The Internet has opened doors of opportunity in an unprecedented way. Watch ‘Social Media Revolution’ and try not to get excited about the power of the Internet and the possibilities at your finger tips.
My love affair with all things digital started in 2007. Pregnant with my fifth son and feeling intellectually unfulfilled, I started my first blog. Once I discovered the impact of engaging on Twitter, the world was at my fingertips and I never looked back. Late nights were full of midnight feedings and HTML coding books; I found a hobby that would one day become a company.
I work on the Internet. Over the years, I have founded a magazine and co-founded two women’s conferences, and I now have a full roster of consulting clients, all online. My neighbors and extended family all look confused when my career is mentioned. This platform is still new. It can be hard to explain to those not versed in the fast moving world of Social Media and the Web.
In the past, in the days before the Internet democratized information and access, there were seemingly endless barriers to achievement. Graduate degrees, years paying dues in the corporate structure, investors, and a rolodex full of well-connected contacts once were thought to be necessary to launch a company. The Internet gives anyone the ability to build their dreams if they have great instincts, the desire to learn, and willingness to hustle.
My mission with BlissDom is empowerment. We hope to empower the community of women online to achieve their individual goals, ranging from building a network of good friends, running an online publishing house, or building a photography business, to launching a successful etsy store.
There are countless pictures of me, whether I’m traveling or at exciting events, making what I do seem overly glamorous or inconceivable. Want the real story? I am a wife and a mom to five young sons. I work furiously during the school day, from my iPhone from the sidelines of my boys’ sports practices, and after tucking everyone in bed.
I travel quite a bit for events, conferences, and meetings. My husband, my mother, and a team of sitters hold down the proverbial fort when I am away. When I return from business trips I even find myself working with my laptop and multiple children on my lap. My eldest son took this picture just last week-
Is it possible to have it all? Yes, but it’s not easy. The freedom of working where ever I am is worth the sacrifices that were made when I was learning the ropes. Two years were spent sleep deprived and hyper focused. There was not a manual back in 2007; all the women who built their companies in the days before Social Media became widely adopted were blazing their own trails without a map.
Luckily MomCrunch is here. We will be your map as you blaze your own trail online. From blogging to business plans and all the technology in between, we will share everything you need to know to bring your dreams to life. Welcome to MomCrunch!