Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Celebrating Three Years
I know my blog isn't the biggest out there, it may not have the most followers or be perfectly written but it's still my special corner of the Internet and I'm so proud of everything to do with it. This past year has definitley been the most successful for me, not only has my following more than doubled but I've also been lucky enough to work with some great companies, attend fantastic events and meet some wonderful new people, all experiences I will treasure forever and that continue to build me as both a person and a blogger.
My biggest accomplishment this year was sharing my blog with friends, family and even complete strangers. A year ago the only people who knew about my blog was a few close friends and my mum, but in the past 6 months I opened up to the rest of my friends, my classes, my teachers and my family and I have become a proud blogger, I've even gone out in public with my 'Full Time Blogger' jumper on, something that may seem insignificant to you, but to the self conscious, anxious and easily embarrassed 15 year old I was, this is a huge milestone.
I also decided to make the most out of the blogging community and began joining in with Twitter chats, attended events and have made so many friends across the globe in the blogger community. Blogger events are one of my favourite experiences and getting the opportunity to attend these are an absolute honour, I've met so many lovely local bloggers through them who I can't wait to meet again in the next few weeks as we all sit down over tea and cakes. I hope to do the same some day with the teen blogger community who are all so lovely and supportive, I've made some great friends and I am so proud to be a part of this strong, empowering and caring community.
I started my blog out of boredom during the Easter holdiays of 2012 and if you were to ask my then 13 year old self whether I thought I would still be blogging three years on two answers would have sprung to mind. The big headed, ambitious girl would say of course, and it will be the most successful blog out there, but the realistic, timid girl would have just laughed at the preposterous thought. Looking back at it now, I know both girls may be wrong but I'm pretty sure I would be doing my 13 year old self proud either way, I may not have the 'most successful blog' but I have continued blogging, creating and sharing my memories in my online diary which has grown my more than the realistic girl could have ever imagined and I hope it will continue to do so.
I still don't know where I am heading in the blogging world but I know that I hope to still be at it in 5 years and maybe even 10 years time. For now I want to say a huge thankyou to everyone that has supported me over the past 3 years and I hope you continue to do so!