Is it really another anniversary? Like most of us, I guess, I never saw myself writing my blog for this long. But three years later here we are, Life In Quotations has been read over 80,000 times in 100+ countries according to my live traffic feed.
These numbers are important to me because I never wrote just for myself. In fact in the beginning I never wrote this blog for myself at all, not directly anyway. I posted only famous quotations as a way of reaching out and hopefully connecting with other people who were also feeling lost or hurting. From day one I envisioned this site as a safe haven where readers of all ages and backgrounds could come and exchange their ideas and experiences, with unconditional acceptance. Completely free of judgement. I want that for my readers because I’ve always wanted it for myself. It isn’t always easy to come by.
I'm happy to say I feel this has happened, although more often in private conversation than on my blog. I'm good with this, because it‘s allowed me to get to know many of you more personally than if you were to only leave anonymous comments about your personal experiences. What I’m trying to decide on is how to bring all of this to my readers.
This is what I want to do with Life In Quotations. To bring it closer to what I intended from the start, which is to have people share very personal experiences and hopefully show others who are going through similar things that they’re not alone. Most of the conversations I have away from my blog are about relationships, but also about things like depression, eating disorders, sexuality, self-image and uncertainty about the future. I’m very confident they’re things many of you can relate to.
I want to get back to posting more. I want to have a balance between deep subjects and lighter, everyday things in my life so that this never gets too heavy. I'm always happy to give advice when people write asking for my opinion but I don’t want my blog to read like an advice column.
So, I’m not sure where to go from here. I have to give it some thought and I’m open to any and all ideas. In the meantime I want to thank you all for reading me. More than anything I appreciate the friendship, love and support you’ve shown me over the years. You're all amazing and I couldn’t imagine it ever ending.