first year of blogging PLUS the meaning behind my blog name!
Where did that time go? It seems like years ago that I started Honey & Bramble, not just one year! Maybe it’s because the idea was rolling around in my head for so long that it seems longer.
But, yes, as of today I have officially been blogging for a whole year! I’ll never forget clicking that publish button 365 days ago for the first time. I’d just taken a step in a direction and I wasn’t sure where it would end up. To be honest I’m still not exactly sure where this will eventually lead, if anywhere.
So far though I’m having a lot of fun! And I’ve been amazed that so many of you lovely people have connected with what I’m sharing. That makes me happy! After all, sharing my life and experiences so others may benefit/be helped was the driving force behind the dream to start a blog. That, and a conviction that God was nudging me to do this.
Now that I am blogging I find I really enjoy it. It’s a melding of two things I like – writing and taking pretty photos. It’s almost a no-brainer! And I hope I can keep going with it for many more years.
I also want to answer a question that everyone asks me when I tell them I’m a blogger and I tell them what my blog is called. Everyone always responds with “what does the name honey and bramble even mean?!”
Well, Honey & Bramble is me. Both of these words describe a part of myself or at least how I perceive myself.
= describes my sweet personality and general attitude, also the colour of my name!
= is a plant (well a prickly weed actually) BUT it is a hardy plant that can grow anywhere and bears delicious fruit.
Basically this name encompasses the notion that I have been planted in a certain situation and from that have grown despite the hardships and adversities faced. All while (hopefully) maintaining the sweeter side of my personality. The name also ties back in to what I believe God wants me to do with what I’ve learnt and am learning – grow through and overcome whatever life has thrown at me!
As I always say, thank you all so much for reading and for sending me lovely comments and messages. I love hearing from you all and getting to know you! That’s definitely one of the best parts about blogging; getting to ‘meet’ people from all over and connecting.
On that note, leave me a ‘hello’ in the comment section below so I can say hi back! So I can see who else is stopping by here. I’d love to ‘meet’ you! Especially if you’ve been around for my whole first year of blogging and haven’t said hello yet 😀
Thank you awesome people!
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Check out some of my most popular posts from the first year of blogging!
5 Tips To Stay Calm
When Perfection Gets In The Way
Separation Anxiety And Me
6 Practical Ways To Deal With Anxiety
Disneyworld Top Things To Do & See
Morning Lavender COMP Winner
What Does Anxiety Look Like?
Raspberry Almond Coconut Yoghurt Frozen Bites
Purpose In The Waiting
3 Reasons Why I House Sit
Victoria British Columbia Top 5 Highlights