10 years anniversary

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Even if this blog has existed since 2013. My time on WordPress is 10 years. The same as in Facebook. It’s such a long time, it always feels less than that. Blogging is an amble and it doesn’t succeed over night. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought of deleting my blog. It has been a bumpy ride. My first blog was called ‘Not one of the gals’ It was supposed to be about F1 but like my ideas mostly end up, it didn’t go very well. I also didn’t have the motivation to continue with it. At the time I was still looking for my niche and blogging, in general, was new to me. I’ve learned a lot since I started and that’s the main thing. It’s part of learning new things.

Even these days I have thoughts about not continuing posting on my blog. But why should I stop if I really like writing in it? Like I’ve written before, this is like therapy. I can’t please everybody about the subject I write about. I’ve learned to appreciate what I get and what I have. This blog will never be in any special category and it won’t become a blog that gets 1000+ followers. I like small groups anyway. People that do have a lot of followers, usually don’t get personal with you. They might not even read your blog. No one has that much time to read every follower’s blog they follow. I don’t really know why some have the policy, if you follow me, I follow you. Blogging is not about how many thousands of followers you have, it’s about the quality you write. Especially young people think they get respect by having a lot of followers. It’s like going to the store and buy the cheapest item you can find. If you sell yourself cheap, you get cheap in return.

I’ve never really had a goal about this blog. All I wanted was to write my thoughts down and share them with others. I didn’t want to have a blog that is like any other. There’s a lot of fashion, food or lifestyle blogs but I wanted to be different. It has taken a few years to get where this blog has gone. When I started, I did get disappointed I didn’t get enough of traffic and stats were important. Now I’m glad to get at least something. Some people get their blogs out there faster than others. But like in real life, you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. It’s easy to lose motivation if you think no one is reading your blog. But there’s always someone. That’s what I’ve learned from blogging. I’m not good at giving advice but I tell you this.

If you’re new to blogging, don’t give up. Good things come for those who wait. You will get your blog out there one day. Just keep writing and learn new things. If I had given up blogging 10 years ago, I wouldn’t be here writing this. I’ve got a lot of encouragement from other bloggers and that gives me the motivation to continue blogging. Thank you for your time and thank you for being you. Let’s get another 10 years.

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Three year anniversary of blogging

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Last year’s birthday cake

Tomorrow it’s been 3 years since I started this blog. Here’s the first post.

I actually started to blog more in 2014 after my mother died but I count from March 27, 2013. A lot has happened after that when it comes to blogging. I never thought I would still do it. There had been times I felt like quitting or at least not call myself a blogger.

One of the reasons I still do this is all of you out there in the blogging world. Not just you who follow me and read this but also blogging in general. Seeing others blogs and the support I get from time to time, has inspired me to continue. Even if no one did read, writing is good therapy. You don’t need thousands of followers to blog. It’s about the quality and not the quantity. I’ve always prefered a smaller crowd. It’s more intimate. I don’t blog to get fame, I write because that’s what makes me feel better. If someone can relate to me, then I’ve done something right.

There’s a lot of tips online how to improve your blog or how to gain followers. Those are useful tips. If you’re aiming for a career in blogging or investing in your business that is. For an ordinary blogger those are not that important. Maybe for some but not me. If I get at least one like or comment, it saves my day. Sometimes I do wish my posts would get more comments but the subjects I write about doesn’t create that much talk.

I started blogging to improve and practise my English. Maybe I’ve got the grammars wrong but no one has paid attention so I guess not. As long as people understand what I write about, that what matters. If I didn’t have this blog, I would still write my thoughts down. I used to have a diaries where I wrote personal things. But those are subjects I rather not write online about. I can write about what I’m interested in, my personality and issues I’m concerned about but that’s all.

So 3 years has gone by quite fast. I want to thank you all for your comments and likes. I hope you stick around. Maybe I’ve mentioned this before (I’m getting old 😉 ) but I’m thinking of changing the ‘About me’ page and make some small changes. I don’t know what yet but I’ll let you know when I do.

Here’s to the future 🍸 🍸