Sara Wallflower- One Year Later
On July 5th 2014 I wrote my first post on my blog, which was called Sara Wallflower. And today, on July 5th 2015 it’s my One Year Blogiversary!
Back in 2014, when I created this blog, I literally didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know what blogging is and how hard it is to run a blog, because there are not many bloggers in Slovenia. And at the time the only blog I checked from time to time was Zoe Sugg’s blog. I really enjoyed reading it as I got a feeling that I can get to know her much better from her posts than her YouTube videos. So because of her I became interested in blogging.
One afternoon I just decided I want to start a blog- mainly because of my curiosity and also boredom (it was summer holiday and I had nothing to do). But I didn’t know anyone with a blog, so I couldn’t ask anyone for advice and beside that I felt like I was rushing into something I have no idea about. I then started to feel insecure about starting a blog, I questioned whether people will like it and if not- what if negative comments will get me down. But days passed and at the time my dad and I were taking a hike a lot and on every hike I was thinking about the blog, about what I would write, how would I design it...
I really wanted to create some kind of diary, where I could write about anything that’s on my mind, without other people judging me. And if my diary would help someone, that’s even better. I realised if I feel so passionate about blogging and I haven’t even started with it, there was a big chance I would regret not starting a blog sooner or later.
That’s how I created my blog Sara Wallflower. When I was writing new posts, discovering new blogs, commenting on people’s posts I felt free and happy- just like I feel when I climb, hike, run or do anything else I love to do. So blogging became something I love to do and without blogging my head would simply explode. While blogging I felt self- confident, I felt like I can do anything I want to- not like in real life, where I constantly felt insecure, where it was so hard for me to meet new people or start a conversation with someone.
But meeting other bloggers was so simple, because I could follow and talk to people who had same ideas as I had. Now I can say that meeting so many new people was probably the best thing this year, and all of your nice comments are probably the reason I still write new posts. Not quitting blogging really surprised me, as I usually get bored of everything really quickly and after a short time I quit everything I start.
So thank YOU for sticking with me since the very beginning, thank YOU for supporting me on this crazy and wonderful journey I have never imagined I would even start, thank YOU for being here when I felt like giving up on everything or when I didn’t write a new post for ages because of school. And thank YOU for letting me express my true self, because pretending I’m someone I’m not is something I do on daily basis in real life. But on Sara Wallflower I can be myself. And I feel like no one judges me. And that’s probably the best feeling in the whole world.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts and getting to know me a bit in the past year. I also hope you will enjoy reading them in the next few months, 2 years or even 10 years!
Love, Sara Wallflower ♥