So yesterday, July 24 2020 marked 1 year since Arristella was launched!!!
I know, I know this post is a bit late. The best thing should have been to do this on its actual launch day, but I didn’t. I wasn’t home, I didn’t know I would be out the whole day and night, didn’t have my laptop, and honestly wanted to enjoy my time. Yes I could have scheduled it in advance but I don’t plan what I post. And I could have done it on my phone, but I’m not going to put out something that I’m not proud of. So I guess its better late than never.
If you would have asked me whether this blog would still be a thing a year ago, I would say it was too much work or that I gave up. But I didn’t. A few months into having this blog, I stopped posting for a while because I didn’t know how to balance school, volunteering and this blog. At the beginning of this year, I learned how to do it all and started posting a bit more.
One of the biggest things that you may not realize is that I started becoming more real. I’m not here giving you advice. Instead, I am trying to be relatable. I am sharing what I go through and sometimes how I resolve it, and the actions. I am sharing my thoughts and feelings to those who may want to read, whether that is about anxiety, depression, traveling, university, find a job, dating. We all have our problems and we all go through things, but we never talk about it. Since I love to learn about who people are rather than make assumptions, its only fair for me to try to start a conversation.
Another thing you may not know is that I no longer about care about the analytics of this blog. When I first started I was obsessed with the views, likes and follower count. Now, I couldn’t a fuck. Some posts do well, some do not. And that’s okay. I’m not saying that its a bad thing to care about the analytics, I am just saying that I do not.
I also used to plan and schedule my posts to go up 3 times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I stopped doing that became too much too handle and I didn’t care about what I wrote anymore. Now I post whenever I want, so sometimes there are 5 posts a week and none the next week. And because always about whats on my mind, its going to be random. I’m not going to force myself to write something that I am not proud of, so expect more rants and rambles.
Yes, this blog has changed a lot and probably will moving forward. And that’s okay because it is a part of growth. I don’t regret this blog. I love the wordpress community and interacting with people who comment and reading others blog posts. You never know that someone might be living close-ish to you or going through something similar. I was so excited to get my first comment and honestly I still do whenever I get one. When I got my first blog award nomination from blondeyonamission, I was shocked but also happy that someone considered me for it. And I know that I still haven’t done it, its just that I never plan anything. I just admitted that. Maybe I might have to this time.
Since I am a bit of a nerd, I am going to share some analytics of arristella during that year. It might not be a lot compared to others, but its my journey, my blog and I am proud of everything that I have done.
ps. I am NOT trying to show off.
- 177 followers
- 112 posts
- 2113 views
- 1536 visitors
- average of 2.9 comments per post
- average of 6.5 likes per post
- Most liked post is Anxiety Fucking Sucks with 28 likes. ps. the funniest part of that is I was very emotional and was just ranting, did not think it would get so much attention.
So thats been the past year.
ps. even though this is not going on my blogiversary, it still being is posted on my birthday and its a win win for me. I’m now 23 years old today