Recently, I celebrated my 4 year blogging anniversary with WordPress. WordPress blogs started as a place for me to save and share my favorite quotes. Then it became a place where I blogged about NC State traditions, or even my happenings as student body president. I later used wordpress when writing for ncsu.edu.
This blog – chandlert – means a lot to me because I started it for myself. About halfway through graduate school I realized that I wanted to have a place to share my thoughts and write about anything and everything. I was also inspired by the blogging community (and certain friends, Eric, Megan D., Megan J., and Evan) to get involved. February 2014 will be the one-year anniversary of posting on chandlert.com/blog, and throughout the past year I have experimented with topics related to higher education and student affairs, written a lot about running, and started to find my blogging voice. I enjoy writing about a variety of topics, and I am really appreciative of all who take the time to read and share opinions on my posts.
Recently I started making updates to the blog while also making plans for what 2014 will look like. I will revist my goal to post weekly in 2014, because although I did pretty good with consistent posts in 2013, there is room to improve. I am most excited about the new favicon in the address bar (I keep wanting to call it a flavicon for some reason?) and signature (below) that my friend Evan helped me create for future blogging adventures. If you are looking for blog help, definitely talk to Evan about ideas! I even downloaded these planning spreadsheets and adapted them to google docs for my personal use. If I stay this organized and motivated it will be a great blogging year.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to the journey into 2014 together!