Nope, that is not a typo. Today is my BLirthday. My blog birthday. My one year blogging anniversary!
I had been contemplating starting a blog for a while, and one year ago today I decided to put my big girl pants on and just do it. My first post was probably the hardest to write, but after I put it out there and pimped it out to all my friends, it got a bit easier.
It is funny how quickly you get used to sharing your life with strangers.
My blog has definitely gone through some changes over the past year, as I have tried to find a niche for myself in the blogging community (that I didn’t even know existed until I started blogging). I was first inspired by the few healthy living blogs I had stumbled across, and I started out posting mainly about my eats, and workouts.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as cheesy as it sounds, Happy or Hungry brought me a sense of joy. But as I blogged for longer, I noticed I started to gravitate more towards highlighting the random activities in my day, and my life adventures, rather than oatmeal and salad. I still loved food (I will always love food), but I started wanting to write more about the other things that were going on in my life, and tell stories (and draw pictures). Talking about my food became almost an afterthought, which led to it feeling like a chore.
Eventually I decided that being a
wasn’t for me. So I officially dropped the label that I had given myself.
I definitely find it more difficult to post daily, as it was much easier for me to write about what I ate all day. Now that I don’t have my eats to fall back on, I have been trying to hold myself to a higher blogging standard, and posts typically take me more time to write. But I feel more proud of myself afterwards. And I’m enjoying myself more. It’s working out better, for sure.
Thank you all so much for keeping up with me over the past year! I appreciate all of your comments a ridiculous amount. Honestly, I live for feedback, and I love hearing and seeing people’s reactions to things, whether positive or negative. If I am having an off day, all it takes is one comment to turn my mood around. I said before that your comments give me love bursts for you, and that was no joke! I love the interaction that this blog has provided.
I hope you will continue to follow me through to my next blog anniversary. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing in a year, but I know I’ll still be telling stories to anyone who will listen, and hopefully making someone laugh!
Now I promise the cheesefest is over, and it’s back to regular biznass! I’m going to a gay bar tonight, which should be interesting to write about tomorrow…