One year ago today, I registered this domain with WordPress so that I had a platform for my thoughts and ideas. Little did I know that one year on I’d have published over 40 blog posts with views from 30+ countries around the world. Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who takes the time to read what I’ve written because without the support I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have today.
Unlike many of the plans I had last summer, writing and publishing for the world to see wasn’t one of them. It was more of a spontaneous discovery and then an even more spontaneous decision to sign up and register. The main reason as to why I clicked the sign-up button was because I believed that I had something worthwhile to share about many of the experiences that I had gone through and essentially what I’d learnt from them.
This wasn’t always the case though, if anyone has dared to go far back through my feed, they’ll see some very unusual posts about ‘summer’ which I’d started writing because many other bloggers had too. Yet I felt very empty writing these, they weren’t personal nor were they meaningful because there were so many duplicates across the blogging network. That’s when I decided my niche would be related to my experiences and I found my purpose through publishing ‘The Beauty of Failure’ which has become my most popular and viewed post to date.
Along with blogging came graphic design, many of the popular blogs have one thing in common, the designs and images they use are all unique and created by them. Throughout the year, I’ve incorporated this idea and created each the featured images myself, with the help of a few sites. Putting all these little pieces together made me understand how important the creative process is but also how difficult it can be.
I don’t wake up every morning and have the motivation to write and create and I certainly don’t always stick to a certain schedule. Sometimes it’s hard and sometimes the work that I put in will be sub-par but it’s all a learning process and despite it all, in the future, I want to continue creating because who knows where it might lead me.