Welcome to a new week friends! I am excited to announce that today is my blog anniversary! It has been exactly a year, today January 25th, that I relaunched my blog website with the intention of fulfilling a pipe dream of mine. What started as a dream, has become a reality, and now a passion of mine… and of course, I have YOU to thank for that.🌈 In this blog post, I want to reflect a little bit about the past year and bring out the vision I have for 2022. Let’s take a look back on my first full year of blogging…
I cannot believe how much has happened since the above picture was taken. It was one whole year ago and I had no idea what would’ve unfolded after this. I remember that all I wanted to do last year was to build up the confidence to just sit down and publish one blog post. I did that on January 25th, but then I kept going. Now I know that seems like the obvious next step but I really wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about continuing after publishing. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made in awhile. With this being said, I also learned a lesson through this. I was very close to robbing myself of the joy it has brought me and losing out on the connections I have made throughout my blog if I had let my fears stand in my way and get the best of me. I couldn’t have imagined that my blog would’ve grown to what it is now back then.
We all know that the world has been filled with negativity for awhile and sometimes it feels like there isn’t really anything to look forward to/be positive about. However, having this blog to look to when times have gotten tough either professionally or personally, has really helped me bring things into perspective. It brings me happiness to escape into my blogging world and connect with all of you through our common interests. I hope that my blog can serve as just a small beacon of positivity for all of you as well.🦋
Some of the highlights from last year through the blog were some of the self-love/positivity mindset posts, Sephora Sale posts, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, OBX Travel Guide, and Thanksgiving Inspiration Outfit Posts. Of course, I filled the blog with many other posts webbed between all of those but to me, those were definitely the ones I was most proud of. With the upcoming year ahead of us, I would love to build on all of those posts and amplify them as much as possible. I intend to focus on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle categories throughout the year.
I have two main goals regarding my blog for this year. I am happy to share them with you below:
- Consistently publish my blog posts weekly. At the minimum, I would like to post once a week but I want to strive for twice a week. Last year, I had a lot of momentum so I was trying to post twice a week. However towards the end of the year I think I got a little burned out after Thanksgiving. I think if I keep my goal consistent and then work towards the challenge of posting more than once every week, it will expand my blogging skills. After asking you guys what posting schedule would work best a couple of weeks ago, I want to try to keep posts to Monday and Wednesdays. Of course, if there is a special event or excuse as to why it would be posted on other days then that will be that day. Like for example, today is a Tuesday but its my blog anniversary so it was going to be published today regardless.
- My next goal for the year is to upgrade my blog website. Most of last year I was trying to get my head around the writing tools and understanding how to best market my content but this year I would like to work on the design of the website and enhance the features. I don’t have a hard timeline to complete this, but if I work in phases, I hope that it will be done by the end of the year.
I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you, my readers and supporters. I am so very thankful for you guys and all of the encouragement I have received this year. For those of you who always saw the potential in me and challenged me to keep going even when life got a little tough and busy, you are the best type of human. Y’all know who you are and I can’t thank you enough. In 2022, I hope to bring more fashion, beauty and lifestyle content to y’all in whatever way I can. If there is anything specific that you would like to see this year, don’t hesitate to reach out! Much love for all of you💖
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