One year of blogging!

A little more over a year ago, I deleted all my Social Media accounts.
There were too many people I didn’t want to be reminded of.

Although it seemed like the best decision ever, I did miss platform where I could let go of my frustration, show my creative side or share some funny occasions.

I needed an “anonymous” start.
After some googling, I decided on WordPress.

I started very doubtful and clumsy.
I have deleted most of what I wrote in the start.
The 1st month I had a whooping 496 views!

Not a great first motivation, but I continued.
A few days ago, WP notified me I have been blogging for a whole year!

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Blogging has been life changing in the most positive way.

I met some amazing people on here.

I sold 3 T-shirts thanks to Julieย & Final Chapter.

Jasper told me once “By reading your post, I feel like I am getting to know you better”.
I got to know myself a lot better too!

What do the stats say?

# current followers : 1469
# average likes on post : 58

Percentage of followers actually interested in my post: 58 / 1469 = 3.95 %

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That’s actually quite sad ๐Ÿ˜‰

But I do see the same people appearing on my posts, so these 58 are really amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s make it another year guys!

 

59 thoughts on “One year of blogging!

  1. 496? In your first month? I had 14. The 2nd month 27.

    It’s funny that you say that Jasper gets to know you better that way. It is true. We do get to know ourselves better when we express our true thoughts and feelings.

    I just visited your store and saw some items that I don’t remember before (the cloud/ thunder). I’ll have to think about that. How does this store work? Do YOU get the order? You print it and ship?

    Well, even though I am not always a part of those 58, I am here.

    Cheers to another year!

  2. In the 2nd month I had 4,8 K! Never reached that amount anymore!
    I had a lot to share back then!

    Blogging has been a great self reflection!

    Thunder, cloud and Pineapple are quite new!

    I think the items are printed in China.
    I will get a notification. You can use a fake name, but it will show the city you order from.
    Itโ€™s not necesarily cheap either! Shipping is 6 euroโ€™s!
    Iโ€™m not sure what the best way is to do this. I donโ€™t one bilion items in my house ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The mugs are good quality though.
    Donโ€™t do it if youโ€™re not comfortable!

    Thank you! Looking forward for another year

  3. Yeah, 58 strong! โ˜บโ˜บ Here’s to a continuing future of more awesome posts!

    The mention of old blogging posts brings to mind those embarrassing ones I still have… For some of them I really had no idea what I was doing and was writing just to take up space. Cringe. I’ve thought about removing them but I guess they’re a testament of improvement over time.

  4. I wish I didn’t delete them! But I even deleted them from the deleted! UGH.
    I wish WP made a bit easier to find someone’s old blogs though! Can be fun to read ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I’ll think about it. I saw the thunder cloud and pineapple and it really hit my sweet spot. However, I do have quite a few mugs. So I’m thorn, but I wanted to let you know I’m thinking about it.

  6. Haha, can’t make up your mind eh ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Valentino is my forever babe! I have his entire collection!

    I can make that combination.
    Do you want the text on it?
    If so, do you want a darker mug and white letters. Or light color with black letters?

    Or anything else written on it?

    Or just the picture?

  7. They can definitely be cringy, but like you said – they are just a testament of your change (and improvement). That’s how I look at that. I read my old writing and I wince. I thought it was great back in the day, though.

  8. Same! I thought I was doing well and now I’m too embarrassed to pull those posts up and look at them. Maybe someday for fun I will do a post reviewing some bits of my old writing.

  9. That’s actually a good idea. A post on “what not to do”. To me, old writing can be entertaining. Sometimes it makes me laugh to see what I wrote. Sometimes I just have no idea what I was thinking. And sometimes it just makes me feel proud that I’m evolving.

  10. Here we go, Goldie custom made:

    Let me know if this is what you like.
    The cloud looks a bit small, but I could make it bigger(!)

  11. Yes, if you could make the cloud a bit bigger, it would be perfect.
    Actually, I like the sides you chose for each doodle. That’s how I would have wanted it.

  12. Congratulations! I can tell you that your blogging stats are not the average stats from someone who’s been blogging for a year only! This means that you upload quality content on a regular basis. Having just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, I can confirm that. Keep up the good work!

  13. Iโ€™ve only just started following you, but I make an effort to read your posts. I do feel like Iโ€™m getting to know someone by reading your blogs. To โ€œhearโ€ the thoughts and feelings from a stranger even more than that of your closest friends is kind of refreshing. So I hope to continue with you and your journey this year, and I hope it brings you even more happiness and enlightenment this year !

  14. Aw yay congrats!
    That sounds so refreshing.. you deleting all your social media accounts. I’m kind of tempted to do the same but.. all these memories! I was actually just about to delete all my chats on my FB messenger but there were these chats I had with people I don’t talk to anymore and.. for some reason I wanted to keep em even though I doubt I’ll ever go back to them or read them.. so I guess I’ll pull the plug sometime and start anew! I think actually deleting FB would be hard, though.

  15. Deleting Facebook was hard indeed!
    I could have stayed friends with many more people (who were from foreign countries).
    But oh well.
    Blogging is a better platform for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good for you and glad you found a way to express yourself and not get caught up in a lot of social media drama ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Thank you! I have really been enjoying blogging so it never felt like hard work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just noticed that I can’t find a FOLLOW button.
    This is an error many bloggers make and I am mad at WP for not notifying the blogger.
    I think you can either change when you click on your picture and then settings.
    Or maybe you have to make a widget.

    Hope it works out for you!

  18. Thank you Samantha! I’m relieved!

    BTW, when I click on your site, it still says it’s not available!
    It says this: dictionarydutch.wordpress.com
    Is it correct or?

  19. I donโ€™t remember the first or second month stats๐Ÿ˜Š I enjoy reading your posts because you keep things real!

    Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!!๐Ÿ’

  20. Congratulations on your first anniversary on WordPress! The story behind starting your blog is so genuine. I hope your blog brings even more positive energy in your life.

  21. Yeah I don’t stay connected with anyone through FB. I do use the messenger often. I mostly want to keep FB because of the groups and so my old pictures won’t disappear.

  22. Thanks!

    You can find all that information in your โ€œstatsโ€ page whrn click on โ€œinsightsโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Woohoo! Thanks so much! Hope it arrives fast!
    I am 0,78 USD richer now ๐Ÿ˜…
    Watch out world, one million more and Iโ€™ll be rich ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  24. I think the stats aren’t that important. It’s normal to maybe loose some motivation but keep blogging ๐Ÿ’ช You will get there. I also feel like even if someone have much followers not everyone is reading it. The ones who do are the best followers and turn into friends ๐Ÿ’– Congrats on this milestone! ๐ŸŽ‰ You deserve it. Mine will turn one year next month yesss excited

  25. You are a fabulous writer, one whose young wisdom extends much past this old guy’s!

    (and I’ve been going 6 years, only 8 posts have more than 100 hits..)

    Keep writing!!

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