A year ago today, I decided to become a blogger.
Some people are motivated to begin blogging to because they want to make friends online, some need a creative outlet, others are motivated to help keep in touch with family.
Me? I was motivated by the cute blog designs I found at April Showers Blog Design. Yes, I was motivated by shiny & sparkly things. I decided that if I was going to invest money in a blog design I had to prove to myself that it was worth the money & that I was in it for the long haul.
So, I wrote my first post titled “Okay Seriously Now!”
I jumped in not only head first, but a big ole’ cannon ball into the pool of blogging and boy did I not know what I was getting myself into.
I had no idea how addicting it all would be! I didn’t know that every.single.thing I did would become a post opportunity or that I would have notebook after notebook after notebook filled with blogging ideas.
In the beginning, I had a terrible basic blogger design, I naively titled blog posts “Warning: This is Long!!!” that just begged people to not read it, even though it was a good post. I wrote dumb posts about my new menu pages.
But, then I started to find my writer’s voice.
I started a blog design business which has TAKEN off & has me working 25 hours a week on design! And in a few short months, I will get to announce how my business will be expanding in new & exciting ways!
My favorite part though?
All the emails, the tweets, the facebook messages, & the blog frog discussions from all the new, amazing people I’ve met.
And this is where I want to thank everyone who reads here! YOU’VE made this year awesome & YOU have me looking forward to the next one!
It’s been decided, I’m here to stay–if you’ll have me of course!