On Your Birthday BABE – A Note Of Love !
When I started this blog exactly a year ago I was completely surrounded by numerous IFs – if I would be able to run it for one year or not, if I would be able to take out time to devote to this blog or not, if I would be able to keep up with the posting frequency or not, blah blah. There were so many jittery thoughts in my mind, all against taking this initiative, but still I decided to start it off, and that was the first baby step towards this journey. Today, my baby has turned “1”, and I wish it hassle-free journey for the years to come.
Now, when a year is gone by and I look back the whole voyage seems a bumpy ride mixed with ups and downs of blogging world. I am not a suave blogger, and a year ago was not even a tiny bit close to the knows & hows of blogging. Initially, as it was a learning phase so it seemed difficult to manage time between job and blog. Blogging seems an easy task but it is much tougher and demanding when one decides to seriously jump into it. Besides writing articles there are so many other important things involved such as working on SEO, social media, blogging technologies, etc. A number of times I thought to shut it down in order to overcome the time issues and to get relaxed but then as luck would have it one or other morale booster continued popping up and helped me let go of these negative thoughts.
But eventually, I am glad and proud of myself that I have continued it thus far. Now, this little space is an indispensible part of me. It fills me with satisfaction and happiness –whenever I feel sad or down this blog serves as an encourager. Spending time on this blog makes me happy, makes me feel I am devoting time for myself.
Now enough with emotional talk 😉 , let me tell you a few good and nervous moments of this journey. I believe one of the important achievements was the AdSense approval. Just like most of the bloggers I did not get the approval at first shot. After filing the application twice and seeing the rejection mail, finally I got the approval at third attempt. AdSense approval was an ecstatic moment that called for a happy dance . In fact I marked it as one of achieved milestones in BABE’s journey – money or no money Adsense approval is a good thing for beginners. 🙂
Talking about the anxious-tense-moments, Facebook tops the list 🙂 . Did you ever notice a ‘liking’ glitch in Facebook? I have suffered from it a number of times, when the facebook page likes reached n99 (where n = integer ) I kept waiting for the x00th (where x > n, x is integer again) like for whole day, kept refreshing the FB page after every couple of minutes but that most wanted like took ages to show up. It looked as if Facebook was testing my patience to see the new number series- being an impatient person this was excruciating 😥
Google bags the second position in anxious-tense-moments’ category. Being one of the top search engines, Google updates its algorithms 500 times a year that usually sets a high probability of a new blog being hit by that change. Whenever there is an update all the nervous thoughts start performing the hip-hop dance- “OMG Google has updated it’s panda version again, now how will this affect my blog’s organic traffic, the page rank, the Alexa rank, blah blah…my bad I need to work on this again”. Did you every face these nervous time constraint circumstances?
No matter how many nervous moments appear in your journey but a single good moment balances everything out. In fact that good moment has the capacity to increase your confidence level many folds. And if you find some company for the journey it makes the voyage more fun. On my BABE journey I have connected with some lovely same interest people, my fellow beauty bloggers. Even though I have not met them but still I feel a kind of bonding with them- as if I personally know each one of them. I wish this virtual emotional bond strengthen over time and I get an opportunity to meet all of them personally .
All these ups and downs, knows & hows, small & trivial things contribute to enormous possessions – inner satisfaction and urge to keep moving. I am happy working on minute details for this blog, to be in contact with other girlies, and I would love to continue doing so for lifetime. I am not here to make a difference to the world but to my own life— this small corner of big internet world rejoices me, relives me and encourages me .
A very happy birthday to my contentment, and heartfelt thanks to all the readers for making this possible!