The Siberian American: Two Year Blogiversary: Why I Started Blogging (And Why I Don’t Want to Stop!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Two Year Blogiversary: Why I Started Blogging (And Why I Don’t Want to Stop!)

On this date two years ago, I decided to take the plunge and finally become a blogger. I had been reading blogs for years at that point and knew I wanted to blog, but it was so hard to take that first step. I had doubts I’m sure are common among new bloggers. Would anyone actually read my blog? Do I really want to put myself out there on the internet?


When I started blogging, Chris and I were going through a major season of transition. He had just started his last year of medical school and had picked one of the more competitive specialties, so we had to prepare to move anywhere. Our whole life was full of applications and interviews all over the country, and I felt the need to document it all. I was so thankful for the blogging world for the support, especially when I announced we were moving to Chicago.

Blogging helped me get through intern year. I loved having a space where I could share our Chicago adventures and to have a creative outlet while Chris worked long hours.

One of my favorite things about blogging has always been the community and the wonderful friends you make, but I don’t think I realized how special that is until I got sick this year. I’m not going to lie: there were times this year that I really wanted to quit. It was hard to blog when getting out of bed felt like a huge accomplishment, but I was so thankful for all the comments and emails I received, and blogging really kept me going during those difficult months.

It’s crazy to think how much has happened in the last two years, and I am grateful I have this blog as a way to remember. Two years ago, I had no idea how much I would love blogging. I love the people, getting to write, and the opportunity to be creative.

So thank you, blog friends, for making blogging so fun! I hope to blog with y’all for many more years.

29 comments:

  1. Happy Two Years! :) I'm so glad I found your blog this year. It's one of my favorites! I'm so glad you've been able to find such strong support in the blogging community.

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  2. Happy 2 Year Anniversary!! I'm so glad I found our blog, it is one of my favorites.

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  3. Happy blogiversary! I'm so glad blogging has given you so much support. <3

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  4. I hope you blog for many more as well. I'm enjoyed your blog! Happy anniversary!

    *Side note* If anyone has a second, please stop by and check out my post in regards to my family who was directly affected by the flooding in Louisiana. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

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  5. HAPPY TWO YEARS! I am so glad you decided to start!

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  6. Happy 2 years. It goes by so fast. i've been doing it 9 years now. It feels like a blink. Enjoy it every day, every year.

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  7. Happy 2 year blogiversary girl! Blogging is such a great outlet and a wonderful community!

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  8. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  9. happy two years! this is so awesome. i love blogging, and the people i've met and all that jazz. i would never have guessed that it would be this awesome and the community would be the best part, but it is!

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  10. Happy blogiversary sweet friend! So happy to have found your blog and follow your journey back and forth to Chicago, and now as you recover and get back on your feet <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Congratulations on your two years of blogging!

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  12. Happy 2 years of blogging! Here's to many more! :)

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  13. Happy two years! I'm really glad you blog. I like seeing different perspectives and a lot of bloggers' lives are so different. It's nice to be reminded that everyone is doing their own thing.

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  14. Such a lovely, heartfelt post to celebrate your blogiversary. I'm happy to read your voice :)

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  15. Well, THANK YOU for creating this lovely blog :) I'm always happy to see new posts from you! And I really hope you feel better soon and that everything goes well xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Michelle! :)

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  16. Happy blogiversary!! I'm so happy you kept it up. I feel like we're "blog friends" and that makes me happy! :)

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  17. Happy Two Years!! We're really close in terms of blogging- my 2 year anniversary will be in Oct.! I'm so glad you started to write, Olya, and I'm so glad to know you through blogging!

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  18. Lovely post and happy blog anniversary! It's been fun reading about your move to Chicago and all of your other travel adventures around the world. I hope you a feeling better every day.

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  19. Happy blogiversary! I felt a lot of the same doubts about starting a blog (and around the same time as you too--my blog just turned 2 in July!), but like you said, blogging is such a great creative outlet and way to find community. That makes it all worth it. <3

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    1. Happy late blogiversary to you, too! :) Blogging is such a great creative outlet. :)

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  20. Happy 2 years!! I'm so glad I found your blog!!

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  21. Happy blogiversary! SO glad that blogging has been such a blessing to you, girl! I've loved getting to know you!

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  22. Happy belated blogiversary! The blogging community is so great, and I've loved getting to know you over the past two years!

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  23. Happy blogiversary! I'm so glad I started blogging too - it's such a great community and way to unleash creativity!

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