I love this quote so much I want to marry it. It’s so true: unshakable joy + serving others = real purpose. True in life…true in work…even true in blogging.

Participants in my blogging ecourse are often surprised that we go so deep, so fast – digging into discovering the true purpose of their blogs. But I really believe this is the most important piece of creating and maintaining a blog that feels rewarding and fulfilling.

Think about your favorite blogs. I’m willing to bet you can tell the writers enjoy what they do and that their posts consistently offer you a great takeaway: maybe you find yourself laughing, expanding your mind, learning of new resources or feeling inspired.  That doesn’t happen by chance; it happens on purpose.

It is seriously such an honor for me to watch my ecourse participants uncovering their true passions and purpose. With the next round of How To Build a Blog You Truly Love set to start next week {woot!!}, many graduates have been writing blog posts about the ways this course helped them change course. Each one chokes me up because I feel so grateful to be part of their journeys and to witness them shining bright. I thought it would be fun to share a handful of them here. Hope you’ll check ’em out and show these brave bloggers some love…

Kirsten Tulsian of PurpoSoul didn’t even have a blog when she started the course, and now she’s flying across the blogosphere on a unicorn! She writes, “Not only did I learn about building a blog, but I also completely transformed into a person who knew I could do anything that I set my mind to.” AWESOME!

Naomi Wittlin of Poetic Aperture has done fantastic work on clarifying her blog’s purpose and presentation. Of the course, she says, “I can’t say enough good things about it.”

Jess Morrow of Invincible Summer recently wrote a post called Seven Reasons You Should Consider Blogging, filled with great advice for bloggers-to-be. In it, she writes that the course “truly helped me to hone in on my message and to work out so many of the nuts and bolts of blogging.” Yay!

Christina Berry of Chrissy Inspired de-cluttered and really focused on defining her passions during our course. So great! She writes, “If you want to take your blog to the next level, this course is a ‘must-do.’” {Blushing!!}

Jen Zimmerman of Unfolding Page has been blogging for a while, but lacked focus and commitment. She found both this year – hooray! She seemed to really enjoy our class, but I especially loved reading this: “The blissful bonus of the class is the connections I’ve made with so many fabulous women! I am absolutely tickled to be part of this creative community.”

Thank you so much, ladies, for the kind words and for taking this course to heart! For those who think purposeful, passion-filled blogging sounds like a blast, join us starting Monday! You’ll be part of a community of bloggers-to-be and bloggers-in-bloom signing in from eight countries {at last count!}. I can’t wait!