Comparing year 1 and 2
I think it is funny when I think about now in comparison to my first year of blogging. I had no clue what I was doing when I first started my blog and it began as a simple black background, then blue, then an ocean header, but eventually I finally settled into my current set up. I had to learn a lot of stuff on my own like how to make buttons and html tags (which I now have memorized). I found things to learn and research through other blogs I follow and seeing the cool things on their blogs made me say – hey, I want to know how to do that, so thanks to all the awesome bloggers I follow that helped me make my blog better!
My first year, I only had a few pages up and now I have added a review archive, meme and giveaway pages, separate challenge pages and I have a blog specifically for my giveaways since Rafflecopter doesn’t work on wordpress. I started out my giveaways in the google documents, and I am glad I don’t have to do it that way anymore because hand typing that many entries into the randomizer on Random.org would be a pain! I love Rafflecopter! Thanks to Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide, who I stole the idea from to host my giveaways on a separate blog.
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to improve my blog and if anybody sees anything that needs to be fixed or improved I am not against suggestions 🙂 I have also been debating on changing to self hosted and knocking off the wordpress.com part of my website. This may not be for a bit since I am strapped for cash. This past year was also my first year as a home owner, so it is a huge difference from having rommates and splitting bills on everything.
There are still things I am learning, too, like better ways to try to be more organized and I still haven’t mastered scheduling and planning ahead for posts since I am such a procrastinator. We will see what year 3 brings 🙂