Post a Week participant Donna, author of Huffygirl’s Blog, recently celebrated her first blogoversary. In A look back: my first year of blogging, she reflects on the inception and evolution of her blog. Here’s an excerpt from her post:
I started my blog mid February 2010 when I was spending way too much time home alone, and feeling a need to do something new and creative…My original thought was to write about health and wellness…But then one day I cleaned my self-cleaning oven, all the while with a satirical script running through my head, and the Satire Friday category was born.
Since then I’ve branched out into other categories…Random Thoughts and Personal Rants, which are exactly what they sound like; Exercise and Fitness, fueled by my own journey to improve my cardiovascular fitness level; HuffyHow, inspired by my discovery of how to get tulips to stand up straight in a vase, Plinky Prompts, short stories written in response to a topic assigned by Plinky, Nature, to cover my interests in gardening and birds, and Food, because we all have to eat, so why not make it interesting?
She also highlighted her
- Worst post ever
- Most enduring post
- Easiest post to write
- Post that spent the longest time in draft limbo
- All-time favorite posts
- Post that received the most attention
and her favorite things about blogging: “Being part of a world-wide community of bloggers, reading and commenting on other people’s blogs, having a forum from which to write, and just plain being able to write.”
How long have you been blogging? Have you ever done a reflection like this?