One Month of Blogging

It’s finally Friday! And Fridays mark each week that I’ve been blogging. I can’t believe it’s already been one month – Happy one month birthday to Diary of a Twenty Something!

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It has been unbelievable how quickly I’ve settled into the community. I’ve made 400 followers in 4 weeks on Twitter, almost 150 on WordPress and we seem to be going strong. Every single person that has engaged and followed or liked and commented has meant so much to me – I know I keep saying it, but for a blogger just starting out, it’s amazing to know people are reading the blogs that you pour your time and love into and that they actually like them.

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I’ve learned that the most important thing as a new blogger is engagement with others. You can’t rely on just submitting a post and hoping someone might fall onto it. It’s about having confidence in your content, and sharing it with pride. Not being afraid to say ‘Hey, I think you’ll like this post. Come give it a read!’. But it’s also about taking the time to read other blogs, engaging with authors and sharing between you. I have come to understand how hard that is to slot into a busy lifestyle but if people are reading your stuff, it’s courteous to read theirs too.

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I’ve learned a lot about myself too in the past month. My post about the struggles I was having at work which led to the realisation that I was actually doing an amazing thing for two kids who need support and guidance has really changed how I approach the session now. I am proud of what I do, and I am now able to share that with people who are in the position I was in 4 years ago starting out as a work placement student. I have explained to them, since my realisation, how important the session is and what developments we have made in just 9 months – and they have started to pour their soul into it too. It’s incredible – and that came from me ranting about it. It took for me to get those words off of my chest to actually see what a difference I have made.

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My blog has already started to change my life in positive ways – for me and my personal development. I feel I have something that’s my own, something for myself that I pour my energy into. It’s an extension and representation of myself in words. I started this blog when I thought I was at a crossroads – I was worrying about turning 27 (happening in just over one week!) and thought this was going to be a blog about me worrying about that. But it’s turned into something completely different. I’ve realised that with age comes experience and life lessons. Yes I’m older than some, but that means that I have something I can share and hopefully help somebody else avoid the mistakes I’ve made or try something I tried. I have a history and it’s helped me get to where I am.

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So, I’m looking forward to celebrating more months with the blog after seeing how far I have come in one month. It has been amazing so far, and I’ve met some wonderful people along the way. To my regular readers and comment-ers, you are my driving force and thank you deeply for coming back and keeping me inspired. To see your names when I’ve wrote a new post, liking and commenting, it means so much to me. To the friends I have made along the way, who motivate me to keep going and support my blog, who share my content and only hope to see their friends do better, you have become close friends who I trust. You’re my blog squad, my gif champions and my dear friends. I look forward to moving forward with you all on your journeys.

Happy one month to me!

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Ian says:

    Happy blog birthday! Just reading this post, it comes across how happy you are with the blog and how much of a positive thing it has been for you, so a genuine well done. Another thing that comes across is the high standard of the writing, pictures and overall read of your site. I remember when I was one month in, it certainly wasn’t as good as this so again well done. Here is to the next month!
    Ian

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you Ian, you have been such a wonderful support and boost to my confidence. I appreciate your regular kind words and uplifting messages – you’re a great part of my close community. I have certainly enjoyed this past month and I’ve kept going because of words such as yours so thank you again. x

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      1. Ian says:

        You are very welcome.

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  2. [ Smiles ] It appears to me that you had a fantastic month of blogging.

    Nicely done!

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you very much Renard – such a lovely comment and thank you for reading!

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      1. [ Smiles ] You are welcome, Francesca.

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  3. Brilliant post! Happy birthday, here’s to many more months for you and your blog! 🎉🎈

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you lovely Kayleigh! Much appreciated xx

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  4. Sarah says:

    Happy 1 month!

    What an amazing blog experience so far! Well done you! 😊

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you so much Sarah! Much appreciated! 😊

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  5. Jenni says:

    Happy one month blog birthday! You have had a great start so keep doing what your doing. No one else has your voice so remember that you’re unique and amazing. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. francescawho says:

      Jenni ❤ thank you so much. And thank you for being there through it!

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  6. Congratulations on your one month of blogging! It was amazing to read about how far you’ve come with your blog in just 4 weeks!

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you Blair! I couldn’t quite believe it either but it’s amazing wjat words can do 😊 xx

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  7. Megha says:

    Happy one month anniversary. Cheers for more to come 😊 Keep on blogging 😊

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you very much Megha!

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  8. Maria | www.myselfwise.com says:

    Happy blogversary! 🙂
    Congratulations on having that many followers, I can only dream of reaching that point!And hey, we are not that old! Plus we are just in the beginning…Cheers to more blogversaries! 🙂

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    1. francescawho says:

      Thank you Maria! ❤ we are only as old as we feel! 😉 xxx

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  9. Congrats, it sounds like you are doing so well. I’ve just started too and I feel like I’m floudering around with it all at the moment! https://my20staughtme.wordpress.com/

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    1. francescawho says:

      Hey Charlotte! Thanks for the follow and the read, much appreciated. Just had a look at your blog, your content looks great! Going to go and read your posts, looking forward to seeing you around! x

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      1. What a lovely reply, thank you! Looking forward to seeing more of your content!

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