My Blog: One Year Later

Dear Readers,

It has been quite a while since I have posted here and that is my fault. I have been working on a schedule for my posts… yet forgetting to actually post something. Laughs at myself.

Well, one week ago today was the first anniversary of my blog, and I want to talk about how I have grown, review my posts over the past year and talk about what is next for my blog.

The Beginning…

One year ago, March 26, 2018 I had been thinking about starting a blog for some time… about my gift, my disability, Williams Syndrome I had done some serious research about all of the different hlog sites… Tumblr, Blogger, etc., Read a bunch of stuff on blogging, and looked for ideas on how and where to begin… I had no idea what I was about to do.

I finally settled on WordPress, why?

The reason why I settled nicely into WordPress is because of the super user-friendly format and all of the customization options that were available and the pricing is super reasonable… compared to other sites and whar they had to offer.

Starting Out

So I created my account and started out on my blogging journey then after I have everything ready to go. Then I set it aside because I was taking care of my aunt who had just had double knee replacement surgery. Then a little over a month later I sat down and hopped on to WordPress, now it is time to begin.

What do I write about?

Sitting there staring at the blinking cursor my mind starts to race what do I write about? I freeze then it hits me just talking about the blog and about you.

So I started writing my Welcome post just offering some general education on what Williams Syndrome is, a little about me and a little about the blog.

I originally thought that maybe post once a week, but then I thought no one is going to read this but I fought the negative thoughts down and said to myself just post whenever you want about what you want to don’t worry what people think this is your blog so have fun with it.

I have been trying to write things that get people talking or at least write a comment to my posts.

So then I got busy living life and then come a couple days after Thanksgiving, I decided to write My Thoughts just a rambling off of my thoughts and pictures.

Then about a month later on December 10,2018 I follow it up with Happy Anniversary: An Open Letter To My Love to my boyfriend of 5 years.

Then 10 days later I write My Goals For The New Year because I wasn’t going to post anything until after Christmas.

My next post 2018- Year In Review took a look back at the year that had been and honestly it could have been better.

The first post of the new year How I Set Up My Blog came from a comment in response to a prior blog post.

I came up with some ideas for blog posts Exciting News For the Blog and I have been meaning to start posting those ideas and posting to the blog more often.

And then there is my Birthday Post where I reflect on my 29th year of my life… and that was in January, since then I have been seriously slacking on posting.

How I Have Grown

Since starting this blog I have noticed that my writing has improved, I am more perspective, I think about what I am writing, I notice that I am starting to feel better after I post an update.

What’s Next?

I plan on recommitting myself to my blog and continuing to improve my blog. I will continue posting and I will post more often also.

Thanks for reading,

Irish Queen

Exciting News For the Blog

I have been thinking about doing some new monthly/weekly blog posts and below I will tell you what they are and a little bit about what I will talk about in the posts. Feel free to weigh in and share your thoughts and opinions about your favorites and not so favorites. So let’s get started…

(insert month or this week) I’m Obsessed With…

For those of you who watch Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, I am taking a twist on a segment of his show called I’m Obsessed With I have not decided yet how often I will do this if it will be a weekly, bi-weekly, or a monthly post yet. So I will decide that and see the reaction after I start it next month.

What Made You Happy/Grateful This Month

I have yet to decide how exactly I am going to execute this, feel-good post so we shall see if this one comes to fruition.

(insert month)- Quotes That Inspired Me This Month

I think that this one will be fun to do and through this will help inspire others as well.

Monthly Music Playlist

What music am I listening to this month and why I chose that specific song and my interpretation of it.

Brain Dump

This one will be fun and random… might wind up being a little on the long side from time to time but that is okay because you can understand how I think. This one will be most likely be a weekly post.

By The Numbers

Fun Facts, About me, some fun numbers thing, haven’t decided whether this will be a weekly or a monthly post…

Top 10

This could go any direction and could be fun to do.

So let me know what you think…