It was exactly one year ago today I published my first blog post. It was a big step for me as a writer (putting yourself out there for people to judge and criticize isn’t easy) but in return I have been the grateful recipient of respectful readership, kindness and support.
My blog isn’t insanely popular but I’ve had a few thousand people visit over the last 12 months. My intention of starting Gray Duck was not to make money from it or gain a gazillion followers, it was simpler than that. I wanted to write. The last year on Gray Duck has allowed me to hone my voice, get comfortable with style, develop discipline and really stretch my limits as a writer.
Over the past year I have written about projects, how-to’s, health and wellness, and posted some of my favorite recipes. The content has ebbed and flowed with my interests but over the next year I would really like to fine-tune my niche as a writer. I also plan to incorporate guest posts to shake up the voice of Gray Duck and tackle more current events. But one thing will stay the same: I will continue to write with the utmost honesty and be genuinely me.
I don’t know what the next year will bring for Gray Duck but I am looking forward to being back here next August celebrating another anniversary. I want to thank all of my readers for visiting, liking, sharing, following and commenting on my posts. You are greatly appreciated.