Two Years of Picking up the Pieces

by - 7:08 PM

Did I just miss my own blogoversary?
Yes. Yes I did. On November 28th in the not-so-distant past of 2012, I wrote my first very sad, very depressing post here at Picking up the Pieces. On November 28th of this amazing year, I was in Germany. Apparently the Germans aren't a big fan of free wifi...
I decided to celebrate today, keeping things short and sweet with a cupcake and this Thank You post.


Two years ago, I was in a bad place. Blogging helped me to get out of there. I just wrote every random thought down. And I really mean every random thought. If you want a good laugh, go back to the earliest post you can find. It's terrible XD
To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing at the time. I had been watching Awkward on MTV and thought: I can do that too! It didn't take me a lot of effort to write about my life. But after a while I had to face the fact that my life wasn't that interesting. When all my friends graduated and I was left behind in high school the trouble started for Picking up the Pieces. Apart from my not-so-interesting conversations with friends and odd feeling I had for them, there was nothing I could write about. Without said friends and said feelings, I felt like giving up...

It took me a full year to figure out what to do with this blog. In May of this year, after I graduated, everything clicked. I wrote about how I was turning into a hipster. I wrote about the trouble fandoms have been giving me. I wrote about my Make it Happen List. To my own surprise people liked these posts. To my even greater surprise I found myself laughing out loud while writing some of these posts. Picking up the Pieces was no longer an online diary. It became what it is today: a place full of my random thoughts, hopes and dreams.

Lately things have been turning out great. I'm doing well in college, I'm making new friends, but best of all: people appreciate what I'm doing. My Dad has become the biggest Picking up the Pieces fan (after Catalina Blue) and celebrates every new follower with a victory dance, while my Mom says: YAY. It's fun. Life's fun.

Two years ago I felt like I needed to get my life on track. I think I'm well on my way. I picked up the pieces, put them in a blender and this came out. Random people are following me. People are commenting. I am part of a great blogging community. I'm making friends all over the world. I love what I'm doing and I'm not done blogging yet. People of the Internet, beware: Envy's here to stay!

Stay Awesome and have a cupcake for my blogoversary!

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  1. Cool congratulations I hope my blog is as cool as yours after 2 years (if I still have a blog after that long :P)

    Neal Kind
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    1. Thank you! Maybe your blog will be even more awesome, since you've already figured out what you want to do with it. I wasted the first 18 months of blogging on figuring out what to write about!

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  2. Congrats on two years! I love hearing about a blogger who's experienced growth over their blogging career. I know I definitely have. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks! Isn't it great to look back on your posts and see how far you've come? :)

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  3. Happy bloggersary! One day later but I congraduate. Oh yes here in Germany it's really difficult with free wifi, only at a few places you really get free wifi, and by the most of them you had to register. I think that's because I have a internetflatrate. Ok, I think nobody will know that but I wrote it nevertheless.
    Lea

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    1. Haha, being a day late is okay, even I was a day late this year XD
      It really surprised me that there weren't even any restaurants advertising free wifi. Here it's everywhere. The city of Rotterdam even offers free wifi in the busy parts of town!

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  4. Congrats! We're a day apart with our blogoversaries! :P

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    1. Thanks! Congratulations on your blogoversary too!

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