How Blogging Creates Community

How Blogging Creates Community

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As an active blogger on my bilingual inspirational blog, Mi Caminar, I have become a part of a community of Latina & Latino Bloggers from different groups like Latism, Latina Bloggers Connect, Latina Lifestyle Bloggers, Blogs by Latinas and many, many other awesome individual bloggers. I’m lucky to have been able to attend several blogging conferences in the past years to meet many of these people in real life.

This website, Blanca,  is a combination of my social media consulting and sharing of  the local social media community activities in South Florida. It has enriched my life by meeting many people who I now consider my true friends.  And shortly, my dear friend, Maria De Los Angeles (@vicequeenmaria)  will be launching a project called Heart Camp, which is completely aligned with who I am. I can’t wait to see that evolve and look forward in actively participating with Maria’s new venture. So, go and like Heart Camp on Facebook and follow on Twitter and the hashtag #heartcamp.

When I first started blogging, I never imagined how one little post alone in the cyber world, would evolve into so much. I haven’t gotten to the point of making a business on Mi Caminar, but hopefully, one day I will publish my book!  As a result of all this effort and late night stays on my computer, I have been able to start a business and have meaningful work in social media.

And now, the connection with community has impulsed me into being a Director of a non-profit whose mission is to empower and educate the Latino community. Please follow our Latism South Florida Facebook Page and Twitter @latism_sfl for updates on events we will be having in South Florida.  You can also follow  Latism National on Facebook which has over 123,000 likes!

Just like these mom bloggers, I hope to make a small difference in this world. It is still evolving and for the first time in my life, I know that I am exactly where I want to be.  This is empowering! I believe power is the freedom to be yourself and to contribute something valuable to society, no matter how small or how big.  When I first started blogging, I made the intention to always follow my heart.  And by doing so, I have made many real connections….which  is what social media is really all about!

Thank you to Ana Flores of Latina Bloggers Connect, who shared this link and kudos to Yvonne Condes from MomsLA who is part of one of the awesome communities I am involved with and who has created a website of over 100 bloggers in LA. Wow! That’s an accomplishment! The orginal post is on NBC Los Angeles, and includes a very informative study from emarketer about Mom Bloggers.

  • Ana Flores says:

    Honored to be in this same space with you!! Incredible to see us all evolve and follow our hearts and passion!

  • blancastella says:

    Thanks Ana..but it goes the other way around too..honored to be in your same space. It’s exciting times for all of us that have embraced this.