2 years of blogging and 200+ posts later, kristenione is still alive and well! Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!
Some of the highlights of this year have been starting to monetize my blog (I think I’ve earned like $1 ha…but you gotta start somewhere, right?), and updating the appearance. I’m really trying to work on branding, so that even when posts are about totally different things, they still have a recognizable look. Work in progress there!
I won’t lie, keeping a blog going is not easy and it’s very time-consuming. As you have probably noticed, some weeks are full of posts, and other weeks are bare. It all depends on what else is going on in my life. I spend about 1-2 hours on every post, not including photo-editing time, and there is always something to update or learn to keep the blog running smoothly. I’m not one that can just write, post a few pics, and be happy with it. I utilize social media, get involved with blogging groups, and strategize where my content appears to get the most reach out of my work. Sound like a job? It is…and maybe I spend so much time because I wish it could be my job someday. Blogging is my favorite hobby, and I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love it, so I will continue to post whether it’s once a day, once a week, or once a month. A lot of love has gone into this site and I’m so happy I took the plunge, even though I was so nervous about writing and sharing my life with the world.
Thank you to all my loyal followers that read every post. I appreciate your support and hope you have found some useful information here. And please, if you’re a regular visitor (and especially if you’re in my family, a close friend, or even an internet-savvy colleague or acquaintance :-D) be sure to sign up to follow my blog via email over on the right-side panel! I would really appreciate it!
In honor of 2 years of blogging (or blogiversary…this is a real term haha), I thought I would share some of the past posts that have been the most popular on the site, as well as some of my personal favs, both in no particular order. Click on the title to be taken to the original post. Enjoy!