Wow, I can’t believe I am sat here writing this post. I have a tendency to ramble on too much, so I’ll try not to make this post any longer than it has to be- that’s debatable!
Before I started my blog, I had never even read a blog before, nevermind thought about starting one! So, why did I decide to start a blog? Well, I went through a period of feeling uninspired and unmotivated, so I was feeling quite down and frustrated about this. I knew I had to do something about it; that’s when I had my lightbulb moment- why don’t I start one of those blog thingys?! I couldn’t wait to get home and get started, I was very excited. I worked very hard to get my blog off the ground, and I am still working equally as hard now!
Even though I signed up for WordPress in early January, I didn’t press publish on my first post until January 26th. I remember it took me a while to be happy with my homepage, and get to grips with everything. My first ever blog post can be found here: Nakd Bars Review. 100+ posts, 1500+ followers, 100’s of pictures and 1000’s of words later, I am proud to say that I have made it to my first Blogiversary. Blogiversary is a funny word really, isn’t it?
I have always been the sort of person who doesn’t stick to something for very long, and I go through phases. Honestly, I thought this blog was going to be of those phases. I’m also a person that likes to see results quickly and I’m quite impatient, so for me to be patient with my blog and watch it grow without instant results, really is something for me. I’ve never had any doubt in my mind that I want to continue with my blog.
In January, I had a grand total of 32 views, and in February I received 568 views (most of them were probably me!). It wasn’t until March that things began to take off really. I try not to focus too much on stats, but it is encouraging to see progress. In recent months, my stats have been pretty consistent, but I have an inkling that numbers are going be on an increase again soon- I have my fingers crossed anyway! I have published my monthly stats below, but I haven’t included the numbers because that’s quite a private thing.
Looking back, my blog has changed a lot since I started it this time last year. For starters, my blog used to be called Everything EmmZeeBee (who else remembers that?!), and I have rebranded a couple of times as well. Before I began, I read many articles about how you have to find a niche for your blog, well, I couldn’t decide on a niche, so I picked a range of topics to blog about that I’m interested in. I still do this now, and I haven’t had any negative come from it. By doing this, I think it has kept me more interested in my blog; I think I would get bored writing about the same thing all the time!
And finally, I would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for following my blog, liking my posts and for all of your lovely comments- it means the world to me! I never thought this little hobby would turn into such a huge passion of mine. Thank you for having me in this community ❤️.
Sorry if this is the first that you’ve heard of it, but I did a giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary and 1,500 followers! Thank you to everyone who entered, but there can only be one winner. And the winner is (drumroll please):