I’ve been really missing just writing away on a daily prompt but its been so hard to write on so many of these topics in the past week. I just don’t know how to approach them. But then, we have Wednesday’s. It feels like I’ve written on this before…well..probably, but still, it might be new. I’ve reflected over this past few months on the blog. I’ve made some physical changes to make it more appealing and more organized.
Daily Prompt: When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?
When I started this blog, it was complete spontaneity. I had no idea what I was doing and for the longest time, it had nothing. Well, not nothing…posts that I did but nothing fancy like menus on the top or a header photo. Nothing on the side bars. It was naked compared to now. I had no goals except for one (maybe), it was to remind myself that with everything that happens, there’s always something positive. We just need to look at the little things in life and remember to be grateful. Its really about sharing happy things in my life. The main objective was to write and express myself in words because I do that best and just get all the thoughts written down. I never thought about getting followers or whatnot.
Enough to say that looking at Tranquil Dreams now, I’m in total shock. As of today, I have 520 followers. That is totally CRAZY! Followers are of course not matching to the people who like or comment but still, I’m just amazed at how I even managed to get 520 bloggers to follow little me who writes, reviews, bakes, take photos, and shares everything. It means that some point in time this little space attracted someone with one (or more) posts that made them want to follow me. That is a WOW moment in my life. Most of the time, I don’t feel I’m interesting at all so its definitely a confidence booster right there.
As much as I’d like to say that I’m really satisfied with everything, its because of everyone that drops by and does all the likes, comments, follows and views that keep me in the game. I feel responsible for how this goes, what goes up and I am motivated to keep it up because some of you are regarded as friends. Its something I appreciate very much. The blogging world and the family thats here is just awesome! Even when we agree to disagree on certain reviews or whatnot 😉 Its the interaction that is like a drug sometimes. The people here are just wonderful and you all deserve this huge applause and standing ovation because as much as I’ve tried to entertain you all, reading your posts are exponentially more entertaining in my book!
Okay, I’m going off track. Whats changed here is that now I have goals. Every year I refresh what I want to do. Even as we speak, there isn’t a day I don’t think about how to spice things up a bit with marathons and what to bake on the weekend. There’s how to approach my photo challenges and show you some of the travel experiences and events that I go to. Its making time in my schedule to do this. I’m even sharing my crazy weekly workouts. I don’t have solid goals as to what to achieve but the one thing I’d love is to keep things happy and have you all enjoying your stop at Tranquil Dreams as much as I have with everyone else’s work.
I think I’ve ranted on enough but bottomline:
A lot of people in my actual life may not understand why I do this blogging thing, but at least I know that there’s so many more of you out there that relate to how I feel. The magic of blogging, writing, and sharing and intereacting is just totally fantastic and most of the time its just a space to be silly and have fun with a bunch of other people from all over the world!
I just want to give a HUGE HUG TO ALL OF YOU! 🙂 In my mind, you are ALL AWESOME!
*ahem* Sorry about that! I will contain my over hyper and mushy self now 😉 You know I can’t resist the chance to thank you all over and over again!