It’s My (Blog’s) Birthday!

My birthday’s in March, folks…remember? (yeah, it’s okay if you don’t)

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I registered for WordPress in May of 2014.

May 27 to be exact.

That’s when I started the blog that would carry me through my summer as a Smithsonian intern in Washington D.C…

…but that internship only lasted eight weeks. And I hardly thought it was appropriate to carry on a blog entitled “2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.” (a.k.a the street address of the National Postal Museum) past the summer of 2014.

With the end of my summer, and the blog that went along with it, I found myself asking what I should do next with this blogging business…

See, I had a blog on Blogger, already. I initially decided to try WordPress out for my internship blog because I was curious…some of my Facebook friends were using WordPress for their blogs and I really was just so curious. Admittedly, I toyed with using it for my first blog, but was for some reason a little intimidated by it, which is why I chose Blogger instead. In the weeks leading up to the beginning of my internship, I decided I wanted to make a blog specifically to document my experiences living in D.C. So, given that I was curious about WordPress, I put my intimidation past me and signed up. I soon discovered that this WordPress place seemed pretty awesome. I’m not even sure why I was so drawn to it because I hadn’t even found the community, yet, but needless to say…by the end of last summer, WordPress had stolen my heart. I didn’t want to carry on with Blogger.  The natural thing for me to do, then? Abandon my blog on Blogger and start up a completely new one on WordPress. A new one devoted to me, myself, and I…not just one internship and one summer.

So, that’s what I did. I didn’t even write a goodbye post on Blogger. Whoops! (But really, no regrets).

Enter August 19, 2014.

Exactly one year ago today.

Or, the birth of this baby site right here that I like to think of as more of a full grown child these days (interested in the first post? You can see that here).

It’s been through a name change (“What is Past is Prologue” was good for a while…until it wasn’t–you can see the thought process behind that here), a couple different themes, and a lot of life.

I’ve learned so much in the past year and I attribute a lot of that to this virtual space. The writing I’ve done here, the people I’ve connected with.

When I started this blog a year ago, I never imagined how many friends I would gain in the process. Most of you I haven’t met in person. Yet, you are all so supportive, so willing to give advice, and are just plain awesome in general.

This blog has been through a lot…because I’ve been through a lot. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.

So there ya have it. Happy birthday you blog, you…and cheers to many more. It’s been a great ride!

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34 thoughts on “It’s My (Blog’s) Birthday!

    1. Thank you soo much, Lia! I’m so glad to have connected with you, too! I’m so looking forward to sharing more in my second year plus year of blogging and into the future…starting with the great Thai adventure of 2015! 🙂

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    1. Yeah, Blogger just seemed so secluded and closed off to me in the short time that I used it. I love how active the WordPress community is, which is why I’m sticking with WordPress for now!
      Thanks so much, Jessie.

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  1. Happy blog birthday!! Hurray! Cheers to a great writer and soon to be Thai adventurer! Many happy returns!
    I’m happy you moved to WP and to have met you here.
    🎂🍸🍸
    PS: How interesting to learn from your journey. I had a similar experience with blogger and moved to WP without regrets.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucile! It’s so exciting and I can’t wait for many more years of blogging. 🙂
      So happy to have moved to WordPress and to have meet you, too.
      I have absolutely no regrets about moving to WordPress form Blogger. Blogger works for some people, but it just wasn’t satisfying for me at all.

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      1. Totally agree. I felt so isolated on Blogger. I didn’t even know I was looking for a blogging community until I found one on WordPress and its changed my life for the better. 🙂

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