So this is my 100th post! How very intimidating. I wanted to make this post special and not just another of the bunch, but then I realized that most people don’t really want to read a post that only talks about writing a post. Now I am not sure what I want to write about and so here we are.
When I started this blog, back in February, I wasn’t quite sure if I would continue past a certain point. Starting a project is always difficult and when it is a project that is completely new to you, can seem daunting. The learning curve for blogging is not extremely high, mostly you just show up and write, but the intricacies of the writing itself; what to write about, what themes to pick, what is your message, how do you build an audience, how often should you post, can keep you up nights.
I have been so very lucky to have made some wonderful B.B.s (bloggy buddies) here on wordpress. When I wasn’t sure if my blogs were being read, or my messages were clear, these faithful followers have sent me some motivational love and support in my comments lines and have kept my spirits up. Visiting their pages and reading their blogs has helped me to grow as a writer, reader and person.
So thank you to Martha at marthalicious.wordpress.com. You have helped me learn that there is always time to do something good for myself. You are an entrepreneur, a new home owner, a lifting diva and a true inspiration as to what you can accomplish if you are truly committed. (I don’t mean that in an institutionalized kind of way, though I am sure at times you feel like it could be true.)
Thank you Bethany at projectwhitespace.com. You are truly in inspiration. You seem to always find the good in others and give them a boost, sometimes when they didn’t even know they needed that boost. Your honesty and integrity have shone through in each post you have written. You have taught me to constantly push myself beyond what I though my limits as a blogger would be and into new territories that I had not even considered.
Thank you Heather Christina Schmidt at heatherchristenaschmidt.com. You have taught me to always try to find the bright spot in any situation. As a self proclaimed B(itch) logger, you entertain your readers with the chaos of the modern SAHM’s life while simultaneously laying your soul bare to your readers. You talk about the tough issues of family and mommy life in a way that is accessible to your entire audience, all while keeping a sense of humor that is sharper than a razors edge.
Thank you Jennifer at jenniferhudy.wordpress.com. You are one super spunky lady! The newest addition to my must reads list, you have inspired me to keep going even when it seems like I should stop. Your blog is so upbeat and full of energy. You take pride in your accomplishments and hold yourself accountable. You don’t punish yourself for little flubs in your routine, but you do acknowledge the room you have to grow. Visiting your page always brings a smile to my face and I love how much your personality shines through in every post you write.
Thank you ladies for giving me the motivation I needed to continue this blog. Your supportive comments and encouragements have helped me in so many aspects of my life. I am truly blessed to have come into contact with you all.
There are a few more blogs that I follow closely but have not had the opportunity to become so intimately acquainted, oh that sounds kinda dirty ;), with that I would like to share with the rest of you readers.
For finding beauty in the simple elegance of the written word I suggest fivereflections.wordpress.com.
For the ultimate fitness/crossfit junkie, you may like to visit idrankthecfkoolaid.wordpress.com.
For a unique view of fashion and culture from across the sea, go to aquahlekkergarla.wordpress.com.
For great beauty product trials and reviews with a lot of heart and humor, I suggest anonymoushedonist.wordpress.com.
A finally thank you readers! You have been so kind and supportive. You inspire me to keep writing and keep trying new things. You keep my mind on a constant lookout for interesting experiences that I can share with you and I thank you so very much for showing up and reading.
I will leave you all now with a few things that have failed to last as long this blog, some of them sacrificing their very existence in the struggle to keep me going.