One Year Later…

For the last 365 days I have written about something and posted it here on wordpress. A modest achievement that might have been quickly forgotten had wordpress not come to the party.

Just look at this:

I particularly enjoyed the touching personalised message. Yes, yes… it’s similar to the normal one but… they also sent me this!

Delightful!

Blogging is a solitary pursuit so I’ve found that the conversations along the way have been a crucial part of the whole experience. Just a little positive feedback goes a long way after all.

In the spirit of celebration, let’s give a few shout-outs.

From a cast of many I bring you four of the most righteous content creators on the blogosphere. These dedicated taste-makers are titans in their respective fields — writing posts of nuance, substance and value. I continue to enjoy their posts, support and thoughtful commentary, perhaps you might as well:

Mukylicious — for ketogenic advice, minimalism tips, DIY know-how and culinary wizardry. Guaranteed to not clutter your newsfeed…a mukylicious post is a rare thing indeed!

Diary of Dennis — for photography, guitar histrionics, technology and detailed commentaries.

Content Catnip — for travel, contemporary art, cultural intrigue, arcane wisdom and more besides.

Badfinger20 — for a delicious smorgasbord of power pop tunes that just keep coming!

Whether my daily blog continues remains to be seen but as we all know, it’s hard to break a habit.

Onward!

18 thoughts on “One Year Later…

  1. Congratulations Jeremy! You don’t have a choice man…where else can I learn words like Neurasthenia, Sot, and Palimpsest? And to see your new breakfast bowl carved by the Gods!
    Thanks for the mention Jeremy.

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  2. Congrats Jeremy. The majority of people would have given up by now. The rate of abandoned blogs is super high within the first year. Probably because they feel like writing is work… but I think, if you write about the stuff you’re passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work at all but like a nice activity. I assume that’s how you feel too. I am pretty sure that’s why you’re here to stay. 🙂

    Thanks for putting me onto that list. Much appreciated. I am glad you like what I am doing… as we found out, we have some similar interests. As I’ve been on WordPress since 2011, I sometimes try to support people who are new here (if they have at least something in common with me, be it photography or whatever), by following them, commenting and maybe become a long-term follower. I got the same help back then. That’s some kind of culture here in the WordPress community as I learned over the years. People get out of their own blogs to find other bloggers and have a chat, inspiring each other, learning from each other and motivating each other. But in your case, it didn’t feel like supporting because it always feels genuine to visit your blog as you write about several things I am interested in. And you’re a broad blogger too, that’s cool because specialized niche blogs bore me pretty quickly as I can’t always follow the same subject. Keep blogging, it appears like you have fun!

    I’ll take a look at the other blogs you suggested 🙂

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  3. Congratulations! I wish I can be as consistent as you. But blogging is only fun if it’s done in one’s own pace so I refuse to feel pressured 😅 Happy to have met you in this space! Thanks for the awesome recommendations, will check out these pages too.

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    1. Also I guess for you it’s harder as you focus on books and literature. The reading you need to do is too time consuming to maintain a daily posting rate. The blogs I do on books take the most time for me. If I felt any pressure I wouldn’t be able to do it either!

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  4. Congrats! The closest I can come to this is doing the #365daysofgratitude on Instagram. I did it for 3 years and then had to stop. I think I was burned out. But blogging is more difficult, and you’re always producing good content. Cheers!

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      1. I was already in the habit of ‘giving thanks’, but I felt like the # was a great way to make the habit stick, better in fact that daily journalling.

        There’s a community doing it, so there’s that aspect of it. Adding a visual element too, made it more dynamic. Lastly, it gave me s.th to do on social media that felt meaningful.

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