Written by:2011/05/09 06:17 PM
Sunday was Mother’s day. Here in South Africa Mother’s day is the second Sunday in may. As I suspect it might be the same in many other parts of the world
Mother’s day is a day set aside specifically to honour mothers all around the world. It is not an official state holiday, but many many people around the world do celebrate it.
The traditional mother’s day that we celebrate is the one that has it’s history with Anna Jarvis. Anna Jarvis founded five Mothers' Day Work Clubs to improve sanitary and health conditions. In 1907, two years after Ann Jarvis' death, her daughter Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother and began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the US.
Anna was successful in 1914. But by 1920. Mother’s Day had already been commercialised. As it is today
The purpose of mother's day is to honour mothers for all that they do and sacrifice for the other 364 days of the year.
Mothers around the world do so much with so little and asking so little if nothing in return.
Contrary to what it was intended for, many have sought to make as much money out of mother’s day as they can. Today Mother’s day is highly commercialised.
Mother’s day can teach us much about blogging.
Every year we prepare a three course meal in our house. This year we did a prawn and avocado cocktail for starters. A roast lamb rack with roast vegetables for main. A strawberry fridge tart for desert.
Sounds like an introduction, main body and conclusion of a blog post doesn’t it.
Contracting your blog post is very important.
So happy mother’s day to all mothers out there. The lesson to learn here is not to be selfish. Do something special for someone else for a change. It’s not all about you. It’s not all about the money either.
Make your blog post interesting, just like a gourmet three course meal. When done correctly, you can expect reader engagement.
How about you? What have you done for others through your blog? Let’s read your story in the comments below.
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