2.01.2017

One Year Blogiversary!


As you may have guessed from the title, it's a special day here on the blog- it's A Purpose and A Promise's one year blogiversary! (And by the way, I'm still not sure the correct way to say/spell it. Blogiversary? Blogoversary? I suppose it doesn't really matter, so I'm sticking to blogiversary. ;D)

First off, I want to say a big thank you to all of my readers. Without your encouragement, comments, and follows, I doubt that I would still be posting on this blog right now. A year ago, I never imagined that 52 +  people would actually take the time to read and give feedback on what I wrote. I'm grateful to each and every one of you for making my blogging experience such a good one.

 ♥♥  THANK YOU!!!  ♥♥



Now, let's get on to a few stats from this past year:



the top three most-viewed posts-








~ other stats ~

 comments- 1141 

page views- 10, 252  (not including my own)

followers- 52  

posts- 70

 most-commented post -Summer Photography, with 39 comments

first commenters- Hannah, Hosanna, and Emma




++++++++++++

My super-sweet friend (in both the blogoshpere and real life), Hannah, has been my fellow "adventurer" as we both started out on the adventure of blogging around the same time last year. In fact, our blogiversaries are only one day apart! (Hers is tomorrow, so make sure you stop by and leave a comment or two to celebrate with her!) We decided we should do something together to celebrate, and decided on a short little "interview", of sorts. We each thought of 5 questions to ask the other, related to blogging. I've answered Hannah's question to me below.



1. What was the hardest thing about starting a blog?
For me, I think the hardest thing was figuring it all out. That may sound obvious, but when I first started blogging, I truly didn't know anything about it, as my first post proves quite well! Once I learned a little more about the basics, it became a lot easier. 



2. What is one fun memory from blogging?
Hmmm.... I remember once when I got 3 new GFC followers in one day. That put me in shock mode for the rest of the day, and it's funny to look back on that and remember it! :)
I also remember when we (Hannah and I) were both doing our first blog "makeovers" at about the same time. We asked each other a million and one questions about random things (how do you make the blog header the right size? How do you adjust the date stamp on the comments? How do you make a favicon? What's wrong with PicMonkey again?!) We sent photos and many many messages back and forth via Hangouts during that time, and it's one of my favorite blogging memories. =)


3. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging has been how, through just some simple words on a page, you can really reach out and effect people's lives for good. I'm not saying that I've done that- I'm simply amazed at the potential it holds! God has shown me that what I write really can and does have an impact on others, and that's why everything should be pointing to Him!



4. What is your favorite post?
 I have several favorites, but I think #1 would be this one



5. How has your blog and yourself changed in this past year?
 Relating strictly to blogging, I can say that I've gained a whole lot of new knowledge about the blogosphere in the past year. A I mentioned above, I didn't know hardly anything when I first started, and I honesty never thought I'd be celebrating my one-year blogiversary with so many readers! My blog's design has changed majorly three times in the past year, and with each change, I think there's been a sort of re-inspiration that comes with it, if you know what I mean. Personally, I've gained a lot of experience by sharing my writing and thoughts with others in a lot of different ways. God has shown me a lot of different things through this blogging journey this past year.


Thank you Hannah, for the great questions! 


++++++++++

Well, that about wraps it up. I know this wasn't a big fancy post, but I just wanted it to be a simple recognition of an amazing goal reached. Thank you,readers. You all are amazing! <33 

I'd love to hear from you in the comments. If you've been following my blog for very long, what do you think's been the biggest change that you've seen? And when is your blogiversary? Let us know so we can celebrate with you when it's your turn! :)



//Emily 
Share with the world:

21 comments:

  1. Congrats on the blog Emily! You have an amazing thing going here and you deserve every single one of those reads and follows! Keep shining for Christ! ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kara Lynn! You are so sweet and encouraging, and I appreciate your comments so much! ♥

      Delete
  2. Happy blogiversary, dear Emily!!!!! I love this post so much. <3 This journey with you has been amazing and I've loved it so much. I couldn't help but laugh thinking of all the funny moments we've shared. xD

    Love you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, sweet friend! I agree- we've had a lot of fun this past year! It's so neat to look back on it all. :D

      Happy blogiversary to you as well! <33

      Delete
  3. Happy blogiversary Emily :D I love this blog. You really are encouraging and inspiring others :)

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Ellie! I've really appreciated all your encouraging comments on so many posts. Thank you! <3

      Delete
  4. Happy Blogiversary! I hope you have an amazing blog year to come. :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Nabila! I appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment. :)

      Delete
  5. Happy ( belated *sheepish grin*) blogiversary!! All your posts are so amazing and fun and lovely and wonderful! You are a blessing to me. =)
    Have a very lovely day, and keep posting!
    Jaidyn Elise

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww.... thank you Jaidyn! *virtual hugs* YOU are a blessing to me with all your sweet comments!

      Hope you have a lovely day as well! <3

      Delete
  6. Your welcome. <3 *gives you a virtual hug back* Aww.... thank YOU Emily!

    Thank you, I will. =)
    Jaidyn Elise

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Blogiversary, Emily! Your blog is lovely, beautiful, and I'm so happy to be following it. Congrats on one awesome year of blogging!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Grace! I appreciate your comments. =)

      Delete
  8. Whoo!! That's exciting! To be honest, it feels like you've been blogging for more than a year - I think because of the quality of your blog and posts.. So, congratulations girl, and I look forward to the next year! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jessica!! You have been extremely sweet and encouraging to me with all your comments! <3

      Delete
  9. Dear Emily,

    Congratulations on your first blog anniversary. Hope your second year of blogging is just as great!

    Lots of love,
    Ashley

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy belated Blogiversary, Emily!!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. Somehow it feels like your blog has lasted forever (did I ever not known Emily?! How sad!)...and in other ways it feels like it just started. =) I have enjoyed watching you go through this blogging adventure. It has been so fun to journey together, overcome the trials that come our way, and learn together. Happy blogiversary! I'm so thankful to know you and call you my friend. ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so sweet, Hosanna!! I feel just the same- it seems like I've "known" you for longer then just a year. ;) I've enjoyed learning with you as well, and your blog has definitely inspired mine in more than one way.
      I'm so glad to have you as a friend as well! ♥♥

      Delete

I love getting comments! I want to know your thoughts about what you've read,so your messages make my day and bring a smile to my face. Please make sure to keep your words polite, considerate to others, and honoring to the Lord. xx

 
Designed by Beautifully Chaotic