WordPress and Me–Happy Anniversary to Us

One year ago today on a whim I decided to begin writing a blog. I promised myself I’d post something every day for one month. Really, that was my only goal, just to consistently write. How hard could it be? 

That first month was pure agony. I worried about what people would think. I worried about how many people might read my words. I worried about topics. I worried about fonts and styles. I worried about running out of things to worry about. I’m a great worrier.

After 30 days I think I had five followers. Five. But I found I was enjoying the writing. I even enjoyed racking my brain for topics. And five people were reading my blog. Two of them even seemed to like it.

I decided to keep posting daily for three more months. The agony was still there, but I learned to work with it, to make it work for me instead of against me on most days.

In addition, I learned about tagging my posts–finding the little bits and pieces within a piece that might draw people to my writing. Suddenly I had people from all over the world reading what I wrote and following me. In turn, I found bloggers whose work interested me and began following them. (See below)

We began a give and take of information and support. It was amazing to have others read and comment on my writing. That’s become my favorite part of this adventure.

Three months turned into a year, and I’m proud to say that I’ve averaged more than one post per day for the past 365 days. I have a few more than five followers now, but that’s beside the point. I have fun! 

I’ve learned something wonderful from these writers/photographers/artists:

Stop worrying! Be yourself! Write!

www.http://sanseilife.wordpress.com

https://tlryder.wordpress.com

http://trudistreasures.com

http://inesemjphotography.com/

https://aroilinpain.wordpress.com/

http://shirleysheaven.wordpress.com/

http://notesfromtheuk.com/

http://frommidnighttodawnlight.com/

https://mikesteeden.wordpress.com/

https://doubleupoet.wordpress.com/

https://reachingmeadowlane.wordpress.com/

http://poesypluspolemics.com/

https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/

https://eurobrat.wordpress.com/

http://movingtowardsthelight.com

http://naturehasnoboss.com/

https://belindacrane.wordpress.com/

https://mommycookforme.wordpress.com/

http://kittomalley.com/author/kittomalley/

http://themischiefmemoirs.com/

https://epicgran.wordpress.com/
https://redswrap.wordpress.com/

I know I’ve left some important folks out. It wasn’t intentional, I promise! 

Peace and thanks, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

18 thoughts on “WordPress and Me–Happy Anniversary to Us”

  1. Awwww .. shucks girl! Congratulations on your big anniversary! I can always rely on having a smile and/or big belly laugh when I see one of your posts. You have the most wonderful sense of humour and I’m so glad we bumped into each other in our little blogging world! 🙂

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  2. Happy anniversary! Thank you for the mention but I assure you that you have had an great impact on me and my blog as well. Our meeting here on WordPress was mutually beneficial. Here’s to another year. And another. 🙂

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  3. Thank you! Isn’t it wonderful once you get through the first few months of worrying about what everyone else thinks. That is when the real writing begins, and I am so happy you are continuing your journey. I find your posts to be quite entertaining 🙂

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Love your blog and your fantastic sense of humor! You are a great writer and poet, but the most amazing is that you are a wonderful human being and I feel lucky knowing you. Way to go! Hugs!

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