I had a totally different post in mind, but when I logged onto WordPress to upload the post, I saw that it would have been my 400th post. Wow, 400 posts! I had to acknowledge the occasion. So, instead of my originally scheduled post, you have this one.
Don’t Expect Anything Profound
Back on March 8th, 2008 when I wrote my first post, I didn’t know what to expect. Well, it really wasn’t a post when I wrote it. As some of you may know, No Job for Mom was originally a hand-coded website and I later converted it to a WordPress blog , but I digress…
This blog came about because I started learning about earning money online as a writer and because I have memory issues. Rather than try to remember everything, I thought it would be better if I wrote it down so that I could always refer to it later when I needed it.
What I Expected from NJFM
I really didn’t expect anything more than a repository of things I learned along the way. I used to write such information and save it to my computer, only to find out later that I couldn’t remember where I saved the file. I thought it would be safer if I saved the info somewhere where I could always find it.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only person who wanted to know this info. It seems that quite a few of you have the same dreams as I have. NJFM has since grown into a community of like-minded folks who want to find legitimate ways to earn money online as writers and who don’t mind sharing what they’ve learned (I’ve learned a lot from you guys). Posting here on NJFM is like having an early morning coffee chat at the kitchen table with a bunch of friends.
Where is NJFM Going?
Who knows? The one thing I do know for sure is that I’ve got to remain true to what I believe and what interests me (sorry if this sounds selfish). NJFM has taught me that you have to find validation from within. I see too many instances where people change and lose their authenticity in an attempt to please the masses (just watch the politicians). They sell out, face public shame and then come to the realization that they should have followed their gut in the first place.
On the Agenda
There are only two things on my plate right now when it comes to NJFM:
- A new WordPress theme
- Make the Textbroker post manageable
After those two burning issues, the rest is business as usual; irregular posts, sharing new writing sites, motivation and a relaxing place to land.
NJFM wouldn’t be what it is without you guys. I just wanted to acknowledge 400 posts and take the time to thank you all for reading and contributing to this community. If I were Oprah, I’d give you a car or a trip to Australia or something extravagant, but I guess you’ll have to settle for a heart-felt thanks instead. 🙂