Plaid + Sugar turns TWO!! | blog anniversary

Thursday, November 21, 2019
On November 25, 2017, I published the first post on this blog. Back then I was going through a really hard time and had started this blog as a way to cope with my emotions and everything else that was going through my life. I had recently moved across the country to a province that spoke no English and my life was upside down. Now here I am two years later, celebrating my second blog anniversary!!

While planning out the month I realized that last year I had not done an anniversary post. But looking back I understand why. From September to December 2018, the university was overwhelming (my first year) and blogging took second place in my life.

But since then things have changed dramatically. 2019 has been good to my blog, and so much has changed, it definitely deserves an anniversary post!

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When I first hit publish in 2017, I had no idea that this blog would still be up and running two years later, to me this was just a temporary thing, something I would do for a short while then forget about it like I had with calligraphy, oil painting, and other short-lived hobby ventures.

 Little did I know that blogging would become one of my most prized possessions in this world and that it would keep me stable during life's crises.

the beginning 

When I moved to this province (Quebec) I went to through a really hard time. For the first couple of months, it seemed like every other day there was a new crisis. I fell deep into depression and anxiety and starting this blog really helped me get better in this new 'world'.

It helped me take charge of my emotions and feel as if I was in control of something in my life.

As time went on I started to realize that this blog could be more than a temporary thing and so I thought of turning this blog into a craft, sewing, baking blog (hence the name). Unfortunately, I came to the conclusion that having a craft blog was not for me and for the first part of 2018 I did a mix of anything. Some sewing, some baking, some reviews, overall a bit of everything, but nothing substantial. 

Until one day I decided that it was time for a change.

the new Plaid + Sugar

In April 2018, Plaid + Sugar became a lifestyle/review blog.

I started writing and sharing reviews of products I love and realized that I loved sharing my thoughts with my viewers and it since has stuck.  Since then Plaid + Sugar has many product reviews and I hope that by the next anniversary there will be many many more!

Until September of 2018, I was regularly publishing posts until I started university and like mentioned before it was overwhelming and so I stopped. But by December of last year, after finishing my first semester, I had learned to manage my time and Plaid + Sugar was back!

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This year has been quite a change for my blog, as it has surpassed all of my expectations. It took me a while (over a year) to fall into a rhythm with Plaid + Sugar and get decent views, and even though this blog does not have a distinct niche I have no problem with that!

I love sharing reviews, recipes, advice and in the end, I enjoy it all.

Don't give up.

It might seem as if your blog is not growing and you might feel like quitting but just give it time, energy, and love. Three important things that will push your blog forward. Also, don't forget patience, Rome was not built in a day.

It might take a while to fall into the rhythm but soon you'll be where you want as long as you love doing it. If you have questions don't hesitate to reach out to me I'll gladly be of help.

Will it be easy? No. But will it be worth it? Yes!

What is one piece of advice you would give to new bloggers?

Til next week,


  1. Wise words! The most important thing is that you love what you are doing! Happy blog anniversary! <3

  2. Happy blog anniversary! :)

  3. Happy Blog Anniversary! I didn’t realize how close how blogs anniversaries were. I completely agree, blogging takes patience and time, but it’s so worth it in the end! One piece of advice I would give a new blogger would be to have fun. If you’re not enjoying what you write, then you won’t feel motivated to continue writing.

    Jordan |

    1. So true, blogging at the end of the day should be fun and enjoyable! Without joy, blogging is not fun.
      Thanks for sharing your advice, Jordan

  4. IMpressed that you've been so successful - congratulations!! And congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!

  5. Congo. The power of words and the internet combined is fast making breakthroughs...


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