Monday, October 14, 2013

Post Numero 100

I felt like I should acknowledge such a landmark: my 100th post. It's kind of weird actually because I just looked back and I wrote my first post on September 6th, 2012. The first blogs I read are (in no particular order) one, two, three, four, and five. My First Blog-iversary has passed and I am just now reaching Post Numero 100. But in the 404 days that have happened since I started my blog there have been a lot of changes and I've learned so much. 

The biggest change, and the reason I think I started my blog in the first place, we moved. We were both born, raised, and lovin life in our hometown in ND and we moved 4 hours away last October. I thought blogging would be a fun way to document life, keep people updated, and enjoy a new hobby. It's funny how it's turned into so much more than that. I still love documenting life and keeping people updated through photo-dump posts and sharing funny stories. I still love that it's a hobby of mine and keeps me busy and trying new things. But what I mostly love is the community and the environment - which is totally weird because it's only through a freaking computer screen, and I'm sure if you're a non-blogger you probably don't get that.

Blogging is a place to write, share stories, and connect with people. It's something that is always changing so there's always something new to learn. Blogging is a way to share what you think and get support through all the kind commenters out there. It's a place to inspire and be inspired. Those are my favorite parts about it.

So why am I only on my 100th post when I started this cyber-adventure 404 days ago? The hardest part for me was, and probably still is, balancing blogging and life. You can creep through all my old posts and you'll see two big gaps in time - two phases where I just had to stop for a little bit. My OCD personality finds a new hobby, becomes obsessed with it, and gets burnt out when it's too much to handle - that's just the way I am. I've talked about this before with exercising and having a healthy daily routine. But it just takes thought, practice, and dedication to make time for all the different things you love. I have finally figured out a way to work, exercise, enjoy time with my husband, relax, complete diy projects, save time for Parenthood, and blog. It's tough and it didn't happen the first time, or the second time. But now, finally, I have found the balance. Third time's the charm :)

  • Do you have a hard time with finding this balance? Or do you have any tips? Or maybe I'm the only one...
  • Do you remember the first few blogs you read or the ones that made you feel like you could be a blogger too?
  • Tell me your favorite parts about blogging!
And because you're probably bored with this post ... weekend photo dump time:
 
 
 

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, 
all the walks I want to take, 
all the books I want to read, 
and all the friends I want to see." -John Burroughs

10 comments:

  1. Happy 100th post!!! What a momentous milestone!

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  2. Congrats on your 100th Post!! That is awesome! It is such a balancing act! I try to write a few posts on Sunday night and then edit and add the pictures the night before or the morning of a post. If I can't I give myself a break and I won't post on days if it is too overwhelming. I love the blogging community for its support!

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post! I am the same way with consuming myself with something and then burning out on it. Makes me feel silly!

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  5. Happy 100th! I just had mine too. It's a nice feeling. My mojo comes and goes...chalk it up a life well lived, with little time to write about it. Maybe someday. ;-) Cheers to the next 100!

    Kelly
    www.yunbesote.com

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  6. My favorite part about blogging is making awesome friends like you!!

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  7. Congrats on your 100th post! That's such a fantastic and wonderful milestone (: I definitely agree about the blogging world being an amazing community! It's funny how close you can get to people when you've actually met them in person and it's fantastic at the same time. I think we all want to be accepted and loved for who we are and with blogs, your voice really shines through!

    Melanie
    www.laceandcombatboots.com

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  8. Happy 100th post!! You know, I've never really struggled with finding "balance" for bloglife and real life (not yet anyway), because I figure, my blog is my hobby. For right now at least, I don't invest money into it, I don't do sponsors or giveaways, so I don't owe anybody anything...I'll blog when I want! And if I have a couple of weeks that go by without a peep on my blog, that's OK, cause that means I'm living my life and when I have the time, I'll get back to blogging!

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  9. I don't remember the first blogs I ever came across...I initially knew blogging existed because of a few friends to blogged back in 2006. I've been at my blog for a year and a half now and I think it's a lot of fun! Good job sticking to it!

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  10. Great thought provoking post! I have been dabbling in blogging, have the creative oomph and juice, yet it can be a little scary. I'm learning from you all! Thanks ;)

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