I didn’t realize until a few days ago that I was coming up on my third Blogoversary! And here it is, today! Since beginning this site, my blog has been viewed 130,333 times, I’ve posted 714 posts, have gained 164 followers, been liked over 500 times and the comment total is over 5,000! Wow! Thanks a million, guys!
I have had the best time writing on this place and I’ve met so many wonderful people through it! Although my blog has gone from a fan’s site to more personal and mature notes, many of you have stuck with me! I’m glad I’ve felt the freedom to let my blog content change as I change and mature. I want to really thank every one of you who voluntarily followed my blog. I’m so pleased that none of you are the product of giveaways or such, which I think is fine for some people, but I like knowing my followers decided to follow my blog for what they read and saw, not for something they wanted to get–you know what I mean. That makes me very happy.
However, I am thinking about hosting a giveaway when I hit a certain amount of followers in the future! That will probably be a long ways off, but I am considering it as just a thank you/celebration tool. 🙂 On that note: As we go into the new year, I’ll be revamping several of my pages, probably my sidebar, and will give my About page a rewrite (kind of like I plan to completely rearrange my room; look out, Instagram followers! 😉 ) I love the theme I’m using right now, so it is unlikely that that will change. I also asked you all a while back about what you would think if I changed the name of my blog, and you helped me decide on keeping my original title, Through Two Blue Eyes. I did, however, change the tagline, which I think was a good decision.
My blog has been a fantastic place for me to share things I like, share things I’ve learned, document my growth towards maturity and the evolution of my writing style and voice. I’ve fangirled, I’ve shared deep thoughts, I’ve learned to open up about my struggles, I’ve talked out my troubles in a therapeutic fashion, I’ve rambled and fangirled some more. I’m pleased to say I’ve always been able to be the real me on my blog, even when I didn’t feel like I could be the real me in real life. While I’ve been afraid of sharing different opinions in the past, I’ve learned through my blog to get over fear in small steps. And you, my blog followers and dear friends have become such a reliable source of love and support, especially when I need you the most.
Starting and keeping up my blog is probably one of the best things I’ve ever done and I don’t regret it! So, happy Blogoversary to me!
Also, on a small side note, today marks the day that I saw Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time and my precious fandom days really began. Although Star Wars is no longer my ultimate, big fandom like it was, it is still extremely dear to my heart because it was the gate way for the rest of my fandom loves, so I feel quite indebted to it. 🙂 I’m a Star Wars lover forever.
It’s New Years Eve; everyone is posting their resolutions and plans for the new year. Here I am being sentimental, which I think is perfectly acceptable right now. I’ll have to share my plans for 2014 later. I hope you all have a great evening tonight–and I’ll see you next year!
That. was incredibly. cheesy. ….