Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
Today, I took a step back.
Ever since I decided to start a blog, this "passion project" of mine has consumed majority of my time. I'm constantly on my phone or laptop, perusing the latest blogging tip I found or reading about DIY techniques I'm interested in trying. Since I'm new to this, I'm still testing out different methods to see what works for me. From social media to SEO, I didn't realize there are a million different aspects involved and that it requires so much time! The awesome part though is that I'm really enjoying it.
"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion." - Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why
I'm at the point where I'm beginning to understand why so many people start their own blogs. It's addictive and fulfilling at the same time to be able to spend so many days/hours on a post and finally click "publish."
Have I mentioned how awesome other bloggers are? I've connected with a few so far and they all seem so helpful and supportive even to a newbie like me. I totally gush when I see a reply or re-pin from a blogger I admire. I'm crazy shy to talk to them directly but I do hope to improve on this in the future. This blogging thing is a process after all.
With all the craziness of starting this blog, it's only this past weekend that I've been able to take a step back and see the big picture of my efforts this past month. In case you missed my previous post, I shared how surprised I was to receive 900+ unique visitors during my blog launch. There's a giveaway announcement in there too if you're interested.
So for this week's free printable, I wanted to capture how the past weeks have been for me and hopefully it's something other bloggers could identify with too.