June 5th marked the first year anniversary of my blog, TamTalk!!!  Man has it been a journey!   Believe it or not, I was incredibly resistant to the idea of doing a blog even though I am a writer. I hated the idea of it! I felt like the web was overcrowded and traffic jammed by more than enough blogs and posts and sites and STUFF!  The idea of a blog, writing daily, weekly, monthly literally annoyed me. 

The idea of doing for a business annoyed me even more.  Ugh!  Writing to me was personal and intimate.  A blog felt like just the opposite.  That was just one of my excuses.

Finally I realized that it was partially a fear of commitment and judgment.  I knew that if I did it, I couldn’t half way do it. I knew that it had to be passionate, personal, and consistent. I knew that I resisting that type of relationship with myself and my talent.

But I threw myself in anyway…

I’ve learned that when I find myself being super stubborn and resistant, it is often the very thing that I need to confront. In this case, I am glad that I did.

Some really incredible and encouraging people have responded. It has affirmed and confirmed some of the work that I am doing.

I’ve grown tremendously into a whole new branch of writing and expanded my skills. It has been a great exercise and I am continually seeing the benefits of it.

The process has turned out to be much more than a business, but it is personal.  I have a relationship with this blog thing now. I muse over new posts even when I am “off duty.” My mind and fingers itch when I swear I am going to go on hiatus for a few weeks.  I continually meet new incredible people or stumble across inspiring new ideas that I want to share with others.

So I am still at it, and I am glad that I am.  Every once in a while I just have to say thanks for taking this journey with me. Your comments and messages have been so encouraging and inspiring. Thank you, thank you so very much.

I’m curious.  Is there anything that you are resisting or refusing these days? Careful!  Take a second look! Check yourself!  It might be the very thing you need to take courage and embrace!

Take a moment to share your reflections below! Is your resistance working for you or are you diving in?  Enjoy the journey!

As always,

Be Joyful,

Be Creative,

Be Inspired,


P.S.  I still don’t consider myself to be a “blogger.”  Lol!


Tamara June 17, 2014 @12:07 pm
Hey, Yeye! Thanks so much for taking the time to share! Thank you for the encouragement and the support always!
YeYe Aduni June 16, 2014 @01:18 am
I'm proud of you. We as a society have gotten away from communicating face to face, but have transitioned into a inter-personal means that permits inner thoughts to be put out there whether politically correct or not. You have shown that inner feelings can be communicated lovingly, academically, and healthily. Ek'ushe! (Yoruba for) I salute your work!
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