Welcome to the 200th post of Bella’s Bits! I quite like milestones like this, little as they may be. It gives one a chance to quietly reflect on achievements. For this, I’ll do as I did for 100 posts in the making and share with you some of my favourite pieces of writing and posts from the last couple of years.
Way back when in 2012, I wrote a couple of letters to my camera, which got an amazing response (view by clicking here). One reader even told me I made them cry! This was a piece of writing that was very much just me sitting down by myself and pouring out all my thoughts and emotions, albeit about a camera! Fortunately, I found said camera a few days later and welcomed it back into my life with open arms here.
Another post which had a good response was this one titled X Factor Humble Pie. It involved my tipsy twitter ramblings whilst watching The X Factor a couple of years back, followed by sober reflections. It speaks for itself really.
A couple of posts that I feel really showcase my style of writing include Social Media Madness and Bella Evening, the latter of which I almost titled ‘The Importance of Being Alone’. I love this style of post, but I have to be in a certain kind of mood to write like this. These just go to show how much life influences writing, and vice versa almost and how living and loving your life is the most important thing of all, and if that inspires writing, well it’s just a bonus really.
And finally, a post I’m most proud of is rather personal to me, 2013 an amazing year. This was a rundown of all the accomplishments I’d achieved that year and even reading it now makes me swell with pride and emotion. I believe that reflection is such a key part to progression and moving forward. Sometimes, when you’re stuck in a rut or unsure of where life is headed, looking back can provide you with the motivation you need. Being proud and happy of what you’ve achieved in the past can refocus your direction in life and remind yourself that you can do anything. And that’s what this post did for me.
So a very happy 200 posts to Bella’s Bits, here’s to the next 200!