Six months ago today I hit publish on my first ever post for The Ameri Brit Mom blog. It was such a huge step toward my personal goals and a huge day in my life. I went from closet writing to publicly releasing my work in a matter of seconds. Previously, I had a readership of one (my husband), but now I have just under 1000 subscribers who regularly receive and read my work. A lot has changed over the past six months and so many opportunities have surfaced for me all because I had the courage to make my dreams public.
I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey. If you have taken the time to read anything I have posted on this blog you have contributed to my dream.
Things have been busy at the Sisley home over the past week. My husband has begun working in the school district where I am also employed. We are right smack in the middle of a transitional period, so if it seems like my posts have been shorter and further between it is because we are trying to figure out this new schedule and rhythm which consequently is making it a struggle to pencil in my writing time. But, this transitional phase will be coming to an end soon and I will be regaining my regular writing habits and routines.
Before I hit publish on today’s post I want to share two things with you. The first thing I’d like to share are some statistics from my blog over the past six months.
As of today I currently have 993 followers or subscribers.
My blog has been viewed 3,408 times by 1,592 different browsers from 30 different countries.
I have received 123 comments and 464 likes.
I have published 132 unique posts.
For me, it has never been about the statistics, but they are definitely a huge encouragement to look back on. When I took the leap of faith and became a blogger I never could’ve imagined the success I would receive in the first six months.
The second thing I want to share with you are a couple of projects that I am working on for my blog:
- Starting tomorrow I will be a part of a writing link-up called On Being a Writer based on the book On Being a Writer by Anne Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. I will post twice a week about this book and topics featured on Kate Motaung’s blog.
- Now that my blog is six months old it now qualifies for quite a few blogging groups so I will be beginning the process of membership in to these groups.
- Next week, I will begin a series that will be published every other month reviewing the online fashion and personal stylist site, StitchFix. This is going to be a series based on my personal experiences with this program. If you aren’t familiar with StitchFix please check out their site by next week.
If you have any ideas for other writing ideas or opportunities for me please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for making these six months so meaningful and fulfilling. I look forward to growing with you in the future.