Four years ago to the day, I sat down and published my first ever post on this little blog of mine.
I always wanted to make something of my blog, but I don’t think back then I could have predicted just where I am today, and in a way I’m glad about that; I’m forever excited by every new development, and this year has been no different.
So how has my blog changed this year?
In many ways, I really found my stride with blogging last year, so there hasn’t been too much change in the grand scheme of things, but I’ve branched out a little more with the topics I’ve been writing about. Despite never claiming to be a beauty blogger, I’ve been writing a lot more reviews and beauty related posts, which to my amazement have been really popular, so I’ve gained so much confidence in that area.
I’ve also been getting a lot more personal. Back in August I published the most controversial post I’ve ever written when I talked about the shame that girls feel about being on their period, and even included a photo of myself with a blood stain on my trousers. I was so nervous to share my thoughts, but the response I got to it was phenomenal, and although it was upsetting to see that so many people have had similar experiences and often feel the same way I did, it was also incredible to see so many people open up and agree with the message behind the post.
Well I’m just gonna keep being me and see where the future takes me. In the next year there’s going to be some huge change in my life and while I’m not a person who’s particularly keen on change, it gives me a sense of relief knowing that I’ll always have this blog as an outlet for me to share everything I’m going through, and a community that I can rely on.
Once again, I find myself thinking about everyone who supports me and this blog, from the people who read it daily to those who are coming to my blog for the first time. It might sound cliche but every single person who comes here to read my ramblings makes my day. You are a huge part of the reason that I do what I do.
To say thank you to you lovely bunch of human beings, I’ve put together a little collection of goodies for a giveaway! To enter, simply follow the link below to Rafflecopter and complete the steps to get up to 6 entry points! The prizes include: one of the coveted Chip purses from Primark, a pretty metallic highlighter brush, a bottle of The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in your choice of shade, the Barry M Strobe cream featured in this post, four of my Disney inspired iron-on patches plus a bonus prize that I’ll be bringing home from my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! Giveaway closes on November 15th, UK entries only.