During a quiet moment while walking my dog in the park today, it dawned on me that I started blogging 1 year ago! So, I decided to award myself! (I'm patting myself on the back right now!) When I wrote my first post about my favorite brand of shoes I had no idea what would transpire. Here I am 112 posts, 7290 pageviews, & 27 followers later. As an amateur blogger I am always learning, and after seeing my first few posts I know I have picked up a lot along the way. I regularly participate in Wordless Wednesday, I follow-up on posts, I have a few themes (not weekly but reoccurring), and I make sure to add links (to older posts, websites, & other blogs). Next step is to create a badge/button but I need a little more spare time. At first the only readers I had were friends & family and that was because I harassed them weekly to pull-up my blog or follow me by email. Nowadays people from around the world read my blog, willingly I might add, ha-ha! It's a nice feeling of accomplishment, even though I didn't really have any blogging goals or expectations in the beginning. Maybe it's time to set a few goals, I could definitely use a few more followers. I also have to be realistic, I am a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) so blogging takes place in my spare time. But who's to say it couldn't lead to more... for now I am content with my progress, and I am happy to accept the 1 Year Award (even if I am giving it to myself)!
Since I borrowed this image/award from another blogger, I might as well give them credit. Thanks to M&G at The Holmes Home
According to the rules of the blog award, it is to be passed on to 3 other new bloggers for encouragement, here's to you ladies! :
Girl in Geilenkirchen
Nine and Ninety Nine
Theresa's Mixed Nuts