6.11.2012

1 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!


It's hard to believe that I've been taking up this little piece of cyberspace for an entire year! Actually in some ways it feels like it's been much longer. I feel like I've learned a lot about blogging in the last year and still have a lot to learn. I cringe when I look back at some of my old posts, and there was a point where I lost almost all of my images and had to do some major post trimming. Because of that, I don't think this was my actual first post, but it is the first I have listed: strawberry jam!

It's awesome to think that when I started my blog last year, I had about 1 reader/day (probably my mom) and now I have about 11,000 views/month! I know that compared to a lot of blogs that is not much, but it is quite an improvement for a year. I have always been a believer that working hard and being patient (which is so hard sometimes) always pays off. So, I will continue to post about my life, projects, style, and other stuff I like as long as you will continue to read about it! :)

This time last year, I was getting ready for my wedding, working a "normal" job, and reading several blogs each day. While I still enjoy reading blogs, there is something in me that just loves to create. I got to the point where I had to be one of the people creating rather than reading about others creating. It sounds silly now, but at the time starting a blog was a big deal for me. I was still struggling with doing what I thought people expected of me (9-5 career in business with a 401k) vs what I really wanted to do (creative stuff!) and I had a lot of reservations about people thinking that I hadn't done enough to deserve my own blog. A lot can change in a year! Now I have completely accepted having a creative, nontraditional job full time and I have never been happier. I hope that with blogging I can inspire you all to take the leap of faith if you are feeling the way I was, and if you don't feel that way, I hope I can just be a fun place for you to go in your web surfing for some pretty pictures and weekend projects. :)

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