Today marks one of the most significant days in my life. On this day, three years ago, is when I mark the start of my blog. I blogged a little bit beforehand, but today is my unofficial start date because something happened. Something big.
Three years ago today I was dropped 20 feet while indoor rock climbing. It was completely and totally my belayer’s fault (the girl that holds the rope and lets me go up and down). She told me to come down, but had the safety open, so when I came down I landed on my right ankle, breaking it along with my leg.
It was of course, very lucky that I wasn’t paralyzed (or worse). But the reason why I was able to really start the blog was because I was holed up, in my house, for 6 months. So, I started Helene in Between.
I blogged about everything. About my accident, about my life, about social media (my job), and so much more. Little did I know this would turn into what it’s become today. I’m not saying my rock climbing fall was detrimental to my life, I just cannot believe that such a horrible event helped me find my passion.
In case you’re wondering, I have yet to go rock climbing again. Every time I think of that, I get nervous. Michael still goes often but I just can’t shake the nerves. Maybe one day.
Today I wanted to bring you my most popular posts from the past three years. The ones that are commented on, shared, or seemed to make an impact:
Why I’m Reading Your Blog – A look at why certain blogs are ones I’ll read again and again
Blonde Hair Without the Salon – Self explanatory but also one of the weirdest posts since one of the pictures was used as a meme.
How to Bring Hits to Old Blog Posts – More traffic? Yes please.
How to Get To Tomorrowland – A post about the greatest music festival: Tomorrowland. Tickets sell out in mere seconds so this is highly searched on Google.
Is Blogging Dead? – Deep thoughts about the state of blogging.
No Pants Dance – If you haven’t read this post, just do it. You’ll learn basically all you need to know in this one tiny story.
Hi World, I Blog – What it’s like to tell people that you “blog.”
That Time I Danced on a Cruise Ship – Who me? Front and center? NEVER!
What Companies Are Looking For In A Blogger – I’ve been on both sides, here’s my take.
How to Write a Killer Guest Post – Because guest posts are great.
The Big Leap – We moved! And why we decided to make a change.
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