|Engagement photo session back in 2006|
This one’s for the bloggers out there…
Danni from the lovely blog Oh, Hello Friend wrote a fabulous POST the other day. So fabulous, I wanted to do the same one here on my little blog. Below I talk about what inspired me to start a blog and how it’s developed. I’d love to hear your stories too so leave a comment explaining your blog beginnings for us all to read =)
My first blog, before this one, was called The Hettervik Household which I started right after we got married. Back in 2006 everyone seemed to be starting one up, but I didn’t really look at blogging back then the way I do now. I added A TON of pictures and practically wrote a book for each post. I definitely didn’t know what I was doing, but it was very genuine. I focused more on bigger events like Christmas, birthdays, and camping trips so I wasn’t blogging multiple times per week like now. Then I stopped that blog. I guess I just lost interest and I didn’t even know if anyone was reading it (I wasn’t aware of looking at stats back then). I wasn’t reading other blogs either at that time and I wasn’t really a part of any social networks other than myspace. I felt like I was sending my blog out into a vast empty space on the internet. Later on I discovered the magazine Blueprint and the website Bluelines by Martha Stewart. Unfortunately they stopped the magazine and website, but while it was still live I noticed they had a bunch of links to different sites that I fell in love with. I quickly realized they were blogs. I began to understand the concept of blogs and how to use them. I started A Girl In Transit with excitement and good intentions. A nice blank canvas to work with. Once I realized how much hard work went into it, I started slacking off again and there were a couple years where I didn’t take it seriously. If you notice on my archives, 2010 only had 3 posts that whole year! Pitiful. Then after I had Samantha I got a burst of inspiration. I started discovering awesome blogs like Rockstar Diaries, Oh Happy Day, and A Cup of Jo. My inspiration grew from there and I began to fall more and more in love with blogging. Exercising my creative side, the community, the idea of documenting things for my family… EVERYTHING about blogging I fell in love with. I’m still a little blog and I have a ton to learn, but I’m still just as in love with the blogging experience today as I was back when it was all new.