Wednesday, September 9, 2015

400

This is the 400th post I've published. I remember how excited I was to reach 25 posts, and while I'm not going to write a post of 400 facts about me (you're welcome) to celebrate, this is still a really big deal. Honestly I think I'm a littler prouder of this than of any yearly anniversary because this celebrates that I came back to this space 400 times to put down my thoughts. They weren't always the most articulate and well thought out, but there have been more than a few that I'm really proud to call mine.

I'm feeling at an all time high about my blogging. I don't know if it's my renewed professional writing or an increase in stats or simply that I really love my new MacBook, but I've seriously never been more sure that I love this hobby. During the past week I've watched two webinars that have seriously helped to amplify this feeling. If you ever get the chance to watch a blogging webinar, seriously do it! Not only did I come away with notes full of helpful hints and new tricks to try, but I was so encouraged to see how strong this community is. So with that in mind I knew I wanted to celebrate this 400th post with some piece of advice that I'd pass to other bloggers who maybe are looking to renew that spark. I gave a lot of thought to what profound piece of wisdom I wanted to share and ultimately I decided this was the most important thing to remember.


Not only is this the most important lesson I've learned in blogging, but probably in my entire 20s. Blogging and social media are great but they also aren't because they make comparison so easy. I don't know that I fully believe in that "comparison is the thief of joy" saying, but I do know that we are all unique with our own set of talents and shouldn't be judged against one another. 100 years ago we couldn't get jealous that the local clothing store gave Sally a bunch of free outfits because she didn't have an Instagram to on which to remind us daily. But today it seems like every other post is a humblebrag with someone showing how #blessed that are, and believe it or not everyone of us is guilty of this. So no matter how many followers or likes or viral posts you have, just remember you and what you create have worth.

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2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the milestone!!! 400 is seriously no easy feat. Can't wait to see the next 400 more!

    Pick Your Beau

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  2. 400 posts-- how awesome!! I'm so sad I missed Helene's and Melyssa's webinars (a sure problem when living abroad) but I'm glad you liked them.

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