This sums up how much we care about special days. Thanks to WP for reminding us late on 24 March that our blog has turned 1!
Following are our thoughts on what the past year has been like for us and thanks to all of you who has been with us this first year. We appreciate you very much.
How did this blog start?
Markus: We were totally done and itching for action at the same time. We had thought about a blog in the past, Micah even had her own a few years ago. So, we decided to go for it.
Micah: It was a quarantine project, a coping mechanism when the lockdown started last year.
How are we different now compared to then?
Markus: Much more natural. Both with the blog and in general – it is probably interconnected like that.
Micah: Blogging here feels more natural now. Like moving into a new home and finally settling in. If you back read our earlier posts, it was mainly Markus writing because he is nice like that.
What is it like to blog as a couple?
Markus: Super enjoyable! We have totally different ideas at times, we get to read each others’ posts and we get in touch with so many cool people from all around the world.
Micah: Really fun because we sometimes bounce ideas around and talk about our blog friends like you are all our neighbors coming for dinner on the weekend.
What have we written and how do we write content?
Markus: I 100% depend on spontaneous ideas. A thought pops into my head and I write about it – that’s it. Planning content has never been my strong suit.
Micah: Some blog friends mention us in posts and several times, I have read how difficult it is to categorize our blog. I suppose we are a lifestyle blog since we write about our projects, thoughts, relationship, and life. There is really no plan or strategy here – we just write when we are inspired about things that move us.
What are the best parts of this blog?
Markus: Bouncing my thoughts off everyone reading and commenting on the posts, as well as getting inspired and finding new perspectives because of it.
Micah: Blog friends. I enjoy hearing your thoughts about our posts and really appreciate the wisdom and stories that you share every time, whether through the comments here or on your posts that I read.
Markus: Of the ones I have written the “quick thought” ones. They are fun to write and I love getting your thoughts on all these things as well. In terms of impact, definitely the turtle posts. Thanks to you, they created incredible positive change in the community.
Micah: Every single post about the turtles of Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan, not only because it is a cause that drives us personally, but for the overwhelming support you have given our community that protects these turtles every day.
Special thanks to Bubbles and every one of you who donated and shared our turtle blog posts. You helped save the turtles and have lifted an entire community. Please stay tuned for the next turtle update!
Any challenges in the first year?
Markus: Consistency. Sometimes I write like crazy, other times not at all. Fortunately, Micah was usually there to pick up the slack during my down times and vice versa.
Micah: I tend to have a singular focus and it is not easy to spread out among our projects. When it gets busy with the tiny house and the turtles, I fall behind on the blog, which kind of sucks because I like staying updated with what is happening in all of your blogs.
We cannot thank you enough for the love and support you have given this blog. Thank you for your friendship, humor, and wisdom.
Why do you come here and what do you want to see more of? Let us know dear friends!