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Yesssss!!!! I was so excited when I opened my email this morning to find out that…..Drum Roll Please!!
This Blog “A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration! received an award as being one of the TOP 30!!! Inspirational Blogs on the Internet!!!!
I can’t tell you how excited, elated, overwhelmed! & just overly SHOCKED! I am about this news. It really did come as a complete surprise. At first I was told that I would be among-st the Top 50 Inspirational blogs, so I was like – to be honored at all is a privilege but to open my email and see that I was pushed into the TOP 30 was really humbling; I didn’t expect that at all.
When I first started this blog in March of 2015, I have to be honest and I’ve mentioned this in other posts – I had no idea as to what I was going to write about. The only thing I knew was that I loved encouraging people. JustsumInspiration started in 2015 from a spiritual perspective with just me talking about everyday occurrences that were going on in my life and how God allowed me to view those things – so if you’ve visited any of my early writings then you know what I’m talking about.
But as time went on I knew that I wanted to do something different because there is more than just the spiritual aspect to people’s lives and while that’s very important – there are also other components such as the mind and the body. I began to ask myself such questions as “How do we get over stress”, “What foods should we eat,” “How do you save money for lunch and so forth and etc. I knew that I wanted to give answers to those questions and I wanted to display them – right here on the blog. In October of last year, after I gave up my internship of working for RESPECT magazine for a little over a year – I decided to give the blog a face-lift and changed the name to “A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration! to cover all aspects of the Mind, the Body as well as the Soul.
If you had’ve told me that I would be here, right now, in this space – I wouldn’t have believed it. If I can be transparent for a moment, when I first started out I wanted my blog to be Beyonce and Jay-Z recognized – I wanted to go from one follower to 100k in a day!!! I had determined that this blog was going to blow up, Oprah was going to be calling me the next day and Essence Magazine was going to feature me in one of their story pieces!!!
But the Lie Detector test revealed that, that was a complete…..
“Whoa-Girl!!, Hold those horses big headed almigh-tee!!”
I was so focused on trying to get my “I had just written one post” and had just started a blog like “2 seconds before that” into the “Main Stream Arena” until I lost focus on what and why I created it in the first place. Once I got over that and began to focus on my purpose with being here in the bloggersverse and settled into just being me and doing me – then the doors began to open on their own, as you can see from this post, my comments were even featured on another huge bloggers page. So, my words of wisdom is to just BE YOU! – take your hands out of it and just be the creative force and being you were created to be. I realize I don’t appeal to everyone and neither do the things I write about and the same may resonate with you, but don’t let that stop you….because…
Everyone has a voice – find out what yours is and ROCK IT!
There are over 7 Billion people in this world; don’t let or allow ONE person or someone else’s amazing blog keep you from doing your thing. They built their empire, now work on building yours.
“If you build it, they will come” Field of Dreams
I want to thank feedspot for this amazing award, in which you can see below and posted alongside my wall on the front page.
I was also nominated for the mystery blogger award by blogger/PR guru Alexis Chateau, thanks Alexis and I’m going to be completing that one soon! Be sure to check out her incredible page, especially her series about the Moreau Witches in which is a book that she’ll have coming out soon!
Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager
19 thoughts on “TOP 30? What You Say???…”
This is a wonderful achievement
Told you your blog was amazing
Well designed and organized.
It’s not about how many followers but the type of followers that you engage and connect with.
I and I speak for most of your followers are truly motivated but what your write and I thank you for sharing your experiences of your own with WordPress.
Now go make top 20 ☺
You’re so inspiring to me! I really appreciate you and your kind words. Yes, you did tell me that and I held on to those words like I needed air!…lol. It’s the small things that make the biggest impacts and difference and I really appreciate you for making that impact with me. You’re special and I appreciate you and your friendship. xoxo
Congratulations, Roshonda! I always end up inspired when you write something, so it’s very well deserved!
Can’t wait to see what good things are coming next!
Hey Sis!!!! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. You’re so sweet, to be honest – I learn a lot from you too. You make me feel like I’m 20 again and give me hope that second chances, no matter what your age is prevalent. Thanks for reading and following. I count it an honor ❤
Well, this comment is going to make me blush! I’m so glad I can help you to feel hopeful, we all need to be uplifted in life: it can be hard! I’m so glad I found your blog (and an internet big sister) – looking forward to your next post!
And you should blush! because I meant every word. Thanks for the accolades and yes, I have a little sister in whom I’m very proud of – I look up to you. New one’s on the way….xoxo
Aw shucks, thanks Roshonda 😊 Just saw it – it’s just what I needed today!
Much Love. xoxo
Congratulations Roshonda. Greater heights and continue to be you. Just a little question, please answer, which wordpress plan are you on.
Hey Hephzybee! Thanks so much, I appreciate that and I’m on the business plan, just transitioned over to that one this year. Was on the premium for a while. Hope that helps.
Thanks for sharing ma’am. I was on the personal plan, needed to upgrade and weight my options. But i upgraded to the premium plans some hours ago
You’re so welcome! & You’re going to like premium…let me know how it goes for ya!
Thanks ma’m. I appreciate
Congrats Roshonda! That’s quite an accomplishment! 🎉💗
Thank you my friend! I give all honor and Glory to my main squeeze, God! xoxo
Awesome! Enjoy that happy natural high!
Thank You!! xoxo