When I started this blog nearly three years ago, I never thought it would be as important to me as it has become. I have spent countless hours and many, many late nights learning the ins and outs of this blog business. Believe it or not, blogging is in fact a legit business, and it isn’t near as easy as it looks from an outside perspective. It isn’t about just snapping a couple pictures, throwing them up with a few paragraphs, then calling it a day. It is so so much more.
So something kind of crazy happened last spring. I haven’t really shared it with too many people because it was so outside of what I ever imagined would happen when I started this blog two years ago. The editor of a beautiful magazine called Artful Blogging reached out to me and asked if I was interested in sharing my blog and home in one of their upcoming editions. Say what??? My blog? My home? I do this thing where I get super embarrassed when people compliment what I’m doing on here. And not in an attention seeking way, in a genuine I don’t take compliments well kind of way.
I may be late to the party, but I couldn’t let my little blogs Second Blogiversary go by without acknowledging it! I started this creative spot two years ago on August twentieth, so we are celebrating a little over a week late to be precise. But that’s okay with me! Belated is better than never, right?! And also, maybe you have noticed that I have been a bit quiet around here lately. So I just wanted to catch up and chat about some things, and I thought this blogiversary would be the perfect time for it!
But first, I want to start by saying thank you. I am so so grateful that you are reading this, or skimming this, or even just looking at the pictures. Heck, maybe you were just trying to buy some glass jars online and you accidentally stumbled on to my blog. I am thankful for each one of you. I never thought Little Glass Jar would grow the way it has and you are the reason. I love to share my thoughts and ideas about anything home decor related, and I love that you follow along.
You guys!!! I am so excited right now! I’m on my way to Atlanta today to attend my first blogging conference! If you have been reading any home decor or DIY blogs in the past few years, then you most likely have heard one of them mention it. There are so so many amazing conferences held each year, but this one is perfect for my blogging niche. It’s called Haven Conference and it’s generally for any Home/DIY bloggers. Hundreds of bloggers gather for a weekend of networking with sponsors and other bloggers, attending classes to better their business for all of you, our wonderful readers, and to have a great time! I am so happy that I made the decision to attend this year, as my two year Blogiversary is also this month and I am looking to really focus on making this little space the best it can be!