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2014 Blogging Year in Review

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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:

  1. provide women who are blind/vision impaired tips across the broad spectrum of cosmetics and fashion;
  2. challenge society’s viewpoint on what defines beauty;
  3. encourage my readers to carry themselves with confidence.

Word Cloud containing the following words confidence certainty courage determination poise spirit tenacity boldness fearlessness fortitude

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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6 thoughts on “2014 Blogging Year in Review

  1. Wow! A great achievement for just one year of blogging, well done!

    1. Thank you Dina!

  2. Congratulations on year one of Bold Blind Beauty! You’ve shared so much great information and I always look forward to reading your well researched blog.

    1. Thank you Alice!!

  3. Glad to have met you too and thanks for introducing me to so many other inspiring women and bloggers. You do a great job and an amazing service with this site. The objectives you’ve set up here are noble ones and extremely necessary. You’ve put a lot of work into everything you have here. Thanks for letting me be a small part of it. 🙂 Congratulations on this first year and here’s to many more.

    1. Kerry it does my heart so good to hear you say this. I appreciate your insightful comments. I’ll be sending out an email to you all either tomorrow or Monday. It’s been great getting to know you and all the other fabulous women that I’ve had the opportunity to write about. 🙂

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