My first post went live seven years ago today.
A lot has changed since then. Aside from not writing here regularly, I’ve moved, married, changed job roles and have expanded the family with kids. It’s a good opportunity to take time and reflect on how far I’ve come and where I’d like to go next.
Anniversaries are only arbitrary if you don’t put in the work to make them significant.
I normally post on Monday’s, but today is the 4 year anniversary of my first post on this site (tomorrow if the 4 year anniversary of my substantive first post, but let’s batch them into this post for funsies).
With everything that’s going on, I wanted to pause for a moment to commemorate my “Hello World” moment on this blog. Even though I still don’t have any concrete plans for this site, I’m still going strong by committing myself to consistently putting in the work. If I’ve learned anything in 4 years, it’s less about the business plan and more about putting in the work. In this case, it’s better to focus on quantity, rather than waiting for the quality to start.
Yesterday marked my 3rd anniversary of the first post on this blog. On April 21st, 2016, my first post went live – Welcome and First Post It was the typical post you see on most blogs to announce a new voice has been added to the internet – the “Hello World” of the blogosphere.
In those three years, I have posted 158 times, and put up content on a nearly consistent weekly schedule. While the blog still doesn’t really have a focus, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made and even of some of the insights and musings I’ve published. I still find it strange that my most visited post continues to be my review of the Zombies, Run! training app, with a total of 1,366 page views as of writing (a minimum of 100 monthly visits since August 2018). Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with having 3,136 views from 2,417 visitors. It makes me feel special.
Shout-out to my 73 followers on WordPress! And shout-out to my top two commenters, my Aunt K and Tis Leigh of Tis But A Moment! I’m glad you find value in my ramblings.
Even without focus or purpose, I plan to keep up the habit of writing and posting things weekly. Here’s to another few years of writing yet!