I have been blogging for a year now and it feels so surreal and yet I cannot imagine life without blogging now. The challenges are still plenty and yet I have stuck with it and I plan to do it in the future too. I signed up with WordPress on 20th November 2012 and started posting from 1st December. I got plenty of support in the first week, enough for me to overcome my fear of blogging and the online world.
I shifted my blog to a new address in the beginning of May 2013 to http://toraveabout.com and this place has been empty ever since. I also started a beauty blog Shopping Escapades – A Makeup and Beauty Blog around the same time. I have spent countless hours on both of my blogs. Despite the challenges I have faced, I plan to keep going on. Happy one year anniverary to Beyond Beauty Tips (this blog), the place where it all started!
I have been gone from this blog (for a while) and working day-in- day-out to set up my new website. It’s been busy but I’m loving it. I love having control over everything on my website, I could never have had it on a free blog. On to the exciting things I’ve been up to:
1. I have been posting (almost) everyday of the week on my website. The blog still follows the “Everything under the sun” category.
2. I am hosting a Photo Challenge in July called Photo A Day Experiment (PADE) with a blogger friend, get more details here. The response to PADE has already exceeded my expectations! The posts on photography and related things have increased exponentially due to PADE.
3. I received two more awards from fellow bloggers – Versatile Blogger Award and Inspiring blogger award! I feel honored to have been acknowledged for my work.
4. I took a trip of my lifetime last week. I visited Jeju, South Korea also registered as the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It was breathtakingly beautiful!
What have you been up to?
Hope to connect with you on my website, have a great day!
I have made many mistakes in my life but by far the one I regret the most, at this moment, is not buying the domain of my initial blog name.
It has taken a lot of work, sleepless nights to reach where I was in six months of blogging. Even though I was not really satisfied with my efforts, I still think that I tried.
Now after buying a totally new domain, I find it difficult to carry my hard work with me. Sure I have transferred the posts but the backlinks, readers and comments have stayed back.
I am going to give my best shot in regaining my readership but I need your help. If you liked what used to happen on this blog, please visit it at its new address – http://toraveabout.com
Read my post about the challenges I’m facing at my new blog.
Even if you don’t, I will be contacting each one of you individually ONCE. I don’t want to be spammy so I hope we’ll reconnect soon.
Even if you choose not to come, just know that I loved connecting with you here and I’m thankful that you took out the time to read my posts. Thank you for your support till this point and I wish you all the very best in life and blogging.
Have a great day!
After a few days of ‘running’ back and forth between my new website (http://toraveabout.com/) and this blog (http://beyondbeautytips.wordpress.com/), I have finally gathered the courage to start deleting data from ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’.
Everything has moved to ‘Things To Rave About’ smoothly (for the most part) and now it is time to say goodbye to BBT. I wanted to leave it as it was but the problem of dealing with duplicate content etc etc has made me think about closing the door here. I will leave a few posts here that I did not deem fit on my new website before closing this down. Please visit my new website and SUBSCRIBE/LIKE/COMMENT there, it is a little lonely there right now.
Other ways to connect with me:
Facebook: ‘Things To Rave About‘ FB Page
I hope to connect with you again soon. Thanks for supporting me in my journey.
I have been a little off course with my blogging here and the reason behind that was a soft tissue injury to my right hand/wrist. While I was resting, I got to thinking about starting my own website. I already have a domain hosted at ‘wordpress.com’ but after days of toying with the idea of starting my self-hosted website, I have taken the leap and done it.
I am happy with BBT was able to achieve (from 1st December 2012 to 1st May 2013):
250+ readers, 6000+ views, 143 Posts and 2 awards in 5 months
I am unsure about the future, as we all are, but I do not want to live in the ‘what-if’ anymore. It took a lot of time in convincing myself into investing towards a self-hosted website (http://toraveabout.com/).
I have exported the data from BBT (this blog) to my new website Things To Rave About. I am still setting up things, learning my way around WordPress.org.
I suppose it will take a week or more for it to be the way I have envisioned it. I’d love if you’d come and say, ‘Hi!’. Everything else will remain the same. I am not ready to say goodbye to BBT so I am leaving it up for now but I’ll be posting on TRA only!
Thank you for supporting my blog since its inception. It is because of you, my readers, that I got the confidence to take this step. Hope to see you there!
Hope you have a great day!