Dec 19, 2012

For Authenticity

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So here's a little confession. Maintaining a nice steady stream of posts in a blog is great, but I feel that if I post something just for the sake of posting, it will not be worth reading. It will not really be me. Like I've said in previous posts, an authentic blogger is one of the things that makes a blog great. And I think part of being authentic and real is accepting that there will be days when you won't write quality stuff. There will be days when you get overwhelmed or stuck. There will be days when you might need to step away and get your head straight again. And as a blogger striving for authenticity, I confess that my days for the last month or two have been these kinds of days. All sorts of thoughts, ideas, plans and fears are tugging at my brain, and right now it's a complete mess in there. In the coming months, I want to straighten things out a bit, so I probably won't be very active in the blogging community. I want to work on my blog--I really do--but I feel that a break would be necessary so that I don't go insane from all the things going on in my life. I dearly hope you understand. 
I wish you all a marvelous day/night and a meaningful Christmas in advance. :)

Hope to see you all soon!

Hannah G.

Dec 7, 2012

Footprints on the Moon... now one year old!

In honour of this special occasion, I'd like to share what I've learned this past year. 

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Comment on other blogs, participate in link-ups, and get involved in the blogging community. The more people you know, the more opportunities you have for your blog to gain readers. Besides, people are lovely. They always have something interesting to say.

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Learning basic HTML codes is helpful. Not only does it make your blog look prettier, but it also allows you to get into ad swaps, blog buttons, link-ups, etc. and thus make you feel like a pro blogger. ;)

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Don't post just for the sake of filling up your blog. It doesn't matter how frequently you post if what you say isn't worthwhile. It's good to be active on your blog, but you should focus on your content more than on how often you post.

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This is probably one of the most overrated blogging tips, but it's so easy to forget. While it's good to experiment and copy techniques and styles from other bloggers, at the end of the day, it's always better to just be you.


So yes. We are one year old, readers! This blog has had its ups and downs, but thank you for sticking around. I really thank God for you and the encouraging words you've left me. You are all the loveliest.

Happy anniversary to us, and may we have many more years to come! :)