2014 Blogging Year in Review
“When your mind says give up, hope whispers one more try.” ~Author Unknown
A Look Back
After 207 posts, 12,217 hits, and visits from 110 countries, I am thrilled with this year’s outcome. Today I wanted to review the past year to gauge how far I’ve come since beginning this blogging journey.
To say I was afraid would be an understatement because I was terrified to share my thoughts with the universe! It will be a year on December 16, 2013, since my first post. Prior to this, I took some online WordPress courses, then spent several months doing behind the scenes work.
I adore quotes and was pleased to find one that I felt summed up this past year. “When your mind says give up, hope whispers one more try.” ~Author Unknown
Feeling confident one moment, then in the next, fear and self-doubts, it’s been an emotional roller coaster ride. However, there were some unexpected surprises, like the diversity and kindness of all the bloggers I’ve come to know. Receiving emails from people all over thanking me for sharing my insight and then the incredible connections I’ve made.
Bold Blind Beauty’s Purpose
The purpose of Bold Blind Beauty is three-fold:
- provide women who are blind/vision impaired tips across the broad spectrum of cosmetics and fashion;
- challenge society’s viewpoint on what defines beauty;
- encourage my readers to carry themselves with confidence.
From the beginning, I said, “when you feel good, you look good.” With the emphasis being on ‘feeling’ confidence is the end result. Confidence conveys to the world that you feel good about yourself. This is especially true when you are blind or vision impaired because lacking visual cues, we have to use creativity to achieve a certain look.
Researching for hours on end, taking pictures, writing content, all while learning WordPress technology is an all-consuming task. A task that has led to a fulfilling labor of love. When I find the information I believe will be beneficial to my readers, I get so excited I can’t wait to share it with you.
Without losing sight of the blog’s purpose I have to say my favorite articles are highlighting the women I feature on Fridays. I love introducing these women to help the world become more aware of the capabilities of people who are blind/vision impaired. This leads me to the main reason for today’s post.
Beginning next Friday through the end of the year I will be publishing updates on many of the women that I’ve previously featured. Since all of these women are people I admire I can’t think of a better way to end the year on such a high note.
Happy, Happy Friday!!
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