Yesterday, Pearls and Polkadots turned a whopping six months old!! It’s hard to believe that exactly half a year has gone by since I launched this style blog. That’s completely crazy to me. I have made some amazing friends and have had such a great time getting to know the blogging community! Before I go on, I want to put a HUGE thank you out to my readers who regularly support me, comment, like, follow, and all of that amazing stuff that you do for me and Pearls and Polkadots! Without you, I don’t know if I would have stayed as motivated as I have been so far, to keep posting what I have to say!!
To date, I have published 84 posts, all covering the topics I love! Lately, I have been getting into more personal topics, like my goals and little facts about me!! I initially began this blog to talk about what I love most – fashion! Over time, I have realized that reaching my readers and showing them who I truly am is really important to me, and it allows me to establish a personal connection (even if we do only know each other online!!).
For those of you who have been reading from the beginning, you may know that I began to write posts on January 1, 2015. However, I didn’t launch my URL publicly until January 16, which is why I consider that to be Pearls and Polkadots’ birthday. When I first began, I blogged roughly 2-3 times per week, but recently, I joined the #30DayWriter challenge, which has challenged me to release one new post every single day, for thirty days! This has by far, been the best thing I have done for my blog. I say this because it has gotten me into a routine. I write ahead, I plan out what I am going to post and it gets my brain thinking further down the line, so I am not paused at my computer for an hour, trying to think of a topic (while mindlessly pulling my hair out)!! It’s a process, right? Especially if you have other things on the go – it’s really hard to get into a steady routine, think of what you are going to say, and get people to read it!!
In honour of Pearls and Polkadots’ 6-month blogiversary, I want to share a few snaps of my ‘blogging environment’ (in the works) and a little sneak peek of my planner that I am building – the pictures are a tad discrete because I want to have something to show you in that upcoming post (coming soon!).
Okay, there are times when I end up writing my posts with my trusty iced coffee sitting beside me on the couch, while watching re-runs of Modern Family…(guilty!) But occassionally, I do like to sit at the table (usually when I am trying to really focus…) and what a better way to do it then with your coffee beside you, and all the materials laid out neatly at your side?
I got this thermal tumbler at Aerie (by Ban.do) of all places (can you believe it?). I live and breath this saying, and when I saw it…there were no if, ands, or buts. It was mine.
You can probably get a sense of what my planner looks like from the photo above. That’s as much as you’re going to get today (sorry!!), but I do promise that I have a little ‘look-inside’ post coming up soon (or when I complete it…) so that you can see all of the details! Personally, I love looking at how other people organize their planners!! Who doesn’t love organization? But that is for another day…
I hope all of you have enjoyed the journey so far and I am so excited about the road ahead for Pearls and Polkadots!! If there is anything that you want to see for the future, please leave your suggestions in the comments below!!