Thursday, January 17, 2019

Six things I've learnt from six years of blogging

Yay for six years of blogging! 979 posts later, I'm still chugging along with all my randomness. Here are a few of my musings from the past 6 years. 
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1- I've changed and so did my blog. 
What started off as a way to document all the little random cute things that my girls did is now more of a platform for me. Yes there are still updates about my family and our adventures but I don't always go into the minutiae of our daily life as I feel like not all of my girls' stories are mine to tell. My style of writing has changed also.  My posts are less but longer, though I still have those long run on sentences :-)

2- You get what you give! 
If I phone in my post and quickly do it- the content will speak for itself. The posts I've spent the most time on, chosen the best pictures and carefully curated have garnered the most attention. Also, the posts I enjoy most with tips and tricks, favourite things, travel and party planning stuff always seem to garner the most attention and reads as well. 

3- It's not a money making thing for me
And it never will be. Yeah, I get some commission from some affiliate links, product and sponsorship money, but for the most part, it's totally a labour of love and friendship and way of keeping in touch.

4- I'm doing it for me and my family.
I love it  and I will keep on keeping on. My children and family living far away love it too. It does get a little weird sometimes with some other family and friends. Like I know I have some family members who read my blog religiously but will not deign to say anything about it to us. #ownitpeople. 

5- My pictures are better than 6 years ago.
So is my iPhone! I have a good camera but haven't taken it out in years.

5- My blog friends are real friends!
Not everyone will love this little space of mine and I'm okay with it. To be honest though, blogland has been such a lovely welcoming space for me and I could count the less than positive comments I've received on a couple fingers but I've garnered many thousands of positive comments . I have  a small but loyal following of wonderful, kind, empowering friends. I cherish all those encouraging comments. 

Cheers to you, my friends!

Thank you so much for coming back friends! Here's hoping for many posts ahead. 


  1. Cheers to you friend - SIX YEARS! I agree with every single one of these.

    You know I love you blog and will read anything you post. Cant wait for a meet up one day!

  2. Cheers and congrats on 6 years!!!

  3. Cheers!! I can relate to these as a 4 year blogger myself. I love checking in with you everyday.

  4. Congrats on six years of blogging Sarita!! I love your little space and feel blessed to be a part of your blog world! Hugs

  5. Happy 6 years! Have loved following your sweet, beautiful family.

  6. Cheers to 6 years! I love that we started blogging around the same time. I celebrated my 6th blogiversary two weeks ago today. I think it's so neat to look back and see how our blogs change over time and I'm thankful that we have all those thoughts, photos, and memories captured to enjoy forever. I'm so happy to have met you through blogging and am glad to be both your follower and friend! I always leave your blog happier for having visited you here! Wishing you all the best in this fresh new year of blogging! xo!

  7. I spy my favorite cocktail and a favorite blogger friend holding it! Congrats on 6 years of blogging pretty lady.

  8. Congrats on 6 years of blogging! Blogs have definitely changed over the years. Here's to many more successful years!

  9. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Thanks for sharing what you've learnt. :)



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