1 Year Blogging!

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I can’t quite believe that I have been blogging for one whole year now – how time flies!

I feel like in 12 months I have gained so many friendships, got to speak to people from all different walks of life and really gain confidence in writing things I am interested in and passionate about.

I wanted to look back over the past year by mentioning some of my milestones and favourites that have occurred.

My favourite three posts

The first one I have to mention is the Love The Skin You’re In Tag. I really enjoyed writing this up as I felt like I got to openly admit how I feel about my appearance and be honest about the hang ups and insecurities I have. It felt quite therapeutic to divulge it all and I think it helped me a lot. I absolutely love that I have seen several people do the tag since I encouraged everyone to take part and seeing other people’s answers to personal questions is really interesting.

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Secondly, I have to mention my Bucket List. Now this wasn’t the most unique post or one that took me days to photograph but I absolutely love how it all came together. I spent quite a few days slowly adding to my list until I compiled over 100 things. Then came the editing! I decided to settle on 100 and included some things that were definitely on my bucket list but I have already ticked off. In fact, since posting I have ticked off something else which is cool! I basically loved the final outcome and how it gives me something to look back on and keep updating as time goes on.

Another post I loved was my Contraceptive Pill Experience. The only topic that is “taboo” or generates a lot of discussion that I have featured on my blog is my mental health related posts so this was quite a step out of my comfort zone. The fact that so many people used the comment section as a space to unload anxieties about their contraception, their good and bad experiences and advice was just incredible. I was totally overwhelmed by people’s stories and choice to come forward and I can only imagine how much that could just help one person who is looking for advice on contraception and turns to blogs to help them. I feel like that comment section was a perfect example of the blogging community doing its best!

My most liked post

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I recently discovered that my most liked post is my Fashion Pinterest Inspiration post that I did a little while back now. I absolutely loved putting this post together and compiling pins of all the latest trends that I am obsessed with. Everyone really seemed to enjoy this so I recently made a similar one for more transitional and Autumn/Winter trends. That post, stats wise, is currently sitting on 335 likes which is just waaa?! mindblown!

My most proud moments

I have two moments that I can narrow it down to. Seeing the final two images of my 1000 follower collages was pretty amazing as I got to put some faces to names I see often and that totally amazed me. I felt proud that I had somehow managed to get people to enjoy the crap I write about!

I also felt pretty proud after seeing the lengthy discussions and people sharing their experiences on my Contraceptive Pill Experience post. As I mentioned, this just felt like a great coming together of experiences and I was proud that I managed to get such a fantastic and overwhelming response to it.

Thank you so much for inspiring me to write and allowing this blog to reach its one year birthday. I cannot tell you guys how much I love you in just this space. I suppose this is perfect timing to announce that my giveaway will be my next post so stay tuned!

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78 Comments

  1. August 30, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Wow congrats girly! xx keep on doing the amazing work x

  2. August 30, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Congrats on a year of blogging! X

  3. August 30, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Wow that’s amazing, congrats girl x

  4. August 30, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    This is amazing, you’re absolutely smashing it! congrats chicky!!! xxxx

  5. August 30, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    happy birthday to your blog! keep it up girl

  6. August 30, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! You’ve done a wonderful job so far and I know you will in the future as well.

    xx, Shreya
    My Travel//Lifestyle Blog:
    alltheplacesshegoes.com

    • September 1, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      What an absolutely love comment, thank you! x

  7. August 30, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Happy one year of blogging!! I hope you continue to create brilliant posts, yours are always posts that I enjoy reading x

    • September 1, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      You never fail to make my day! Thank you so much! xxx

  8. August 30, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Congrats on one year blogging, that’s so amazing! Always enjoy reading your posts and this was such a great one to read!

  9. August 30, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Woopwoop – Happy Bloggerversary!! x

  10. August 30, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Holy moly! Congratulations on you Blogaversary 🙂 I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you and your blog! xo

    • September 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much! Eek, hopefully some big things! xx

  11. August 30, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Happy one year! You are one of my favourite bloggers and I’m so happy that I’ve found you around! xx

    • September 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      What?! Are you serious?! Thank you so much! xxx

  12. August 30, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Happy blogging anniversary!! I love your blog so much and I am so happy you decided to start it xx

    • September 1, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Absolutely love that this blog allowed me to get to know you! Such an amazing person <3 xx

  13. August 30, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Congratulations!! I honestly can’t believe it’s been a whole year- but I’m so glad I found your blog and I love the posts you mentioned! 🙂 <3 x

    • September 1, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Crazy how quick it has come around! Thank you so much! xx

  14. August 30, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I am so so proud of you so well done beautiful! xx

  15. August 30, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Gongratulations, I just had my two months since I started to blogging.

  16. August 30, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Congrats on a year of blogging Ella!! That’s huge 😀

  17. August 30, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Congratulations! Heres to another great year for you! x

  18. August 30, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    YAYAYAYYA! Congratulations!! You’ve done so great this past year! Cannot wait to see another year full of posts!

    • September 1, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Eeeee!!! Thank you so much! Lots of love you queen! xx

  19. August 30, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Happy one year anniversary!! x

  20. August 31, 2017 / 2:18 am

    Amazing! Congrats on your 1st year of blogging!

  21. August 31, 2017 / 5:19 am

    It looks like you’ve gained a pretty big following in just a year. My blog has only been open just over two months now, but I look forward to posting and growing my blog. Hopefully in 10 months, I will have some great stuff to look back on as well.

    • September 1, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      You definitely will, two months has probably just flown by like it did for me too! Thank you so much xx

  22. August 31, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Congratulations! A whole year…don’t forget your student posts too, which my son found really useful! Love your blog – pleased we’re friends 😺💕xxx

    • September 1, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      We have come back round full circle! So nice that we have been speaking for over a year now! xxx

      • September 2, 2017 / 7:18 am

        Time flies…!! And yes, it’s been lovely 😺💕xxx

  23. August 31, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday to your blog! Keep up the amazing posts! 💗💗

  24. August 31, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Happy one year of blogging!! Keep up the wonderful posts.

  25. August 31, 2017 / 10:07 am

    CONGRATSSSS🙌🏾🌸

  26. September 1, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Happy birthday to your blog! You have one of the most inspiring and brilliant blogs I’ve come across. Here’s to another year of many exciting adventures.

    • September 1, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Wow, this comment was the best compliment I have had in a long time! Thank you so much for always supporting me <3 xxxxx

  27. September 2, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Congrats on 1 year!!! I can’t wait to see what you get up to in year 2 🙂

  28. September 3, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Congrats on one year!!! I only hope that I’ll come as far as you have at some point in my life❤️ I’ve nominate you for the mystery blogger award, go check out the post on my blog

  29. September 3, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Wow, 1 year already! It goes by so fast, right? Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary as well! Ahh, so cool! xoxo

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