To paraphrase a question that drives me to explore our world every day.
Where are the deaf, hard of hearing, and sign language bloggers?
The challenges of blogging.
If you are a deaf, hard of hearing, or a sign language blogger, I invite you to read this open letter. Before I begin, allow me to share a common sentiment you might recognize.
I did not know that there were a lot of ‘rules’ and specific ways to grow. I assumed I could just start a blog and everything will fall in place. Boy, how wrong was I!
What you just read is something Elizabeth, a deaf blogger behind Mommy Gone Tropical, shared on her one year blog anniversary post.
Whether you are a beginner or a veteran blogger, I think you can relate to Elizabeth’s experience. I know I certainly do. Blogging is not easy.
Let’s work together.
Fortunately for all of us, there’s an opportunity.
With the power of the Internet evolving these days, it is easier to become a successful blogger. The challenge lies in the fact there are more than one billion websites on the Internet.
While searching the Internet, I have to admit finding a deaf, hard of hearing, or sign language blogger is like finding a needle in a haystack.
What is even more challenging is finding the passion to keep up with blogging. Especially when there is so much involved, from networking to SEO to social media and more.
There is a right way to succeed as a blogger.
There’s so much information on the Internet about how to succeed as a blogger that it seems very confusing at times. One thing I have noticed is that for those of us who are deaf, hard of hearing, or even hearing sign language users, is that we share a passion.
A passion that allows us to to show the world a way to create a better place.
In the past few weeks, I have been increasing my own awareness and understanding of our world by identifying those who share the same passion. As a result, my eyes have been opened to a diverse community of bloggers.
Each of you provide the world with a unique view that defines who you are as a person. Whether you savor or struggle with being deaf, hard of hearing, or using sign language, you embrace one important value that you and I have in common.
Connect with a deaf, hard of hearing, sign language blogger.
As part of my ongoing project to build my network, I am searching for deaf, hard of hearing and sign language bloggers to see what we can do working together to create a better world.
In order to do this, I created an informal directory that answers my question. This directory is part of my resources available to the general public.
Informal Directory of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Sign Language Bloggers
Share your thoughts.
Thank you for taking the time to read my open letter. I encourage you to reach out and connect with us. Feel free to leave a comment here.