Blogging Series: Celebrating One Year

I’m doing a blogging series in celebration of my one year of blogging.

I started my blog in the spring of last year. Although my first tentative post was actually in late March, I didn’t decide that blogging was for me until May. I don’t remember what my first post was, but I do remember that I freaked out and immediately deleted the post as soon as someone liked it. I didn’t realize that people would actually see my work. Now, I’d love to share my work with as many people as possible, growth.

I started blogging because I needed a project. I had been trying to attract a specific change in my life, and I wasn’t making any progress. I was afraid that without a significant distraction I was at risk of wallowing. Wallowing is not attractive, so my blogging journey began. Turns out blogging is a wonderful compliment to my passions for mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Blogging is also a fantastic distraction as hoped, and I have really enjoyed the experience.

As life would have it, as soon as my blogging took off in late summer, that change I had been trying to attract landed hard and fast. I ended up taking several months off of my blog to facilitate moving my family across the country. I want to give a shout out here to my good blogging friends, Mark Johnson and Nova’s Namaste 365 Online. These two wonderful bloggers reached out to me after I went ‘missing’ on WordPress. Thank you so much for your friendship!

With the dawning of the new year, I felt a real pull to get back to blogging. However, my intuition kept insisting that if I got back to blogging I would have to make a one-year commitment to it. The deal was no more taking a few months off, a week would be fine, but no more time than that. So I have been trusting the process and keeping the faith that what I am learning will be applicable to whatever is next in my life. I have learned a great deal, and I will share some of my insights in other posts this week.

Highlights From The Last Year

Top Blog Posts

These posts have the most views and likes to date.

Your Soul Number Revealed
Lucky Coin Messages
Your Destiny Number Revealed
Four Meditation Myths
3 Quick Ways to Relieve Tension

Top Comment Contributors On My Blog

These special bloggers commented the most on my posts throughout the last year. Thank you so much for your time, insight, and friendship.

Mark Johnson Stories
Let It Go Coach
Timeless Classics
Ancient Skies
Chatting With San
Dusty Boots

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Personal Highlights

Blogging has expanded my community and my experiences. I had no idea of the power of connection and the ability to find your tribe when I began this endeavor.

~ As mentioned above, I connected with Mark Johnson and had an opportunity to read and review two of his books, From Fertile Ground and An Unobstructed View.

~ I also connected with Stephanie Hrehirchuk and had the opportunity to read and review two of her books, An Accidental Awakening and Awakening on Purpose. Stephanie also connected me to other authors and teachers, and because of her my tribe and experiences continue to grow.

~ Kate Spear invited me to a nourishing evening of Kirtan. Kirtan is a Bhakti Yoga tradition of the heart, a call-and-response style song or chant which invokes spiritual ideas and intentions. The experience was uplifting and empowering.

~ I became an affiliate marketer for an online yoga provider, yogadownload.com. I knew immediately that they were a good fit for me, but I had no idea how invaluable they would become to me with the onset of the stay at home policies. I absolutely love their content, and I am taking their classes at least five times a week.

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this post.
Happy Blogging!

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48 thoughts on “Blogging Series: Celebrating One Year

  1. I’m so happy for you, Julie, and proud of your accomplishments in your first year! I appreciate the creativity and variety you bring to your blog. Thank you.

  2. Best wishes Julie on the second year of your blog. I am pleased your transition to a new home has worked out for you. I am uncertain about how the Big Game will go on in November between the Scarlet and Gray and the Maize and Blue. Did your son end up at State?

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yeah, the big game… I don’t know. College football is a big deal for my husband and his friends, a BIG DEAL like the BIG HOUSE. And yes, thanks for asking, my son did end up at MSU. He just completed his freshman year on Friday. He has been home since mid-March, and I have very mixed feelings about him returning to campus in the fall. All in all, he has had a really good experience. Go Blue! πŸ˜‰

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