Two years ago today, I wrote my very first post on this blog. I had been keeping a private blog for about a year beforehand, just to share my Aussie life with family and friends back home. Somewhere along the way, I realized that I loved blogging and reading blogs, and decided to start a public one. I agonised over the name, and was sorely disappointed every time I though of a perfect name only to find out it was already in use. Eventually, I turned to music (one of my main sources of inspiration), and plucked a line from a song by one of my favourite artists, Sarah Harmer. To this day, I'm not totally happy with the name, but it has stuck. In creating a public blog, I also had to basically edit out my husband, which has resulted in countless photos of the back of his head over the last 2 years. We laugh about it often.
I continue to love blogging, and have met many "real-life" and online friends thanks to this space. A few of those friends have buttons on my sidebar, and I highly recommend checking them out. They're all awesome. I also like how this blog acts as a journal of sorts. When I wonder what it is I was doing at this time last year, or feel like reminiscing over a holiday, all I have to do is have a scroll through my archives and I'm instantly transported. I love that.
So what's next for This Little Port? Well obviously I'll keep blogging about my life, travels, crafting, yoga, food, and my pregnancy. To be honest, I'll probably be posting about pregnancy and this baby quite a bit and I hope it won't be too annoying! I've also been thinking that this year I'd like to focus on quality over quantity. For the past 2 years I've tried my hardest to blog 5 times a week but lately, I've often felt disappointed with my posts. It's not that I don't have ideas - I have a list of things to blog about right now! I'm just finding them hard to execute. My photos don't turn out the way they look in my head, or I have trouble expressing myself. So this year, if I blog 2 to 3 posts each week that I'm proud of, I'll be happy.
Finally, I wanted to thank all of you who take the time to visit this blog! I cherish every comment and email I get. And even if you don't say hi, I still love you all the same :)