Saturday, August 6, 2016

One Year (Blogging) Anniversary!

Simply Shari is ONE YEAR OLD!  On August, 5th, 2015 I posted my first blog post, announcing that we were expecting our second baby.  I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. 

I feel that the older I get, the faster time flies by.  Maybe it's because I'm now a mother of two, or a working mom.  I don't know what it is, but time is truly speeding past me!  I have to admit, with the current pace of life, I haven't been able to do everything I wanted with my blog.  I have great ideas and plans, but find little to no time to execute them.  This is something that I'm going to work better at in year two.  

Even with that said, my blog has reached more people over the last year than I could have ever imagined.  Blogger, the publishing service that I use, provides lots of fun stats about your blog.  My page has been viewed 2,146 times!  It also shows this cool map of your world-wide reach.  Who knew that people in Europe and Alaska would be viewing my blog?!

I know when I look back a few years from now, I will be so glad that I have these posts to document what our daily life was like when we first found out we were expecting our second baby and welcomed her into the world.  I have so many other things I want to do with my blog and can't thank you all enough for your support!

For those of you considering starting a blog, but something may be holding you back, just do it!  I know I have a lot of friends who have considered it before, but don't know where to start.  These are the steps that I took: 

1.  Do a web  domain search.  Come up with your blog name, and see if there are any websites out there with that name.  I purchased my domain through google, and pay $12 a year to keep the website up. 

2.  Do your research on a publishing service.  Like I said, I use Blogger.  However, I've also heard good things about Word Press.  

3.  Create your social media sites.  Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest - how are you going to market your blog?

4.  Write your first post! 



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