Four months ago today I started my site Thesunsetgirl.com at a free WordPress blog.
A month later I moved it to a self-hosted WordPress blog.
It has been quite a bumpy ride.
I faced so many challenges that are mostly ‘behind the scene’.
I didn’t even know they existed!
However, like I have said several times before, I chose to count my blessings instead because there is no way we can control other people actions. Therefore, I am beyond grateful for the special blessings I’m dedicating this blog to.
For all they have done both in the real life and on-line.
My parents, my sister, my cousins
The Sumaiku sisters, Lia B. Sudarso and Meidy Pandjaitan.
Just in case you have not noticed it yet, I am far from perfect. These people, however, have been helping me to improve myself. They show me ways on how not to easily give up, to stay true to myself and most importantly to try giving people (myself included) another chance. I do not know how I can survive without them. If it is up to me, some major and unnecessary changes might have already happened.
Instead, I move on.
First, I opened a private family group.
I started it at one of the sites my families frequently use on July 7th 2010. It is a place to share personal stuff (pictures of my family members, my future plans and even my own family pictures one day) with my close families and friends only. No link and screen shot here because as I said before, it is private.
The minute I made that group, I felt the relief I had never felt before because I do not have to worry about sharing personal stuff with people who are not parts of the family anymore. The complaints from my immediate family also stopped once the group started.
It is about WHAT to share WHERE.
Second, I helped my friend Ita making her Facebook fanpage.
She wanted to start her own personal business and she needed help with the promotion on Facebook where, apparently, most people are nowadays. So we met at one of our favorite coffee shops on a Friday afternoon, July 30th 2010. I sat there making her fanpage even hours after she went back home. I owe her more than that. Really!
We both have the same people mentioned above to thank to for supporting this new fanpage just as what they have been doing in the group. I know it is not easy and we have a long journey ahead of us. Not to mention the ever changing setting of that social networking site! I am sure glad I am walking together with these people though.
One step at a time.
Third, I started a new collaboration blog today.
As of now, there are 4 people running it so I am not the only one who blog there. However, unlike the dreams of many people who blog, this blog is not for creating a BLOGBUSTER nor it is for making money either! For everybody, it is a place to learn more about life by sharing bi-lingual (Indonesian – English) blogs.
For the people who blog there, the purpose is to meet the needs of both parties. The beginners who did not know how to start a blog at all will finally have a place to learn by doing. The advanced users who had not had the chance to use all the features on WordPress will finally be able to give them some tries.
Not to mention writing journals and some short stories.
When you keep moving on, you will see growths!
Have you experienced growths these days?