2 years have passed since I began this journey. This journey has changed my life. In fact, I’m practically sobbing with happiness, sadness, and excitement right now.
Because the truth is…
Blogging has changed my whole world.
Without you, without over 250 followers, without every comment, without every click of the like button, I would not be who I am today. You, my dear reader have made my dolls not just simple toys, but a beautiful blog.
But no journey is existent without a STORY. So let’s begin with my story, with YOU. Shall we? You can click out of this if it gets too mushy, I don’t blame you.
2 years ago today, April 7th, 2015. I had 4 dolls. I enjoyed reading doll blogs for crafts and ideas from time to time on my own laptop. I was amazed, and a spark went off in my mind. I should start my own little blog. With my mother’s help, we chose WordPress, I can’t quite explain how I came up with the name Agdollawesome.
But I like to believe it was fate that led me to it.
My first post was on how to create clay macaroons for your dolls. The pictures were blurry. But boy, have I grown in that area. I continued to post. I continued to take photos, no matter how sucky. I learned. I grew. I made progress.
I went from 0 to 251 followers in just 2 years, and I have no idea how that happened.
Without me still posting on here, I wouldn’t own half as many dolls as I do, and they would be most likely pushed o the back of my closet, like that of most girls I know.
I’ve been planning this post for a long time, and I’m crying silently. And I don’t know why.
I mean, I could just quit. I could just GROW UP.
But isn’t it much more fun to enjoy this rather childish hobby I have? I think so.
How did this happen? How did I become one of the most popular American Girl Doll blogs on WordPress? More importantly, How did I make it for 2 years? That’s 730 days. That’s amazing.
Perhaps it could be my dolls. I try so hard to give them personality.
I have the best pen pal in the world, and I’m hopefully meeting up with her this summer. But did you guys know that my dream would be to meet up with every single one of you? Every Single One of you that comments, likes, and follows? I have made countless friends on the internet, and I have stricken up some fun conversations with you through comments.
I know one thing about this journey, that I know is true, and honest.
This is Agdollawesome.
A blog that has miraculously survived for 2 years.
So here’s for what it was.
What it is.
And what it will be.
So thank you. Every comment on this post will go up as a poster in my doll’s rooms.
~Samantha, now 12 Years old, much changed from the 10 year old 2 years ago.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IZZY!