I started my blog right after coming back from this cruise where I got engaged to the love of my life. Since then, I got a new job where I am much happier, we bought a house in the Bronx and we set our destination wedding date to the beginning of next year.
If you are curious about why I started blogging, you can read more all about it here.
What I’ve Learn in this year of blogging:
I built this blog from scratch, so I learned to do everything… from my finding my webhost, to choosing wordpress.org as a blogging platform, to designing my logo and website to managing my google analytics and pretty much everything else. I learned how to do most of it in one year.
Connections I’ve made with fellow bloggers:
I’ve interacted with some amazing bloggers including Pauline Cabrera and did a Blogger Spotlight Q&A on The Closet by Christie, my first collaboration. I also received 20 inquiries via my contact me page from brands and bloggers requesting to work together.
My favorite blogging secret weapons:
Canva for editing my blog images.
Evernote for writing my blog drafts.
Pocket for saving articles (or anything online) I want to be able to read when I have no internet connection.
Bloglovin to keep up with other blogs in one email.
You guys seem to be enjoying my blog and I couldn’t have asked for anything better than that. Here are some stats:
About 1,700 -2,500 of you visit luckyseventen.com every month and each of you view approximately 2 blog posts every time you visit, an average of 6k-7k views per month. During the month of January 51% of you guys came back to view more, however by June 75% of my visitors were here for the first time, which is awesome because that means that you are probably sharing this blog with your friends and helping luckyseventen.com is reaching new heights!
On Social Media…
@luckyseventen now has over 1 THOUSAND of you following on twitter, love ya! And it’s almost getting there on facebook and instagram. If you enjoy my blog but are not following, please do!
I want to thank K. Hernandez-Aviles of Honey Shot Photography who took amazing shots of me at the NYBG for a beauty post not yet published (my twitter profile picture is one of them). Thanks to Burt’s Bees, Eco Bella, Gressa Skin for sending me products to review, expect those on the blog soon. And Giuseppe from Ornella Trattoria for inviting me to dinner in Queens. Also AMIClubwear who recently reached out to me and sent me the lovely back dress I am wearing in this picture and other gifts. And last but most definitely not the least, my fiance for supporting me in every way possible.
Goals for the next 6 months:
I will be mostly blogging about my destination wedding planning and our new home. Expect some Latin recipes coming this way! I also want to get a fun signature, make design improvements to the site as well as make it run faster.
An Anniversary Gift for You!
For the next 4 weeks I will be hosting a weekly giveaway so come back on Saturday, August 1st to enter to win:
Week 2: $25 gift certificate from Amiclubwear.com Giveaway.
Week 3: $25 gift certificate from Morrocco Method Giveaway.
Week 4: It’s a surprise!