When we decided to create LL+CS back in June, we began with some interesting expectations.
We thought we would be making money.
We thought writing would be hard.
And we were believing the Weebly stats that said we were getting thousands of viewers a day (sadly, Google Analytics brought us back down to Earth on that one).
Interestingly enough, every one of our expectations was wrong.
LL+CS is a labor of love. We definitely aren’t rolling in it yet.
Writing is our favorite part. Even when there isn’t time, we make time.
And we are excited to be approaching 300 followers on Twitter, have almost 100 Insta followers, and just over 150 likes on Facebook. Those four-digit numbers will get here eventually!
We’ve had some setbacks.
With one of us in a new full-time job and the other just starting graduate school, we had to develop a new work life balance.
There were questions of whether or not it was appropriate to use Chris and EJ’s names in posts.
And there are still times that we tweet out a question that receives no response.
But there have been so many more triumphs and we’ve made so many friends!
We did our first guest post for Anne Marie at Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated. She has been a great friend from the start, and we have been so thankful for her guidance, support, and enthusiastic re-tweets!
Lindsay, the creative genius behind That Working Girl got us on the map through a new blogger interview that she did with us. She is so successful and such an inspiration for us (#fangirling), so it was really cool to see our interview go live on her blog!
Most recently we have teamed up with Callie of Coffee and Cardigans to host a monthly twitter chat, #CoffeeDateChat! When we first joined the blogging world, we decided that hosting a chat was a major goal for us. Callie helped make that happen! Our first chat went really well, and we are planning another for Thursday November 6 at 9pm EST! We will be talking about setting goals and achieving them…how appropriate, huh? :)
Lastly, we want to send out a big huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the past few months.
To our online blogger friends, you are a constant inspiration!
To our friends and family…thank you for being our first Facebook likes, first comments, and first shares. Every little “I read your blog today!” has made it all worth it.
And to our loving boyfriends…thank you for every time you just said “okay, no problem” when we were engrossed in a Twitter chat or writing a new post. for listening when we stress out, and for letting us make fun of you on occasion in the name of blog humor. Y’all are the best.
Chelsea + Leah