For someone that’s not very good at sticking to things, celebrating my 6 month blogiversary is kind of a big deal!
Today marks 6 months since I launched Sons, Sand & Sauvignon. And you know what? I couldn’t be prouder of myself.
I spend so much time worrying about whether my blog cuts it in this massive market, whether my content is good enough to grow as much as I want to, whether I will get anywhere with it, or whether one day I will just get bored, stop, and put it away in a little virtual memory box to make me smile from time to time.
But then I look at how far I have come in what is actually a short space of time, and I feel an incredible amount of self worth, pride and achievement.
So i thought, for my little celebration I will look at what I have achieved rather than worry about what I’m missing. For nothing but a bit of a reflection and a reminder of how my blog journey is progressing along the way.
- I have completely redesigned the blog, and I for one think for the better! And I have only done that through the skills I have learnt along the way.
- I have gone against the grain for one of the first times in my life by adding in my wedding section
- This blog has allowed me to rediscover my love for parts of me that were lost. Mainly my creative side. I forgot how creative I could be but in the past 6 months I have realised, actually I’m ok at this stuff!
- I had my first review opportunity, and since my re design I have had 3 more! Eeek!
- I am an advocacy blogger on Emma’s diary
- I have somewhat accepted, I may not be the perfect mum, but hey nobody else is
- I have felt pride outside of parenting for the first time in a long time
- I have made some amazing new relationships that I hope and expect will turn into life long friends
- 2 of my posts have gone a little ‘crazy’ (that means-not viral but an eeeek moment happened)
- I have surprised myself, friends and family
- My average monthly page views has doubled in just 6 months without much self promotion
- It has given me opportunities I never thought were possible, even if they are as simple as blog events, review opportunities and a way to create an income within time
- It has completely changed my life
And most importantly it has given me the courage to explore ambitions I have previously kicked to the curb.
So I think it’s safe to say, I’m happy, I’m proud and I bloody love what I do!
For those bloggers just starting out, stick with it, it is an amazing community to be part of!
I’m off for wine!