Thank you so much to Clockwork Desires for nominating me for the Addictive Blog Award!
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A brief history of my blogging experience and Stay and Watch the Stars:
I think I first started blogging around fifth or sixth grade. I’d mulled over the idea of starting a website or blog at this point, and my mom said that she would help me as long as I came up with a theme for the blog on my own. So, after a bit of thinking, I decided that I would blog about one of my biggest obsessions at the time- wolves! Thus began wolvesforkids.blogspot.com (Or maybe it was wolves4kids? I don’t really remember.) I would post basically anything that had to do with wolves. Mostly conservation news and such, along with a handful of (really terrible) wolf book and movie reports. I also compiled a bunch of websites and pictures and such. Even if the writing wasn’t all that great, it was pretty impressive for a sixth grader, if I do say so myself.
A little while later, I started trying out a couple of different blogs, but I never really got as into them as I was with Wolves For Kids. Even so, I dropped the project a little while later and kind of forgot about blogging for a while.
Unfortunately, Wolves for Kids was deleted when my mom deactivated her Blogger account (I’d been doing it through hers).
Later on, (still in sixth grade, though) I started a blog called Noveling at Twelve (through my own Blogger account). It was basically just a bunch of writing advice that I compiled in short little posts. It was all really simplistic, but it was nice and to the point, which I am rather proud of. And it was mostly good, solid advice!
But after a while, I decided that Noveling at Twelve still wasn’t really what I was looking for. So, while still maintaining Noveling at Twelve, I started Nerds Inc (creative title, huh?), an unthemed blog where I could post basically whatever. Unfortunately, Nerds Inc went on a bit of a downward slope as I posted nothing but random pictures that I found funny (the stuff that I usually now use Pinterest to keep track of). So, for about a year, Nerds Inc was really nothing but a meme blog.
I later decided that I wanted to turn in the direction of a book blog instead, so I deleted all my posts and started over with (sloppily written) more original, longer posts.
But even that wasn’t quite right! I didn’t get it. I’d tried a billion different things and none of them really worked out.
About six months ago, I decided that Blogspot wasn’t really giving me what I wanted in terms of the ability to communicate with my followers because, let’s face it, it’s a really crappy platform when it comes to communication. It’s nice and simple, and the ability to go in and edit the css/ html without paying is nice, but it’s still frustratingly difficult to actually see who’s following you and stuff.
So that’s when I started Stay and Watch the Stars! It’s been a long journey of trial and error, but (at least for now) I’m quite happy with where I’m at.