My website and blog are on LoriGama.com.
I gave birth to my brilliant, sweet son AND my business in 1995 and we've been digital since his birth. Blogger, Entrepreneur & Consultant on Social Media, Web Design, SEO & Mobile. Twitter was my first love of all my social networks so I had to write a book about it: Become a Twitter Pro in 20 Days. My first blog was also born in 1995, but I called it my "homepage" and I treated it like the digital version of what would have been a literary "little" magazine back then, like most aspiring writers were submitting their work to and creating in the '90's. I called my blog "Granchester Meadows" because I loved that song by Pink Floyd. I wrote about whatever made me go "WOW" back then: my new baby boy, my artist and writer friends and their soulful journies, my Kung Fu movies, Quentin Tarentino films - anything BUT my dreams, hopes and wishes because, back then, sadly, I didn't have any other than to write.
So, I kept writing.
I wrote sporadically online and in my local area publications. I wrote privately, in my journal, for only God and my soul to hear.
Finally, I wrote so much that I re-membered myself and broke away from the marriage that was broken by then. I found my power. I found my voice. And kept growing my business as my boy grew, too, and now both are brilliant and beautiful. And here I am, finally, in a place that is like a tribal gathering. I feel like I've found my tribe. The writers. The women bloggers. The ones who write because we must. The writing helps us to re-member ourselves and stay strong. No matter if you're writing about how to make watermelon jelly or how to raise an autistic child in a digital world. Writing about what we are passionate about is what feeds our souls.
Here's to YOU, my women bloggers: I salute you because for some of you, it took a while for you to get here (like me). But here we are. Now let's go save the world, like the Dalai Llama proclaimed we Western women would do/will do.
I'm looking around here in BlogHer and in the blogosphere and I'm beginning to think He was right.