At September 7, 2006 I wrote my first post in this blog, so today marks the first anniversary of Life Optimizer. The past 12 months have been a great learning experience for me, both in my personal growth and in my role as a blogger.
I do feel how different I am today than I was one year ago. Writing about personal growth makes me think about it most of the time. That gives me a lot of ideas to improve my life. Besides, maintaining this blog also gives me a sense of accountability. I have no choice but to keep growing to be able to provide value for the readers.
Honestly, the first months of this blog were a struggle. The traffic and subscriber level was laughably low. In November 2006 for example (two months after this blog started), the total monthly visits was only 144 (4.64 visits per day) and the average number of subscribers was only 4.87. At that time, I often felt that I wrote my blog posts without anyone reading them. I hope your blog does better than mine!
I’m glad that I kept moving forward though, and I’m now very grateful for the growth of this blog. In August 2007 there were 50,000+ visits and 1200+ subscribers. While there is still a long way to go, at least I do not feel as lonely as I was in the first months :)
Most importantly, I’d like to thank you, the reader. It is you that make the past one year a wonderful journey for me. I hope this blog can provide increasingly useful value for you in the coming years!