Happy Monday! I know I’m a little later than usual on here today…sorry about that! Between a garbage pick-up fiasco and having to do my grocery shopping in a different town (can you believe the town we moved to doesn’t have a grocery store?!) this morning has been a bust. That was, until I checked my blog’s analytics and realized I’d finally hit a huge milestone for me: I’ve surpassed 5,000 views a months! Sure I realize that there are blogs out there that get 5,000 hits a day, or even 5,000 hits in an hour, but over here 5,000 views a month is something worth celebrating.
I’m coming up on my 2 year anniversary of Style Inherited. Yes, really! A fun fact that most people don’t know about me is that I started my first blog back in 2012. Mhmmm. As much as I LOVED doing it, I realized I had to put it on the back burner until I was done with school.
About that first blog I launched in 2012- it was about biology. Ha! We’ve come so far in these past 7 years and now here we are today with Style Inherited. But hey, I guess I kept a little bio in there with the whole “inherited” part of it. Believe it or not, I knew all along that I’d come back to blogging once I graduated college. It was always my favorite way to express myself through writing. I studied Creative Writing in college and my creative non-fiction pieces that I wrote always echoed my blog’s tone.
Here’s the thing with Instagram, I have a love-hate relationship with the app, as do most people. Remember that time I was quoted in The New Yorker saying how over Instagram I was? Yep, that happened. I love how many amazing people I’ve met though Instagram. From people who live in the town next to mine to people who live across the country and who I’ll likely never meet in real life, I’ve made a lot of great friends through this app.
Here’s what I don’t like about Instagram: it takes my focus away from my blog. Back in 2012 Instagram existed, but it hadn’t become popular yet. Back in 2012 blogging to me just meant publishing blog posts to my blog. And you know what? I LOVED that. It was so simple and I was able to focus on writing great content and nothing else got in the way.
Fast forward to today and I’m spending probably twice as much time on Instagram as I am on my blog. But let me stop my complaining right there. What hitting this milestone has reminded me of is that I need to readjust my priorities and my outlook. I should be spending more time on my blog than on my Instagram, I mean, Instagram could disappear tomorrow. Unlike Instagram, my blog is my little corner of the internet that I own. Ah! How cool is that?!
To those of you who have been around for the long haul, THANK YOU for your support! For those of you who are new around here, THANK YOU for giving me a chance and stopping by! I hope continue to come back and visit. I’m so lucky to have this supportive, positive community of readers who really feel like friends.
I haven’t figured out exactly how I want to celebrate reaching this goal, but it won’t go un-celebrated. Me, pass up on the opportunity to celebrate something? Never! If you have any idea of ways to celebrate, I’m all ears!
I know I’m jamming a lot into this blog post, but I’ve just realized I haven’t yet shared my Summer Bucket List. I know you guys usually LOVE when I put out these lists for their inspiration, so here we go!