The first day of a new venture is always the hardest

we decided to set some ground rules about how this new era of the blog was going to work.  We post them here for those of you who have businesses or families to run and wonder about setting some ground rules yourselves.  It is always a good idea to let everyone involved know what the rules are.  Here are Avid Diva’s rules of engagement:

1)  One post a week – unless something really interesting happens or something happens that affects us directly, we will probably be posting only once a week.  There is a simple reason for this.  We are starting a business and we want to make sure to keep you updated on the process as a learning experience.  However, we have families, hobbies, school and other concerns.  We are sure that you do as well.  It is easier to read a weekly post.  It is also a very effective way of maintaining high quality.  We don’t want to be an obligation, we want to be a treat.

2)  As hinted before, we promise to keep you abreast of what is going on.  It is our opinion that people can learn a lot from other’s experience.  For that purpose, we want to serve as role models for the good (so you can do what we did) and for the not so good (so that you avoid our mistakes).

3)  The most important rule for this blog is to motivate you to follow your dream.  Our dream is to create a company where we develop a community of women.  The women in our community want to be happy.  Before we can make everyone around us happy, we need to be joyful.  We need to take care of ourselves first.  That is our mission.  Twenty years from now, we want the next generation to look at us funny when we remember the old days.  We want them to be shocked that women did not take care of themselves first.  We want them to know that it is OK to love ourselves first.  We want them to serve the community and their families, but in order to do that, they need to know how to keep themselves cheerful.  We want them to truly KNOW that happiness does not depend on having children or finding a man.  We want them to know, that joy comes from within.  And yes, we want them to know that they should take care of themselves both on the inside and the outside.  A great bag and a killer pair of shoes is uplifting for some and that is OK.

4)  We promise never to lie and to always give full credit when we know the source.  This blog is not really about making money.  For that, we are developing a company.  This blog is about reading most of the material out there, so you don’t have to.  If we find information on nutrition or makeup or education, or anything that is important to our readers, we will disclose the source and if possible, link you to the article we are referring to.  We want you to be as knowledgeable as possible.  We have no problem giving credit to the many people we read on a daily basis.

5)  Finally, we hope to keep you informed, and if possible entertained.  Every once in a while we hope to make you laugh.  But more important, we aim at keeping you motivated.

Oh, and one other thing: after today, the posts will be in English and Spanish.  So if you have a friend that has an easier time reading things in Spanish, make sure to send them a link to the next issue.

I thank all the nice comments here and in my email.  Stay tuned, and keep trying.

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