By Anna and Sarah
The other day, combing through our posts, we came to the recognization that it has already been more than a year and a half since we began work on our blog. The Sister Site has brought us copious amounts of joy, and we can’t thank all of our readers enough for tuning in to hear what we have to say.
The idea for this blog started out as a seedling and has blossomed into something that has been more beautiful than we ever could have anticipated. For a long time, we both wrote for ourselves and our family members, hiding our stories behind documents that we never shared with the world. Eventually, we gathered up the courage and excitement to publish our perspectives for the world to see. After spending countless hours perfecting every inch of the website and taking photos, writing bios, and brainstorming things to discuss, we published our first post in the summer of 2020. Since then, we have reaped the rewards of thousands of readers, countless messages of support, and the satisfaction of making an impact.
Our ultimate goal as a blog was always to encourage more writing amongst teenagers and bridge the gap between generations. Through the process, we have loved meeting a community of sibling bloggers and teenage bloggers, serving as sources of support for one another, and encouraging a shared love of the humanities. This past year has changed both of us for the better, and we are so grateful for everyone who has supported us and kept us going. We couldn’t be happier with what The Sister Site has turned into. Cheers to this past 18 months, and we can’t wait for many more!