This month I celebrate 10 years on Newsvine, and what an enjoyable and enlightening decade it has been!
I joined the site in 2007, all wide eyed and bushy-tailed with enthusiasm, was stuck in the greenhouse for a while, until rescued by a Viner who thought my articles were very interesting. Strangely enough, he left the site a few days later, so I never got the chance to thank him properly.
Being a Black Briton, I attracted a lot of attention, and soon got into some very heated arguments on some pretty controversial topics, defending my corner very well. But I also started to make many friends, as I learnt the American perspective on life, and accommodated different views from my own.
Altogether, it has been an amazing time, and I love it! I cannot believe I have spent 10 years interacting here, as that was not in my plans, especially as I have joined and left many other sites during that time. But it speaks volumes about the enduring power of the Vine to keep its audiences engaged, connected and loyal.
The ten years have been marked by the release of my new book, The Essential Guide to Confidence (as shown in the cool little video below), which now starts a new and exciting chapter in my life. It has been a huge labour of love (details of it are on my profile link), but I’m very pleased with my effort.
I wanted to raise a toast to those 10 years, to all the people who connected with me, to the many friends I’ve made on the Vine, to the people who are no longer part of it, and to what we’ve all shared together.
Cheers to you all, and I love you - LOTS!! xxxxxx
Thanks for making my experience enlightening, unique and memorable.
Here’s to the next 10 years!
Elaine Sihera (Ms CYPRAH)
3D vision of my latest book on Amazon (in print and online). https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1521350124