“Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe.”
― Andre Agassi
I just jumped in blindly when I started blogging seven years ago. I had experience with web development and writing training programs, but the fine art of writing for readers was a new experience for me. I knew nothing about finding (and keeping) an audience captive and growing a platform as a (real) writer.
There was a great deal of networking and studying the craft and technology of blogging that I had to get done. As a result, I owe practically everything I know about blogging to someone else somewhere along the way.
Even today, as blogging continues to evolve, I continue to find myself studying, testing, and experimenting with new tools and tactics.
Over the years, I’ve published somewhere around half a million words of content on the blog, two books (with half a dozen more in development now), and countless social media posts that communicate a message that I never find myself at a loss of words to talk about. And, I couldn’t be more grateful for all of the people who have helped me get to where I am today.
So when I started Fistbump Media in the last year, one of the most important ideals I wanted to drive what we’re all about is this concept of being helpful… being a resource for others who are trying to do the same things that I’ve been able to accomplish.
That’s why we do free webinars and Q+A sessions. That’s why I answer questions and help others, even if it means that I don’t get paid for it sometimes.
We believe it’s important that we (as a community of bloggers) support each other, and help each other reach our goals.
As it turns out, this position of simply being helpful has helped us create some very positive buzz about what we do. My heart honestly skips a beat every time I see another message come through from someone who learned something in one of our events and improved their blogging platform!
We also believe that these success stories can be encouraging to others who are going through the same thing. So we’ve asked some of the people who we’ve helped to share a little bit about how they’ve experienced growth/success on their blogs. I hope that these experiences encourage you to take the next step with your blogging, and encourage you that together we can grow and sharpen our skills.
If you’ve learned and applied something as a result of a Fistbump Media event, then please share your success stories here! And if you haven’t, then I hope you find strength and encouragement in these stories. You can do it too!