Happy First Birthday, ANRCJ!

Hi, guys!

Tomorrow is A Nerdy Roman Catholic’s Journey‘s first birthday!

In some ways, I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I created this blog. But in other ways, I can’t believe it’s been only a year.

Within this past year, I’ve learned quite a bit.

I have another blog that I use as my personal blog, but I’ve learned things in different capacities between the two.

The list I include below are a few of the things that I’ve learned in ANRCJ’s first year.

  • Things don’t always work on the timeline I want them to. When I created this site, I wanted it to be a way for me to bring in an income. I wanted it to gain popularity and recognition. But, in the year that’s passed, I haven’t made two dollars from the site. And not as many people have seen the site as I had hoped. But, I had heard that things like this can take time. And I’ve learned that there’s truth in that sentiment. In line with this, I’ve learned a certain sense of patience.
  • Things can change, and that can be okay. There have been a few things that have changed with the site over the past year. The general look of the site. The name of the site. The content included. The schedule of the posts. But I think these changes have been good and have helped both myself and the site. These changes have allowed me to continue to post on the site, to keep it going, without feeling too burned out.
  • Motivation/inspiration can come and go. For the first month of the site, I posted everyday except for Sundays. But then I switched to posting three times a week for a few months, and then now down to two times a week. And in the first month, I had quite a bit of inspiration to put time and effort into the site. But as time went on, my motivation, effort, and time put in went down quite a bit. But here recently, I’ve become more motivated to put more time and effort into the site again. There will be times where I feel like writing, brainstorming, organizing, etc. But there will be times like last night/early this morning (when I was writing this post) where I wanted to go sleep instead of prepping the post. But, I’ve kept going.
  • It can still be a dream. Like I said in the first point, the progress I wanted the site to make is taking a lot longer than I had expected. But that doesn’t mean that I have to put this dream on a back burner. I can still pursue making this blog what I want it to be. I can still pursue the possible future(s) it can have.

There may be other things that I’ve learned over the past year, but I think this list is a good start.

I don’t know if anyone can/will take away anything from this post, but I know that it can be good look back on where we’ve been.