Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. As you might have guessed from my blog's title, I'm June. Nope, I was not born in June. My mom just liked the name.
I'm super thankful for visitors like you because a blog without readers is like a forest without trees. Okay, bad analogy, but you get my point! Google says I have nearly 10,000 visitors a month. Wow, I must be doing something right.
Why June's Journal?
First and foremost, I have always loved to write, from an early age. This is my personal space to write or "journal" about things of personal interest that are not related to my profession as a Web Developer (I blog on WordPress website tips & digital marketing over at this website).
I love being resourceful and sharing helpful information which is a great marriage with my love of writing. I share my mistakes too in hopes of helping others avoid the same mistakes I made.
Man, if I only knew THEN what I know NOW!
Knowing truly is half the battle, and we struggle and "perish for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6).
I don't know everything. Who does, right? I have so much yet to learn. But I love to share what I've learned so far and I love to learn from others because everyone has something to share that others don't already know.
A Love of Writing
I wrote novels that my classmates read on our hour-long bus ride to school in West Germany, it's true (yep, I was an Army brat). I'd write a new chapter each week and my "readers" were eager to read.
I won a couple North Carolina Writing Awards in high school and wrote a column for my church's youth group newsletter called, "Spotlight" where I highlighted someone in each edition. I also wrote a few church skits (plays). And eventually I was the Editor of my college newspaper after a couple years as a journalist & layout editor. But other than that, I mostly wrote "term papers" during my college years.
I was raised to believe writing was not a profitable career, that I should focus on something else to "survive" in the real world. So imagine how I felt when I discovered that screenwriters earn up to million dollars or more! Gee, thanks Mom & Dad! #tongueincheek
Making Writing a Priority
Now in my forties, I'm finally making writing a priority. I feel it is never too late to focus on something you love to do! My husband, also a writer (journalist and screenwriter) is encouraging me to write a novel, and I finally have one in mind to write. Our son has inherited our passion for writing, and we encourage him to write too! So you can say we are a family of writers.
This is my family.
The trend today is to blog on a very specific "niche." I'm a rebel I guess, because even though I consult others to do that in some cases, I blog on rather eclectic mix of topics.
Oh, and fair warning. You will not agree with everything I post. By all means, please chew the meat & spit out the bones.