A year ago today my blog journey began. I had always loved writing but I never thought I would one day consider myself a blogger. For a while, before I started I was trying to build up enough confidence to put myself out there. I would visit different blogs and often think to myself wow I’d love to do something like this but nobody really blogs anymore and people will think it’s weird/lame. A good friend of mine told me I should definitely give it a try because she believed I’d be good at it. I guess that was enough of a push because I began researching all about blogging and finally set Golden Pink Journal up. It’s going to be exciting looking back on my journey, I hope you’ll join me. Are you ready?
My First Post: (I posted twice my first day)
Nice To Meet Me?
Hi. I’m Anonymous, and you are?
Lol, JK! Not really anonymous but for now let’s call me Lee. I’m 22 years old and this is..(drum roll please)
MY VERY FIRST BLOG!
(Currently thinking, wow… LOL, that introduction…)
Behind The Name
Golden Pink Journal. What does that even mean? While it seems pretty obvious, the name does actually have a specific meaning behind it. Choosing a name is something we all love to do, even though it takes time and can get frustrating. Whether it be a title, username, or even for a new baby. You can’t just pick anything…
Thank you so much, Sasha, for being my first comment!
Blog Changes: (Appearance)
Throughout the year my blog has gone through so many changes, actually, she’s still going through changes. Let’s take a look at some of my headers and signatures…
I’m still trying things out but the last few are my favorite of course. Which one is your favorite?
Most popular post: (Top 2)
10 Reasons I Might Follow Your Blog
Natural Hair Terms (Part 1 of Series)
Some of my favorites:
Better Sleep Better Me, Better Snooze Better You
500 Follower Q&A Game
20 Names I Love But Won’t Be Using
Behind The Name: SheLivesLove
Fun Friday (Coming back soon)
Short Story Saturday
Golden Pink Dairy>Stream of Consciousness Journaling
Golden Comments (I am bringing this back!)
Words of the week
Today’s To Do
Natural Hair Series (more coming)
Inspiration of the day (something similar moving to sheliveslove)
Blogmas (turned out to be more like 5 days of Christmas)
First friend: Cheila/PinkForDays has also been blogging sis. We bonded first over the “pink” in our names lol but we related in so many other ways.
I consider many of my readers as blog friends. Even if we only talk every now and then in the comments or haven’t talked in a while. But a few that I could name are Maggie, Lyz, Hunida, Laura, Angela, and Cher.
Starting A New Journey/Blog:
Back in August 2017 I began a new journey and started a new blog. The initial idea came from me wanting to change my name (GoldenPinkJournal) I didn’t feel like it fit the true purpose of my blog. But I wanted to keep this blog fun, free, and as a learning experience, so I finally decided to create a new one for the purpose I intended in mind.
SheLivesLove was born. I have neglected it lately but I haven’t forgotten about it, I’ve been working on some posts to upload soon. Stay tuned!
First Award: Liebster, (I’m not sure if this is my first ever blog award, I had a few at the time but it was the first one I posted) nominated by Cheila/PinkForDays
Thank you to everyone who has ever nominated me for an award, even if I was not able to get to them I appreciate them all. As a blogger, things like that keep us going.
The Awesome Blogger Award
A Passion For The World
Judy The Bunny Tag
The Versatile Blogger Award
Friends For Days Tag
The Mystery Blogger Award
One Lovely Blog Award
The Smile Tag
Sunshine Blogger Award
The Blue Sky Tag
Dawn Dagger Challenge
The Cramm Award
Golden BloggerPass: I was very proud of this award I created. It didn’t get popular or anything but I’d love to bring it back. Do you think awards/tags are starting to be overused?
100th Post: May 2017
These aren’t the greatest stats but they are exceptional and I’m proud nonetheless. As with followers, stats are not something to be obsessed with but they are encouraging as the numbers increase. I wasn’t very consistent during my first year of blogging, there were months I didn’t post at all and months I only posted a few times. I’m confident that my second year will be much better now that I know more of what not to do.
By the end of 2018, I would like to be at 300 posts (at least)
20K views by Summer 2018
10K Visitors by Summer 2018
I would also love my Best Views Ever day to improve to a more recent date. (Post on how I will achieve this later)
As of today…January 30, 2018
The Road To 1K:
As I type this post (Jan 27, 2018) I currently have 896 followers. I am calling this the road to 1K and I plan to achieve this goal by the end of March 2018. March is my birthday month so that would be pretty cool, but of course, blogging is not just about how many followers you have and I will be thankful if I achieve it earlier, and thankful if I achieve it later. I’m not sure what I’ll do for my 1K milestone but I’ll be brainstorming fun unique ideas. You can also leave suggestions for me in the comment section.
Thank you all who have been here from the beginning, and to those of you who are new. There’s room enough for us all on this journey.✨