According To D Blog was officially created one year ago, on October 13th 2014!!! I cannot believe it's been a full year! Thank you so much to each of you who read, follow, comment, or show support in Any way. It means so much to me. I have loved every minute of it... even when I would be learning how to do the technical stuff, like what the heck RSS is or figuring out code, etc... I would get sooooo frustrated. But even then, I loved the fact that I was learning something totally new. It has been such a neat journey.
I started According To D because I love how creative and fun the idea of having my own blog sounded, and I must say it is everything I thought it would be and more! I am passionate about each section of my blog: travel, health & fitness, beauty, fashion, DIY projects, and more. Through the year I have found myself writing about travel, beauty and health the most, a decent amount of DIY and not a ton of fashion. I think during my journey with blogging, each year is going to look different... each year I'm sure I will be growing and changing and become inspired by different things along the way. My #1 rule with blogging is to keep my stuff genuine and authentic. What I mean by that is I will not write about things just because other bloggers are, I will not write about a product if I genuinely do not like it or care about it... Will my posts ever be similar to other bloggers? Of course! But know this, anything I post or write about is from a genuine place of passion and excitement. Also know this, when I get offered by companies to review their product, I will give an honest review and if their products are not "my style" , they will never end up on my blog. No amount of $ or free stuff is more important to be than being genuine.
I get so excited when I think about how far my blog has come since day one, and how far it will be in five years from now!!! I remember a year ago when I decided to start a blog, I stayed at home for like two days straight, passionately trying to learn everything I could about blogging... how to start a blog, the technical stuff, what were other bloggers doing, etc. I was so hungry to learn everything and anything I could about blogging and what it means to be a blogger. And I still have that desire and drive today, one year later! I want to keep learning, growing and writing about things that I think women around the world will enjoy reading. So many times I think about all the things I look forward to writing about... All of our future travels, eventually buying our first home, decorating it, becoming a mommy one day... things like that are just so exciting to me, I can't wait to blog about them and share those journeys with my readers. I can't wait to connect more with women around the world who share the same passions, struggles, journey and desires as I do. It's so special to get to connect with other female bloggers or readers from around the world. I love being inspired by other blogs and I just hope my blog will do the same for other ladies! To me, my blog is somewhat like a journal, a recipe book, a diary and memoir all in one. I so often (even this morning for breakfast) go to my blog to remember my exact recipes for things. Just as someone would refer back to their recipe box. Blogging is such a powerful way to track and record your journey in life. Well, now I am rambling. But I really just cannot believe it's been one year!!! 365 days!! So great! Cheers to the next year!
blog's social media Stats for year one:
Social Media- My main focus has been Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
According To D Facebook Page: 519 page likes
- 276 posts
- 1,176 followers
- 856 following
*This instagram acct was created on november 13th 2014, about a month after i created my blog.
Top Pins From AccordingtoD.com
must have travel size items -https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217932069445258836/
packing tips ( how to pack for a three week europe trip in one carry on bag) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217932069443825761/
pumpkin protein muffins recipe-https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217932069445296375/
most loved instagram photos
Goals for year TWO:
- Own a dslr camera and take better quality photos
- attend a photography class
- have over 5,000 followers on instagram
- continue to write about things i love and am passionate about
- continue to be real and authentic
- inspire women around the world
- have over 500 suscribe to my blogs email subscription
- have over 1,000 people per month visiting my blog
- Attend a blogging event and meet tons of fabulous bloggers!