Two Year Blogiversary and 100K!
Cheers to two years of blogging and reaching 100k followers! I seriously can’t thank you all enough for your support during the past two years. I feel incredibly blessed to do what I love for a living and it’s all because of YOU, my amazing followers! Reaching 100k on my 2nd Blogiversary is something I never imagined would happen when I started my little blog back in 2016.
To give you a little perspective, I started this journey with 400 followers and a lot of doubt. Doubt that I couldn’t be successful in this industry and a fear of failing. In the beginning it felt like I was constantly losing followers, engagement, etc and it was incredibly discouraging. At times I contemplated quitting and just moving on with my life. I had to remind myself that success with anything in life takes time, persistence and hard work. As I celebrate reaching a personal goal of 100K, I’m humbled thinking back to the beginning and how something like this seemed like a far fetched dream. We all have to start somewhere and it’s so true that nothing worthwhile ever comes easy.
If there’s one piece of advice I could offer to anyone struggling to believe in themselves and start something they are passionate about it would be to take risks, step outside your comfort zone and pursue your passion. I personally contemplated starting my blog for a year before I ever did. I was terrified to put myself out there and have my life be so public. One day I just decided to go for it, rejection would obviously be a part of it but I had to start to ever know if I could succeed.
I’m so thankful for all the amazing people in my life who have supported me during my blogging journey (shout out to my family and friends for always taking 500 outfit pictures for me until we get the money shot.) To all my followers that have followed me since the beginning, you’re the real MVPs! Words truly can’t express my gratitude for your support the past two years. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to quit my corporate job this year to fully invest in Whit’s Whims. To be honest I’m still in awe that people find me interesting and care about what I’m wearing/doing on a daily basis. With that being said, please don’t stop haha.
I’m also so lucky to have met some of my best friends through blogging and for that I’m forever thankful. We’ve had the opportunity to travel and make incredible memories together. I’m not going to lie, getting into an industry that is consumed by comparison was intimidating at first. All I know is it’s so important to be supportive of other women and surround yourself with like minded people who want to see you succeed. Everyone is unique in their own way and in this industry it’s crucial to not lose sight of who you are. On a side note, don’t be scared to slide into the DMs of someone you think you’d be great friends with! True story I did exactly that with one of my blogger besties and now we’re basically inseparable.
Okay I’m officially done rambling haha. I just want to say I’m so excited for the future of Whit’s Whims and what’s to come! I promise to keep bringing you quality content that you want to see! Again, thank you SO much to all my supportive followers. Building my blog and social presence the past two years has been a lot of work, and certainly not easy. With that being said, knowing that I can help you all in some way is what drives me to keep pursuing my passion. I hope you’ll stick around and continue to follow me on this journey!