Twelve Years Later

The first post I ever wrote for this blog was on April 16, 2012. I originally started this project because blogging was a thing then - at least more so than now - and because I wanted to find my place in the world. It wasn't an exciting post, by any means, but rather a recipe for easy funnel cakes. I didn't post much because I didn't know what to post about. 

That changed when I started writing in late 2013/early 2014. I repurposed the blog to become a way to promote my writing. Along the way, I realized that only blogging about my writing produced few posts so I started incorporating other aspects of my life: homemaking, frugality & money, traveling, hiking, etc. 

It's wild to think that twelve years have gone by. In fact, as I'm writing this it is April 16, 2024 - twelve years to the day. Coincidence that I thought about my blogging career on its anniversary? Maybe. 

Over the years, I've developed a loyal (albeit small) reader base that has been here with me throughout it all. You were here during my married years, the tumultuous years when everything seemed to go wrong, all my book releases, my day trip adventures, vacations, single life, moving, and everything in between. 

Over the years, there have been a few times when I thought about scaling back or hanging it up altogether. I even rebranded one time, before changing back not too long after. 

Now, twelve years later, I'm still doing what I originally set out to do - promote my work and create blog posts that connect my readers and me. 

Thanks for being here, and for those of you who've been with me for years, I'm glad you stuck by me.



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