Hello Hello Hello! Welcome to the new ellamaygarrett.com blog. I really hope you guys like it! It has taken me a few days to umm and ahh about making this decision, go through with it and then figure out how the hell everything works so please give me time to understand the various hurdles of going self hosted.

I am very new to this and the only help I received was from a few very late night conversations with the Site Ground team where I essentially panicked over and over to them so please understand that this isn’t 100% up and running how I would like just yet. Although, I am extremely happy with how my site is looking at the moment and I hope you are too!

I want to apologise for any mistakes you may notice – I am still tweaking some little things here and there. I also know that two drafts got published in the time I was working on my site which I tried (and obviously failed) to prevent. I am really sorry about that too.

Please let me know if this post appears in WordPress reader as I have had some problems with that so your feedback would be really appreciated. If there is anything, as a follower, that you like or would like me to change please let me know. What is most important is ellamaygarrett being accessible and perfect for you guys.

I will be doing a self hosted experience post (update: it is here now!) as it was a reasonably stressful experience for myself and people’s post such as Adell’s and Angela’s really helped me understand what I was doing.

I have contacted the giveaway winner already (which was the lovely Chloe) and I am posting her prize off to her today. Thank you so much to everyone that entered, it was so great to see it go down well! Because of how well things went I am hoping to hold another one before Christmas and ensure it is international as that was something I know you guys wanted.

Thank you for your endless support!

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So sorry guys, I accidentally posted this earlier when I was writing it up!!

Well you guys need a pat on the back for being the most amazing people in the world. I do not know how many times I can say how lucky I am to get to have you guys in my life brightening my day every day but one more time wouldn’t hurt eh?

Thank you so much. Honestly. I never thought this kind of thing would be possible for little old me. I am sending you all lots of love and hugs because I never feel like I deserve this group of people. I don’t know.. you’re all too lovely to me!!

If you didn’t know, I have my 1500 follower blogging giveaway up at the moment if you’re in the UK and interested in winning some goodies! I am reposting it every morning so that everyone can make sure that they see it and enter.

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It has probably been glaringly obvious but I have been a little off the radar at the moment with my blog. I have still been posting 3 times a week but I have not been dedicating the time that I usually do to be as active as possible.

This is predominately down to two reasons. I don’t want to use them as excuses at all but you know I am always up front and honest with you guys.

  1. Home has been very hard recently. This is actually the one thing I keep private and don’t discuss on my blog as it is pretty sensitive information and could really affect people around me. I am between home and my boyfriend’s house at the moment which is all I will divulge and this instability has made things quite difficult.
  2. I have been working a huge amount for someone who is a student, originally on a part time contract. I have been doing long hours over sale and now my store is closing and moving over to a new one is equally as tiring but massively exciting!

I am so sorry I haven’t been active and nothing I say will excuse the fact that I haven’t been engaging as much as I should. Thank you so much for supporting me no matter what, it means the world.

I am away from the 4th-7th and 9th to 11th in Centerparcs and Prague but I assure you I will be back to normal ol me soon!

All my love,

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