One year ago, today, I published my very first blog post.
I didn’t know what to expect. I loved reading blogs, but I never thought I would be the one writing one. I was really excited, and I knew it would be fun to try something new.
Before my first blog post, I wrote on a small piece of paper the reasons for wanting to start writing and I took a photo of it:
Basically the paper outlined my priorities and values in my life: Jesus, the gospel, living life abundantly, my husband, my role as a wife, taking care of and pouring into my home, and being inspired by Gods design for biblical womanhood. My about page says more.
I think I have accomplished my goals for what I originally set out to do here, but it was not all by myself. I did have a clear vision and some specific goals to accomplish, but definitely needed help making it all happen!
I am so grateful to my friend Nicole of Gidget Goes Home and a contributor on Simple Mom. She helped me set up my WordPress account, showed me some photo editing websites, and helped me with getting a Gravatar. She is such a sweet friend and a true sister in Christ. I really couldn’t have done it without her! I also couldn’t have done it without my husband. I had not written much since college and was a little rusty…slash…very rusty! He is such a word guy and he truly helped me with editing my grammar, sentence structure, and flow. Thanks husband!
I hope you all have enjoyed reading and seeing this blog grow. I have!
A little side story…I really wanted to reach 100 followers before my one year anniversary of starting this blog, and I did! A couple of days ago, I reached 100 and that’s all thanks to God and you readers! I was so excited to get that notification and I hope to reach more and more people each day, week, month and year! God is so good and I feel so blessed to be able to do this.
Check out some of my most visited and favorite posts:
- the perfect roast chicken
- our first camping trip: part 1, 2, and 3
- diy: pallet planter
- ’tis so sweet
- our full life: week fifteen
- red, white, & BRUNCH
- gospel monday
- granola bar glory
- the silliest fight ever
- Julia Child turns 100
Happy one year anniversary to This Abundant Life!
Thanks for reading everyone! Love you!