One Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of this little blog. Looking back, I’m amazed that I had enough stories and ideas to keep posting twice a week! One of my biggest concerns about starting a blog is that I wouldn’t have anything to say. While some weeks have been a stretch, it’s been a good practice to look for something each week.

Happy 1st Flickr birthday to me!!! from Flickr via Wylio
© 2008 Benson Kua, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio

It’s been interesting to look at stories from my week or from years ago and to somehow link them to the present and with a universal question. In many ways, its helped me process life with a bigger-picture mentality. In trying to connect my own stories to a variety of readers and backgrounds, I’m honing the practice of stepping back and seeing myself as part of a bigger story.

There are definitely things I’d like to change in the coming year: Better titles (maybe expand beyond one word?); perhaps experimenting with consistent topical days; exploring a weeklong series, perhaps with guest posts (let me know if you want to participate!)… Really, though, I’ll probably just keep things status quo: telling stories, sharing thoughts, reflecting on life.

I know there is a lot of advice about how to build a bigger audience or to engage more effectively through social media, but I’m happy with the small size of this blog. It’s big enough to keep me accountable without feeling like it’s a job.

Mostly, I’m amazed at the people who read it: People I know and also people I’ve never met. Thank you for your engagement and feedback – it always seems to come at the perfect time, when I’m questioning whether the internet needs another blogging voice.

Thank you for joining me on this journey! I really do appreciate everyone who stops by!

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6 thoughts on “One Year

  1. Happy birthday to your blog! 🙂 I didn’t commemorate my one year anniversary. Maybe I should have. 🙂 I always enjoy your posts, Annie. You are real, and refreshing. Here’s to many more posts!

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