Welcome to my kindom

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Welcome to my kingdom to my old and new followers. I almost have 500 followers on this blog. I never imagined I would even get any. But I guess patience is a virtue for a blog like this. Some followers have disappeared but I got new ones instead. So thank you for finding my blog. It’s still for writing down my thoughts and share my experiences. Even it got .blog on the end of the link, blogging will still remain as a hobby.

I found a post from August 2013 about 5 things I can’t live without. I did post before that too though. I was only testing the ice so to speak. It was only after my mother died in 2013 that I started to blog more in 2014. It’s been good therapy. It was actually The Daily Post (RIP), Zero to Hero challenge that I learned more about blogging. The updating the site is over but there’s still great tips there for any blogger who starting out. Just a free tip 😉 I learned there a lot.

This post is going to be my 855th post and that is a lot. It would take forever to read all of them. I don’t even remember what I’ve written. I rather look at the present and the future. I’m probably gonna repeat many times about the same things and that’s not because I’m over 40 and my memory starts to go. It’s more about the information I have in my head. There so much it spills over. It’s amazing how human brains work. We’re all like walking computers. If you don’t use your brain it will get lazy. It seems some people use their brains even less because of the smartphones. Luckily I don’t have one and I won’t fall for that trend. Unless I really, really have to.

So welcome to my kingdom. It’s been a long run so far. I hope you all enjoyed my blog so far. I just wanted to thank you all for finding this blog. I really appreciate it. This what blogging is about, sharing and caring. Greetings from a hot Finland and it doesn’t seem to stop for a while. This place really needs a cold shower (rain) but that’s wishful thinking even if the forecast says it will come. It better or it will be too tiring to do anything. That includes writing a new post to this blog.

 

Upgrading to Personal Plan wasn’t a nightmare

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I did it. I upgraded this blog to Personal Plan so now the URL to it is tomboyforlife.blog. But you can still use the old one. Upgrading wasn’t a nightmare at all. It was actually quite easy. Everything is in order and nothing has disappeared. Even the old comments are still there. Even if I have an own domain somewhere else, I still decided this blog needed it’s own. Since this is a personal blog, the personal plan was all I needed. And it’s also ad-free, which is nice.

I decided to celebrate it with a new prompt, Rag Tag Daily Prompt. Thank you Reflections of An Untidy Mind for suggesting it. It seems my blog lives on prompts. It’s almost like a nightmare when there’s isn’t many likes in posts. That’s not the reason I started with this prompt though. Since The Daily Post decided to quit, it felt a bit empty without a writing challenge. It’s nice to know people decided to continue where The Daily Post ended. It fills the void and it doesn’t feel so lonely. It’s still early days but I think when people find the RDP, it will bloom. Starting a new blog is always like a nightmare. Thankfully it will get easier once it has launched itself into the blogging world.

4th Anniversary of One Line Sunday

one line sunday anniversaryHow time flies when you’re having fun. On June 1, 2014, my One Line Sunday started. It feels like it was last year so I was kind of surprised when I saw on my Facebook that it was actually 4 years old already. The first post was this. I’ve added graphics to the post later on. I was quite new to blogging so at the time I didn’t have an image on my posts. At least not on this one. I never thought the whole one line Sunday would stick. It was some kind of experiment and I didn’t even plan to keep it. I’m glad I did. People seem to like it and that’s great.

I thought about having another day where I have a subject but other things have taken my time. Maybe in the future. Now I just keep the one line Sunday. 4 years is a long time. At least for me so I’m quite proud of that.