Blogiversary Time

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Blogiversary Time

Hbubblesover blog turns one!

It’s been 365 days since the journey started.  To think that Hbubblesover is having a blogiversary!

Firstly I would like to express my gratitude to those who have spent time here reading, catching up and being in touch. 
I’ve been running this blog part-time balancing it with a full-time job.  It’s been an absolute ride!   I would surely not still be here if it wasn’t for some of you great people who have reached out to me and inspired me to continue.

Hbubblesover started on 12 January 2019 as a platform for sharing experiences, later developing into a lifestyle blog with collections of my interests covering doses of travel and adventure, eats and drinks, and so much more.

I’ve learnt a lot and have become passionate about design and social media and find myself forever learning more about writing and blogging, while imparting the knowledge.  I continue to take courses in digital marketing to better understand the functioning of SEO, analytics and all that which goes on in the background.

I guess I’ve always been an ‘all-rounder’ type.  

I’m confident this is only the beginning of an incredible long journey.

 

The Hbubblesover quote.

46 Posts.

365 days ago….   I hit publish on my first post.  

It was a post about my zip-lining experience at Sun City and published into the Adventure/Activities category on the blog.

Most popular post.

The most popular post to date on the blog  is The Visa Free List of Countries for Saffas.   This was also the post that made me realise it is important to add value.

Socials

While I was very Insta focused, I wasn’t very present on Facebook.  While I did set up a Hbubblesover page, it has been a dwindling one.  I do need to build more on it and I plan to do so in 2020… I have a plan ‘wink’, which would require a Facebook group to be started too.  In the meantime, you can join the FB page here.

My Twitter page is more of a sharing  and caring, ‘mingling’ platform.  I have to be honest and say I don’t market my blog posts much. If anyone wants to know about what is going on with the blog, the link is there to click on…  

Most popular Insta posts

Blogging has tought me:

1.  It will become a huge part of your life

It is something you create, so it becomes quite important.  It is also hard work.  There is always more to do…

2.  Patience

It isn’t my strong suite, but while I’ve experienced a few site crashes, mostly due to playing around with code and getting it wrong, I’ve had to patiently fix things.  Going self-hosted and trying out HTML etc, is not for sissies.  ヅ  It for sure has taught me to back-up more often, but mostly I’ve learnt to stay calm and have patience.  

3.  Never compare

There will always be 7673456820 people who you see as more successful than you.  There is nothing to be gained by comparing.  It is not a competition.

4.  Be consistent

Blogging requires you to step it up, to be dependable and reliable.  If you’ve committed to something, it’s important to follow through.  

5.  Making videos is hard

I’ve still not got the hang of it.  But want to do it!  Dammit I will. Haha

6.  Fellow blogger love

The only people who really understand your life are fellow bloggers.  Literally!


I want to finish off in saying how much joy this blog has brought me.   They say that 90% of blogs cease to exist within the first 12 months.   That makes Hbubblesover part of 10% !  

It makes me feel a little bit proud to still be here and to call this blog mine.   I like what I’ve created.  I hope you do too!

But now it is time to cut the cake, blow out the candle and celebrate!

Happy times!
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