Happy 8th Blogiversary JackiesRamblings.com!

Happy 8th Blogiversary JackiesRamblings.com!

Happy 8th blogiversary jackiesramblings.com!
credit: cooltext.com & dreamstime.com

Today I *thought was my 8th Blogiversary to the T but I was wrong. Its actually February 2nd 2008.

I guess when I imported my blog from blogger to wordpress self-hosted with hostgator in 2011 it did not take all the posts…just from February 27th 2008 and forward.

JR on Blogger

Oh well, its still February and its still been 8 years! YAY!

I started this blog on a whim, so that is why it was initially hosted on blogger, I had another blog on wordpress (self-hosted hostgator) called JackiesBizBlog.com about business but I wanted another blog where I could blog about whatever I wanted. Then JackiesRamblings.com was born. 🙂

I didnt really try to monetize it ever…I mean I posted links to the business(es) I was doing at the time but no bites came from it because I never had enough traffic. I never really learned how to blog properly.

As a teen growing up online I wrote in online journals and learned HTML to build basic websites thats it. Now, at (almost) 34 and 8 years blogging I am finally learning this stuff and trying to monetize it.

Let me tell you its no easy feat. Marketing online is constantly changing and so I am always trying to play catch up. On top of that I question my writing/blogging constantly.  I made myself a pact to blog every single day this year whether inspired or not too and have been since January 1st. But I love my blog and no matter what Im not going to give up.

Tonight, at the last minute of course, I had asked a couple of business groups if someone could make me a celebration picture with my logos, well people, who like to put others down, were really rude about it.

So I deleted my posts and did it myself on paint, google images (dreamstime.com) and using free text font cooltext.com.  Looking at it, I think I did a pretty good job. I think I should have made the text font gold a little darker, but I think it looks good. I tend to make a lot of things in Paint. It may not be as expensive or as neat as Photoshop but it gets the job done.

Happy 8th Blogiversary JackiesRamblings.com! I had my anime and logo made at fiverr.com, Ive had  a lot made at fiverr for JackiesRamblings.com actually though 😀 Theres an example with the logo and the image on the left.

My plans for JackiesRamblings.com are basically make a full time income from it, my initial goal is to make as I made at my last full time job.

March 7th 2016 is another day for celebrating because it will be my 1,000th blog post. I am also giving away a tablet and the winner will be announced in May (around my birthday).

I also have blog consultant assisting me in the near future about critique and redesign. I will continue to move forward with my blog and I hope you enjoy 🙂

2 Replies to “Happy 8th Blogiversary JackiesRamblings.com!”

  1. wow ..what a long journey, 8 years since started blogging and over 1000 blog posts, that’s quite a lot indeed. I can sense that you are passionate about what you do.

    Feel sorry for the people trying to put you down, well…at least it made you stronger and you able to managed to do it on your own.

    I just started blogging 4 months ago and I loved it, regardless if I have to do it on my own, yes, every day I blog, not for the sake gaining followers, but mainly because it feels so good when I do so .

    Congrats.

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