A couple weeks ago, my blog hit 1000 followers, so I wanted to take some time to say thank you. It really is incredible to think that there are so many people from all over world who take the time to actually read about my thoughts, beliefs and adventures, and it means so much to know that.
Some of y’all already know the story behind how my blog first got started, but it essentially was first and foremost an assignment from my English III teachers, but in the three years since, it’s become so much more. I’ve always loved to write, though my writing career probably peaked and ended when I was seven. In 2015, I began publishing posts about my travels, recipes and food cravings, and my reactions to the current political situation as well as other issues. So I kept blogging, both for school and outside. My original blog name was Smiles and Kittens, but after I graduated high school, finally thought of a good blog name, and so in doing so, I realized that this blog has long since stopped being an assignment, but rather a joy.
With that said, I’d like to just share some of my blog’s memorable milestones.
Visitors & Followers
Like I said, just a couple weeks ago my blog hit 1000 followers (up to 1047 now!), and we’ve had over 10,508 people from 124 countries stop by the blog 30,796 times to read one of the 251 posts I’ve published. Thanks to every single one of y’all for stopping by.
Most Popular Posts
I’m not entirely sure why this is my most popular post — it’s a blog assignment from English IV AP where I analyzed one of William Wordsworth’s poems. Perhaps other students struggling with poetry needed help analyzing it LOL.
Now this one I understand why it has so many views. Here’s my reflection about my high school academic life compared to my first semester of college, and just a couple observations I make & beliefs I hold about the education system. Definitey check out the comments section — quite a few students, teachers & parents weigh in too.
This was one of my favorite posts to write. In the summer of 2015, I spent a month in Lubbock doing research as a part of the Welch Summers Scholars Program. I met some really great & smart people (actually, check out on my friend’s, Mal, blog right here) and had an absolute blast there!
Post-election day was hard for a lot of us, so here’s a post I wrote about dealing with our feelings and channeling them into doing something even better for our future.
Here’s another topic that I’m really passionate about: climate change. Yes, it’s a pretty long post, but I think it’s one that’s very important and one that I wish everyone could take the time to read and understand.
I’d like to start making more weekly series, perhaps about food, music, or even the news. It’d also be cool to start collaborating with some of y’all later. Overall, I’m planning on sticking with my publication schedule of every three days. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see more of, and once again, thanks for reading! ❤