Mid-August Life Update

Wait. It’s already the middle of August. Where did the time go? But, wow! What a crazy past couple of months! I knew 2015 was going to be a big year for me, but I had no idea it would be this big. I thought I’d give a little life update for you all, partially because I didn’t know what else to write about and partially because there’s so many things going on. I was busy meeting Taylor Swift, going to orientation, and working out!

August Life Update Bloglovin' Blogger Buddies

My blog traffic DOUBLED from June to July! I started my blog on June 4, 2015. Granted, I only started my blog to document my life, but now it’s turned into something so big that I couldn’t imagine my life without it! I wanted to get more traffic to my blog, so I started researching. I joined some Facebook groups, and I joined the Blogger Buddies Pen Pal program! Everyone is so supportive here in the blogging community. It’s nice to know there such a nice place on the internet in the midst of all of the trolling and hate on other social media platforms. I started networking, and since mid-July I’ve seen steady blog traffic EVERY DAY. That’s huge for me. I never thought that would happen. The numbers are small, but steady traffic is steady traffic. I’ll take it.

I opened a Bloglovin’ account for my blog! I’m still not quite sure how to use it, but it’s there. It took me FOREVER to figure out how to add my feed. Whenever I would search to claim my blog, it would say that there were no joke 300,000 matches to http://livingthegraylife.wordpress.com/. How is that even possible?

I won my first blogging award! The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers, and you can check out my post here. I would like to thank Shreya from The Luxury Belle for nominating me!

I took part in my first ever Twitter chat. The Twitter chat was hosted by Cathleen from Classy Cathleen, Nicole from Empire Styles, and Jamie from The Fashion Newcomer. The chat usually takes place on Wednesday nights and can be found using #bloggerblab. It’s so much fun hearing what everyone has to say! You can view Cathleen’s recap post for the July chat here and here for the August chat.

I received my first pen pal from the Blogger Buddies program. Her name is Colleen, and she blogs over at Buckeye Bliss. She’s another college blogger. Check out her blog. It’s AWESOME.

Finally, I’m going to college! I’ve been packing for almost a month and the day is finally here. I leave tomorrow for school. I’m super nervous and super excited. I’m going to miss my friends like crazy, but I can’t wait to meet so many new people!

I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s supported me. I love the blogging community and all of the wonderful relationships it creates. All of this would not be possible without YOU, the reader. Again, thank you thank you THANK YOU. I can’t wait to see what the next journey of my life will hold!

-Abigail T.