I created and posted my very 1st blog on “Marlife” the 18th of March 2014, 3 months ago, and it has been a fantastic adventure. What started as a little tiny idea has become a huge source of emotional reward for me, because the response has been amazing, better than I thought it would be.
The reason I created my blog was because of the reaction some of my Facebook comments/posts received. People “liked” what I have said, people have commented on what I have said. People “liked” the pictures I have posted. So one day it came to my mind I keep getting good reaction and response on facebook, so I think it would be wiser to try to concentrate all that reaction on my own personal online place and that could be a blog. One day, having a shower and the name “Marlife” came to my mind and I thought “that’s a great name, a good play on words “My life”
I never thought, in a million years, that this was going to become what it has. It has been the perfect platform to share some of my life stories, but also it has allowed me to reconnect with old friends around the world and allowed me to gain new online ones. It has allowed me to touch people in a different way and more so it has allowed me to rediscover myself, my thoughts, feelings, emotions and my gift for writing - which was dormant for a few years. I have to honestly confess that Social media has played an incredible part to get my stories known, noticed and talked about. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and tumblr are the platforms I have been using to get my blog out there, but also I have used some traditional way of promoting it like “word of mouth” and my promotional cards and I will be using others channels that you all will be soon find out.
I have reached over 5000 views - in just 3 months - and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been supporting me. Your support is invaluable and I cannot Thank you enough!