1 year ago I pressed publish on this blog. I didn’t tell anyone about it for a few weeks once I had a few other blog posts under my belt, but my intro post was published December 1, 2017.
When I first started this blog I wanted it to be something to let some of my creativity out and a way to talk about books and librarianship. Now a year later I still do talk about books, but I have also found many other passions in minimalism, zero waste, cruelty free beauty, and other random topics that I have found throughout the year.
I have had many blogs throughout my life, but I could never get one to stick before, but here we are a year later and I am still loving pouring my thoughts onto this page and getting to connect with the wider world.
Some stats from the past year:
- Blog Posts: 99
- Followers: 126
- Visitors: 3,072
- Views: 5,521
- Likes: 710
- Comments: 80
- Total Words: 59,689
- A Letter To My Best Friend on Her Wedding Day
- Impostor Syndrome
- what marriage has taught me – lessons from a no-longer newlywed
- the pros and cons of getting married young
- yes, planning is my hobby
I never set goals for myself when I started the blog as it was just something I was doing for fun, but as I continued to write and I as I started to have some popular posts and gain followers I started to put together my goals loosely in my mind. My one main goal was to get 100 followers by the end of the year and I managed to surpass that by reaching 126 at the time of writing.
I also made the decision this week to buy a plan and domain through WordPress. Until now I had been using the free .wordpress domain and free features which have been great, but I decided to upgrade as I make this even more of a priority in my life.
- Reach 250 Followers
- Collaborate more with other bloggers
- Work on my photography skills
- Branch out into more topics
- Keep working on my capsule wardrobe and decluttering series
This has been such an amazing year and thank you all for following along with me.