Next week will mark my four year blogging anniversary.
Huh? What?! Never in my life would I have guessed I’d still be doing this when I started my blog four years ago as a fresh college graduate attempting to navigate graduate school, plan a wedding, and adjust to The Real World.
Like people tend to do, I’ve changed in the four years since I launched this project. I’ve married, changed jobs, moved, found my writing voice [sort of], made mistakes, learned new lessons, and I’ve seen this blog’s audience morph from a small handful to a few thousand.
It’s true when I say that I blog and write for myself. I get enjoyment out of this. But, I also realize that writing this blog is different than writing in my journal.
Here, I have you. I think about you every time I sit down to write a post. I think about how you’ll react; Will you laugh? Will I strike a nerve in you? Will you feel inspired? Will you be entertained?
I know blogging, at it’s core, it’s largely egocentric. I write about myself, my life, my opinions. It can easily be argued that blogging is a very “me, me, me” kind of hobby.
But I want you to know that I genuinely think about you, the reader, before I hit publish. Every single time.
Which is why, as I near my four year anniversary, I’d like to hear from you. I created a short reader survey that I’d really appreciate if you took the time to complete.
I’m thinking of this survey like I would think about the yearly review at my “real job.” I want to know what I’m doing well, but also where I can improve.
As I head into a new year and a fourth year of blogging, I have some goals and plans for this little piece of the internet — but before I get ahead of myself, I want to know what you think. I want us to be on the same page.
The survey is short, sweet, and can be found here. I promise to report back once the survey is closed, and to let you know what I intend to do with the feedback.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!