My One Year Blog Anniversary

It was rightly said by Nikos KazantzakisSaint Francis

It is impossible for me to remember how many days or weeks went by in this way. Time is round, and it rolls quickly.

One year ago, when I hit the publish button for my first blog, I had butterflies in my belly. It did cross my mind that what if I fail in this?? What if I gain success with this!! Today, let me share with you this blogging journey of mine.

THE WONDERFUL PAST

At that time I had the zeal to do something new (still do)!! Something different.. to challenge me. The thought of having a blog was in my mind for a long time but was terrified of what if I would fail. I didn’t know the ABC’s of blogging. But I took a giant leap of faith and purchased the domain in April…not certain of what will come of it. My first post was published on May 8th, 2017. Since then till now, I was amazed to see the transformation that I went through.

Now, like every blogger has seen ups and downs in their blogging journey, I too had gone through mine. My blogging might be not much in terms of figure, but it had taught me a lot. I am glad that I pushed that Publish button because it changed my life, it gave me a new identity. I am a blogger now(all smiles).

At first, everything was clumsy, all the do’s and dont’s, templates, designing, subscribers, images, posting etc.. and above all writing. I didn’t have a clue at first but later by August 2017 I gradually began to find my voice. My most loved post above all was this. I tried different topics such as this one, this one and this one.

I made some wonderful blogger friends and had collaborated with other bloggers. Here are just a few new experiences and highlights

  • Collaborating
  • Guest Posting
  • Being Interviewed
  • Got a freelance job

EMBRACING THE FUTURE

Although this is a delayed post (coz I have been traveling)!! But my blogging journey deserved an anniversary post. A lot has been changed since last month. I have switched from WordPress to Wix(a huge time taker, especially for a layman like me who is still learning ways to manage blog). I am still in doubt whether I did it right or not, but I will fight my way out of it. So with this post, I am all ready for the new exciting journey of the second year of blogging. But with growth, there come new challenges and opportunities too. So my fingers are crossed and I hope for the best.

WEBSITE REDESIGN

If you are a regular follower, you might have noticed recently that I had changed the layouts and looks of the website. This is all because of huge site redesign with Wix. I lost a lot of data such as the kind and wonderful comments from the readers (this I regret). However, I am trying to make it more user-friendly so that you can easily navigate, moreover, better content. So stay tuned!! If you would like to get recent updates on the posts, be certain to follow my @niharika_rc account on Instagram.

Since I am a one women army for all the kinds of stuff to do here in managing the blog or my freelance work or the household chores, I am trying to maintain a good work-life balance. But I must admit, along with my personal growth I have seen my little blog grow. I must say here that I feel grateful for each and every one of you who have supported me throughout my journey. Thanks for inspiring me-motivating me-nurturing me.

For this, I am eternally grateful.

 

 

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