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3 Things I Learned In 3 Years Of Blogging

3 YEARS. I have been blogging for 3 years?! I don’t feel it, I honestly don’t. This is so insane like I made this blog when I was 15 years old and now, I’m 18. This blog grew together with me and honestly, it’s just a part of my life and I wouldn’t be the same without this little corner.

First of, I want to share some of my blogging confessions because if you know me way back 2016, you know that I’m so active in blogging and that I really work hard just to publish a post weekly. Things changed. Some of you might have noticed that I’m not really paying attention to blogging because for reals, I am not. I haven’t. And with this, I quite of feel really unproductive this year in terms of blogging but that’s okay with me because I’ve been productive in academics and in finding myself not online. I feel like apologizing to the friends that I message through twitter and instagram and I take such a long time to reply.

It’s kind of sad to me to not reach my goals but I don’t really expect anything for I haven’t worked hard to reach it. But really, I feel like this year, 2018, was made for me to focus on myself– which is a really great thing.

Another one I want to share to you is that I badly wanted to quit at some point. I decided so hard on this and I know that I still wanted to stay, and so I did. Because at some point, I know I’ll be back. I just can’t live without this writing platform because it has really been a part of my life. The community is also great that I just want to meet everyone in person because everyone is just so kind and honest and nice and ugh, they just spread love everywhere. So thank you.

So for the second and the last part, here’s the 3 things I learned in my 3 years of blogging:

    There are actually people online who would care for you. Back then, I don’t really trust people online because duh, the online world is a scary place to be in. But when I started blogging and I started to know people’s lives and started to be friends with other bloggers, I knew this was a good community to be in. I’m not pertaining to all bloggers out there but some bloggers would really care for you. It’s the nicest and the sweetest thing ever, especially if you haven’t been posting for so long and you receive sweet messages from them, gosh, it melts my heart. I hope the blogging community here continues to spread love so that others would, too. Just a little note that not all bloggers are nice, but so far for me, I’ve met really amazing bloggers who are really really nice.
    Sometimes you fail and that’s okay. As I’ve said in my ‘blogging confessions’ (lol), I kind of failed in reaching my blogging goals this year. I wrote a post 3 Things I Want To Do Before My Blog Turns 3 and I just didn’t achieve the first one which is to go self-hosted. I kind of also failed at reading blogposts because I don’t really have time because I’m cramming most of the times. And I know, it’s okay. Failures are meant to lead us to success because in failures, we learn and we’ll strive to be better for the second time around. I think this is one of the most important thing I learned in blogging.
    The views don’t matter. Well, maybe, for me. Back then, I was really hungry for views and I want my posts to reach a wider audience (which is a good thing) but as time goes by, I realized that I’m not writing for the views. I’m writing to express myself, to share the love that I feel to others and to share my life experiences. Big time views are just a bonus but there’s actually people who will read your post and you’ll be satisfied because they felt it, and it’s much more important than the views. This is also an important thing to learn because I’ve been there, I wanted views at some point but that’s nooooot what’s blogging is all about. Good thing I realized it this year.

Blogging has been really important to me, so thank you for flying with me.

Thank you for the 3 years, WordPress community. Thanks to everyone who’s read my posts, commented and to those who just came by but stayed because they felt something in my blog. Thank you. I wouldn’t be this motivated in writing if it weren’t for all of you. I’ve learned a lot of things and you were a huge part of my growth. Thank you, everyone.

And that’s all for this post. I will add this post on my Blogmas entries because it’s still December, so!! Hehe. Thank you so so much for reading. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

PS. Congrats, self! You were consistent in this community for 3 years already. Just wow! ❤️

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28 Comments

  1. Aww, great post! Congrats on 3 years 🙂

    1. Thank you so so much!!! 💖❤️

  2. Congratulations on 3 years Jirah 🙂 it’s nice to read about where you are right now. It’s also a blessing to have met you 🙂 LORD, I ask You to continue to bless Jirah, and lead her to where You want her to be 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Margaret! You’ve become a huge part of my blogging journey and it wouldn’t be the same without you! ❤️ I hope God showers you with more and more blessings because you deserve it! 💖

  3. Happy Blogoversary!

    1. Thank you so much!! 💖

  4. Congo ✌️✌️👍👍 keep going Jirah

    1. Thank you so so much!! 💖

  5. Congraaatttsss❤️ I love that you shared this and I’m so happy you’ve grown and learned because of something like this. The blogging community is absolutely amazing! And I’m also really happy you’ve had this year to focus on you, even though we all missed you😉 it’s important to take care of yourself and take breaks, I’m glad you were able to do that. We all love you! You’re a light in the world, Jirah. Happy 3 years🥰 xx

    1. Thank you so much, Gayle!! You probably know how thankful I am for you! ❤️ Thank you so so so much!! 💖

      1. Awhh anytime love❤️ xx

  6. Happy blogiversary… Congratulations on 3 years ,I have really missed your blog post ,looks I have some catching up to do here .
    Happy 3 years girlie

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I have missed you as well! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! ❤️

  7. Congratulations!! 🎉 and cheers to a good 2019! ♥️

    1. Thank you so much, my lovely El!! ❤️ I hope you had a fun Christmas and yes, cheers to the new year!!

  8. Congrats Ji!! Hope you are going well, miss talking to you 💖

    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! I’ve really missed you here too! 💖

  9. Congrats on 3 years, this post is beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you so much, Joy!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 🎄💖

  10. Congratulations. You have succeeded, now you must keep it up.

    Yay!! Wow!! That Is So Cool!! Yippee!!

    I’m not good at being one the middle ground of excited.

    1. Thank you so much my lovely!!! 💖 It’s very much appreciated! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! ❤️

      1. You’re welcome. I don’t actually celebrate Christmas, but the day was fine.

  11. Congrats on 3 years of blogging girl! I think I’ve been here with you for about half of that journey and you are honestly one of the sweetest, loveliest bloggers I’ve met on this platform. I love reading your blog so much and I hope it will continue to grow! Xx

  12. Yay! Happy 3 years Ji! 🙂 I hope to reach the traffic you have on your blog now someday!

  13. Wow three years is amazing! Congratulations!!

  14. That’s really exciting and you captured some crucial teen years in blogging!!! With all of the school work, family, friends, I think it is great that you allowed yourself to back away from blogging. <3 I'm so glad that you have found people to connect to outside of blogging as well. It's nice when we have those bloggers we connect with outside of wordpress 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, T.R!!! I missed you in here and I hope you’re doing lovely! <3

      1. 🙂 I’m doing good.

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