Today marks my two year blogging anniversary!! I can not believe how fast the past year has gone by, let alone the past two years. I can only imagine what those who’ve been doing this 10+ years feel like. Reflecting on last years post, it’s surreal to see how much growth has happened in just twelve short months. I’m sure 90% of this post will be rambling, but I really just want to touch on all of the things that blogging has done for me over the past year.
Blogging has been one of those things that have brought me comfort, peace, and distraction (in the best way), whenever I’m having a bad day. I am so grateful for the slow and steady pace that my blog is moving in. I feel like so much of my first year was spent figuring out how to work my way up, that I didn’t enjoy it enough. This year, I took the time to learn quality over quantity (always!), personal style, finding my voice, and a bit of confidence.
Theres so many highlights from the past year that has made me feel more confident with blogging. Getting accepted into affiliate programs, learning the basics of photoshop, starting my own email subscription, are just a few things that have made me feel like all my hard work has been paying off. When I started blogging, I would read all of these articles about how if you’re looking to blog just because you think it’s easy money, then don’t start. However, I never started my blog for any other reason other than being passionate. I loved creating something from scratch even if no one ever read it. However, getting accepted to an affiliate program has been an added bonus. I’m in no rush to try and make my blog this huge thing. Like I said before, I am so grateful and love, the slow and steady growth.
With all the growth and change that has taken place throughout the last year, one thing remains the same. My goal for the next year is to just keep growing, learning, and loving what I do. But to be real, I do have a few specific things I would like to achieve. First, I would love to gain some more confidence in my blog. Since I still haven’t shared it with anyone outside of my immediate family, I would like to see my insecurities fade away, so I can become more confident. I would also love to make some blogger friends so I have people to relate to. I love the idea of having people that I could talk all things blogging with and just support one another.
With all that being said, whoever has found my little corner on the internet, and continues to support me, thank you. It seriously feels so good whenever I get a comment or like on my posts. It shows me that people really do care about what I have to say. I can not wait to keep sharing!