The Lazy Blogger: one year on

When exams ended this summer, I decided to log on to my blog and found that I had 30 followers and almost zero engagment on my posts! I wasn’t surprised as I had neglected my blog for the most part of the year. 

I created my blog with the intention to maintain it wholeheartedly, but I guess I didn’t know how to go about it exactly. I gave myself a choice, to either blog my heart out or pack it in entirely. It’s been a month since I chose the former, and it’s been refreshing to see increased engagement and how far my blog has grown. 

I had created this blog so that I could have a platform to write without a word count (to some degree) and provoke discussion with other bloggers and readers on what really matters.  Though I have only recently started to pay attention to my dormant blog, I guess it’s been a great blogging year! 

I hit three milestones today; a YEAR since I’ve been on wordpress, a THOUSAND likes on my blog and TWENTY posts published.

*success may not be measured in numbers, but when it comes to blogging, I find it easier to record my progression based on the figures*

So, here’s to a more active blogging year ahead. My goals for the coming year are to stay dedicated to posting regularly and connecting with other bloggers. Oh and writing more book reviews! 

On that note, it’s the perfect occasion to share some of my favourite bloggers who each have their own unique style and vibe, that I think is worth a read. 

aclockworkhafsa

herinkedsoul

ofbrownhuesanddarkeyes

newsbynaureen

maheen’smuse

proudpakistanii

abibliophilesobsession

habibafaisalblogs

If you’re new to my blog, say Hi in the comments and link me to your blog/site! 

Woah. That’s enough excitement for one day, 

Rimsha.

*this was a self illustrated blog post*

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61 thoughts on “The Lazy Blogger: one year on

  1. Imani says:

    HI Rimsha, I’ve had a look through your blog-bit pushed for time to read many posts but what I’ve seen so far really appeals-keep doing what you’re doing-it’s FAB πŸ™‚ I love your illustrations too! You have a cool style about you πŸ™‚

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  2. herinkedsoul says:

    Wow Congrats Ree. You deserve more. πŸ’Œ It’s alright if you’re busy, you can blog good content to make up for it and you did that so yayy. And thanks so much. It makes me feel so good πŸ™ˆπŸ˜€. More power and love. πŸ’–

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  3. Habiba Faisal says:

    Thank you so much for boosting up my confidence, it really made me happy. Life gets busy and it’s okay if you didn’t give much time to your blog but I really love your writing style, you are truly an amazing person.❀

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  4. naureen05 says:

    Congratulations on your blogaversary! Your doodles are super cute btw 😁 & Thank you jani, i’m quite flattered hehe. Makes me want to continue on πŸ™‚ Cant wait to read more of your intelligent, thought provoking posts. πŸ’œ

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  5. Ambreen Ejaz says:

    OMG, Rimsha. I am honoured. I did not expect this. I love your writing so it’s a big deal if you find my blog interesting. Thank you so much! JazakAllah Khayr. ❀

    P.S. Those illustrations are so cute.

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  6. Lisa Yip says:

    I’m a new blogger and reading this has definately inspired me to keep writing!!! Congrats for making it a year and hopefully there’ll be many years to come!!! I love the pics too…do you draw them?

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  7. Ste J says:

    The blog can be a challenge at times, it’s good to see people engaging with you and chatting, it’s really what it is all about! Congratulations on the milestones as well!!

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  8. Andie Kingsley says:

    Congrats on your milestones. It’s good to celebrate even the little things, too. And don’t be too hardon yourself. This is your blog and you post when you feel like posting. It shouldn’t be forced or pushed, but I do agree that keeping yourself motivated is always good.

    Congrats again and hope to keep seeing more of you in the community. πŸ™‚

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  9. Pearl Kirkby says:

    My, my…this does sound familiar! I have at least 6 other blogs that I used to work on constantly…until life happened. All but The Old Fossil Writes are woefully out of date, mostly because I wind up using my ph’s data allowance on this one 😞

    Well, my plans are to catch up come October by getting internet service again. Til then, I appreciate the visits and follows to OFW!

    Incidentally, I dearly love your illustrations. They’re clean…and pretty!

    Pearl

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  10. letsayzdocom says:

    Hi ? Haha I’m so excited yieeeehhh I want to be good at blogging too where I can really do something about my passion hihi your blog really amazed me!

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