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! ❤️