I got to know Tauni a few years ago, if you’re just meeting her for the first time, you should get to know her through her totally kick-awesome super helpful blog SNAP Creativity at your finger tips. Seriously, this blog is helpful to everyone everywhere interested in almost anything cute.
A little background. Tauni and I met several years ago while we were both working as government beat writers for a community newspaper. I always looked forward to our monthly staff meetings so I could see Tauni and snicker with her about all the community goings-on and people we knew.
Have you ever known someone whom you actually didn’t know all that well but you felt like you must have known them in another life? Someone who made you feel valued and wanted to spend time with you? That’s Tauni. I believe she treats everyone this way. I think that’s why she’s had so much success.
Speaking of her success, I remember her asking me about my little family blog trying to get advice about her new creativity blog. I wasn’t a big-time blogger then (and I’m not one now) and didn’t have much advice for her. I guess she didn’t need it, because LOOK AT HER NOW!
I am beyond impressed and beyond blown away. All I can say is, I knew her before she was the big-time.
If you didn’t already check out her blog, she’s hosting a conference. A CONFERENCE! She has a line-up of inspiring professionals who are flying in from all over the country to deliver their passions to hundreds of people also flying in from all over to attend the conference.
I had the privilege of taking Tauni to lunch earlier this year. During our lunch I asked her where she got the nerve to think that she, one woman, could create and manage not only a blog but a multi-day-program for hundreds of people. Her answer moved me. “My mother told me I could do anything.”
As a mother of young girls her simple statement spoke volumes. Let’s encourage our daughters to explore any and every thing they are interested in. Who knows where it might lead. We are so fortunate to live in a time and society where women have so much opportunity.
Tauni was also kind enough to offer me some advice about this blog. I have such high hopes. I’ve spent so much time planning and writing. I so want it to reach women and help them in some small way, even if it’s just to provide them something to laugh at for a few minutes. Tauni’s advice did so much to steer me and this blog into the direction it’s gone. I hope you like it. If not, please provide me some feedback here or leave me a comment below (I love to see your comments).
Tauni is one of the most open and helpful people I have ever me it the professional world. She’s non-competitive and more than willing to offer free advice especially to up and coming bloggers (like me) through her blog.
If there were more people like Tauni in the world it would probably be: prettier, more organized, entertaining, fun and well-said. Thanks for your work Tauni!