Here I am sitting in front of my computer and contemplating my three years of blogging. Would you like to take a walk down memory lane with me?
What did I start with? What did I feel when I hit the publish button for the first time? I was so proud and looking forward to myriads of comments, sharing and compliments.
The date was November 21, 2010 and the title was Novembersonntag.
It was not really a blog post but a test with one picture in it, a nice one though:
Late Bloomers organic soy wax scented candle
My real first post went live on November 22, 2010 and was about my Indian trip in 2007.
I thought it to be highly entertaining and full of information for anybody planning on an Ayurvedan therapy. What happened? Nothing!
Here was this rookie blogging away in German and nobody left a comment. Some time later I realised that all my readers (all? You can use one finger to count them) were English speakers.
Time for a change and on February 12, 2011 I started blogging in English: my first English post was my favourite quince lemon chutney recipe.
One comment and that was written by me as somebody had asked me what to serve the chutney with!
Blogging is not a one-way road, you have to reach out and make friends online. I felt most attracted by bloggers talking about personal development and started to comment on their blogs.
This way I have met lovely people whom I call real friends and do not make a distinction between on or off line. Together we have come a long way. Thank you for sticking it out with me!
Around the time of my first anniversary my friend Al Smith (hi Al!) invited me to write a guest post on his blog, The Care Movement.
Me and a guest post? I was scared to no small extent.
Another plunge into cold water, never before have I dared to be so outspoken and wrote a very personal post. And never before have I received such heart warming feedback.
In late summer 2012 some major changes: a new look and fusing Late Bloomers Blog and web shop. The changes messed up all my old posts and it is a Sisyphus task (or work in progress) to get all the pictures back in.
I celebrated my second anniversary summing up my blogging experiences with the rather heady Quo Vadis, Late Bloomers? post.
What has happened in the meantime?
Life has dealt me quite a lousy deck of cards this year: I lost my job, my mom’s health is slowly deteriorating and I take care of her. My lovely dog Chica, faithful family member of more than 13 years, died in August and I miss her very much.
This year I have started interspersing my English posts with a few German articles. Eventually I hope to get around to have a complete bilingual site, as it is vital to have a German web shop for my business.
Looking forward to another year of blogging? Certainly and definitely YES!
and may we always be able to see the pink clouds!