Tomorrow marks the FIVE YEAR anniversary of Small Towns & City Lights. FIVE! I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Back then (in 2012), blogging was nothing like it is today. In fact, there weren’t a whole lot of blogs out there at all. I had just finished my undergraduate degree and in the midst of applying for all the jobs, I needed something to keep my sanity. And I decided that something would be me starting a blog.
While I took a bit of an extended break toward the end of that first year of blogging as I moved from New York back to Florida, transitioned into my first full-time job, adopted a dog, and moved into my first apartment (read: joined the real world), I knew it was something I couldn’t wait to dedicate more time to and once I was settled into my routine, jump back into it I did!
Blogging has 100% changed my life for the better. It’s allowed me to do SO many things, like:
- Connect with people from around the world that I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise
- Have an outlet to pour my passions + creativity into
- Share information to help others plan trips + live better lives
- Experience unique opportunities
- Improve my writing, marketing, and Web skills
I did my first-ever reader survey last year and it was incredibly helpful to hear directly what kind of content you lovely readers are liking, not as into, or wanting more of. If you could spare a minute to answer a few quick questions below, I’d so appreciate it!
And last but not least, a thank you to you all for sticking around and/or stopping by. I appreciate your support more than you know! In honor of this big blogiversary, I’m giving away TWO $25 gift cards (because yay for increasing your odds of winning something) – one to Amazon and the other to Sephora. Two of my favorite places to shop!
Starting a blog has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made I can’t wait to see what the next five years of blogging brings!