|It was all a dream/I used to read Essence magazine...|
(Only Notorious B.I.G. fans will get that reference)
But on Monday, the day of the launch of See Jane Write Magazine, I cried tears of joy. I didn't, however, because starting a magazine is a dream I've had since the days I pored over the pages of Essence magazine as a teen. I didn't cry because I was exhausted from staying up all night working on the website.
I cried because of all the loving support and encouragement I received from family, friends, and folks who read my blogs.
On Monday morning several people shared links to the website via Facebook and Twitter before I did! I received texts, emails, tweets, and Facebook messages from so many people telling me that the site looked amazing and that they were enjoying the content. People I've never met were commenting on the site -- more proof that my friends were sharing the news with their friends.
I was overwhelmed. I couldn't believe you all were just as excited about the launch of See Jane Write Magazine as I was.
And so I cried. And it was all your fault.