When I mention my blog to family and friends they usually ask “why do you have a blog?”
I’ve always had an interest in having my own website. At first I thought about starting a fashion blog, then I thought about documenting my wedding planning process. Neither of those ideas came to fruition.
Finally, after Bobby and I got married, I figured life would bring lots of exciting events (moving out of state, buying a house, having a family, etc) so I started blogging as a way for family to keep up with our adventures. But I wasn’t consistent. I started with a recap of our Honeymoon (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) and then a recap of our trip to Minnesota for Christmas. Then, we found out we were moving to NC and got really busy. From February to August I didn’t post at all. Life started to slow down in September and I found myself with an abundance of time.
I decided to get back into blogging. And this time, I was going all in! I created a Facebook page and an Instagram account. I was really nervous about putting myself out there for the world to see. First, I know my creative writing skills SUCK! That was one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog — to challenge myself to write better. Second, I was nervous about what people would think, especially friends. I worried that people would think “who care’s about sweaters” or “man, her grammar really sucks”.
I still struggle with those thoughts whenever I write a blog post, but I try to just push through. I know not every blog post will appeal to every reader, so I try to do a combination of travel, food, crafts, and personal posts. Over time I’ll figure out what style fits.
The amount of encouragement has been helpful. Bobby has been extremely supportive, as well as a few friends who’ve said “I really liked that post”. It’s also encouraging to see the amount of visitors and views I’ve had. In October I had 74 visitors and 189 views. This month I’ve had over 100 visitors and over 300 views! Knowing that people are coming back to my site and reading my content is very encouraging.
Once I get a good rhythm, I’m going to figure out how to use the Canon DSLR that has been sitting in our closet. And after that, I’d like to dabble in Photoshop. I’m excited to see how this site grows.
Thanks for following!