Sunday, December 28, 2014

One Year of Blogging

One year ago today I wrote my first blog post.  I'm not exactly sure what prompted me to start a blog, but it sort of went along with starting my Etsy shop which also turned one yesterday. 


So I guess it all started with some bonsai stamps Steven found on a package at work. He knew I liked stamps and bonsais so he brought them home to me and I had them for months but couldn't decide what to do with them. Then one day last November I remembered how much I had always wanted to put stuff into resin. I had bought some resin years earlier and did a few things with it, but then got busy with school and hadn't thought about it very much since then. I realized the perfect idea would be to put the little bonsai stamps into resin!  But then what?? That's when I had the idea to turn them into necklaces and give them as Christmas gifts to my mom and sister. I was so excited that I just went for it and didn't do a whole lot of research or practice which resulted in me ruining my cute little stamps. :(  But that led me to ebay where I found more of the same little bonsai stamps plus loads of different stamps from all around the world. Then, finally I got the idea to start making resin stamp necklaces and magnets to sell on Etsy. I have sold 12 things from my shop so far!  It's so neat to think about my necklaces or magnets, hanging out in somebodies home, far away.




 Back in my days on Flickr I followed a few bloggers and it always seemed like it would be fun to have one, but once again, school always zapped my time. Now that I was nearly rid of school I guess it seemed like a good time to give it a try! I figured that I would just be writing to no one; there are so many blogs out there that I couldn't imagine anyone ever finding mine. I was never even sure what I wanted to write about, I just started sharing whatever I thought was interesting, or what I was up to lately, and to my surprise I got a few followers in my first month.  Now I am up to 38 followers and nearly 10,000 views after one year! I can hardly believe it!  I have met so many interesting people through blogging over this past year, I love learning how life is like for people in different states and countries. This has been an awesome first year and I can't wait to see what this next year holds!





8 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to check out your Etsy shop - I want to buy some magnets!

    Congratulations on one year of blogging! I've been blogging for what feels like for.ever. but didn't start getting followers until about a year and a half ago. It has been really neat making connections with people across the web!

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  2. Wow! Has it been a year already? You've done a wonderful job putting them both together, well done! Your shop looks great and your blog is so interesting with your beautiful photography, fun adventures and witty prose.
    Here's to many more years of adventures & blogging!
    Xo ♥ mum

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  3. Happy one year of blogging! :D
    Congrats on everything turning out so well, and I look forward to seeing what you post over the next year.
    (and I think of you when I see the stamp magnets on my fridge!)

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  4. Congrats on one year. I didn't know it was only one year, feels like you'd been around forever!

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  5. And it's been a great first year! Keep up the good work!
    Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  6. I hope that you enjoyed your Christmas and happy one year for both your blog and your Etsy store! I look forward to future posts and best wishes for 2015!

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  7. wow, congrats! i've enjoyed following you for almost a year and i can't wait to see where this takes you in the years to come :)

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