredible and mostly frustrating life as a parent.
In mid 2013, all of that changed, when I started a series on my website called the Yelling Less Challenge. In an attempt to cut back on yelling at my then 6-year-old, I decided to publicly journal my experience and also share it with my community on Facebook.
That was the beginning of what would soon become my path to visibility, as a blogger. For the next 10 years, I lived in the social media limelight, joining blogging groups, interacting with amazing fellow writers and even attending in-person events on special invitation. It was the blogging dream, in a certain sense.
Then, in 2018, I launched my coaching business, helping small business owners build a conscious and authentic presence on social media to promote their work without the overwhelm. This led to a wonderful stint of 5 years in the entrepreneurial space, learning many lessons along the way.
While the business definitely helped in building some wonderful bonds and taught me a lot about community building, it also led me down a different path –
Learning to embrace the idea of digital minimalism and focusing on life offline.
After 5 years of instructional blog posts on the art of conscious connection, digital marketing and growing a business online, it’s time for this blog to move towards something that deeply fulfills my personal goals.
As of February 2023, this blog will focus on the joys of veganism, the principles of regular fitness and movement, recipes that I make as a vegan home cook, restaurant reviews of vegan-friendly places, reviews of books and courses that I enjoy reading (or re-reading), some amount of travel writing and general life lessons plus personal updates.
Since I am not really on any social media platform, except for LinkedIn, these blog posts won’t be promoted via any channels (including any email marketing lists or a newsletter). That means, if you find my posts here, you’ve either been following my blog for a while now or you happened to stumble across it in some fashion. For that, I am deeply grateful and always happy to see any faces around here – both old and new.
The comment section of this blog will now be open for you to leave a question you may have for me or just share your insights on the subject of the post.