HEYA! OMG, OMG, RIGHT. OKAY.
I know that this post is a bit off my usual schedule but as you can tell I am just a little bit excited, just a tad bit excited… Scrap it, I’M OVER THE MOON AND STARS AND ALL THE PLANETS!
IT’S MY BLOGS 1ST BIRTHDAY!!
I, I just cannot actually believe it’s been 1 whole year, 365 long days (or was it a leap year, i dunno) since I first thought, “Ya know what I’m gonna start a blog!” Like, seriously how does time move that quickly. It only feels like it was a few months ago that I began writing to you all.
It was 04/07/2015 when my blog “Olivia Alesha” was born! ( which does mean this post should have gone up yesterday but I just wanted to put in the extra effort to make this post extra special for you guys which is why it’s one day late! I’m so sorry!)
(Make sure you keep on reading on until the end as I have a little surprise for you all as a thank you!)
I’d made one other blog before this one and it was kinda what I would call a practice or a taster blog as it was kind of me just getting a feel for what the community was all about. And the blogging community and all the connections may I say, have really just made this experience even more utterly FANTABULOUS! Everyone has just been so positive and supportive and as cliche as it does sound, being a part of something a large as the blogging community does make me feel like I belong in a little internet family!
And of course, I would not have made it this far without all of you lovely readers! Each and every one of you who’ve clicked on my blog to give it a little read have honestly been the thing that has kept me going throughout this whole journey. I’m not one to focus heavily on stats too much, but even when I see that a post has gained 1 extra view I’m literally overjoyed, as I feel like you guys do enjoy reading the content that I produce.
Even with the comments too, if you have a look through my past posts I get about 3-6 comments per post and I try my absolute best to reply to them all as I really appreciate every single one and I cherish that fact that you have just taken time out of your day to comment on my blog! It’s your gorgeous comments and endless love on ‘Olivia Alesha’ that really keeps me going and makes me want to continue. When there was a time when I just wanted to stop blogging because I was getting scared about putting myself out there, it was the comments that I received from you that made me realize why I do truly love to write on my blog.
Now for the thank you’s… tehe I feel like I’m making some kind of speech!
I would like to say a massive thank you to the bloggers that I have collaborated with over this past year and to the companies that I have worked with too! I have gained so much experience from chatting and working with you all and it has given me so much more confidence just to get my blog out there! And I’m not thanking these people because I was paid to or asked to in any way, I am thanking them because they really have made a difference and because I really have enjoyed working with them throughout my mini blogging journey.
Where am I going from here…
Well I really don’t know, I hope to continue producing content that you guys love and to continue to broaden my audience. I want to continue interacting and chatting with you all and to meet some more lovely bloggers in the teenage blogger community. And I of course want to smash, if not all then most of my blogging goals! My number 1 being to make it to my 1st blogging birthday, which I have *high five!*, to reach 5,000 blog views, which in comparison to bigger bloggers, isn’t that much but for me it’s a ton and I feel like one day we can smash it and to just be a more confident girl in general to be honest.
as a way of saying thank you for supporting me throughout this whole year and for helping me reach my first little blogging milestone! <3 You just have to use the code above at your checkout and you get 20% off, how fab is that! Now gorgeous, go forth, and shop ’till you drop!
So once again I’m going to say a massive thank you and I hope that we can celebrate many more of my blogs birthdays together in the future!
Lots of Love,
P.S: I have a day off of school today because of a teachers strike so I can celebrate all day long the birthday of my blog! Whooo! Let me know down below if you would ever start a blog, or if you already have one, what inspired you to start it? Byesies! Xxxx
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