25/06/2015

One year and 38 posts later


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It has been one year since I've started this blog, so I figure it's the perfect time take stock of this process, my learnings and my expectations:

1 | Writing is much difficult than I thought it would be. I realized that the fact that my brain is full of thoughts and ideas, does not easy translate into (organized) words, which explains the rather disappointing number of 38 random posts in 365 days...

2 |Editing a template to be as simple as you want without knowledge takes way too much time than the time I can address to the blog. I've considered buying a template, but somehow I couldn't justify myself to spend money on something that is still in its embryonic stage.


3| I still haven't determined what (if anything) can I add to the world of blogging, and I'm slowly accepting that this blog won’t be the sharing the journey towards simplicity that I initially thought, as much as a place of memories, since those have been the posts I most enjoyed writing, and the ones I most enjoy to read after. Still, I wouldn't like it to be a plain record or a public diary, so I'm really just figuring this out as a go. Hopefully I'll be here next year taking stock with more clear ideas. 


4 | I'm glad that I had the opportunity to find people that I really like to read and would like to know in person one day, either because of their honest writing, their defiant thoughts, their capacity to spot the beauty and the best of every person, or for the overhaul aesthetic they present.


5| Finally, but most important, I want to take the opportunity to say: 



Thank you!




Thank you so much, Ana, Raquel, EmaFredaPenelope and Carpe Diem for taking the time to read and support me through this year.



I received each of your comments like a joyful flower that beautifies my day!


I'll take the leap assuming there is someone else reading who have never commented, and say: 

Thank you dear reader for being there!

10 comments:

  1. Parabéns por este aninho de blog! É verdade que quando comecei o meu blog também pensei que era mais fácil escrever...tenho momentos que bloqueio porque não consigo por todas as ideias e pensamentos no papel ou num post. Mas está a melhorar e tenho a certeza que vais encontrar o teu caminho no mundo dos blogs. Eu vou continuar aqui a acompanhar-te :)

    E obrigada pelo carinho e pelas palavras sobre o meu cantinho!
    Beijinho enorme

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    1. Obrigada! E parabéns também para ti pela assinatura de contrato! Nem sempre consigo comentar, mas leio sempre o que escreves!
      Um grande beijinho!

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  2. What an interesting post! Well done for the 38 posts - a blog is a nice way to find your way, and you can take as long as you like or need.....I adore your three Simple Life Lessons From A Three Year Old. Looking forward to more....Freda

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    1. The simple life lessons are my favourite too! I can't promise any more, though...

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  3. I didn't mean only more of the Life Lessons....I enjoy all your posts! Best wishes.

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    1. I understood, and I feel really honored for your support. Thank you!

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  4. One year is beautiful! Congratulations! I'm glad to have the opportunity to meet another Portuguese that follows simplicity :-)
    Thank you for your comment in my blog and for your words. See you soon!

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    1. Thank you, Fátima. I really enjoyed watching you playing the piano, it's a wonderful present for your readers!

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  5. Ai que a "preguiça virtual" me fez demorar a chegar aqui...
    Parabéns pelo ano e pelo blog!
    E obrigada pela companhia e carinho.
    Beijinho grande!

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    1. :) Obrigada! Beijinho grande!

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