…Birthday! We are ONE today!
One year ago today I posted my first blog post, having decided to ‘have a go’. There was no picture in it! I didn’t know where I was going, or what I would really achieve by doing it. But I did know I wanted the opportunity to write and post some of the pictures I take. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
It’s so easy to be taken in by what others say about blogs – know your target audience…know your subject…have a plan…publicise your blog for maximum traffic…spend lots of time writing top quality posts… Much of that is hard when one has little time. When I started to write and post I wrote and posted what I would like to read, and posted pictures I would like to look at. That is still my focus now. And in this one year, only once have I read my mantra – write for yourself. For me, that’s the most important bit. Writing for others means there are many who will be excluded, and it’s really hard trying to be someone that I am not to please others! That’s just not my thing.
I’ve added in some book reviews as I’ve gone along – because I love reading and thought others might like to know what I’ve found. I’ve featured all kinds of meals and snacks, which I didn’t think I would originally. I haven’t really featured much about afternoon tea at all, but I still love the ritual of afternoon tea. I don’t have much traffic through the blog – but that doesn’t matter to me. I just enjoy looking at something I’ve created which I never thought I would have the opportunity to do, nor which I thought I would have the confidence to do.
I would like to say A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all those who follow my blog, who have contributed with comments and likes, and who take a look to see what’s going on here. Your support is very much appreciated.
All there is left to say is: Here’s to the next year, and…