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The Beginning of ME

The Beginning of ME #TheBeginningofMEThis The Beginning of ME post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Beginning of ME

I get asked a lot: “how did you start blogging” or “how did you get started doing what you do?” The truth is that is a tough question to answer because the fact is, I have always been a writer. My mother bought me journals growing up and I wrote novels in them instead. I completed my first book by the age of 8. It was my handwritten book of over 150 pages detailing the life of my character and I even had a pen name. So the writing part, has always been a part of me.

The marketing part came next. I have always been a pretty outgoing person and have really never met a stranger. When I was trying to decide in high school what I wanted to do with my life, I was told by many teachers that I should check into marketing. Fast forward to college a few years later and my adviser told me that I had to go into marketing. So I joined a few associations and an MBA in marketing later, I knew that I had found a calling in life.

When it comes to blogging, everyone has to start somewhere. I started writing on a site called Epinions and I was a moderator at Cafe Mom for the Georgia forums so I spent a lot of time writing. Next I landed a great gig writing for a startup parenting magazine called Knack Parenting. I did a lot of their articles and online blogging as well. Sadly the magazine didn't last but my love for blogging was born so I started my own blog in 2008.

8 years later and my online presence has grown to over 360,000 social media followers and tons of loyal blog readers. I do it all one post at a time.

One post at a time

The biggest tip for me that completely changed my blogging careers was to attend the conferences. I rarely go to the sessions anymore but I always find time to network and meet new people. Many of the jobs that I do every year are because I have met other bloggers and pr people at conferences. One of those conferences was where I met the people from Domain.ME.

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This The Beginning of ME post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. This is really cool. I had heard about them in passing but didn’t know what they did. Now I do!

  2. I really enjoyed reading your story. I think a lot of us bloggers are that way.

  3. Catherine Sargent

    Thanks for sharing on how you got started blogging. I will have to look into Domain.ME, it sounds interesting.

  4. Loved that you shared on how it all started with your blog! I’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers talk about the .me domain, seems interesting!

  5. Our Family World

    I’m thinking to create a new blog and I think I’ll prefer domain(dot)me.

  6. I always love to hear how bloggers got started in the game. I do remember both Cafe Mom and Knack Parenting. So cool you were a part of both of them!

  7. I always love hearing how other bloggers got their starts. Everyone has such unique perspectives and experiences! 

  8. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love to read about fellow bloggers. I will have to check this out. I have been thinking of a new blog idea.

  9. I loved learning about your beginnings as a blogger and seeing how you evolved in the profession! Thanks for the Intel on definitely going to check them out!

  10. Jeanine

    It’s great to read and learn about others experiences. Learning about other bloggers is so much fun especially about where you started!

  11. Mary Edwards

    I agree. Conferences were huge for me when I first started blogging

  12. I love that you wrote this because i am always curious how other bloggers got started as well. Having a secure place on is the way to go.

  13. I’m so grateful the path has led you here! It’s always fun to see how people started out and ended up where they are. Love that there are new ways to do that with a .me site.

  14. Brianne

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I feel like all of us bloggers have one tell about our path here. I’m so into the new domain .me. I like how it sounds so much better than com! I think it gives a more personal feel. 

  15. I love this! I hadn’t heard of .ME yet. I’m a total domain collector, lol.

  16. Bogging is special to a lot of bloggers and sharing the story of how and why you started is also special. I ‘ll have to look into domain.ME for sure.

  17. I have heard of .Me before, but I never had the chance to take a look. I’m planning to build a website again soon, so I will check this out.

  18. Wendy Polisi

    I’ve heard that before and Im thinking to create a new blog. I will consider this.

  19. adriana

    I love the idea of! I haven’t heard of it but I found myself agreeing with everything you mentioned  – definitely will be checking that out! 

  20. Kathy

    This is the first time I’ve heard of before. I also loved writing when I was younger. That helps out a lot if you’re wanting to be a blogger.

  21. christina aliperti

    I love hearing how my favorite bloggers got started. It’s such a cool way to get to know you.

  22. I am very familiar with I was even a blogger ambassador for the company recently and its really a great hosting site!

  23. I’ll definitely have to look into .ME domains for my nieces and nephews! I want to buy them their own dot somethings to give to them for their future endeavors 🙂

  24. This is a great was to add a personal touch to your site. The opening up of top level domains allows for some real creativity to be expressed.

  25. It’s always interesting to hear how bloggers get started. When someone asks me, I always have to stop and think how to explain, lol. It takes a lot of work to get where we are.

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