Tuesday, 5 March 2013

One Year of Blogging

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One year ago yesterday I published my first ever blog post! I think when I hit publish on that post I never really considered that I might be inwardly celebrating a blogiversary one year later.

Blogging allows me to combine two loves of mine; writing and beauty, and I'm enjoying it so much! Although I would say my bank balance isn't as enthusiastic about it and I'm sure so many of you agree with me here!! I love discovering new brands and products though through reading other blogs. I also never thought that I'd find a new community of online friends through blogging and I've been lucky enough to meet some of them recently.

The biggest lesson I've learnt in the past year is that you have to give yourself time to let your blog grow and develop. If I could give advice to myself one year ago, I'd say that there are no rules to say that you should do things a certain way and at a certain speed. Blogging at your own pace isn't a crime. We all have different things going on in our lives, so if you post every day or a few times a week, it doesn't matter. It's the quality of the posts that count. I also didn't put my own touch on my blog with a bespoke design and header until about four or five months in. It was only towards the end of last year that I stopped being so anonymous and started putting up pictures of myself and mentioning my real name. But I reached a point where I felt confident enough to do that and although I wondered if these two things hindered my blog, I didn't want to make these changes until I was ready.

I don't want to make this post too long, so I'll end with a big thank you to everyone who follows and reads my blog - you are the ones that support and encourage me to keep going. Here's to another year of blogging!

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. This was a lovely post! I completely agree that I never thought I would make friends through blogging! It's great :) I think photos and names of the blogger do really help make the blog more personal but I was the same and didn't put a photo of myself up for a while because I was nervous! At the end of March I will have been blogging for one year and it's so exciting :) xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm definitely putting more personal posts and things onto my blog now and it's nice because I'm comfortable with it. Ooh congrats for the end of March :-) xx

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  2. Great post and congratulations on your blogiversary xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. congratulations and I completely agree with going at your own pace!!! every ones different :)
    Nicole
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    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I think it's easy to feel that there's a pressure to post a certain amount, so it's just remembering that no one is pressuring, we're doing it to ourselves!xx

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  4. Happy Blogging Birthday! Great post.

    Katie xx

    www.thestylinguist.com

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  5. Happy blogiversary!! I'm the other way round, i can't shut up about my life on my blog haha! My main problem is i dont think i advertise my blog enough, its still a real life secret, but like you say, everything has to go at its own pace. Great post, and great blog! x x x

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! You definitely have to do what you feel is right for you xx

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  6. wow has it really been a year! Happy blog birthday, i remember when you first started blogging :D xx

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    1. I know, it's crazy! Yay thank you, you were one of the first people I started talking to :-) xx

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  7. happy blogging birthday x

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  8. Ah congrats on your blog birthday, time flies!

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    1. Thank you lovely! It really does!xx

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  9. Happy Blog Birthday Sasha! Doesn't time fly when you're having blogging fun!! xx

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    1. Thank you Jenny! It really does!xx

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  10. Brilliant post and Happy Blog Birthday! Here's to many more :) xoxo

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  11. Happy Blog Birthday :)
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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  12. You've achieved so much in a year and your blog is lovely! You should be very proud, well done :D xx

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    1. Thank you so much, this comment means a lot :-) xx

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  13. Congratulations babe, really enjoyed reading this. To many more blogiversarys! Xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! Really appreciate your comment!xx

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  14. Eeek, just posted my first post today! Found you via google, hope to still be here a year from now! x

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    1. Aw good luck! It's so exciting yet nerve wracking doing your first post!xx

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