Three Years and Counting

This week is pretty awesome here on Battle Kim of the Republic! It’s my three year anniversary!!!!

When I wrote my first post back in October 2016, I had absolutely no idea if anyone would read it. Honestly, I had no idea if anyone would enjoy the content I put out. When I first started my blog, it really wasn’t meant for an audience. It was meant for me as a place to get my thoughts out of my head and to put them somewhere else.

Yeah, that’s right. I started this as a sort of journal for me. I didn’t have a set schedule of when I wanted to write posts. Some bloggers post every day! That’s awesome if you can do that, but my life is far and away too busy to do that.

There’s also people who make money off of blogging. Again, that’s great if your schedule allows that, but that has never been my goal. Even still today, I am not sure if that is something I would be interested in doing.

It’s been a long three years. This started out as an experiment. I wanted to get my thoughts out and see if it diminished all the noise and thoughts going on in my head. That didn’t really happen. But then something else happened instead! People read what I wrote! And what’s even more incredible, they liked what I was writing!

I wish I could tell you that this whole time has been easy. It hasn’t. Some days the words flow out of me and I don’t fully realize what I’m writing. Other days, I feel like I’m at a wall, and it’s hard to even find a topic to write about. Even sometimes when I’m writing, I lose my train of thought or become uninspired.

All in all, I really love the journey that this blog has taken me. I don’t know how much longer I’ll keep it running (I’ve pretty much renewed my domain for next year). My life is going to get busy next year with student teaching and (hopefully) actual teaching. It might get too busy for me to continue. Or, words may flow out of me and I’ll keep doing this. Who knows what the next year will bring? If you had told me even a month before I created this blog that it would be successful three years later, I wouldn’t have believed you. So we will see what the future brings.

In the meantime, as I head into my fourth year of blogging, I want to know what kinds of posts YOU want to see. Do you want more history? Do you want recipes or how-tos? Do you want book/movie reviews? Do you want stories or life lessons? Do you want advice? Do you want products or insights into my life? I want this next year to be more about you as my audience.

So if you would be so kind, would you please take this survey? It’s quick and easy. I just want to know what kinds of things you want to read in the future so that I know what best to look for and write about. I want you to be involved in this process too! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P5KHWR9

If you don’t want to take the survey, there’s always other options to contact me as well! I see emails, comments, messages on Instagram and Pinterest all pretty quickly. I welcome and love suggestions from you my reader. As we go into this fourth year, I want to have your thought and input! So please let me know and thanks for sticking around!!!!

Here is the link to the survey again: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P5KHWR9

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