10 years anniversary


Even if this blog has existed since 2013. My time on WordPress is 10 years. The same as in Facebook. It’s such a long time, it always feels less than that. Blogging is an amble and it doesn’t succeed over night. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought of deleting my blog. It has been a bumpy ride. My first blog was called ‘Not one of the gals’ It was supposed to be about F1 but like my ideas mostly end up, it didn’t go very well. I also didn’t have the motivation to continue with it. At the time I was still looking for my niche and blogging, in general, was new to me. I’ve learned a lot since I started and that’s the main thing. It’s part of learning new things.

Even these days I have thoughts about not continuing posting on my blog. But why should I stop if I really like writing in it? Like I’ve written before, this is like therapy. I can’t please everybody about the subject I write about. I’ve learned to appreciate what I get and what I have. This blog will never be in any special category and it won’t become a blog that gets 1000+ followers. I like small groups anyway. People that do have a lot of followers, usually don’t get personal with you. They might not even read your blog. No one has that much time to read every follower’s blog they follow. I don’t really know why some have the policy, if you follow me, I follow you. Blogging is not about how many thousands of followers you have, it’s about the quality you write. Especially young people think they get respect by having a lot of followers. It’s like going to the store and buy the cheapest item you can find. If you sell yourself cheap, you get cheap in return.

I’ve never really had a goal about this blog. All I wanted was to write my thoughts down and share them with others. I didn’t want to have a blog that is like any other. There’s a lot of fashion, food or lifestyle blogs but I wanted to be different. It has taken a few years to get where this blog has gone. When I started, I did get disappointed I didn’t get enough of traffic and stats were important. Now I’m glad to get at least something. Some people get their blogs out there faster than others. But like in real life, you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. It’s easy to lose motivation if you think no one is reading your blog. But there’s always someone. That’s what I’ve learned from blogging. I’m not good at giving advice but I tell you this.

If you’re new to blogging, don’t give up. Good things come for those who wait. You will get your blog out there one day. Just keep writing and learn new things. If I had given up blogging 10 years ago, I wouldn’t be here writing this. I’ve got a lot of encouragement from other bloggers and that gives me the motivation to continue blogging. Thank you for your time and thank you for being you. Let’s get another 10 years.

6 thoughts on “10 years anniversary

  1. Happy tenth anniversary. I read every word of this post. You write beautifully. I agree with the things you say. People blog for different reasons. Your reasons are good. It is normal to feel disappointed when the traffic is slow. But it is also important to know that the best works don’t always get the most traffic. Many things come into play. Therefore as you say yourself, let us keep writing. We may be impacting more people than the stats make us believe. Cheers!


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