My 3-Year Blogiversary!

“Celebrations infuse life with passion and purpose. They summon the human spirit.”

– Terrence E. Deal

It’s been three years since I decided to hit that ‘Publish’ button on my newly created WordPress site. On April 4, 2019, I released my first blog post ever and I still remember the feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and fear I experienced in that moment. What if I was judged by what I wrote? What if this was all a waste of time? I’ve fallen victim to Imposter Syndrome in many different scenarios in my life and this was no different. But with eyes completely closed shut, I took the leap anyways, and I am so happy that I did!

Three years. Three years of trial and error, multiple hiatuses, and rebuilding, redirecting, and rebranding. In my third year, after an 11-month hiatus, I think this is the first time I am remaining consistent with my posts, as well as intentional with my content. I believe that calls for celebration! I am beyond proud of my growth with Ang Meets Soul.

For those of you who have been with me from the very beginning, thank you for your continued support! The longevity and growth of my site depends on you all and I am eternally grateful for the words of encouragement I have received over the years, especially in the moments that I felt like quitting. If you are just joining our little community, welcome! Happy to have you here and I hope you stick around. 😊

To kickstart the celebration of my blogiversary, here are three things I am sharing about Ang Meets Soul turning the big 3!

3 Accomplishments I’ve Achieved in My Third Year:

  1. Reached my first 1000 subscribers. This was a very pleasant surprise as this occurred during my hiatus last year.
  2. Reached all-time high stats of most views on a blog post. This was for my post Five Hidden Gem Attractions in Florida to Explore. I am still trying to grasp my head around SEO tactics, but this was an unintended win for me!
  3. Significantly grew my Twitter following and interaction. Twitter has been treated as the stepchild of social media platforms in the past (I’m so sorry!). But I am so grateful for the writing community in Twitter. They have been a main driver of my blog’s growth and success. I am just a few followers shy of 1050 now after being stuck under the 500-mark for so long.

3 of My Favorite Blog Posts:

An Ode to Self-Love. Released on February 5, 2020, An Ode to Self-Love was an open and honest post about my battle with depression and anxiety. And you wonder why this was one of my favorite posts? It was empowering to own my flaws and acknowledge that although I was not okay, I would eventually find my way to healing and happiness. “Sometimes self-care requires you to sit in your own darkness and push yourself to find the light.” If you’re interested, feel free to check out the post here.

Fourteen Things I Would Tell My Younger Self. This is one of my newer posts and was released on February 3, 2022. It was also one of my most popular blog posts with a total of 52 comments. I like to regularly visit this post to cheer myself up whenever I am feeling down. It is a great reminder to keep going! If you need a dose of positivity, feel free to check it out here.

An Open Letter to a Single Father: Thank You, Papi. Released on Father’s Day 2020, this open letter served as a tribute to my father, who raised me on his own since I was the age of 13. We have shared many painful memories together, but this letter was staged as a story of triumph, a testimony of the many obstacles we overcame together. I still tear up when I read this blog post as I hold it very near and dear to my heart. Feel free to check it out here and don’t forget to grab the tissues while you’re at it!

3 Goals I Hope to Accomplish in My Continued Blogging Journey:

  1. Learning more about SEO. I do not have a clue when it comes to SEO but I am hoping to expand my knowledge in this so I can continue to grow my blog by directing more traffic to my site.
  2. Updating older blogs. Until recently, it never occurred to me that it is important to update outdated content, especially to boost organic traffic. When a post is updated, it becomes relevant to the audience again such as those using Google to research certain topics.
  3. Converting my blog posts into audio. WordPress has a new feature where you can covert a blog post into an audio file, almost like a podcast episode. I adore my readers and cannot thank you enough for hanging with me throughout the years but there are many other people who prefer audio over reading. I would like to tap into that audience as well.

And that’s all she wrote, folks! Thank you for celebrating with me. Who knew that I would be here, three years later, still going strong! To those who are starting a new venture or thinking of starting a new one, don’t overthink it. Don’t talk yourself out of it and don’t expect overnight success. Anything worth having takes continuous effort, nonstop research, and an abundance of time. Don’t allow yourself to be overcritical and just enjoy the journey for what it is- a learning experience. Learning is half the fun. I know that sounds cliché but it’s true. But above all, keep going. For Ang Meets Soul and I, three years down and hopefully many more to go!

