*Looks up and realizes that on the thirteenth of this month I will have been blogging for seven months* That's right, y'all! SEVEN WHOLE MONTHS!!! (Which, I think is pretty amazing…) Some of you have been with me since my first few posts, some of you stumbled upon me a bit more recently. But either way, we're here! Just five more months until it's been a year!!!
Today I went alllllllllllll the way back to my very first post. And I cringed, and laughed at my awkward entrance. I will not link it here, it's far to awful, if you want to see it, you're going to have to go back, and then you can laugh at me. But to give y'all a clue on how cringe-worthy it is, I started the post with this: Hi. My name is Gray Marie Cox.
*cringes* I know, I know. One can literally imagine me swaying on the balls of my feet, with my arms clasped uncomfortably in the front!
Its been so much fun blogging. Way more fun than I ever expected. And I've come so far. I started out with only knowing three other bloggers, and look where I am now.. it's shocking to be perfectly honest. Why anyone would ever bother to read any of my ramblings is far beyond me, but there you are. Just… wow. Thank you!
Amazingly, Writing is Life has been doing pretty well! I've gotten over 11,000 page views, it just takes my breath away even writing that fact.
My biggest audience is the United States, then Australia (go figure! There are a lot of aussies on blogger!!! :P), then Canada, then the United Kingdom, and then South Africa.
Like, how?!?! I remember writing my first post and thinking only three of my friends in real life would ever read my blog!
Oh, and I also sort of started a movement?!?! The official Rebellious Writing website will be opening August 9th, so that's exciting! :D
I suppose I should tell y'all what I've learned about blogging so far!
Be yourself. Blogging is a hobby that relies on how interesting you are, so letting your personality shine through is essential!
Be passionate. If you like something, there's a chance others like it too! So don't hesitate to let your passion take over your blog!!!
Be confidant. Remember that this is your blog, and you can do whatever you want on it! Don't let haters hold you down, there will always be hater, but there will also always be people who love you and your content.
I don't really know what else to say… just, thank you! Thank you, for sticking around. Thanks for being a part of this blog, it means a lot to me.
And if you're new here, I hope you stick around too!! We have fun here… sometimes! Other times we have discussions and friendly debates in the comment sections, and we also talk about everything under the moon here!
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I'm so excited about what the future holds for this tiny corner of the internet, and I am glad y'all are here to experience it all with me!!!!!