It’s officially been one year today that I started blogging! I know one year isn’t a HUGE deal, but it’s the first year of what I hope will be many more.
When I started this blog I had no idea what my intentions were. I just wanted a place to share my thoughts on motherhood and share some cute things I found while shopping around online. But this blog is definitely growing into something more than that and I couldn’t be happier. I’m excited to start blogging about some new things and really start sharing ALL of my interests with you guys. And I hope everyone enjoys it. But if not, that’s OK, because in this past year I’ve learned that blogging is more for me than anyone else.
Which leads me to some tips I’d like to give brand new bloggers. I know I’ve only been doing this for a year, so you don’t have to listen to me if you don’t want to! But you probably should.
Tip 1 — Don’t stop. I stopped blogging for a month here or two months there. That’s pretty much the worst thing you can do. Not only do people get bored waiting for your return, but YOU get bored and have no idea where to pick up once you decide to blog again. I went back and forth many times on IF I should even return at all. But I’m glad I came back.
Tip 2 — Don’t check your stats. Just don’t do it. Blog because you love it and connect with people that you really, truly would like to get to know. Stop worrying about your stats and have fun. You’ll be happier if you don’t worry about it, trust me.
Tip 3 — Stay true to what you like to blog about. Don’t blog about something because you think it’ll be really popular. Blog about what you LOVE. If you do this and you stop checking your stats, you’ll be golden. Love what you do, even if no one else does.
I really do love writing and I get excited when I think about all the blog posts I have planned. And I absolutely love connecting with new people, learning about their lives, and sharing mine.
So thank you guys for reading and being a part of this past year with me! It’s been a sweet year.
2 thoughts on “First Blogiversary!”
Happy blogiversary! I agree that you shouldn’t check stats. I used to check stats multiple times a day and it drove me crazy. And it also made me feel pretty shitty about myself and blog when I saw that on certain days my blog didn’t get as much traffic. Right now I have no idea what my stats are, and I am way happier blogging this way 😉
Jessica | Pyreflies.org
Yes! Exactly! It’s SO hard not to check stats though. I mean, it’s like getting a cupcake for all your hard work. But then when you do all the hard work to drive traffic and the stats don’t reflect it…well, I’d rather have an ignorance-is-bliss cupcake 🙂