The Tribe Effect: What It Means to Be a 30Seconds Contributor! by Ann Marie Patitucci

Tribe Talk
7 years ago

The Tribe Effect: What It Means to Be a 30Seconds Contributor!

I have been writing for 30Seconds since May of 2015 (check out my contributor profile page here). I had found the advice on the site both helpful and inspiring, and loved the idea that maybe I could inspire others, too. As a writer I appreciate being able to submit at any time on a variety of topics, and the length of the tips makes it easy to do so regularly.

What I’ve found, though, is that 30Seconds has given me much more than a creative outlet and a platform for my writing. It has given me a community. The tribe, as we like to call it (led by fierce and fearless leader Elisa All Schmitz), is the most supportive community one could hope to belong to. We share each other’s work and products, and we celebrate each other’s successes. Because of this support, and the extent of 30Seconds’ reach, we are able to connect with a much larger audience than we ever could on our own.

This community is uplifting and powerful. I’m so blessed to have a tribe of local girlfriends; since becoming a 30Seconds contributor, my little local tribe has expanded into what I’ve come to think of as my global tribe. As a result I have learned about myriad topics; grown as a writer; felt empowered as a parent and woman; and met the most talented, innovative and inspiring people. This tribe has certainly made my life better (30 seconds at a time!), and I am grateful. 

If you're interested in joining our tribe, click here to sign up. It will take you less than 30 seconds, natch!

Elisa Schmitz
Oh, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! You touch my heart so deeply. Many, many thanks for sharing your kind perspective on what it means to you to be a part of our amazing tribe. Your tips are always among my very favorites. Everything you write is from the heart and inspiring. Thank you for taking on an even larger role within our community. I so look forward to having you grow with us! xoxo
Ann Marie Patitucci
Thank YOU, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds, for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something so special.
Nicole DeAvilla
I completely agree with you Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead . Thanks for sharing this. XO
Heather Murphy-Fritz
I love being a part of 30 Seconds Mom. Thanks so much for introducing me to it!
Elisa Schmitz
Thrilled to have you part of our tribe, Heather Murphy-Fritz! And thank you for connecting us, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! 💗
Ann Marie Patitucci
We're so glad to have you as part of our tribe, Heather!
Mike Prochaska
I agree can Get to much louder audiences this way. I been working on encouraging more of my play advocate friends to come write so there voices can be heard. But your right no matter what topic in your heart it helps u get the word out better. And I hope to get more dads.
Ann Marie Patitucci
You made this comment two months ago, Mike Prochaska , and look how many dads have joined us since. Well done!
Gina Pomering
Thanks for all the advice and your support!
Gail Harris
I love being here.
Kristan Wager
I so agree! Thank you Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead for inviting me into the Tribe! Almost as much fun as directing a play with you! I am so looking forward to learning and growing as a writer and a person through my 30second Tribe!
Ann Marie Patitucci
You're so welcome! So glad you're here, Kristan Wager !
Gail Harris
Stephanie Cannoe . So glad I found your new tip. This could not come at a better time. I’m going to be with this tonight, for starters. Thank you 🙏 I
Stephanie Cannoe
Gail Harris So happy to hear you found it helpful. I listen to a guided Ho'oponopono YouTube video every night to support my practice. I find it speaks to another voice inside of me. ❤
Gail Harris
Can you email me the link. @scannoe. sending much love. Let’s talk soon. I know school vacation starts.

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