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In one day, my wife and I will mark seven years of marriage. In this edition of Love Letters, I’ll be counting down the biggest moments of our marriage and how they made us stronger.
In case you missed them, here’s Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.
Marriage Moment No. 6 – We’d Rather Be Blogging
In the fall of 2008, the wifey said to me “I think I want to start a blog.”
Years later, that statement changed both our lives.
The wife soon launched GeorgiaMae.com, named after her beloved grandmother. Even though she was currently a reporter at the time, GM became an outlet for her to discuss her passions – feminism, women’s rights, natural hair, you name it. And since she was already a well-received writer in Louisville, it didn’t take long for her to find an audience.
A few months into the project, she asked me to join in and write about my big passion – music. And as you know, things quickly got crazy.
Georgia Mae became a community for women to share and interact and my music musings were just icing on the cake. Men also became big fans.
Last year, the wifey decided to leave Georgia Mae in my capable hands while she branched off to new projects: her new home base, The Writeous Babe Project; See Jane Write, her outstanding group for women writers in Birmingham, and she’s even launching See Jane Write magazine this summer.
Meanwhile, Georgia Mae became Soul In Stereo, where I’ve been pissing off R&B artists and Lil Wayne stans for about a year now. Plus it opened doors for me to join the crew over at YouKnowIGotSoul.com and even my current columnist gig at AL.com.
Not bad for a little blog that launched in our Louisville living room.
Lesson for the day: Where would we be if I discouraged the wife’s simple dream to start a blog? Your biggest support system should come from home – specifically, your mate. When she wins, I win, and vice-versa. Don’t block potential blessings.