the second birthday of my lil’ blog

Today is my blog’s second birthday.

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Two years of babbling on the world wide web.

Two years of expressing so many thoughts and feelings that I couldn’t have expressed otherwise.

Because my stats are nothing extraordinary (actually, they’re quite dismal), I shall skip that boring-ness and simply celebrate my blog and talk about what I’ve loved/learned through blogging. Without being too boring. I hope.

green-chameleon-21532blogging has taught me how to explain my feelings in a way I hadn’t before.

Before I started blogging, I didn’t really have any way to explain my feelings. Journaling had never clicked with me before and besides that I really didn’t know how. Once I started blogging however, something clicked and being able to express myself is so wonderful. I’m pretty open with what I talk about on here, which leaves me sort of vulnerable, but isn’t vulnerability a beautiful thing?

pam-menegakis-388875getting comments is like getting flowers or eating cookie dough (i.e. it’s wonderful)

Getting comments is how I know y’all are reading my posts. Otherwise I truly don’t know. Not to mention how wonderful it is to see that someone took the little bit of time and energy to leave me a comment. It’s really wonderful. Also, in my two year experience I have only ever received on actually weird/mean comment, and that was on myΒ  “‘Tis the Seas- Wait what?? No Christmas” in which I believe I may have hit a nerve haha. Anyways out of the many comments I’ve gotten, there was just the one I had to hold back. But seriously, guys, I’m trying no longer to care about all the other stats and stuff, but comments still mean the world to me. And besides, when I’m sad that no one comments, I can eat cookie dough to cheer up. And when I’m happy that someone commented I can eat cookie dough to cheer up. Basically cookie dough is life. #EatMoreCookieDough

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the blogging world is pretty darn cool

discovering other people’s blogs, reading all the different styles of writing, seeing the different views people have, and their ideas, and everything is so amazing. There are so many amazing blogs out there! I pretty much follow a specific type, ya know the type where the author loves Jane Austen, is a tea addict, does reviews on musicals, likes a few classic hollywood actors, etc. and I love finding more along that niche. Getting tagged for tags is fun and makes me feel loved, and it’s just a very wonderful community.

aaron-burden-25844it’s incredibly difficult to get followers, but that’s ok

Okay apparantly followers just don’t happen for me? I’ve been here for two years, and I still only have IUO:WEIFURIOEWUROIUQO{I_(*#* followers. So that is a bit depressing, but one of my blogging goals this year is to simply not care about the stats. I may not have a lot of followers but the little followers I do have are pretty awesome. Would I like to have a nice amount of followers? Well yeah of course, but it’s not the end of the world, and I don’t blog for the numbers so it’s ok, but like it would be a nice pat on the back to finally reach my goal.

freestocks-org-160637inspiration comes from anywhere

I don’t really know how my posts get written. The littlest random thing while pop into my head and BOOM I’ve got a post. Sometimes I have 30 posts sitting in my drafts waiting to get published, while other times I go months without thinking of anything good and I have to resort to my tags (not that those aren’t bomb-diggity). Also I think I currently have over 40 titles for which I don’t have an actual post written up for, simply a title I know could be genius. I guess that’s how I often write my posts, I think of a good title and the rest normally works itself out.

jeremy-bishop-102629Β there are so many things I still don’t know how to use/do on WordPress

I only have one page, because even after all my research I can’t figure out how to make another one. I rarely remember how to get to my admin controls. And so much other stuffage.

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although in this post all the photos are from Unsplash

being able to share my photos and poems and such on here is a great outlet

As I mentioned earlier, I so many of my thoughts and creative abilities would be sitting idle if I didn’t have this blog. It’s so wonderful to be able to actually do something with it.

my lil’ baby is two today, so round of applause for my blog.

*throws confetti* *passes out cookie dough* *is awesome* *bows* *catches flowers* *accepts gifts in the form of million dollar checks or large bowls of cookie dough* *waves happily*

Anyways, thank you to each and every one of you who has supported and encouraged me on this attempt to be classic. My time past had been simply smashing, and I’m thrilled to watch the future of the blog.

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Happy ‘It’s My Blog’s Birthday’ day!

