What another wild year, right? A lot more happened compared to 2020. A whole lot of disappointments and a few successes. Let’s wrap up this year’s review!
- I was featured on a podcast! I never thought that someone would want to interview me so early in my blogging journey. It was so fun to talk about my experiences in life as a mom and being a newcomer to the content-creating world. If you would like to listen, here’s the link! Be sure to follow the host as well!
- I went viral on Instagram three times! So around mid-November, I decided to break out of my comfort zone and post 1 reel a day on Instagram. I was not sure how it was going to go, but three of my reels reached over 10,000 views each! And I got a lot of followers too! Last year, I struggled to get my Instagram to grow. I am so glad that I took that risk. If you want to know my formula, I recorded four reels a day for five days a week. Then, I posted one reel every single day to bring engagement to my page. Now granted, not many of my reels had a lot of views. However, it still catered to my audience!
- I focused on growing my Pinterest. Yes, I finally took the time and posted content on my Pinterest account. I made pins and I repurposed my Instagram content on Pinterest. Fun fact: Every reel that didn’t do well on Instagram got better results on Pinterest.
- I revamped my website! I want to thank Etsy for being such a huge player in my blogging journey this year. Etsy is THAT girl! I found my website theme for $35! THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS! I also found Pinterest templates and Lightroom presets for super low prices. *I’ll be writing more about Etsy in a post later in 2022!
With every achievement, there’s always a disappointment (or 20, but who is counting?) running about. I’ll just name the biggest one for me. I only worked two whole months out of this entire year. As if it wasn’t hard enough finding a job, I was let go after working two months at the ONE job I had this year. I was humiliated in front of peers. They gave me a bounced check… I’m not going to rehash it all out. Not working a full year affected me in the worst way. I was depressed a lot. I felt extremely helpless and just flat-out worthless. It was devastating.
To be quite honest, I was miserable this year. For real. I am hopeful that 2022 is going to be extremely better than 2021. I thought 2020 was a dumpster fire, but 2021 said that it was actually worse than that. 2022 will not be filled with depressive episodes and hopelessness for me. I am determined. And I want nothing but peace and blessings to you, my readers.
Cheers to 2022!
P.S. WEAR YOUR FREAKING MASKS AND STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN SO WE CAN GET PAST THIS DAMN PANDEMIC! Love you lots 🙂