Celebrating One Year of Blogging

I’m commemorating blogging for one year with a blog redesign! I’ve changed my photo, headline, About Me section, and design of the homepage! I’ve even changed my Twitter bio to go along with everything. Please let me know what you think!

What a good exercise this was. Now that it’s been a year, I understand better what I’m passionate about and what comes naturally when I’m thinking about blogging. It wasn’t until I put it into words that I’ve really understood what this blog has become.

Nonprofit Chapin is not just about my experience working in the nonprofit sector. It’s framing my experience in the context of stress management and other important things to incorporate into your life as a nonprofit staffer. It’s about creating personal and professional vision. It’s about getting your needs met, whether that be in the professional or personal sense. It’s about putting you first – something I’m working on as we go! These are the things I’ve felt compelled to write about, and this is what the blog has become.

When I started this blog, I wanted to make sure to write everything from my personal perspective. I didn’t want to pretend to be an expert in the nonprofit sector, in Gen-Y, in anything. I wanted to write from my heart and see what happens. And the product has been something beautiful: writing about the aspects of personal success that aren’t necessarily so prevalent in the workforce – happiness, peace, and love, for yourself and others. These are the things I’m working on for myself, so I’m happy to have you alongside with me.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are continuing to enjoy this journey as much as I am!

-N.C.

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9 thoughts on “Celebrating One Year of Blogging

  1. Congrats! I haven’t made it to my one year of blogging mark yet, but am loving the journey to get me there. One of my client’s is a non-profit and I find their work very rewarding–a very neat career path for sure!

    • Thank you so much! Blogging has been so good for me to understand my thoughts by writing it all out – I’ve really enjoyed the past year! Yes, the nonprofit sector is definitely a rewarding place to be, wherever you are!!

  2. Congratulations! Doesn’t it feel good to do a little redesign? I’ve been blogging for a few years but just recently started a blog similar to yours about my life as a nonprofit young professional. It’s always interesting to see how your blog starts out and what it turns into over time. I also just applied for my Master’s in Nonprofit Management at University of San Diego!

    • Thank you so much! It feels wonderful to redesign and reevaluate the direction I’d like to go with my blog. Yours looks great! Oh, I know several people who did the USD program – I lived in San Diego for nine years and just moved to the bay area this past July. They all have such wonderful things to say about it. Best of luck to you!

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