I find for whatever reason whenever I’m asked “how’s the house coming along” the best I can come up with is a lame “fine”. I struggle to be able to verbalize all the hard work we’ve put in so far in both big and small projects as well as how much we still have left to do.
When I started this blog I thought it would be a great way to keep family and friends updated on all the little things we’re doing to the house. Flash forward about 8 months and I’m unsure of how many of my original intended audience actually reads the blog – yet I find I really enjoy writing it and putting posts together. It’s become a sort of accountability for myself so I no longer have a lame answer to what we’ve done to the house lately, so that we can look back a year, two years from now and see how far we’ve come and the step by step process we’ve taken to make our house our home.
Maybe as I’ve found my stride and passion in accounting for our journey the internet community has taken notice and stopped by to read. Perhaps I have just paid “my start-up blog dues” This last month especially I have seen the readership go from 2-4 on a good day to 100-150 on a good day – Holy Smokes! Now I know this is nothing compared to really any of the blogs I follow – but it was exciting for me.
Then the unthinkable, unimaginable, magical moment happened while I was scrolling through the Popular section on Pinterest:
There it was, the Hicks House Color Scheme. Since then it has been pinned over 300 times. As it’s Pinterest there is no way to know how many of those pinners have actually clicked through to read my blog and impossible to tell of those who did – what they thought and if they will re-visit.
For those of you who do read and keep up, I just wanted to say Thank You. Thank you for reading, thank you for coming back and most importantly thank you for feeding my desire to keep you updated and continue creating the account of our story home.
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February 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm
How exciting, Danielle! I just wanted to let you know that even though I don’t comment a lot, I do enjoy reading your blog whenever I have the time. I don’t think I’ve been to your house since Ry helped you move in, and judging by the photos, things seem to be coming together perfectly. Keep up the awesome work! And let’s set another date so I can come see the Hicks House in person! – Aly
February 17, 2014 at 8:43 am
Thanks Aly! I can’t believe you guys haven’t been here since move in day, that seems like forever ago. Let me know when you’re around we’d love to have you over again! 😃