ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary

ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary
ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary
ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary
ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary
ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary
ruthie ridley blog- 4 year Blogiversary

4 whole years! Where has the time gone? You can check out years one, two and three here, here and here. As I reflect on the past 4 years, one thing has been extremely evident- God’s faithfulness has been with me every step of the way. From day one miraculous doors have opened, I’ve been able to network with some of the most amazing content creators in the industry and partner with some of my favorite brands. It has been one of the most incredible journeys I’ve ever been on. I have to say that there is something so fulfilling and rewarding about doing what you love, every single day. 

I’ve been successful and I’m extremely grateful for every triumph, but also for the failures. My success has not been luck at all. I’ve prayed and worked very hard. Today, I want to share 5 tips on being successful at whatever dream you are trying to make a reality. 

• Do your research and connect with individuals that are successful in the industry or craft you are wanting to get into. Don’t let fear grip you. People are more willing to share information than you know. I still ask peers for advice and direction in the blogging world. This also gives you more insight into what you’re about to pursue. You don’t want to go into anything with blinders on. 

• Be careful who you share your dreams with. Not everyone is for you. Share your dreams with people that will cheer you on and support you in your endeavors. Some people are negative, jealous and purely clueless. Surrounding yourself with these types of people will kill your dreams. 

• Be consistent. Once you decide “this is what I’m going to do” you need to be all in. Not half in- all in. Consistency is what brings results, open doors and growth. 

• Know your strengths. I had to learn the hard way that my strengths are not building websites, editing photos and mastering Pinterest. My strength is in content creation. When you are able, hire out so that you are able to focus your energy on the areas where you are strong and fully thrive. This way no area of your business suffers due to amateur efforts.  

• Be positive. If you think you can – you will. Self-doubt will kill every single dream. Keep it positive- both in what you think and what you say! 

You’ve got this!!!! 

So much to celebrate today! Thank you for all the love and support over the years. I’m forever grateful. I have a feeling that this is just the beginning!! Happy new year my friends!  

All Photos By: Etched In Time Photography

Dress By: Soel Boutique

  • Comments ( 28 )

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    Hannah

    Yay girl! Congrats on your anniversary. You are killing it! Can’t wait to see what you create in 2019!

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    Steph

    Happy Blogiversary! Love love the photos! you look amazing!!

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    Amy (Savory Moments)

    HAPPY Blogiversary and congratulations! your dress is adorable!

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    Nilakshi pathak

    Your floral dress looks lovely and congrats on your blog anniversary.
    and I highly agree with your statement saying, “Share your dreams with people that will cheer you on and support you in your endeavors.”. It is so important.

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    Carolyn

    What a year for you! Loved reading what you learned. great tips!

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    brittainy

    Yay! Happy Blog Anniversary!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Happy anniversary – that’s Four-and-fabulous! PS loving your hair and your blue shoes ❤️and thanks for sharing your tips!

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    Denise

    congrats on four years– what a milestone! looking forward to seeing what you do next.

    Denise | THeelleaesthetic.com

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    Holly

    Congratulations! I celebrated my 4 year blogiversary in October, and it was pretty surreal…hard to believe we’ve been at it for that long! Also, couldn’t agree more with being careful who you share your dreams with. Some people can be so judgmental, and nobody needs that kind of negativity.

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    Krizzia

    Happy 4 years of blogging!!! so happy to see how far you’ve become 🙂

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    Cathy lawdanski

    congratulations, Ruthie! You are so right about focusing on the things we are good at. There are so many tasks that go into producing a successful blog! We just can’t be good at all of them!

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    Joan

    Happy 4th and congratulations for reaching and never giving up, can’t wait to reach that. Onward and upwards.

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    Blythe Alpern

    Happy Blogiversary. I can really relate to you point about who you share your dreams with, as not everyone will understand or support them. There will also be those that think they can tell you what you should be doing when they don’t have any idea what you do. Find your tribe of true supporters and you will feel empowered.

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    Nicole Flower

    Congratulations! I love your wise words too.

    xo, Nicole

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    Lauren

    First of all, love the dress! Second of all, Congrats! 4 years is so kick ass! I love the advice of asking people! and to be consistent!

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    Kasey

    Such an amazing accomplishment! CONgats on your 4-year blogiversary. Love your tips as well.

    Kasey
    TheStyleWright.com

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    Caitlin

    Congrats to you!!! So amazing <3

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    Mommy Peach

    cONGRATULATIONS AND hAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY! tHANKS FOR THE TIPS!

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    Cathy

    Happy blogiversary! Love your tips and congrats!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Liz

    COngrats on four amazing years! I agree 100% with all your points! Wishing you many continued years of success <3

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    anabelle

    Congrats! that is so amazing!! you look so beautiful in that maxi!

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    Lee

    Happy blogiversary!! Also, these photos are breathtaking! what an amazing location.

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    Hillary Conheady

    How exciting!! Congrats! (PS love this look!)

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

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    Lyddiegal

    Congrats on four years! THat is a fabulous milestone, and I am sure this year will be amazing!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    MarLene

    Congrats on 4 years!! Your tip on being all-in is spot-On.

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    Azanique S. Rawl

    Congrats on hitting 4 years babe! Consistency is totally key and what I struggle with the most. Thank you for these tips 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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    greta

    Happy blog anniversary! I’ve loved see all the places your blog went this year and can’t wait to see where this year takes you!

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    Laura

    Happy 4 year blogiversary!! Such a great milestone and love following along on your journey!

    xo, laura

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