Happy Two Year Blogiversary To Me!! 🎈🎉
It’s been two years since I first started the Kiwiontheloose name & what an adventure it’s been so far.
When I started this blog it was really just a place for me to write about my travels – whenever or wherever they were. I never got into this blogging gig to make money or make a name for myself. It really was just for me.
I wanted to hone my writing skills and I wanted to take better photos.
Not sure if I’ve accomplished either over the past two years to be honest!
But most of all I just wanted a place for ME to share my travels, my experiences and my photos. If no one read my posts I was kind of ok with that – in saying that, I do get a bit of a thrill whenever I come onto the page and see that little square at the top right of the page lit up in orange.
A lot of trust goes into having a blog – you have to trust yourself to come up with good content. You have to trust that people will read your stuff and trust that they will actually like what you’ve written. What I didn’t expect when I started this journey is just how hard it actually is.
I think some people see blogging as an easy thing to do – I probably did too, to be honest. But since doing it for the past two years, I realise that it’s bloody hard work! You have to come up with a topic; you have to write about that topic in an engaging & entertaining way; and if you add photos, they need to match the topic in some way.
I can’t even begin to count the amount of times I’ve started a blog, written a few hundred words and then scrapped the whole thing just to start again on a completely different topic.
So why do I do it?
Because blogging is one of the best things I’ve done.
I’ve connected with so many people because of it. I’ve been inspired by more and more people. It’s a really fulfilling thing to have your stuff liked by someone or having a person you’ve never met commenting that they loved your post.
So yeah, I do blog for myself. I blog so that my confidence grows, so that I know I can actually do this.
Yeah it’s hard but we all know that anything worth it is never easy.
So thanks to everyone who has come on this journey with me. I really do appreciate each and every one of you 🙂