Happy Birthday to The Road to Domestication! (And a GIVEAWAY!)

Yes indeed, it is the birthday of my sweet little blog!


Three years ago today, I published the first post on this blog. I had no idea what I was doing. (Let’s face it – I still don’t! HA!) I didn’t know what would happen with it. All I knew was that I needed to have a creative writing outlet, and I hoped that would be what the blog would become. And it did! It became all that and more!

And you know what? I learned a few things along the way! (These things I’ve learned are mainly about blogging…but when I went back and looked at them, I realized they could apply to any part of life!)

1. Do what works for you

I came to the point when I realized that, unfortunately, I could not blog seven days a week. It just wasn’t happening. I mean, there are still only 24 hours in a day, right? Sometimes that seems like such a short period! So I had to modify things and do what worked best for me.

2. Blog about what you LOVE

I could easily get carried away on a variety of topics, but I make it a point to blog about things I love and nothing else. Kind of like I make it a point to only purchase clothing, or household decor, or anything else optional unless I LOVE it.

3. Create guidelines as you go

When you’re doing something new to you, there’s a lot of trial and error! So when you find something that works, and works well, make it standard practice!

4. Ask questions

No matter what you’re doing, there are always others who have been doing it longer. Find those people and ask questions. Ask LOTS of questions. It’s how you learn!

5. Be yourself

No one wants to read a bunch of blogs that are all the same, right? So be yourself! It’s okay to have an inspiration…in fact, I think that’s important! But make sure your inspiration inspires you to be the best YOU you can be…not just a carbon copy.

And there you have it!

Oh, and without further ado, in honor of my 3-year “blog-a-versary”, I’m giving away at $30 Amazon gift card!


Many thanks to all my readers and all of those who have answered questions and encouraged me along this Road to Domestication. Here’s to even more great years ahead!


66 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to The Road to Domestication! (And a GIVEAWAY!)

  1. Congratulations on your three years, that’s so wonderful. I still have a ways to go to catch up 🙂 I like all the things you’ve learned along the way, We could all use that list 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday to The Road Happy Birthday to You! I feel like we should be giving you gifts for your celebration but instead you are giving away to us, what a special treat! I’ve enjoyed your journey this past year and have learned so much along the way 🙂 Congratulations on your special day ❤

  3. Happy third birthday to your blog, Kristen! And I agree with every single word you said! I can now say that you are older than me (at least your blog is older than mine!). Congrats on all that you have accomplished. I’m off to enter your giveaway! 🙂

  4. I use to try to blog every day but I just can’t keep up with daily posts. Although, my weeks vary depending upon how busy I am. I mean afterall I have four children. so I do get quite busy.

  5. Three years, woohoo! That’s a good long time. It takes a while to figure out how to blog, doesn’t it? I totally agree about blogging what you love. I was doing all kinds of baby stuff and hated it, so when I dropped that, I heard angels singing.

  6. Happy birthday to your blog! I agree with creating guidelines as you go along. The ability to adapt to change and change your mind is vital to continued blogging success, whether you’re doing it for fun or money.

  7. congratulations on your anniversary!!!

    I totally agree with your point on just doing what works best for you and you are totally right it is super hard to blog 7 days a week. I could never keep it up with I tried.

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