At some point in the past six weeks, I received a notification from WordPress congratulating me on having blogged yet another year. It has been THREE years! Can you believe it?
Since I was in the middle of something when I saw the announcement, I ended up forgetting about it until now. Like every year, around the time when I get an anniversary notification, I scrolled through the list of my posts. There are SO many. (Almost 500.)
While three years sounds like a long time, I was surprised how it did not seem that long at all.
Three years ago, at the end of April, I created a WordPress account for the very first time. For the next couple of weeks, I played with my page, trying to make everything perfect. Of course, I know that perfection does not exist, but considering that I have not changed anything related to my theme/ layout since then, I consider it a success. I like my page just the way it is. For now.
By the end of August, I shared my first CW piece.
First year of blogging: May 2017 – May 2018 – Hmm… technically, it was the easiest year for me in the past three years. There was a lot of time on my hands and not much worry. I focused on learning about the blogosphere and growing my community.
Year two: May 2018 – May 2019 – I moved and had to adjust to a brand new life. New city, new job, new people, new home. Things were not as easy as the year before and I loosened up my blogging routine to make sure that things did not fall through the cracks. It was a busy year but a rather pleasant one overall. I participated in NaNoWriMo and managed to draft my first novel.
Year number three: May 2019 – May 2020 – It was the most difficult out of all three for me. I found myself often in a bad headspace due to either work or family. Sometimes I felt bad for letting that negative energy carry through in my writing or comments but you did not seem to mind. I truly appreciate your understanding. Writing allowed me to keep my head above water. Being able to discuss my writing (as well as yours) with you helped make me feel better on so many occassions. I have exchanged personal messages with a few of you and it really warmed my heart in the coldest of moments. THANK YOU!
So many things have happened since 2017 on these pages.
I accepted awards and I created one, too.
I shared my motivation, thoughts, wisdom, throwbacks, and feelings with you during #HW.
We have all contributed to the series of blogging related questions and came up with some noteworthy blogging tips.
Just before the pandemic (and my personal tribulations), I started a new series in which I would reblog someone’s post. I hope to return to it this month.
Not more than a week ago, I have reached 2,000 followers here on WordPress. For some, that might not be much, but for me, it is a huge accomplishment. Thank you, ALL!
Today, I announce yet a new series*.
(*Limited time only!)
Every now and again, I will publish a post related to a specific country. I am not sure what form it will take on just yet, which is exciting because it sounds like a perfect opportunity for me to freestyle.
Fair warning – What I do know is that you might not see a post about your country. Well, actually, if you are reading this before the posting of the first episode, chances are you will not see your country featured here. Why not? I have to admit that it is for selfish reasons.
Do you ever look at the World Map in your Stats page? I know I do. There are certain countries that I just cannot get a dent in. I have tried searching for posts by people from those countries and commenting on them. Mostly with no results. So this is my attempt at bringing some new flavor to my blog.
How would you benefit from that? You just might learn more about the world and maybe even meet some people that have been hiding on the other side of the Moon.
Are you ready to give it a shot?
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