Since I started blogging a number of exciting things have happened to me. One of the most important things that happened to me was being able to connect with others worldwide. I have connected with many bloggers, crafters, cooks and writers since starting Archie and The Rug. A number of these women are now friends of mine who I chat with via email and Skype.
Getting lots of page views is a great personal accolade, the thrill that other people, that many other people are interested in what you have to say. What is more important to me is when I receive emails from readers. It is incredibly humbling to have people send me emails about subjects that I have written about. Women have emailed me for practical advice on recipes, crafts I have shared and tips on a budget diy wedding. As I began to share more personal aspects of myself such as details of my cancer or my miscarriages I started to receive personal emails from women who had shared experiences.
These personal connections and the friends that I have met all over the world is the reason that I was so excited to be asked to be one of the communicators in the What I See Project. This project is bringing together women from all over the world and all walks of life and asking them one simple question; "What do you see when you look in the mirror?" Here is the link to the trailer video that tells you more about the project.
It was a great honour to be asked to be one of the 100 communicators on this project. I strongly suggest you pop the kettle on and spend some time looking at the videos on this site. You will hear from women with rich and diverse stories to tell. Smart women, funny women, brave women, talented and inspiring women. Afterwards you can sit and remind yourself that you are one of those women and what a great bunch we are. To get you started here is my video, follow this link to view it on the project site, where there rest of great stories are stored.
In addition to the 100 communicators the project has gathered together a group of ambassadors who are truly inspiring women. Over the coming months there will be a series of short documentaries about the lives and work of these inspirational women. In the true spirit of the project it is time for me to pass the baton to the next communicator, The Scientist Chic, tomorrow she will be sharing her thoughts on the project and being a communicator over no her blog. If you would like to keep up to date on the project you can follow the What I See Project on Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/LinkedIn.
Thank you for listening.