My 1st Blog Birthday….

My blog has turned 1…

I must admit I had taken a couple of weeks out of blogging as my work schedule became very busy.  So busy that I did not realise that my blog had actually turned 1. I started blogging more than a year ago. To be exact my very first post went live on the 23rd of April 2017!!. How crazy is it to think my blog has survived 1 year…

Never in a million years did I think I would get where I am now. I had always wanted to start blogging, I pondered on the idea for years. It took me a while to begin writing and I felt so inspired by so many Influencers and accounts on Instagram. It wasn’t until I had received some advice from the lovely MarusJaStyle and that’s when my blog began. I always appreciate the advice she gave me, basically you won’t know until you start…

 Since the moment I published my very first post, I have received more followers than I was expecting, I’ve merged into being a blogger as such (you know what I mean), I feel happy to be part of the blogging community, I’ve made friends within the blogging world, I’ve learned tips and tricks, I’ve upped my photography game, Im happy with my content, I receive pr from brands I never thought would happen (like ever…!!) but most importantly I’ve learnt more about myself and the person that I am. I’ve learnt to enjoy what I do, it may not be what pays the bills but it’s a passion of mine and 2017 was a crazy year……

If I remember rightly when I published my very first post I had no clue how to style the post, how to take the pictures, what to write about, how to write or even edit and publish it. I was more excited about taking a photo with my phone, getting it up on the blog and hitting publish. Since the word go I have wrote over 200 blog posts. How mad is that??…Now I have seen a lot of bloggers write posts like this and talk about what they have learnt in their 1st year of blogging. I’m not going to do that here as I already spoke about what I had learnt so far about blogging..you can go take a look at my thoughts in a post from January this year HERE….

When I look back at my photos and my content I think to myself OMG what was I thinking. How could I have posted something with a photo that was so dark or content that was so limited. Over the course of the year I learnt to write thoroughly, I hate being straight to the point. I like to talk about a product in all it’s forms. It could be anything from it’s packaging to the longevity. In other words I like to write a more detailed post. This I find helps more people to make their own opinion of something I’ve wrote about.  Again being a blogger I may have a different opinion to that of another blogger. This is what I like because everyone is different and a lot of people are going to look for different opinions not just decide on one. This is why I think there is room for everyone in the blogging community. Everyone has something to give…

The amount of thank you’s, lovely comments, engagement, interaction and of course when you all click “follow” on Twitter or Instagram has got me to where I am today. Without the love and support from all of you I wouldn’t be able to write with as much passion as I have now.  It’s such an achievement to think when I started blogging I had a mere 1k on Instagram. How I managed to get that far without blogging I don’t know! Instagram has always been my favourite platform to use with social media. In 2018 my Instagram has grown to over 3,000 followers. Thats’s INSANE!! How could little old me go from sharing photos of my life, the occasional beauty product here and there to writing blog posts and being recognised by brands. Of course I did not start blogging to receive recognition, I started it as a hobby(it still is) and to enjoy something I love. You all know how much I love beauty and so I’ll continue to write…

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU, you know you are…

Here’s to the next chapter and to the rest of 2018!! xo