i love blogging. i really do. there is no way that i would spend all my free time and allowance money on this if it was not something i enjoyed doing! there are so many things i enjoy about it! i love the community, i love the creativity, i love the desire to continue learning (i am super academic people. i LOVED school!), and i love how i feel when i am blogging.
this blog did not happen overnight. i am the blogger who has gone through years of blogging and many seasons. i have tried new things (some that succeeded and some that failed). i have emo blogged. i have shared too much and i have shared not enough. i used pictures i didn’t own before i learned about copy right and quickly fixed that when i did learn! i blogged on a whim and i blogged with a strict schedule. i have said i would never do outfit posts and now they are some of my favorite posts to do. this place is an evolution.
now i am enjoying blogging at a level i never thought i would reach! i remember when i had 30 followers on GFC and i was blown away because some of them were strangers! and then that number reached 100 (party!!). i had so many celebrations and moments where i was blown away that my blog was even being view by others! last month i had over 100,000 pageviews which is the most i have had ever. for me it is still only the beginning! every day i am learning more and challenging myself to be the best blogger that i can be. i love my job dearly but i dream of the day when i can stay home with my kids and still help the family out. i love the idea of this turning into a solid part time job so that i can make money doing something that i love so dearly – wouldn’t that be awesome!
i did not get here alone. i have learned from so many wise people who have gone before me and who are walking alongside of me. my encouraging husband has willingly given me his camera to take millions of pictures for this place and has challenged me when i fall into self doubt. he has given me blogging time, asked questions, and helped me process ideas, advertising, and ventures. so many friends & family let me take pictures on our adventures and send me sweet notes letting me know they read everyday. i have also read books, taken classes, joined groups, and shared ideas. i think the best dream is one that you do not do alone, it is one that involves the people around you. it is deep and wide.
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