I can’t believe I have reached this post! I can now say that on this day, one year ago, I published my first post on this blog. Now it isn’t my first actual year of blogging but it is my first year of blogging under this domain. This version of the blog has been the most important change for me. There are multiple things throughout this year that I have learned and wish I would have done differently, but nonetheless this past year has been amazing.
I think I have finally reached the point where I am currently content with the layout and format of this blog, but like always I want to do better. For now this design will remain but I hope to get better each year I stay here. But for today I wanted to talk to you guys a bit about what I have learned as a person/blogger after one year at the head of this site.
#1: My purpose on the blog.
Kind of a dramatic intro but let me dive in a bit more. One of the reasons I made a lot of changes when I began was because I didn’t know what I wanted. I wanted to do fashion and lifestyle but with travel and beauty. Keeping up with so many topics and trying to be niche specific definitely took a toll on me. A lot of times I spent weeks without writing, it was because I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. Nothing that I wrote seemed to excite me in any way and I never wanted to release something I didn’t believe in.
It wasn’t that I really started getting into manifesting that I knew what it was what I wanted to do. My push was then to release content with the intention to promote positivity. Whether this is looking good on the outside or inside, I knew I wanted you guys (the readers), to know walk away from the post feeling a bit more positive. To me, working on positivity has been difficult but rewarding. I know it is easier said than done but it is achievable.
If you are a newer blogger or you have lost motivation just know that your purpose will often shift. If you are struggling at the moment with finding what is making you feel positive, it is most likely because your purpose has changed but you don’t know it yet.
#2 : It isn’t about the numbers
This is probably the most cliche thing I’ve learned but it is true. In the beginning I put a lot of pressure of getting eyes to the site. Now that I have grown more into this site I’ve learned that it isn’t the most important thing. I have written a lot of more personal things on this site that have helped me heal in many ways. Writing about what helps me feel better and about things that have been difficult to me has been almost therapeutic. I know my schedule sometimes doesn’t allow me to work on the blog as much as I would like, but the content I write has been my favorite. I would hope people read it but as long as one person is able to learn or take something away, I am ecstatic.
#3 : I still have more to learn.
I am a perfectionist when it comes to the blog. That has been both a good and bad thing for me. For one part it pushes me to keep creating the best content as possible. On the other hand, there are many times when I have long stretches of inactivity because I am not happy with one little thing. However with this, I have learned this past year that I will always have room to improve. I have learned how to work graphics a bit better in a year. With that the design of the blog has improved but I know it can be better.
While I learn how to make it better, I am content with the current look. I know that eventually I will reach a time when I stop changing it. I think one of the things we have to remember with anything is that there will always be room for improvement.
That all that I have for you today. I know it wasn’t many tips but for me these are the things that have stood out the most to me. And now to close off this anniversary post I just want to thank you for reading not only this post but visiting the site. Blogging to me started as a way to gain a voice and it has given me so many great things. So thank you for reading, commenting and/or sharing this blog. You’re support for me is extremely appreciated. I look forward to another year of growing and improving.
Until Next Time!