Happy 1st Blogiversary!
first of all, I cannot believe that my little blog is a year old today. About a year ago, I moved out to California. The West Coast is definitely a bit different than the East Coast. The only person I knew in here was my boyfriend. It made me feel very isolated,lonely to be honest, and probably thats why I started this whole blog thing to record/document my life,people and places. Honestly the main purpose of this blog was more for me than others however over the short(a year) period of time, I enjoyed communicating with other bloggers and readers.
As a person who has a very indecisive mind, my first year of blogging has been gone through numerous ups and downs. From shutting down the blog for few good months and changing the host to self hosted WordPress from Blogspot. One of the biggest mistake I’ve made was changing my domain name too frequently ; which resulted in losing 500+ daily visitors/readers. But of course, I met lots of wonderful other bloggers/friends and share the same love. I’ve also started my own little business and I think it’s one of the best thing I’ve done in 5 years of my life.
From blogging, I have learned so much and surprisingly it affects my entire lifestyle. As I mentioned in my previous posts, my english- especially the writing has gotten better, very inspired by many bloggers and possibly my camera control skill improved over the year. Even though I’ve learned a lot throughout blogging, the lesson that tought me the most was ‘ comparison is the thief of joy.’ Well, I have done this in the beginning stage of blogging. I knew there are many bloggers in the community but didnt really realized that there are tons of bloggers, much more that what I’ve thought. My blog was fairly small (still is) and didnt even had a clear tag that can belong – as such as beauty or fashion, art etc.. I ended up spending much time comparing myself to other bloggers, and the worst – started to follow doing what other was doing. That was the worst idea which I thinking of it now. Comparing myself to others never ends. When I stepped into it, it got deeper and deeper, and eventually killed my joy and happiness of blogging ; thats why I shut my blog down for awhile. However I am glad I got over it now and not in that mindset anymore. Now I blog for my own joy.
I enjoy my time blogging so far and will probably blog for another years. I always say this but once again, it’s great feeling to have my own little space on the web! I truly want to thank each and one of you who reads my blog either regularly or irregularly, I dont care if you are one of my subscribers or just randomly stumbled upon here, thank you so much for the wonderful blogging experience!
◆ Generally, I dont do much giveaways on my blog however i am in process of organizing a giveaway for my blogiversary! It will be up probably in next week so please check back. 🙂1