First and foremost… the giveaway:
To celebrate my first birthday for the blog, I’ll be giving away a dome8 phone case, suitable for any iPhone 5 or 6. The winner will then be able to pick one case of their choice from the dome8 range. I recently featured this phone case in one of my latest blog posts, which you can read more about here.
Here’s how you can enter:
Happy birthday to us, happy first birthday Crunch Corner, happy birthday to us. This August, I can finally say I’ve been blogging for a full year- woohoo- and it’s been bloody awesome.
I actually bought my domain main three years ago, and sat on it for far too long. I kept putting myself off from starting, asking myself questions that probably most bloggers did when they first started too. What makes my blog different? What if no one likes my posts? How do I even do this?
After two years of petty deliberations with myself, followed by a mere 20 minute chat with Nat, I was ready to start on Crunch Corner and just take whatever came in my stride.
As with the questions I kept asking myself before, yeah, they were still there in my thoughts every so often, but overpowered by the ‘so whats’ and the ‘who cares’. As someone who loves writing and taking photos, having an outlet to share this on is one of the main reasons for blogging. And of course, knowing that your posts may be read by the thousands is awesome, but things take time and patience.
With one full year (oh yeah!) of blogging behind me, here are just a few tips I’d love to share with you, that I wish I’d have genuinely listened to more/not let myself get strung up on:
With the blog turning a strong one, I also have one main aim for myself for Crunch Corner. I’d love to genuinely commit to at least four posts a month. It’s completely doable, but I’m too easily distracted. Whether it’s Cuthbert sitting on my lap looking for attention, or there’s a new series I can’t take myself away from, or potter around the house in between writing, my goal for the second year is to switch off from distractions and just write to my heart’s content. Apart from when Cuthbert is looking for a cuddle. I mean how can you turn this little cutie away?