Sunday, December 15, 2013

100 Followers + Some Favorites

As of December 12, 2013, Enigmatic Ambiance has over 100 followers!  That number sounds insane too me since I had 45 when I started taking blogging more seriously a little over three months ago.  In some weird celebration of this milestone, I took a trip down blog memory lane. 

I started this blog in May of 2012. At the time, I already had a photography blog, but I pretty much abandoned it for this blog.  I wanted a place where I could write, not just about the photographs that I had taken, but about my life as a whole.  While the photography blog kind of acted like a journal, I wanted something else that I thought would more accurately document my life.  Pictures of beaches, milkshakes and sunsets were great and all, but it just wasn't doing what I wanted.

After looking at some of my old posts from when I started blogging, I realized it's no wonder it took me so long to finally enjoy blogging and feel like I was doing it right!  Instantly, I had fallen into blogging failure!  I accepted sponsors and tried to host a giveaway for said sponsorships wayyyy too soon.  If you haven't noticed, I don't even have sponsors or giveaways now.

And then there were the awful instagram photos.  When I started blogging, posting instagram and weekly updates was the thing to do.  Nobody wants to see that, not even me.  Sure, it's useful to be able to look back on those posts and remember the time my boyfriend and I took a roadtrip to visit his grandparents now, but I know I could have written them better. A lot better.

I understand that not all of my posts are going to be successful.  This one sure isn't going to be!  However, because of my past mistakes, I was able to find the voice for my blog and that's what really matters. 

BYTHEWAY! After going through my posts, I decided to share some of my favorites with you!

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3 comments:

Samantha Wetterholm said...

Yay! Congrats! I hope to be up there one day.

-Samantha
http://substanceandsoul.tumblr.com

Heather Christine said...

Congratulations on the 100 followers! For some reason I thought it was funny when you said "three months ago when I started to take blogging more seriously", I'm sitting here thinking to myself, wondering when I'm going to take blogging more seriously. Three years later -.- I'm glad you blog though! I really enjoy reading your posts.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

blogging is a funny thing; it's all about trial and error. i find that blogging is most fun when you just go with it and blog whatever you want; the more random the better. people love finding others with whom they can connect and even if you post the most ordinary things instead of an elaborate, intricate post, everyone wants to get a bigger glimpse into the bloggers real life.

congrats on hitting 100! it's always so awesome to see your numbers growing :)

-kathy
Vodka and Soda