A Year of Blogging

Friday, March 18, 2016

As of last Sunday I've officially had this blog for a whole year. I don't always get around to posting everyday, and lately I've been lucky to post once a week with as busy as my schedule has been but the past year has taught me a lot about myself and about the blogging community. 

Blogging has given me an outlet to share with others my experiences, happy times, and sad. It also gives me a way to keep track these quickly changing years of my life as I continue developing myself and my marriage. I started this blog on a fluke and I'm so glad that I've found my own little space in this world. Today I'm linking up for a Five on Friday post to share five things I've learned about blogging this year. 

First and foremost you have to write for yourself
Sometimes readers will find a connection to something that you've written, and that's great. But it doesn't matter all that much as long as you're happy with what you put out there. 

Blogging keeps you accountable. 
It's fun to set goals for yourself on your blog. Not only are you making a commitment to yourself, but you're making a commitment to anyone out there reading it. It's an easy and helpful way to keep yourself accountable for reaching your goals. 

You'll become your most creative self. 
Coming up with posts ideas is hard. But creating new and interesting posts requires you to really be in touch with something more creative within yourself. If you're just not feeling it, take a look at other blogs around you for some inspiration. 

It will always make you push yourself harder. 
Blogging is interesting in this way. When I see other bloggers with tons of followers and comments it can sometimes feel discouraging. At the same time, it pushes me to put my best work out there and it makes me better at what I'm doing. 

It's not always easy, but so far it's been worth it. 
And if it ever isn't worth it anymore, than I'll know it's time to stop. But right now it's fun. It's taking pictures, and creating and thinking and writing and it's always something new. 

It's been a good year, and I appreciate anyone who's been around for it. 

1 comment

  1. It's amazing how fast the time flies by! Happy 1 year! :)


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