Last January 3rd I was just recovering from the craziness of Christmas, the excitement of New Years, and the determination to finish school out strong. In the midst of all that and in between homework assignments I longingly scoured the Weichert real estate website, looking forward to the day when Dan and I would be homeowners and even dragged him to see houses almost every weekend. From January to May we saw house after house and none of them were "the one" until May 14th when we toured our current house, made an offer the next day, and moved in two months later.
Starting the blog was my way of sharing the projects I had already done, motivating myself to take pride in our current apartment and make it our own, no matter how long we lived there, and get connected to the rest of the blogging world and ultimately learn so much from so many talented people that I can apply to our home now. My future goal for the blog is pretty much the same as when I started out, to keep myself motivated and accountable to follow through with projects and to document this journey of our first house to be able to look back on one day. If anything more comes of it, then that'd be great and would definitely help make projects a little easier on the wallet, but if not then it will continue to be something that I love doing and sharing with my friends and family.
Now to kick of my one year Blogiversary, I asked six very talented women- three that have been blogging for over a year and three that have been blogging for under a year- to share their experiences from blogging- both the good, the bad, and the surprising. I asked all the women the same three questions:
- What was your goal/plan for starting your blog? Fun/making money/creative outlet?
- What have you learned the most from blogging? Both positively and/or negatively.
- What are your future goals for your blog? Are they different than when you started or the same?
Joining me today are three ladies that have been blogging strong for over a year:
Amy from Lovely-Nest
Kerry from First Time Fancy
and Sherry from Young House Love