My 5 Favourite Highlights From My Blog Year

As the year rushes towards the end, I sat down to do a review of my year. While writing the review I had this sudden realization about how BIG a part of my year this blog was. It literally gave me something to look forward to on some really bleak days. I loved that this year gave me a chance to finally give this blog some time. While there were many highlights through this blog year, I have picked my 5 favourite highlights to share with you. Hope you enjoy reading these!

The Discover Prompts Challenge

Probably my favourite post of the entire challenge.

It was the Discover Prompts challenge in the month of April that actually kickstarted this blog. April was a very bleak month for me and this blog soon became the highlight of my day! It was a daily word challenge that helped me not only become more regular about posting, it also gave me inspiration to write everyday and laid the foundation to my blogging family!

My Very First Blogger Friend

Lani’s blog!

The discover prompts challenge led me to meet and interact with a lot of people. But the one person who stood out for me then and has remained a friend ever since is Lani! I am so thankful to her for all the motivation and support that she’s given me ever since we connected during the DP challenge. I’m not exaggerating but her kind words helped me stick around on my blog long enough to fall in love with blogging! As the year ends, I just want to thank Lani for being the amazing person that she is. ❤ If you aren’t already following her – go checkout her blog now!

My First Blogging Milestone

500 followers! I never ever thought that I’d be able to reach this milestone mainly because I am a huge slacker when it comes to promoting this blog. I enjoy the writing part of blogging but I don’t enjoy the marketing part of blogging since the aim has never been to monetize this blog. It’s always been a safe haven for me to share my craziest of thoughts and actually find people who resonate with them. The best part about reaching this milestone was that it happened on MY BIRTHDAY! Honestly, it made my day! You can read my birthday blog here.

My Very Own Blogging Family

I finally have a blogging family! It may not be very big but I love that I have a small set of people who show my blog love and support no matter what. I wish I could name you all here but I think you know who you are. I love you guys and thank you so much for sticking around through the year! You’ve made me very very happy this year. ❤

Writing 100+ Posts This Year

100th Post! ❤

It started off with the Discover Prompts Challenge through which I ended up writing 25 blogs in Apr’2020. But thereafter I remained consistent on here and ended up writing over a 100 posts on here. I celebrated my 100th post in July, you can read it here. I’m not only celebrating writing a lot but I am also celebrating being consistent! While I haven’t found one single topic that I want to write about – I have loved discovering new topics to write about including sustainability as well writing humourous posts!

While there were many more highlights including my first 100+ likes on a post to 10000+ views but these were my favourite! It’s been an exciting year and I hope I continue with the same gusto in 2021! Thank you so much for following me in my blogging journey. So grateful for all the love and support. ❤

Happy holiday season to you all! ❤

PS: Loving all your blogmas posts and learning about how you’re celebrating!

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. ascott4321 says:

    I love this! 🥰😭 such a cute idea and congrats on 500 followers!!! [happy belated birthday!]

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much!!!! 😊 Happy holidays!! ❤️

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      1. ascott4321 says:

        Happy holidays!!! ❤❤❤

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  2. Amazing post! Fun Fact: You were my 2nd blog follower and I love your blog, @HappyPanda.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much. I love your posts too and totally wish I had a dog everytime you post about Bertie. 😊❤️

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  3. 500 followers is no small feat! I enjoy reading your posts and hope that 2021 will be another great year for your blog 🙂

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for being a part of my blogging fam! I hope you already know that I love your content! ❤️ Happy Holidays!

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      1. Thank you so much! 😀

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  4. Shruba says:

    Wow this is so wholesome and I love the family vibes here. Definitely a huge emotional support and encouragement no doubt! Thanks for being a member in my blogging family too.
    On a different note, I’ve been on wordpress for over 5 years and I still haven’t reached 100 posts! Albeit I was pretty inactive until this lockdown, but still. Damn! That’s a huge feat. So congrats 😊💕

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha thank you. ❤️ This year forced me to take this blog seriously. And I met such amazing people like you that I’ve wanted to stick around and share content. 😊

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      1. Shruba says:

        Same, if it weren’t for the pandemic, I don’t think I’d have been able to give it this much time or stay kind of regular haha. Feels great to make new friends too, no doubt! Hugs 💕😊

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  5. annkathrin says:

    Love reading this post of yours and about your blogging milestone. Thank you so much for sharing 🥰

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww! Thank you so much for reading. ❤️

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  6. This is awesome! 😊

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! 😊 Happy Holidays!

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  7. You really create some of the best blog posts 🤗

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  8. Congratulations on reaching these milestones. They are definitely significant and are something to feel proud about. I can understand how you feel about the promo side of blogging, and personally I enjoy it to some degree as it takes less brain power than writing posts, yet it can get tedious!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤️

      That is really good to know. I’d love to learn more about how you promote your blog since currently all I do is post and hope people will read. 🙈🙈

      Happy holidays!!!

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  9. tanvibytes says:

    𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕, 𝕀 𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕤𝕠 𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤! 🤍 You were one of the first blogs I saw, and your site was so pretty and inspiring! 🙂😃 𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂𝓼! 🎄

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for being part of the fam and making me felt heard! ❤️ Happy holidays!! Loving all the baked goodies’ photos on IG.

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤! 😃 𝕀 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕡𝕦𝕥 𝕦𝕡 𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕡𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕞𝕪 𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕘 😋!

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  10. Lani says:

    Hey! Thanks so much ^^ can’t believe I made your list 😉 The WP challenge was a definite highlight of mine as well. I met new bloggers like you and it was great to obsess over the challenges. WP needs to seriously do another one for 2021 as so many are still under lockdown and if your country isn’t, the world is!

    Thanks for being here and congrats on hitting all those big milestones. Much love from Thailand. xo

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  11. Juliette says:

    Congrats on all of these incredible milestones! You definitely deserve all the love and appreciation of this blogging community! Happy holidays 😊

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awww, thank you so much. ❤️

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  12. Wow reading 500 followers on your birthday is really really good and special! I actually reached 500 followers on Christmas day 🙂

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Wonderful gifts for both of us! 🙂 This year has been great for both our blogs. Looking forward to reading more amazing content on your blog in 2021.

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