I started blogging a year ago. When I began, I had no particular agenda or expectations. I did have the idea of sharing curiosities, odd signs and word stuff, and I liked the concept of allowing myself to follow my own curiosities, going wherever my interest was piqued. That’s reflected in the name I chose, Curious Steph.
I had no inkling whatsoever that I would become a near daily writer, and that I would make friends among my fellow bloggers, looking forward to their next installments along with mine. I didn’t even know about stuff like following and followers when I began. I’m still small potatoes in that respect, with 272 followers at last count. I appreciate those who are interested and read, and while I now acknowledge that I think a bit about my “audience”, using the term very loosely, I primarily write for myself, doing what feels right on any given day. I have no interest in “growing my site”. That sounds way too much like work and obligation to me. No thank you very much.
I didn’t imagine how much I would come to enjoy the Daily Prompt, enough so that when its impending demise was announced, I put out the call for others who were interested in keeping a prompt. Now the Ragtag Daily Prompt has its own site, and is completing its first month in operation. It has been more complicated than anticipated, in the manner of most things, and now its getting easier. The prompts generally arrive on time and in the expected location, and we are all working together and getting both better and easier with the process.
I also didn’t imagine that Lucy One White would get her own weekly post, and while I was aware that Lucy has always had quite a bit to say, I didn’t know quite how much she would say. She plans to continue her column as long as she continues, although given her great age, we shall see how that goes.
So happy one year anniversary to Curious Steph. I’m curious to see where this next year will lead. I don’t have big plans or goals, more a sense that I’d like to keep meandering along and see what happens next. I invite you to meander along.