730. This number defines how many days it has been since I first started Club Penguin blogging. I find it hard to believe. I am thinking about how things have changed; my attitude, my goals, my perspective. Two years. That is 730 days of my life. I was 13 years old and now I am 15 years old. Things have changed. Unbelievable. I am so happy.
I find it productive to look at the past. It’s a well known thing to focus on just the future and to forget about the past but the past hold so many treasures. I look back to 17th May 2014 when I just joined Twitter; I was anxious, overwhelmed and shy. Then I think of a day after that – on the 18th – when I was hired on LegoPuffleCP Cheats. Within a day, I was already beginning a career with potential. And so a couple of days after that I was inspired. ‘Blue’s Blog’ was born. Within 4 days, I leaped to new heights. So glad I did that now. I am still on my journey to progress as a Club Penguin blogger but if I could have warped to the future back then, I would not have seen something this good. In fact, I most likely would have given up on the way to this height. But now that I am here, I have a perfect understanding because I am living it. It is nothing exceptional when you compare it to other bigger things. That doesn’t matter to me because I am proud. What I have achieved over the past two years is something very special to me. I sailed through thick and thin, rain and shine but – most importantly – through an adventure that has had a huge impact on my life.
I am not talking about money at all. Not a single penny have I earned for 730 days. But that doesn’t matter at all. What does matter, is what I have created and how it has influenced the community. That is what leads to success, in my eyes. Although there are huge amounts of people who have never even heard of this blog ever, I know I have strife. I know that there are a few of you who read my posts and I hope that they have inspired you.
Blogging from a dissimilar perspective is a bit weird, especially if you are a penguin from the Club Penguin Community. Therefore I understand how differently people may treat my blog. Whereas other Club Penguin sites tend to orbit Club Penguin news and updates, my blog orbits deeper and with more depth, comes imagination. That is the core. It is how I conjure up my posts. They may not sound convincing but they are unique; difficult to define. And I like that. It gives me identification and freedom to write anything I want, when I want. Lucky enough for me, it has driven me this far but the fuel is you. The people who have supported me on my journey have granted me access to execute new levels of blogging.
So what have been the results? Several new categories such as Island Discussion (which has exceeded 25 posts), Waddle Guides, Community Collab, Blue Reviews and Coffee Break. New features and pages that have added more content to my Blog. My own YouTube Channel which is currently about to step up higher than it has been for a while. Personal achievements that have acquired me new skills and responsibilities; these have all made me a better person, socially. New friends that care about me and help to create memories together.
A life that has become much tougher – an achievement that has taught me new things to do with responsibility. Even though it may sound negative, turning it into a positive thing breaks down the barrier! And blogging for two years has involved a lot of barriers. Some of them I have broken, some in which I am still stuck behind, and those bigger ones in which I have had to patiently climb. Journeys are littered with these barriers and they keep coming when you least expect it. It’s a generic thing and so you have to prove your strength by overcoming them. Since I have surpassed many in my continuous journey, does that make me a stronger person than I was two years ago?
Well, I have more internet friends than ever, more experience to assist me with further barriers to come and a whole blog for me to smile at and cherish every time I look at it. So, I would say that strength is another achievement and the only way to gain it is to work for it. Two years ago, I would have shook my head if I had known about the stress and the struggles. Practically, blogging has changed my life in some way so I can’t imagine myself as proud as I am now. That is why you should just go for it even if you are unaware of what is ahead of you. It makes it even more exciting and exhilarating. Basically, it’s the definition of a blogger’s journey! It’s rewarding, I promise you.
So thank you very much for changing my life. I feel so privileged to have been playing a larger part within the Club Penguin Community for the last two years and it is you who I rely on. Thank you got being the fuel of my journey for two years and I plead you to never run out. As long as there is spirit and some fun, good work can be done. It has taken me two years to prove that because, now, I finally realize the crazy amounts of stuff I have been able to achieve and it is literally unbelievable to me. No, I am not talking to a crowded audience and no, I am not economically rich. However I am becoming rich with experience and further I shall journey on to gain more experience. And maybe one day… I will reach an end that I am happy with.
But I find the journey the most valuable part. Let it continue…