Today marks one year since I started this blog. It’s hard for me to believe! If you had asked me a few years ago if I thought I would ever have a blog, I would have said you were out of your mind. What on earth would I have to write about?
Of course a year later, many of you probably know…it’s hard to shut me up sometimes. I always seem to have something to write about. So far, writer’s block has not been an issue for me, although I am sure at some point it will be.
I checked on a few of my stats for the year:
I’ve published 217 posts. I think that’s pretty good!
I have 80 drafts. No, that does not mean I am well prepared for future posts. They are all unfinished. I have a very bad habit of starting to write something, getting another idea, and then ditching my original idea until later. I do this when I am excited about something I am talking about too…drives my husband crazy! Sometimes it’s nice to have the half-finished drafts though…when I can’t think of anything to write, I can usually finish one of these off!
Here’s a few things I’d like to work on:
Blog organization and planning This goes without saying. I’m writing my 1 year bloggiversary post at night (and not the night before). Need I say more?
Guest posting Crystal at Mommifried has a great post on guest bloggers today, and it’s something I’ve been thinking about. I would like to have more guests on my blog, and I’d also like to guest blog on other blogs more often as well. I do have a swap coming up which I am excited about! Recently I had Vinma from A Momless Mom on talking about Parenting in a Foreign Land, and that was very well received.
Learn how to write quicker I know this comes with time. It used to take me forever to get a blog post out. The month that I did the challenge where I had to post every day, I started writing a lot faster. But I could definitely still improve.
One of the things I love the most about blogging is the community. I have made so many wonderful online friends, a number of which I have also been lucky enough to have met in person as well. I decided I wanted to do a giveaway for my bloggiversary, but I thought it would be nice to team up with one of my blog friends for it. So I am very excited to share with you my friend Bev at Linkouture! If you aren’t familiar with Bev, she is an extremely talented artist, and her jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Check out her Etsy shop to see all of her unique jewelry designs! One of my lucky readers will win this gorgeous bracelet worth $50! Will it be you?
Here’s what I want to know!
- What do you like reading about most on my blog?
- What would you like to see me write more about?
- Must be 18 to enter.
- US Only.
- Email addresses will be added to our regular mailing list for A Dish of Daily Life.
- No exchanges.
- Item will be shipped to the winner free of charge.