Two years ago today, a girl finally mustered up the courage to ask her parents for a blog.
The girl had been reading an American Girl Doll blog called Doll Stories and immediately fell in love with blogging. She would make fake YouTube videos with her dolls and friends but never uploaded them to anything. Maybe if I had a blog, she thought, I could share my creativity with the world.
When her mom replied with a “Sure,” the girl raced to her iPad and set up a Blogger blog under her dad’s Google account. For whatever reason, she decided to call herself the very random username of “Pheonix” (Phoenix even being spelled wrong.)
When her dad got home from work, he was a bit upset that his Google account and full name were now on the Internet for everyone to see, so he helped the girl set up her own Google account and her own blog.
But because the girl didn’t have a Google tablet, she wasn’t able to easily post photos. So, the girl’s dad researched blogging platforms, and found WordPress! The girl’s Blogger username, Pheonix, was already taken, so she chose the even random-er username “EmeraldPheonix”.
And since that first post, her blog has continued to grow. She eventually learned how to spell phoenix and gave herself the nickname of Emmie (short for EMeraldPhoenix). She met so many awesome friends, expressed herself, got the premium plan and a new domain, discovered a love for writing and photography, and started two other blogs.
In case you couldn’t tell, ‘the girl’ is me. Thank you all for an amazing two years. ❤
Since I shared some stats last year, this time I will again!
All-time views: 14,399
All-time visitors: 4,364
Countries: United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, UK, Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Cameroon, South Korea, Brazil, Hong Kong SAR China
Most popular day: Monday
Most popular hour: 7:00 PM
Posts: 182 (counting this one)
This year’s top commenters: lkstravelingtips @ LL K Cool with 72 comments, Hannah @ Crafts of All Seasons with 54 comments, and Natalie Therese @ Taking the Cake with 41 comments! (Honorable mentions to Kaylyn Grace, Laura Beth, and Liz!)
It’s really exciting to see how far I’ve come since last year and when I started this blog! When we reach 200 followers, I will do a Q&A or another blog party!
In honor of my 2-year blogaversiary, I created the trailer for my AGSM movie, Flashback! If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting much other than the Emmie awards, it’s because I’ve been filming nonstop to get this AGSM movie done!
Make sure to click here to like the video and subscribe to the AGW YouTube channel and click that notification bell so you never miss a video!
Are you excited for Flashback? I know I am! I’ve been working really hard on it, and I’m a little scared I won’t be able to finish it before Christmas. And even if I don’t, I’ll get it up by the end of the year, so stay tuned!
Are you looking forward to Flashback: A Christmas AGSM Movie? Can you believe it’s already been two years? Did you watch the trailer? What did you think?
Love you guys! Thanks for following along this amazing journey!
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