I’ve kinda forgotten what it was like making a blog post that isn’t structured. But what do you know, another year has passed and I’ve apparently been blogging for two years now? Wow.
I have to be honest with you– it’s been tough. I’ve been dragging the last few months, but I have to say it’s been since I switched from writing/sharing every day to five days a week that I’ve noticed the real difference. So, several months now. I’ve made posts expressing my own surprised delight about writing every day and being uncertain how I’ve managed. Persistence. Dedication. Stubbornness.
I shared this as a inside joke. A “hey, I have an unhealthy obsession with all things English, wanna hear the British equivalent to x?” and it just… went from there. Well, that and I thought dictionary definitions and examples lacked any real guidance so I decided to get creative.
Two years later and here we are. Over 800 followers. I’m rather embarrassed to check to see how many posts I’ve made, truthfully haha. Am creeping up on 40,000 views. 12,000 visitors?! I’ve found myself a great little community here and it has been mind-boggling and awe-inspiring. Every time I allow my anxiety to get the best of me, I get lovely comments and it makes me rethink my hastily made decisions.
To those that have been with me since the beginning, thank you.
To those that have been with me for over a year, thank you.
To those that have been with me a short time, thank you.
I am perpetually mystified by the responses I receive. It’s so nerve-wrecking to share, even with a layer of anonymity. Which may not make sense to some of you, but two years has done some work to keep me from spazzing out when sharing particular posts!! I know every day isn’t the best I’ve ever written and I don’t except it to be. Honestly? Two years has been a ginormous learning experience, a beautiful curve of exploration and frustrations, and continuously reminding myself to keep trying despite the outcome.
Since I’m on an honest kick, I have to say I’m burning out.
I am contemplating a longer hiatus. Haven’t made any concrete decisions yet, but wanted to let you know. Two years of writing damn near every day has festered at my muse. I’ve been working on other projects and have struggled balancing the time between them and blogging. The only reasons I haven’t outright quit are I am sentimental and it feels like a failure to give up without due consideration.
I just want to express how inexplicably grateful I am for each and every single one of you who has been on this journey with me.