It’s been two years since I started this blog (originally on Tumblr then I migrated over to WordPress). It feels a bit unreal that I have been blogging for this long as blogging still feels new to me in many ways. I have always maintained that I write this blog for fun, and that is still true. I love to write and this is my little spot on the internet to share my thoughts, photos of my cooking, etc. I don’t often think about my stats but today I took a peek and I was shocked to see that 92 people follow my blog! For some, that’s a small number, but I think it’s amazing that this many of you have found me and followed. Thank you!
I’ve also received over TWO THOUSAND spam messages, ha ha.
Writing a blog has been an exercise in commitment (this post will be #172). I strive to put up two posts weekly. I often schedule these in advance but I fall behind on this a lot. There is a unique pressure that comes from doing something for yourself. I don’t want to let myself down. However, whenever I miss a week I don’t beat myself up over it. Sometimes life happens. We all need a break from the things we love. I think it’s healthy.
Blogging has been a rewarding experience for me. I have met people and reconnected with old friends who read a post that resonated with them. Having your words be special or important to others is amazing. Thank you to everyone who has ever reached out to me about a blog post either by commenting, sending me an e-mail or contacting me through other social media. Sometimes people offer words that are unwanted but for the most part I have had only positive interactions with readers.
I wanted to share some of my favorite blogs in the hopes that you will find something new to read about. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate two years of blogging than by spreading a little blogger love!
Bluchickenninja – Emma writes a lot about books but she also shares various random things. I love her concise summaries and reviews of what she’s been reading. I don’t think I’ve ever been bored by her posts. They’re all a pleasure to read.
jakerobertknight – Jake is a writer and he shares his writing on his blog. He’s a wonderful, charming human and I’ve had the pleasure to correspond with him via email about everything from writing to the weather in Australia. He’s working towards publishing his first book and his blog lets you join him on this adventure.
Aisha’s Oasis– Aisha’s blog documents her life in Egypt. She moved there from South Carolina in order to be with the man she loves. Her writing has a lot of elements that I would equate with magical realism. The way in which she relates her story walks the line between reality and fiction taking steps in either direction at times. I have greatly enjoyed her writing and the story of how she ended up in Egypt is heartwarming and fascinating.
Makeup Muzings – E has been loving makeup probably for as long as she can remember. She hasn’t posted in a while but her reviews are always honest and to the point. I used to love YouTube for product recs but now that it’s all about the money I find that I would much rather hear product endorsements from somebody who doesn’t have a financial stake. She’s also a lovely friend to me.