When I was in elementary school, we celebrated 100 days of school by making posters with 100 of something (100 cheerios, 100 smiley faces, etc.) and hung them in the hallway. I think that was the first time I realized that 100 was a big important number. Now I’m 22, and I’d much rather not acknowledge 100 days passing BUT, 100 posts on my blog is also a really cool thing to celebrate, too!
I created this website when I was 17. When I first started posting here, I didn’t expect myself to continue writing on this platform for as long as I have. I thought this would be a short experiment that would end like all of my other old “blogs”- deleted and long, long gone. I mean, I’ll admit that I’ve deleted countless posts here as I’ve tried to figure out what direction I’ve wanted to take this site in. But now I’m confident in myself and my work here, and I’m so so happy to celebrate what feels like the realest 100th post.
When I started to realize that this was something I really wanted to pursue, I promised myself that I would get my act together and make sure I was always doing something that I loved. Whenever I felt like I was forcing myself to write, I knew it was time to put my computer down. I needed this to be a creation that I was proud of. And I am.
So I just want to say thank you…to everyone who has stuck around, to all of my new readers who have been showing constant support, to my friends who encouraged me to keep writing, to my family who wouldn’t let me give up. In the last four and a half years, I grew a platform I truly love. I am so grateful for the experiences I have been given and I can’t wait to see what the next 100 posts bring!
Hi guys! I hope everyone is doing well! I haven’t been posting in a while because my laptop took a dump on me (just my luck), but I couldn’t go without recognizing the four year anniversary of MegannLouise.com!
It’s insane to think that the support and encouragement of my best friend to share my writing led to one of my proudest accomplishments thus far. Sure, I took a few “vacations” here and there, but the passion I have for writing has never left. In these last 4 years, I’ve documented so much of my life on my blog… falling in love, falling out of love, moving into my first apartment, going to a new school, and so much more. I like to call my blog my public diary.
I have to admit that I was considering ending my blogging journey recently. I found myself in a rut creatively and couldn’t find any joy in what I was producing. I have to thank my awesome friend for saying something he may have forgotten about but I never will- “I don’t want to live in a world where you gave up on something you are so damn fucking good at. The world deserves it.” Honestly, if it wasn’t for that encouragement, I 100% believe I would have thrown in the towel. I’m so grateful for all of the love and support I’ve gotten from my friends, family, and readers. If you’ve ever backed me while I’ve explored my writing, I promise you it didn’t go unnoticed. Right now I am still dealing with tech issues that are preventing me from posting new content, but I promise that when everything is up and working again, there will be plenty of fun FRESH material up for you guys! Thank you so much for giving me a chance and keeping up with all the craziness I’ve been up to in the last four years! Here’s to four more!