Friends, this blog post is an exciting one! It’s been an entire year since the beginning of this blog, Studying Life with Gigi. And it has grown to a place I never could have imagined. You all who comment and like on these posts mean the world to me! I just want to thank you for the ways you support the blog and make my day.
I decided this post would be answering some common questions about starting a blog.
Why did the blog start?
I actually wanted to start this blog in 2015. Growing up, I was (and still am) a voracious reader, devouring any book I could get my hands on. So, I had a dream to become a writer. After 2015, I wanted to spend my summers starting a blog. It just didn’t happen. I’m not sure why. Honestly, I was probably in too many summer activities to actually devote time to building this up. In 2018, my plan was to start in blog in the summer. However, being the summer before college, I was too busy and promptly forgetting the goal I had in mind. After my first semester, I was tired but bored. I didn’t get a job, and I got tired of watching Netflix for hours on end. It was the perfect time to start. And now here we are.
How did you choose the name?
I honestly don’t remember. I just feel like as I started writing about my resolutions and my thoughts about the world, it sort of clicked. I am a college student and my main job is to study. The main thing my blog covers is topics on life – college life, career, living life to the full, relationships, etc. Plus, my high school English teacher named me Gigi – after Georgiana Darcy. Therefore – Studying Life with Gigi began.
What’s your favorite part of blogging?
I love getting my thoughts into the world. I love connecting with people over the internet. There is something about pouring my thoughts out and then getting a message that someone else feels the same way or that my words helped them. Words are powerful, and I get to share them with others – that’s my favorite part.
What’s your least favorite part of blogging?
I don’t really have a least favorite part. One thing I can get really lost in is comparison. I’m not as far along as other people are, but I’m grateful for this corner of the Internet. I get to share with others and even if it’s not as many people as other people have, it’s still a beautiful place.
What are your plans for the future?
Keep doing the dang thing! I hope to keep blogging, I hope to keep growing, I hope to have guest bloggers or be featured as a guest. I just want to keep going forward!
I wouldn’t have known that so many of you guys would respond so well to this post. Maybe I’ll do an updated version in the future!
This is such a good reminder that what we consume matters – especially in the West, where there is an abundance of consumption of food, media, and clothing. What you consume, consume intentionally because you will come to crave it.
This post is something I go back to. I’m still working on finding my identity, and feeling fully satisfied with where I am. But we change and grow, and so, it can be hard to anchor your identity in something.
I definitely planning on doing more of this. As a college student, I’m still figuring out my future career and develop my life and goals for post-grad. Maybe a part two?
This one was also popular. I felt a little shocked about it. But I guess we’re all trying to be better at growing in our relationships and becoming more open.
Thanks for reading, friends!
What have you all learned and gained from blogging? What’s your blogging story?