Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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2 Year Blog-iver-sary!

2 Year Blog-iver-sary!

2 Year Living In A Green Room Blogiversary

Today marks two years of blogging for Living In A Green Room. I kind of can't believe that I stuck it out this long. I thought for sure that this was going to be one of those things that I did for two months and than gradually faded away from, like so many other hobbies and passions in my life. I love this space. I love telling stories, making people laugh, connecting with all my friends and readers who I might not get to see in person as often as I would like. This blog has given me a huge and amazing expressive outlet. It's taught me how to draw and how to practice at something. It's given me new career opportunities, new friends, and so much inspiration.

There have been frustrations and periods (like right now) where I am too busy to post regularly. There are so many guidelines to be considered when you have a blog. Should you be negative? How real should you be? How much should you share? How should it look? Advertising or no? How much time should you put in? What are your goals? I think about these things more than a casual observer could ever guess. I have goal lists, an editorial calendar, a "branding" cheat sheet, and reminders in my calendar all the time. Some posts take hours and hours to pull together. I try to avoid staring at my google analytics (blog statistic tracking) too often because it's like weighing yourself every day in it's insidious drain on your mental health.

I am growing all the time, and so is this blog. All of you who have visited or told me you loved a story or shared my artwork or left funny comments have made my heart sing and I appreciate every second that it takes for you to come here and read what I have written. Thanks for growing with me and coming back time and time again. This blog is a happy place and all of you keep it that way.

Here's to another year!

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