LATELY : and what I've learned in my first year of blogging
This summer has been a complete whirlwind. Between working a ton, exploring always amazing San Francisco, seeing some of my best friends get married, and spending weekends eating and drinking the time has complete flown by.
I have to apologize because the blog has taken a back seat to real life, but I think that's how it's supposed to be. I'm still just trying to figure everything out--in every sense. I'm still working on my overall vision for this space, and I'm hoping you still enjoy being along for the ride. I started working on LIMITLESS about a year ago because I wanted to have my own space to express my thoughts, write and share images. I wanted to build something to be proud of, and I have!
I've been taking more photos that ever before, and actually sharing them with the world! This entire year has been a great learning process, both about myself and about having a blog. I've learned that putting yourself out there is the first (and most important!) step. I've learned how to manipulate my SquareSpace so that it's exactly what I want it to be. I finally (finally!!) created a logo and worked on my blog's navigation. I'm happy with this little space I've created for myself, and can't wait to see what the next year will bring!
Blogging is not my full time job, and I definitely want to get better at posting more frequently. Usually, the less stressful my job is the more energy I have for blogging. I have a gigantic running list of post ideas, goals and long term intentions and I can't wait to share everything! I'm excited to watch LIMITLESS grow.
I'm mostly very happy with my very first year of blogging. I'm so, so, so happy that I chose SquareSpace. I'm glad that I chose a paid plan because it made me accountable and kept me on track. I love that I've been putting my Nikon to good use, and that having a blog has kept me writing regularly.
If I could start over again, I'd start using Google Analytics on day 1. I had read and researched tons of blogging tips, and that was always one of them, but it took me a few months to start. Don't be like me! I'd also start by writing down a list of post ideas, topics and things you're interested in and why. I'd try hard not to stray from it. Now, I'm happy to post SF tips, fashion tips, the occasional food post and travel posts, but in the beginning I should have limited myself to just a few topics. Just try to remember why you started. I think blogging (like most things in life) should be enjoyable. If it's not enjoyable figure out how to change that, or stop! Do it for you.
I'm constantly searching for inspiration and passion. I'm still striving to challenge myself and expand my creativity. But--I'm still having fun.