A little over four years ago, I logged into my WordPress account and opened up to a blank page. Wide eyes and not a clue where to begin, I started to write my first post. The second I hit “publish”, I knew my life would never be the same.
Over these past four years, I have learned an unfathomable amount about blogging, photography, and the level of commitment it takes to pursue something I am so passionate about. Foreign concepts like HTML coding and SEO optimization slowly became familiar and with each day, I learned something new.
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions. The initial excitement slowly wore off and the realization of how much time and effort would be required to maintain a successful blog quickly set in. I fell into the comparison trap and let myself get intimidated by people with much more experience than I had. Thoughts like “There’s no way she’ll notice me! She has 15k+ followers and I don’t even have 1,000.” surfaced more and more and I began to doubt myself.
Starting out with zero page views, likes, followers, and subscribers, I felt like a drop of water drowning in a sea of competition. Did I have a chance? Could I somehow manage to make a name for myself and get others to notice my tiny corner of the internet?
Slowly, numbers started rising and I soon found myself surrounded by a community of other bloggers showering me with love, encouragement, and support.
So, two hair cuts, gallons of coffee, a new camera, and a brand re-launch later, I ended up here.
Welcome to 5th Avenue Urban.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sophia. I’m a senior in high school and I started this blog to share my life, style, tips, and experiences with you.
I love doing collaborations, link-ups, guest posts, interviews, and just about anything else. So, if you want to collaborate on something soon or have any ideas you want to share, send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!