Finding my Blogging “Why” {and how you can too}

A couple of years ago I started blogging. I had formed my own company, Make A Way Media. I had written and self-published a few children’s books. I had a website and a platform and everyone, everyone, told me I needed to start blogging. So I did. But the issue was, I didn’t really have the heart for it. I was really busy and did not really know what to say and truthfully, I thought there was just so much noise out there already that I would just be another voice adding to the noise.

I blogged a few times, but it was clear that the passion wasn’t there.

Long story short, I just wasn’t ready and that’s okay.

Finding my Blogging “Why”

Over the last few years, I have written a few more books, attended some book festivals, become literally immersed in the book social media world and personally grown a little. I am ready to add my voice to the noise because I now know I can set my voice apart from the noise. I have something to say. Some won’t care, but a lot will, and I think that a few years ago I would have enjoyed hearing what I now want to say about this journey. What I have to say would have been helpful and important to me back then as I was starting out, and still today, as I walk in this world of diverse books and publishing.

And the same principle applies to what you have to say.

What value do you bring to the world.

What is it you want to change? What are you passionate about.

What sets your voice apart from the noise?

What do you have inside of you that will make the world a better place?

Find it. Acknowledge it. Share it.

And in the process find your “why” as well.

 

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I hope that you will enjoy the journey to your “why” too and I would love to hear from you as I share my story.

Please let me know if you have a question or a topic you are interested in. I plan to share lessons about strength, hope, and perseverance because my experience has been that there are far more roadblocks, detours and exits on this highway marked Quitsville than there are on the road to arriving at your dreams. Together we can talk about learning how to persevere and arriving there together because even after ten books, there are still days that I ask myself why I am still on this journey.

There are so many ups and downs. You have to stay focused on what is going right and get used to hearing no. No never means it is the end. It just means you will have to be a little more creative in making your way!


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My latest book, This is the Earth has been winning awards!

This is the Earth, a diverse picture book that shares a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, and inclusion. Published in early 2019, the book’s core message is this: peace is meant for all of us and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the family that we are. AND it has won TWO notable awards! Read more about this timely (and much-needed) picture book HERE.

Help us spread the message of peace far and wide!


About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All ten of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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