It turns out Forbes used all kinds of methodology and research to identify its global Top Influencers list in three different categories (Beauty, Fitness and Home). Every quarter this year, Forbes will focus on other influencer categories. For now though, I am among the inaugural class of just 30 people worldwide who made the list. As I type this, I still cannot believe it!
Let me just say, blogging is not easy so you have to love what you do. You have to love what you are talking about, you have to love to story tell, you have to have dedication and consistency. I happen I’ve had so much support and encouragement from my family (my mom and sis DS) and best friends (AM, FF, A.Ro, AT, ALG, BN and SN and so many others) over the years. I started this journey with just one blog post. Years ago. No pictures. Just words. Just an idea.
I guess the moral to this story is…stick with your passion. Do not give up. I got a wonderful pat on the back from Forbes…but even if I wasn’t named on that list, I would still be here blogging…enjoying every minute of sharing my point of view on decor, design, fashion, entertaining and more with you. It has been a journey. Take your passion and make it part of your own journey…your life story… Your passion doesn’t have to be something that could turn into a business…it might be a passion of spending time with friends, taking care of those in need, doing good in community, loving the people around you… Regardless of what you do and love to do…I would give the same advice…stick with your passion!