Thank you so much for your kind comments this week! After reaching 200 posts, I feel like I have learned a few important blogging lessons. Let’s just say there have been some mistakes along the way, but I’ve learned to pick myself up, brush myself off, and keep going.
I’ve come to realize that blogging is no different than life with its ups and downs, and the important thing is to always remind myself why I started the blog in the first place. It wasn’t to be like everyone else or to see how popular it could get. Instead, it was to tell my individual story, and perhaps inspire and resonate with a few people along the way. If that’s what I set out to do, then I’d say I’ve exceeded my expectations.
Before I get to the list of blogging tips I promised for those of you who are starting out or are considering it down the road, I want to touch on a few stand-out moments from the last 17 months or so of blogging. Earlier this week, I shared a few of my favorite posts and gave thanks to many of the people who inspired me along the way. I want to share a few more, but have to mention that these are only the tip of the iceberg, and there are so many other people who were an important part of my journey.