me, blogging in my craftroom
Every year, on or around December 16th, I get incredibly sentimental. It's my bloggiversary, and today, I have been writing and keeping some version of this lifestyle & crafting blog for five years.
My first blog was called my 2010 is HERE and my goal with it was to see if I could and would blog almost everyday in the year 2010. I had a feeling I would love blogging, but I never blogged before, so I had to test the waters. I had no clear focus when writing 5 to 6 days a week except to blog what I was into, what I felt, and what I was doing. Nobody read it, and that was good. It was for me to practice how to post. It was for me to learn where to look for inspiration, what worked and didn't work in photos...it was for me to learn I LOVED TO BLOG. By the time 2011 came, I had blogged for a full year with gusto, and I was thirsty for more!
Fast forward to now, 5 years later from that first ever blog post I wrote, and I blog for a living on the me & my BIG ideas blog. :) I create content, I manage content, I write and share and communicate for it. It's been a creative and fun adventure, which is all I ever wanted out of my paid work.
It took me 5 years of (1)learning what blogging meant for me, (2)how to do it relatively well (still learning), (3)processing my job as a teacher through it, (4)using it as an outlet for those really bad days, (5)immersing myself in the community of other crafty/lifestlye bloggers and gaining motivation from them, to finally believe that it's something I do well and something I want to do often enough to make my career. So far, so good. ;)
What I'm most grateful for is all the joy and good in my life that I've managed to incorporate because of this blogging platform. The world around me got prettier, craftier, and more full once I started to blog, in order to create engaging content. You have to partake in activites that excite you, so you can excite others, and that's what blogging's helped me to do.
So I supposed this is my love letter to this blog space, and my 'Thank You' note to the Universe that I still find it as thrilling to blog as I did that first year (cue Shania Twain: You're still the one...). Maybe even more so, as I've talked about enhancing my blog skills here, and handling some blog business here. Growth is on the way...look for a new blog design in weeks to come as well, as that's been much needed and is currently in the works. ♥
Lastly, to you, readers -- THANK YOU. Thank you for your kind comments, your cheerleading, and your online friendship. Thank you for so often making me feel like what I have to say is worth saying, and what I have to craft is worth crafting. I hope we spend many more years together at this fun little internet party I call my blog. ;) Thank you thank you thank you.