Reflection: Staying True to Me

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As we welcome in March we are on the countdown to the two year blogiversary for this site. March 28th will mark two years since I started The Cheerio Diaries, you can read my very first post here.  Based on Hazels then love for Cheerios, at nine months old, I started it as my little place to share family pictures, stories, recipes, DIY and my favorite brands. Looking back at it now, I think I’ve stayed pretty true  to my original plan and to myself over the past two years. What started out as a digital diary for myself and those closest to me, has grown into so much more. It’s grown into more than I could have ever imagined and ever hoped for. Along the way I have come across countless opportunities and several new friendships have blossomed. While it’s been a huge learning curve, learning how to master this social media driven world, it’s also been an eye opener to what truly is important in today’s world.

The definition of a blog reads:

Full Definition of blog

  1. :  a Web site that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also :  the contents of such a site

blog verb
blog·ger noun
blog·ging noun
{as taken from Merriam-Webster}

 

Yes today the world is flooded with bloggers, bloggers of all types. Mom bloggers, fashion bloggers, food bloggers, travel bloggers, I could go on and on. While there are so many of us out there, each person brings something unique to the table. We all have different ways of voicing ourselves through our writing, different photography styles and ultimately different demographics. The unfortunate side is there are some that get lost in true meaning of a blog and being a social influencer and turn everything into a popularity contest. People get lost in the numbers, thinking bigger is better. The more followers and likes has them itching for more, and just like a bad drug they are out searching for their next fix. Just like everything else money can buy them just that. Money can buy you likes and follows, but it can’t buy you true engagement, authenticity and ultimately happiness. So with that my promise to you is to continue on with being authentic, genuine and me. I would much rather have smaller numbers, but have real engagement and continue to connect with my followers, my friends.

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
– William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Xo. Andria

4 thoughts on “Reflection: Staying True to Me

  • March 1, 2016 at 9:39 am
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    Love your blog Andria! Always honest, no sugar coating and never pretentious. You should be proud of everything you’ve done!

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  • March 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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    Congrats on your blogiversary! I went back to my first blog post and cringed a little reading it lol. Blogging has changed so much in the last few years. It’s so different than it used to be but so good too!

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  • March 1, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    What a nice reflection! Blogiversaries are super fun. Hope yours went well. 🙂

    I’m really proud of having stuck with blogging through the hard days as well as through the perks, and I enjoy getting to share successes with bloggers who are so dedicated to this process too.

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  • March 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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    Congrats on your blogging anniversary! This is my first time visiting your site and I just have to say: I LOVE your blog name! It’s adorable!

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