Highlights:It's been such a joy to see this blog grow during year two. Although it's not all about page views, pins, or social media followers, it means so much to me to see growth in these areas. Along with this, I've been excited about new partnership and collaboration opportunities. I've taken some risks this year with the blog, and I've learned from both the successes and failures along the way. My biggest highlight would simply be some of the amazing conversations I've had with so many folks this year, especially as a result of posts like Nine Reasons I'm Afraid to Have a Baby and 5 Ways I'm Conquering My Pregnancy Fears. Although I'm no counselor, I love seeing the ways that sharing these vulnerable posts has led to amazing conversation and community!
Top Posts of the Year (In case you missed them!):
- Five Things I Learned in My First Year of Blogging
- Nine Reasons I'm Afraid to Have a Baby
- What No One Tells You About Your Mid-Twenties
- What We've Got to Stop Telling Young Married Couples
- Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration
- Don't give up on a dream. Even when it's hard or time-consuming or scary.
- Be real: that's when you are your best. People want to see you for who you are. There are enough fake people in the world already.
- People are dying to ask questions, if only you start the conversation. You never know who may need to hear (or read) exactly what you've got to say.
Goals for Year Three:
- Write a book? It's a dream of mine...
- Grow my readership and social media followers. I've seen numbers double this year, and would love to do it again in the coming year!
- One sponsored post a month. I'd love to monetize a bit more to help with baby costs, while still remaining true to the Currently, Kelsie mission and focus.
- Add a new motherhood focus (while still blogging about other stuff too).
- Take time OFF with Baby K. Like seriously, off from work, off from blogging, off from it all!
Thank You!!!I just wanted to end this post by thanking each and every one of you for all of your love and support over the last couple of years. I so appreciate the comments, clicks, shares, and just real-life conversations that come as a result of sharing my words in this place every now and then. Thank you for believing in me, cheering me on, and pushing me to be my best. Thank you for making me feel like my time blogging is worthwhile. And thank you for filling this space with your own heart, stories, and selves. Y'all are the very best and I couldn't do it without you! I'm excited to see what year three together brings, and I hope you'll come along for the journey.