One year ago I hit the “publish” button on my very first blog post. Today in celebration I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane.
For those who are new here, I’m Laura I’m a lifestyle and personal growth blogger, here to help you get out of your own way and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I started Those Positive Thoughts in 2016 and since then have been obsessed with self-development. I’ve gained my knowledge through various self-help books, podcasts, online courses and through 1-1 coaching.
I want to share with you everything I’ve learned through my personal growth journey and help you push past those barriers which are stopping you living life to your full potential. Through my blog posts, videos, online courses and weekly emails, my goal is to help you reach your goals, priorities your self-care and live your best life.
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Why I started a blog
Before I started Those Positive Thoughts I felt lost. I was confused at what I was “supposed” to be doing and I would compare my life to my friends and even to strangers on the internet!
At the time I was working as an office assistant in London and decided to quit my job and go travelling, because that’s the thing everyone does when they feel lost, right? (I’m a pretty good saver and had enough money saved to travel) I had an incredible and eye opening experience while I was away but when I returned home I still felt lost. And so I went on a mission to find myself. I tried French classes, ballet classes, I volunteered for a charity, I joined the gym, I even experimented making arts and crafts. I then stumbled upon the idea of blogging. I was obsessed with personal growth and lifestyle advice and so I mustered the courage to start a blog.
With that said, when I first started blogging, I was crippled with self-doubt, I felt so embarrassed about my blog because I was scared of being judged by others and therefore I kept my blog anonymous at the beginning. But after years of being too scared too put myself out there I finally decided to stop getting in my own way and I was ready to go all-in. I invested in blogging courses, self-development courses, I hired a coach and I made personal growth part of my every-day routine.
I couldn’t be happier that I stepped out of my comfort zone and started a blog. Those Positive Thoughts has allowed me to grow and has given me amazing opportunities which I will forever be grateful for. Here are the highlights from 2017.
- Training and Q&A with the Scottish Women’s Rugby Team, feel the fear and do it anyway
- Exclusive interview with The Arsenal Women’s Team, finding balance and motivation
- Collaborating with Vitality for #WomenInSport
Those Positive Thoughts has grown a lot since day one, here is an overview of my stats for the past year (2017).
- Pageviews: 196,537
- Users: 53,316
- Sessions: 63,317
Embracing the future
I have a lot of exciting things planned for Those Positive Thoughts in the near future and I hope to work with many other brands on projects which fit my niche.
At the moment I’m creating my first digital product which I’m beyond ecstatic about! The first product will be the a yearly planner! The questions and answers are designed to guide you through the year helping you to reach your goals and stay motivated. The workbook will help you vision and create your dream life with the added feature of staying organised with yearly, monthly, weekly and daily planners. So stay tuned for the big launch!
One of my main goals since the very beginning was to build a community of like-minded and passionate people, so far Those Positive Thoughts has welcomed nearly 600 members.
My little blog has grown into so much more than I ever could have imagined and the best part is I have grown and developed with it. I have never be so passionate about anything before, Those Positive Thoughts has given me a voice and a purpose.
If you have any questions about my blogging journey then please leave a comment below I would love to hear from you!!