If you enjoyed reading this post, please let me know in the comments! Or just drop a note, whatever is on your mind; this is a safe space. I would love to hear from you all! ❤

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Like a lotus flower, I emerge from dark, murky waters to reveal my beauty. Feeling and healing on this journey of life; glowing and flowing. I have always loved writing, but it has taken me 29 trips around the sun before I had to confidence to share publicly. I hope my writing, which is near and dear to my heart, sparks light and love in all of you. Make yourself at home and enjoy the ride!

46 thoughts on “My 3-Year Blogiversary!

  1. Happy blogiversary! It appears you started blogging on WordPress a few months after I did. I had no idea that WordPress gives you the ability to converting your blog posts into audio. How did you do it?

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    1. Thank you! I have not attempted this yet but have seen the option pop up when editing posts. I plan on putting some time aside to give it a try. Once I do, I’ll be sure to write a post on this as it seems multiple people are interested in this as well!

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  2. congratulations! 3 years! That’s amazing! And you’ve accomplished a lot. Keep going. Converting blog posts to audio is something I am interested in myself & it is kind of a must these days with the popularity of podcasting & videos

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I agree. So many people have asked me if I’m willing to do a podcast which I am hesitant but this seems like a good first step! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  3. This is awesome! Happy Blogiversary, Angie! Three years is an incredible milestone and I love how you approached the post about it! I’m also learning about SEO and slowly growing my own space. I have liked getting to know you throughout this time and cannot wait to watch your journey continue!

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  4. Happy Blog Anniversary 🥳 You’re growing your blog well and should be proud of your accomplishments. I had no idea you could convert a blog post to an audiofile!

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  5. Congrats on the 3 years! Hopefully, you will achieve your 3 big goals and many more. I just published my 30th post today and it is nice to see that someone else is celebrating!

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  6. Happy blogiversary – three years is amazing! I remember your post about things you’d tell your younger self – it was such a lovely one – and I still need to work on SEO and updating old content too. The writing community on twitter certainly is amazing! Thanks for sharing x

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  7. Congrats on your 3-year blogiversary! 🎉🥳 You’ve accomplished so much already – that’s awesome that you reached 1000 followers within this short amount of time. I too would like to learn more about SEO but have no clue where to begin with that lol 😂

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    1. You and probably the majority of the blogging community! Lol I seriously do not know where to begin either but at least the intent is there? Thank you for the well wishes and for stopping by!

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  8. Congrats on your new milestone! And I totally understand how it feels to be sporadic during the start of your journey. I too only became consistent in recent years. Anyway, wishing you many more years to come!

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  9. A huge happy anniversary lovely! What an amazing 3 years you’ve had. You’ve achieved so much and should be incredibly proud of yourself. I think your an incredibly talented writer and I love nothing more than to sit and read your posts. I hope in the years to come you accomplish everything you want (I’m sure you will). Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! Although I am new to your blog, I really enjoy all the content I have read so far. You bring a lot of unique and relatable things to the table. Thanks for being you and congrats on your success!

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  11. Congratulations for your third blog anniversary. Wishing you success in your blogging journey. Those mentioned posts sounds interesting. Refreshing old content is good. It might give a fresh lease of life to many old articles.

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  12. Congratulations on such a great achievement! Three years of blogging and so many more to come! I didn’t know WordPress could let you switch your posts to audio, something to think about. Hope this blog will bring you even more x

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  13. Congratulations on completing 3 years.
    As you can see, I’m new visitor but I absolutely loved what I just read. You’ve shared many good information and I really appreciate that. Keep sharing and best wishes, next stop 30 years.

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  14. Blogging has a lot of advantages, and it may help you improve your skills in a variety of areas, including writing, marketing, and planning. However, when it comes to the never-ending to-do list, unsupportive bloggers, and those pesky ‘ambassador programs,’ it can be quite frustrating. I like your forthrightness.

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