I don’t think I can find one person out there who can argue that the launch of Tana’s blog, From Kenya with Love, last week was a complete success.
This is a clear case of the student jumping leaps and bounds over the teacher. That’s what I mean when I say that the learning is in the doing. I learn from you. It’s hard to explain, but here goes.
A couple of weeks ago Tana won a copy of my book Zero to Blog on my facebook giveaway. She told be that before she got to page 53 she had published her blog.
That’s when the journey began. The two of us have been laughing, publishing, growing and sharing. I hope you are joining us for the fun and thinking about how you too are going to start your blog.
Why did Tana’s blog get 800 visitors in the first two days it was up?
I’ll tell you exactly why.
1) She read my downloadable book Zero to Blog.
2) She took a risk.
3) She’s funnier than heck, sometimes silly too.
4) She tells REAL stories from the heart that are changing lives.
Can we all just have a group hug and say, well done?
In my cool skype interview with her that lasted a couple of hours I found out some truly amazing information about what it is like to live in Africa.
I think she might have learned something about living in Italy.
Here’s the roundup.
♥ Some people pay $100,000 bucks for a Safari.
♥ It’s dangerous as you want it to be. Like when I moved to Italy and everyone said watch out for your purse. They say the same about Americans. It’s just fear guys. Don’t let it stop you from living.
Like any country you learn where to go and where not to, there is crime everywhere in the world. That should not stop you. Just learn how to protect yourself, listen to your instincts. You get to know yourself even better by putting yourself out there. It is an amazing world with colourful people and wildlife.
♥ My sweet long blonde haired blue eyed goddess, single mom of three equally beautiful daughters had a charmed life that I think it is fair to say we can all envy. She GREW up with a lion raised in captivity, named Zamba.
She also suffered the heart ache and loss that comes with that intense love, I can only imagine.
♥ We spoke about how wonderful animals are for therapy, especially used for kids in schools. The way it works is the kids spend time with the animals and bond. I’d like to explain it better but I think you get the point.
♥ Tana and I have had a couple of fans. We love our fans. We worry when they go over board. She’s been in magazines such as Teen, People and TV Guide. I haven’t.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and are inspired to share it.
There were a whole lot of other things Tana and I talked about like how teachers have can make or break students. I thank God at the moment for the cool teacher who wrote ‘Excellent’ on my essay when I was ten. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
~ Julie of jbulie’s blog