My 1 Year Blog-iversary!

I cannot believe that I have been blogging for 1 year today.  I blog more than I journal!  Looking to the Stars is my third blogging attempt and apparently my most successful.  My first blog was all about books.  I had made a goal to read all of the books I owned, but had not read yet.  That was 65 books.  I was going to keep track and blog about it.  I think it lasted through 6 or 7 books, then I stopped.  My second blog was called Matching My Way to True Love.  I had just joined Match.com and was going to blog about my experience on it.  I didn't write a single post.  Last year my Bestie started her very own blog - Pursuit of Pink.  She was part of the inspiration to start a third blog.

I was working at job that I was very bored at.  I was working the evening shift at a hotel (not overnight...good Lord no) as a front office manager.  The evening shift has little to do; the offices are all closed, most of the check-ins are done by 7 or 8pm, and it's quiet.  Especially during the week.  Occasionally there is an incident, but not usually.  Once everything was done my guest service agents and I had nothing to do.  So, decided to start a blog to have something to do.

And that is how Looking to the Stars came to be.

I'm not a beauty or fashion blogger.  I'm not into trying out different beauty products.  I'm the kind of person that sticks to a product once I try it.  Same thing with my fashion sense.  I am very particular about those kinds of things.  I like movies, television, and books.  They say to write what you know and that's what I do.  A couple months ago I started a regular post called Movie Monday.  I think I might even make it a link up! I just have to figure out the button code and linky thing.  Movie Monday started because I like to see so many movies and had posted some reviews.  I think I might mix in some topics as well and make it a link up like the book chat.  This is one of my favorite link ups with Sweet Green Tangerine.

Blogging isn't what I thought it would be. Then again, I guess I really didn't know what it was going to be. I've learned a lot about blogging and a lot about myself in the process.  I used to stress over how many followers I have and why people aren't reading my blog.  I mean, there are blogs with thousands of followers.  Bestie is almost up to 1,000 on a lot of her media outlets. Then I remind myself that I have totally different audiences than a lot of bloggers do.  Sure, maybe if I was a fashionista and beauty gal I would have more followers, but I have to be true to myself.  Fashion and beauty aren't my thing! Movies, TV, and Books are my thing!  If I buy a great new purse or pair of shoes, then I might post about them.  I'll at least mention them in a High Five For Friday post.  That's another favorite link up with Lauren Elizabeth.

What can you expect from Looking to the Stars?  I will post when I feel inspired.  That might be 5 days a week, 3 days a week, or even 7 days a week!  I can't force it.  I need to let it come to me.  You can definitely expect a lot of movie stuff to come.  There are so many movies coming out this fall and I want to see them all!  I will be keeping you posted on my "Shape Up Journey."  I'll keep you posted on my life as well.  I'm on OkCupid right now, so maybe some romance might come into play soon.  I'm 30 years old now...I have entered a new decade.  Fall is upon us now that we are in September.  I feel like a fresh start and I'm going to do it right!


Here's to another great year, a fresh start, and to doing it right!

Cheers!