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46 thoughts on “the second birthday of my lil’ blog

  1. I do hope you reach your goal, but I’m so glad you’re working on not letting the numbers define you. I love your little blog here, and I’m so glad you mentioned it, cause I’d be losing out otherwise! Happy second birthday to your creative endeavors here!!!

    PS. I hear ya, I started working on a blog a couple years ago, and still haven’t gone public with it cause I can’t figure WordPress out/I’m kinda terrified to put myself out there like that. Anywho, bye for now!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ
    YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME AND DESERVES APPLAUSE!
    I like your positive thinking over here!
    Congratulations again Lisa!
    Keep Blogging!😊

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  3. How exciting! I love your blog SOOO much and I can’t wait to see what you do with it in the next two years! πŸ™‚ (Also I loved that you said, ‘simply smashing’ at the end. That made my day.)

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    I’m a new follower, but I have enjoyed reading your blog here. (I totally understand the followers thing. It’s easy to feel sort of discouraged at times when you don’t have many, but, like you, I try not to care too much.) But aren’t comments the best?! They really are smile-inducers. πŸ™‚

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  5. “…but isn’t vulnerability a beautiful thing?” I love that line. I’m literally trying not to cry in the campus library. I am proud that you’ve persisted lissy. The way you write your posts show one of the lovliest parts of your heart (and humor). ❀

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  6. Oh my gosh!!! Two whole years old!!! I’m so proud of you Lissa! You’ve done so well here on your lil blog. It’s such a joy to read, so encouraging and beautiful! Keep going! What you write inspires me and all your followers, so thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself here for all of us!*standing ovation* *throws roses* *tosses confetti* *gives you huge hug*

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    1. Thanks β€˜Ilse’ ☺️ I’m so glad! Thank you for the encouragement!
      *bows repeatedly* *catches roses up into a large bundle* *blows the confetti out of my face* *hugs you back tightly*

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday lil blog! And congrats Lissy on reaching two years!!!! I personally get so excited when I see you have put out another blog. Yours are always so entertaining/educational/lovable/interesting #loveyourwritingstyle.
    I totally agree the that everyone should eat more cookie dough, if only my mom would agree…lol. Keep up the amazing work! *eats passed out cookie dough* *throw flowers for this amazing blogger to catch*

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    1. Thanks so much, Ash! I’m so glad you enjoy it and everything you said made me so happy! Haha yes!! I guess I need to come visit you again so she’ll let us make a big bowl again πŸ˜‚
      Thanks sooooo much, dear friend!

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  8. Happy Blogversary honey. I also love your little blogπŸŒΊπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’“πŸŒ…πŸ‡πŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸ’•πŸ’πŸŽΆβ—οΈI hope you like stickers almost as much as cookie dough! I love the vulnerable honest sharing! And, I think your persistence & consistency is super admirable. You know what the Word says about those who are faithful in rhe small things!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ YAY for being 2 years old!

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  9. Happy blogiversary! I definitely agree that we should eat more cookie dough. Though sometimes I can’t help baking it so I can eat real cookies. You have such a great blog here! Don’t let the numbers get you down! *throws cookie dough* though I have no clue as to how that would work *throws flowers* *throws confetti*

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday!!!
    I’m so sorry this comment is so late to the party… I had no access to the internet, but I’m so happy that you’ve reached your second blog anniversary. Congratulations! You are a super special person, and it’s super cool that you share that with other people!
    #cookiedoughforever

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  11. Congrats on your blogiversary, Lissa! Blogging is a great way to express your feelings, yes! And meet all the other wonderful bloggers out there!!! I totally agree that vulnerability can be a beautiful thing. ❀

    Anyway, I tagged you over on my bookish blog for The Liebster Award (Lady Grace is my other blog). So, if you want to do it, feel free! ^_^ http://shantellemary.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-liebster-award-x-2.html

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah such an amazing platform for putting yourself out there. Yeah 😊

      Aw wow thanks so much! I shall definitely write up a draft of it, it just depends if I ever remember to publish it. I SHALL do it, you just might not see it for a few months β€˜cause I’m a slacker haha. Thank you very much, I love getting tagged!

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  12. ahh wow congratulations πŸ™‚ that is so amazing that you’ve been blogging for 2 whole years! i’ve only just begun – its only been 4 months for me πŸ˜‰ i have just found you blog and am loving your style already ❀
    ~love raf x

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