Happy 2nd Birthday, The Diplomat’s Digest!

It’s unbelievable to me that I’ve already had my blog for approximately two years. I started this project not knowing what direction it would go in and if anyone would even be interested in my writing. In fact, when I first started, I sometimes wondered to myself, ‘What’s the point of this?’


Little did I know that my blog would quickly become of my favorite hobbies and pastimes, and beyond that, it’s even helped me in my professional life as well. When potential employers learn that I have operated a blog with a tri-weekly posting schedule for over two years, they’re usually impressed and interested in learning more. Not only has blogging so much improved my writing, it has also improved my knowledge of social media marketing, site analytics, graphic design, and general organization skills. For that, I’m so grateful to have WordPress as my teacher!

I never get tired of what I do. I love this site, and I love interacting with my readers! Today, I want to go through all of my stats and achievements from 2019, and share with you my goals for the future.

In 2019…

-I made 179 posts on The Diplomat’s Digest (up from just 62 posts in 2018)

-I received 101 comments, 1,361 likes, 13,533 views, and 9,801 unique visitors. 7,500 of those views were from search engines, so thanks, Google! 

-I wrote 190,766 words, up from 50,422 words in 2018. As of today, I have written 278,689 words altogether! That’s the equivalent of a 1,000 page book. 

-I started my “Weekly Newsletter” feature as a way to document my day-to-day life in an online diary form. It’s so rewarding and interesting to look back on past entries and see, in detail, what exactly was happening in my life at that exact time.

Really, the best birthday gift I can ask for in April is the gift of writing and having a platform to share my work. I love seeing my progress grow and evolve as the years go by, and I’m so excited to see how much things change by April 2021! I can’t even begin to imagine what my life is going to be like in a year. If you had told me in April 2019 that this would be the year I’d find so much love and happiness, I’m not sure I would have believed you. My goals for the future are simply to continue my adamant posting schedule and hopefully upgrade to a premium plan once I can afford it. I’m so excited to see how my content changes over the next few months and years. Thanks for sticking around and joining me for the ride!

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