Recently I wrote a blog for a contest. I wasn’t sure if I should, but the topic was one that hit so close to home that I couldn’t help myself. As I sat to type, it was if the words were already there…I just had to put them on paper.
You can read the post here (and vote for it, of course!), on the Alltech page.
I won’t reprint the whole thing here, but I don’t think the topic will surprise anyone. It’s about my boys. And they’re the whole reason I started this journey.
You see, about 2 years ago I attended a conference hosted by the AgChat Foundation. (AgChat and the foundation are celebrating their 3rd and 2nd birthdays…Happy Birthday to them!) Side note: AgChat is an event that occurs on Twitter on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. CST…it’s a great time for consumers and producers to connect and to learn from each other.
At the conference in Chicago, I participated in a round-table discussion, where you could ask any questions you wanted from different people with experience in different areas. I sat at a table with a woman who was soon to become a fast friend in real life, not just online.
She was answering questions about blogs…and I had a bunch! I wasn’t sure if blogging would be for me, but I wanted to give it a shot. I just didn’t know if I had enough of a story to tell, or if it would be of interest to anyone, or if it was different enough to make a difference.
I felt a little bad about monopolizing a little block of her time, but I was hungry to know more. And she was willing to fill me in.
And so it began.
A few weeks later, in September of 2010, Wag’n Tales was born…and the rest, as they say, is history.
Happy Birthday, AgChat! Happy Birthday, AgChat Foundation! And thank you, Janice, for giving me a push (OK, more like a two-handed shove!) into blogging. Your encouragement and support has meant the world to me.
I love your blog! To think I get any credit for helping you find the confidence to share your family’s story is among my great accomplishments in the last few years. Its a gift that keeps on giving and I mean that from the heart. Who would have thought this Southern girl would have such a great friend in North Dakota! Can’t wait to visit — its happening this summer for sure!