Happy Birthday, Storybook Apothecary!

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Happy Birthday, Storybook Apothecary!

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for 4 freaking years?! I can’t. I literally can’t even. I know, way to be a basic b*tch, Tianna, but I find it shocking how fast the time has flown by.

I feel like it was literally just yesterday that I decided to start this weird blog. It felt weird to do it then and I still feel weird now, but I do enjoy it and that’s what counts, right? I never know how to celebrate these milestones so I normally just buy some chocolate and call it a day. Maybe I should start throwing parties, but I don’t know enough bloggers to invite to any events and I think if I invited my friends, they would think I was a weirdo LOL. Sounds like a great way to coerce gifts out of people, though.


4 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging for 4 Years:

  • Blogging is hard work. People might scoff at bloggers all they want, but blogging is hard work and it’s often unpaid and unappreciated. Having recently gone to my first trade show as a member of the press (fancy), I can tell you that people seemed to either love or hate me once they saw I was a blogger. It’s a thankless job, that’s for sure, but worth it to those who really enjoy it.
  • It’s all about stories. I used to think blogging was all about whoever had the flashiest sh*t to show off to their readers and whoever did the most giveaways, but the truth is that people want to connect with you in some way. I use weird, funny stories about myself as well as personal experiences to connect with others because that’s the best way I know how to relate to others and the most enjoyment I gain from blogging.
  • Content is king. It’s true what they say. Good content reigns and for good reason. Making your blog a useful resource for others will bring them back to your blog again and again.
  • You should do what you want. Too much time can be wasted trying to run the rat race that is blogging, but there’s no secret formula. You probably won’t go viral and people will like you no matter how hard you try to please them so you might as well do whatever the hell you want and enjoy yourself.

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11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Storybook Apothecary!

  1. Kim Pincombe Cole
    March 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Happy 4th Blogiversary!!!

    1. March 17, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      thanks so much Kim!

  2. Christy Peeples DuBois
    March 16, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Congratulations on your 4 years!! I do not blog but from my accounting background I can certainly tell that blogging is a lot of work. I do enjoy your blog and will continue to do so. Just wanted to congratulate you on this milestone in your life.

    1. March 17, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      thanks so much Christy – it definitely is so much work, but I enjoy it. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and thanks for stopping by! ♥

  3. March 16, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Congratulations, Tianna!!

    1. March 17, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      thanks Heather! ♥

  4. March 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Happy blog birthday! It’s funny because I was just thinking the other day, I think you’re the only blogger I’ve been in touch with since pretty much the start! And while I’ve wanted a little personal blog from the start I’m really happy for you that yours is so successful

    1. March 17, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      thanks Helene! I know! I only talk to you and like 2 other people that I’ve known since the beginning. It’s so crazy! I’m glad we still stay in touch and are friends! ♥ thanks for all the kind words ♥

  5. March 16, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Happy happy blogiversary! I definitely agree with all your points, but especially the last one! Ain’t nobody gonna force me into a single niche! 😛

    1. March 17, 2016 at 9:41 AM

      thanks Farrah! lol yep! I know what you mean. People keep trying to get me to just be beauty or just be this or that. I just CAN’T be tamed! lol. I can’t be put in a box. I have gotten better though. Now, it’s mainly natural living (beauty, wellness,health), fashion and entertainment. for me, that’s really narrowing it down lol

  6. March 24, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Great post! Thanks for sharing on #FFBH. Happy Blog-versary!

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