I probably shouldn't tell you this, but the clock's about to turn to midnight as I begin to write this post. I can't sleep tonight, so I thought I might as well do something slightly productive rather than twist and turn in bed.
Today I was looking through some of the posts I've written over the summer, to find something promote on my instagram. (It's @imsosara if you want to follow me) I put so much work into every post, and it's actually really fun looking back at all the things I've written. I love unearthing old posts to share on my social media links, or referring back to them in posts.
While I was scrolling through my published posts, looking at my stats for each post I started to realise how far I have come since this time last year. My blog has become such a central part of my life now, even to the extent that I'm sitting here at midnight, writing. Looking at stats like how many views I get daily... like, this time last year I would average about 10 views a day, and recently I've been getting closer to 50+.
I'm actually really proud of myself. I often wonder why anyone even reads Her Electric Ocean -as I imagine most bloggers do with their blogs- and I still don't quite know why. I know that compared to many other blogs, I'm nowhere near amazing. But when I started this blog as a place to build my writing portfolio, I never really thought it would actually get anywhere- and it has. I obviously always wanted it to be successful and great, but I didn't expect this. I didn't expect so many people to actually read my blog, and comment on my posts, and share it with their friends. It really means so much to me.
It makes me so happy that you lovely people read my posts, and I absolutely love reading the lovely little comments some of you leave below. It genuinely brightens my day when my friend tells me that they really liked my latest post- the fact that they have read my latest post in itself is really encouraging to me.
I want to give a special shout out to Grace and Vanessa, as they are always the first to comment on my posts, and because of this I've always felt so supported by the blogging community. I've met so many amazing people through this blog, and have been a part of so many amazing communities like The Girl Gang. And because of this I've experienced things that I would never have had the chance to had I not started this blog.
I know this turned out to be a really mushy, rambley post... and I didn't really plan for it to turn out like this, but I just really want you to know how much I appreciate everyone who reads and supports Her Electric Ocean. You're all mini unicorns, the lot of you!