Congratulations everyone, tomorrow will officially be Humairak.com's 1st Blog Anniversary!
I can't believe it's been a year since I started Elite Blogging Academy, and turned to my husband and said, I need to change my blog name. He thought I was crazy, Gill my friend and host at American Princess Web who had been hosting my previous site, Food Fashion Faith thought I was crazy. But, when I get an idea in my head, I'm like a dog with a bone. My previous blog just didn't represent me and the kind of brand I wanted to build.
I was trying to be too many things at once. Fashion blogger, Food blogger and everything in between. I realised I was never going to grow if I hated the name and no matter how hard I worked, people would judge me instantly by my blog name. It was time to stop hiding and let myself be revealed.
Was it one of the scariest things I've ever done? No, but it was pretty scary. I think the scariest thing I've ever done has to be taking a leap into the unknown and marrying a stranger I only met 3 times. When you know, you know.
So on May 10th, I made the decision to purchase Humairak.com and start my own blog based on my own terms. As Mr. T said, you're not going to get sick of your own name are you? And I haven't.
I think as Bloggers, we feel we need to hide this part of our identity away, but I say to you, you're not just a blogger. You are a writer, a story teller, a photographer and a marketer all in one. Own what you do, be proud of it.
In the last year Humairak.com has grown beyond my wildest dreams, it's forced me to be more confident and to take on a whole new passion and career. I've gone from documenting my life to being more of a review and resource place for makeup enthusiasts, makeup artists and anyone else who stumbles across my little corner of the web.
Going into Year 2, I'm not sure where this will all go, I just take it one day at a time, and I hope you will continue to carry on joining me for the ride.