This is the third blog in a series of Pledges I have made to myself for 2018. I want to do more. My first pledge was to Read More. My second is to Write More. Or perhaps that should be Write Better.
It’s been just over a year that I have been blogging as Juniper Daze. I have been blogging for nearly 3 years in different contexts but last year I took the leap and bought my own domain.
I have really enjoyed blogging for the most of it and it has allowed me some fantastic opportunities and building up great partnerships with brands. I started a quite successful Gin of the Month feature, which saw me going out of my comfort zone and reaching out to Gin companies to be featured. I loved this, although I had to take a break from that. I had to take a break from blogging in general in July. Only posting up the odd review here or there and really cut back. This was due to personal reasons, that got messy and gave me the realisation that life is a little bit like the Hunger Games sometimes. Or at least that is what I felt at the time.
With that all behind me in October, I wanted to get back into it but couldn’t find my mojo. I was uninspired and I was writing posts for the sake of it. I wasn’t bothered about it. I was writing because I felt pressure to write, to keep up. I have since deleted the posts because they were embarrassingly bad.
So fast forward to now; something struck me after Christmas. I just got my mojo back I knew what I wanted to do. I want my blog to be real life, honest and relatable. I am not giving myself a schedule, I am not shoehorning myself into a category. I’m just going to be me. I’m going to stick to quality (I hope) not quantity. So to celebrate I am going to share some of my favourite posts from the past year.
My Favourite Posts Round-Up
My Favorite Gigs – I just like re-reading this one and remembering some of the gigs I’ve been to!
Edinburgh Gin – This was my first Gin of the Month Review and I was really happy with it!
How to have an Awesome Day out in Glasgow – I remember writing this post and WordPress was not playing ball and it took forever to upload the photos. I was just really happy with this review!