While working on my blog SEO, I noticed that I was on my 99th post! I had no clue that I even had that many posts on my site! That may or may not be a lot to some of you, but I am truly surprised and pleased with having reached triple digits.
The Blog Beginning
My blog has changed a lot since it’s inception. We’ve been through a name change, and probably 2 or 3 design updates. I’ve also changed my blogging purpose too many times to count. I started this blog as a way to talk about makeup, style and personal growth, and while that was fun, I felt like I was just following what every one else was doing. I’ve always loved writing and my old photo heavy style posts didn’t give me the opportunity to express my feelings and thoughts on different things. Now, I probably write more than people care to read, but it makes me feel good to blog and it helps me practice my writing and how to better express my thoughts.
The New Purpose
Now and days, Melissa Perkins is heading towards becoming a minimalist lifestyle and travel blog. I want to focus my writing on decluttering and simplifying life. I’m currently on a life journey to simplify my life and pay off my student debt as soon as possible and I feel like the tips and information that I’m learning along the way will be helpful to others and even myself years down the line when I’m at a different point in my life. I don’t plan on traveling a lot in the next few years (hence, paying off student loans ASAP), but I do have a few trips planned and I want to also include some staycation spots on my blog. I’m constantly complaining about how hideous and boring Texas, specifically Houston is, and I’m trying to learn to be grateful for what we do have in our city until we’re debt free and ready to move. In the mean time, be sure to check out some of the other posts on my site to help celebrate my 100th post!