Then there comes a point when that whole thing transforms. You make a few friends, you gain a few readers, and your blog which was coming straight from your heart is now a part of someone else's life. Then your blog changes. You start to have a voice in the world. You become someone's center of influence. You somehow are put in the position to help someone else, just with your ability to write.
This time of year is always tough and we often lose the meaning of these holidays on shopping and worrying about company. We never stop and think about all the people out there who are having a tough time.
Yesterday I saw a post from a fellow Clevelander and blogger Chef's Widow. She told us a story of a 35 year old mother who is in the ICU fighting for her life after having a stroke. The woman's name was Anissa and her blog that she writes is called Aiming Low.
The Widow decided that she needs to take action. So she organized a benefit at her restaurant on December 3rd.
I am going to do my best to make sure I am there, and if you are in town, I would love to see you there as well. It's a good cause and The Widow's husband can sure cook!
The Blogging community in Cleveland is already spreading the word as I have seen reposts on Cleveland Foodie and Cleveland's A Plum. If you are in Cleveland, please get the word out!
See you there!