Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary: The #WilsonsGuide Blog Turns Five!

It’s hard to believe, but March marks five years since I’ve launched this #WilsonsGuide blog!

It’s been quite a journey, with more sleepless nights than I care to remember, obsessively roaming through L.A. to find great places to write about, networking like crazy and also, learning a ton of new blogging skills — like writing, editing, photography, social media and graphic design.

And on this adventurous journey, there have been many changes. The #WilsonsGuide blog of today definitely doesn’t look like the #WilsonsGuide blog of the past. Aside from multiple aesthetic and layout changes, there have been editorial changes, like adding a new travel section, and moving from a weekly to a bi-weekly format.

And, I’m not going to lie; at times, it’s been hard to stay committed to blogging.

Responsibilities like a demanding full-time career, and all of the other curveballs that life tends to randomly throw us — deaths, new jobs, maintaining friendships, new relationships, etc., etc. — constantly compete for the resources and time I can give to my blog. At the end of the day, all I can say is that long-term blogging isn’t for the faint or weary.

But something, whether it’s stubbornness, passion or just plain stupidity, propels me not to give up. I have to keep blogging. I have to keep writing. I have to keep sharing about where to eat, drink and be merry in the great city of Los Angeles and beyond…

And so the journey continues. I’m excited about what the future will bring, as I reflect on what the past five years have brought me. As readers, you can expect more great content, more fabulous features and hopefully, even more milestones that I can excitedly share with you.

Here’s to five years down, and to another five years to go. 

Happy 5th birthday, #WilsonsGuide!