It doesn’t seem that long ago that I read a book that motivated me to become a blogger, came back from school and wrote my first blog post. I had so many ideas swirling around in my head–I couldn’t wait to start blogging!
Right now, I’m in 12th grade and it’s the first anniversary of my blog! This one year has flown by quickly. I can’t believe I’ve written close to three hundred posts in that time.
In reviewing my posts, I saw that the most popular post I’ve written over the past 12 months is My opinion On Friendship:It sucks!!. I’m thinking of writing a Part 2. Or maybe a series of posts titled, ‘Friendship and how to overcome the challenges ________.’ Gotta go with what works!
I’m always thinking about what I’ll write next. Sometimes it will be about something I’ve seen, learned or experienced. Sometimes I’ll write about a product or helpful resource. What I do try to keep in mind as I write is that a blog post should do at least one of five things for their readers:
I keep this list handy when I’m gathering ideas for my blog. I write for my own enjoyment and to keep up my skills as a writer but for the most part, I write for YOU–my reader. I hope over the past 12 months of blogging I have educated, entertained, informed, inspired and empowered you to lead a more organized life.
I also have exciting news! All being well and good, this time next year, my blog will be monetized. I can’t wait–my website has needed a makeover for a while and there are things about my blog I’d love to change (larger writing and photo area, different fonts/colors). I’ll be keeping you posted throughout the process and I look forward to celebrating my 2nd anniversary with you and my new, improved WordPress site.
Another exciting development–my book. Although I’ve said in posts that I would post updates about the book I was writing, I’ve been pretty quiet. I promise to blog about it more often in the future. I completed the manuscript at the end of last month and hired a book coach to help me navigate the sometimes bumpy road to self-publishing. One of the many details she helped me with was a title. The working title is: Abased Star. The peer review stage is almost complete and the manuscript will be reviewed by an editor by the end of the year.
With all of these exciting projects come extra work. And extra work means sometimes I don’t have ample time to write a blog postSo, I have been hosting guest bloggers to bring you new ideas and fresh perspectives when I am unable to fill that space. I hope you have learned from them–I know I’ve picked up a few great organizing ideas from my guest bloggers, too.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my posts. Your support, kind comments and words of encouragement motivate me to keep writing and bringing you the best of the world of organizing. Onward to year two of blogging!
To celebrate my anniversary, I would love to ask you all to make a good post about life and tag me in your post. I hope that’s not too much to ask. Good day!