Yesterday on my Facebook feed a memory popped up-“I started this diet one week ago today”. I became gluten free on August 20, 2014. Hard to believe so much time has passed.
I never thought when I began this journey that I would become somewhat of an expert on gluten free living. I never thought I would be blogging about it, that’s for sure. I have always looked for new ways to increase my readership. It has always been my mission to help others have a less rocky path to walk down. For any of us who blog, we always hope that we can reach others, but that is not always the case.
I am not the type to want people following me, or reading my blog just for the sake of following me or reading my blog. I always hope that anyone who visits my page will get something out of it. Yes, there are “collectors”-those who like and follow a page just to get others to do the same. But there are also those who need someone to take their hand and lead them. And that is what I have aiming to do since day one.
I came across several online pages yesterday on how Instagram can grow your blog audience. Hmmm, I thought, I have always steered clear of social media, except for Facebook, which in all honesty, had not done much to increase my readership. Maybe it’s time to expand my horizons, I thought. So I set to work.
Granted, I am new at this. I put up three posts yesterday, and at this point, already have twelve followers. Are they really interested in my blog? Hard to say. I am in a learning curve. But I was once on this site too. I have come such a long way in my blogging style-I have truly found my voice.
I feel so much better than I did two years ago. I am healthier and happier. Being gluten free is not a panacea, but it has made a huge difference in the way I feel. It has also opened doors for me to be able to genuinely help people. I hope by opening myself up to new technology that I will be able to reach more.
To all of you who follow me and read my blog, I thank you. My mission is accomplished.