Blogging | One Year Blogging Anniversary
It's difficult to believe that one year ago I was sat in pretty much this exact same spot, creating my blog. One year. It has absolutely flown by and today I'm going to share with you are some of my blogging best bits from the past 365 days:
It sounds corny I know, but over the past year I have gotten the chance to meet some wonderful bloggers and have found myself with an entirely new group of Hull-based blogging friends as well as getting to know other bloggers across the country. It's such a surreal (and slightly terrifying) thing that these "internet friends" have become real. And extremely bizarre to be able to tweet someone at a moments notice and be like "Hey, I'm up your neck of the woods - fancy a drink?"
After writing my blog for about six months, I came to the sudden realisation that what I wanted to do was in fact not what I wanted to do at all. I would last precisely three seconds as a Clinical Psychologist - the first two I would love and the third would be spent crying on the way home because I lack that oh so vital "off" switch and would take people's problems home with me. So what do I want to do now? No. Bloody. Clue. Maybe something with writing, PR, event planning, marketing... it's all stuff that appeals to me and it's something that I'd be good at. I was always more of a talker than a listener anyway. I just have yet to narrow my spectrum of prospects into one thing.
And finally, the thing my blog has changed most is me. My makeup collection has doubled for starters, my confidence has boosted no end. I'm a completely different person than I was a year ago and it's refreshing to finally feel like I get to be me. In the past two interviews I have had my blogging experience has pretty much lead the way and I have gotten the job both times. I have gotten the opportunity to work with some amazing brands, if someone would have told me a matter of years ago "Hey, you'll be over at Meadowhall filming (with a film crew!) for a promo" I would have laughed in their face, but you know what. I actually did that which is just a little bit mind-blowing. I am also busy fulfilling 15-year-old me's dream of starting a Youtube channel which is new and exciting.
But most of all I wanted to say thank you - to you - the people out there who sit and read my blog. Whether it's just skimming for an idea, the occasional post or those rare few of you I see commenting again and again, just thank you so much for sticking with me. Because without you I couldn't be me, I couldn't be where I am and do what I do and for that I am extremely grateful. And to you all...