While I was travelling, I received a notification on my phone, informing me that it was exactly 1 year since I launched my blog! A couple weeks have now passed, and the recognition of such milestone still has yet to sink in.
After taking some time to think of whether or not I would acknowledge it, I realized that the reason I didn’t feel any sense of excitement is because I really didn’t do much with this blog until a couple of months ago. I shared a couple of posts randomly in the later end of 2015 (which I admittedly deleted). The content felt forced and wasn’t anything I truly cared about. I pushed out these silly posts because I felt like I needed something out there. I really didn’t like anything I was writing about and had absolutely no motivation to read it – so why would anyone else?
Now, I believe I have narrowed my focus to a few (broad) categories: Lifestyle, Travel, Fashion. The definition of all things millennial – but with my own spin and always unfiltered opinion of it all. I strongly believe that a personal blog requires a personal outlook of one’s life and opinions, otherwise what’s the point?
Over the last couple of months, although I have been sharing more content, the consistency needs improvement. I am proud of myself in the small accomplishments; like re-finding my passion for writing, feeling comfortable sharing my life online, and just overall focusing on anything that makes me happy. I definitely don’t promote myself to the extent that I should be, but I am still learning and this instant gratification doesn’t just happen – it takes time.
But this is also the scariest thing. As much as we say that we have time, time doesn’t wait for anyone. The fact that over a year has passed since I had the idea of the blog, and now it officially marks a year since I launched it – I am no where near where I wanted to be, but this doesn’t put me down. Instead, it makes me realize the amount of hard work and dedication you truly need to put into something if you want to see results. Personal growth isn’t handed to you, it’s YOUR personal growth – so don’t expect anything from anybody because they’re all doing the same for themselves.
If there is anything I have learned and try to embody, is that if you care about something and you want to make it successful, this needs to be your number one priority. It doesn’t mean you can’t spend time on other things, but this recognition of what takes precedence needs to be religiously implemented. Would you rather be just “okay” at 20 different things, or “the best” at 1 or 2 things?
So, here’s to my 1 year anniversary of saying I want to have a blog – and the real start of actually having a blog 🙂