Monday, 25 May 2015

She Who Is Short - 1st Blog Birthday


I can't believe it, today my little blog 'She Who Is Short' is one year old, which means I've sort of been blogging for a year!

Personally, I've came a long way in the space of a year. This time last year, I wasn't very happy with how my life was going and was surrounded with a lot of negativity, which is the main reason why I started my blog. So, for me it's very satisfying to look back at my life then and compare it to the present day. 

I'm extremely happy with the way my life is right now. I'm still a student and I still haven't passed my driving test, but it doesn't matter to me because I'm bubbling with positivity and I feel so much more confident in myself and what I'm doing. I now feel more assertive and love embracing what I want to do in life without anyone putting me down or telling me what to do, or not to do.

To be quite honest, by not giving a shit what someone thinks of me, I've actually learnt more in a year and honed my skills compared to what I would have learnt over the space of three years. For example, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, PHP, creative writing, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, photography, calligraphy and ukulele. Just looking at that little list makes me feel proud of myself and that's something I thought I'd never say. 

Anyway, enough of me ranting. I just wanted to say that blogging has been such an amazing and inspiring part of my life, I can't imagine it any other way now. I would honestly encourage anyone and everyone to start a blog if they were thinking about it, because it's such a good creative outlet and you learn so much. I am so grateful for the road it has led me down.

I just want to say a massive thank you to my followers (currently 200 of you via Bloglovin'), for every follow, comment, like, tweet and Instagram interaction you may have done for me. It honestly means the world to me that someone is taking the time to read what I have to say, which is why I always reply to my comments. I don't have the biggest statistics compared to some bloggers, but I try not to compare myself to others because I value my loyal followers that interact with me on a regular basis.

I can't wait to see what the next year brings me, as hopefully I'll have more time for blogging because I'll be on my placement year of university and I already have big plans for my blog. Who knows, I might even have a few more followers and be able to host a little giveaway for you guys this time next year. We'll just have to wait and see!

Lots of love and thank you,

Sara

26 comments:

  1. Aw congratulations! It really is a steep learning curve and so rewarding to look back at how far you've come! I've also just passed one year on my blog so can really relate to this xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  2. Awesome!! Congrats!!

    Lots of love xxx
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  3. Congrats on your blog birthday. Sounds like you've learned a lot & that's absolutely something to be proud of. :]

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  4. congratulations! happy birthday to your blog :)

    http://lovepeaceandshimmer.blogspot.com/

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday! A year of blogging is incredible no matter what! It's true, we learn a lot from blogging and that is freaking amazing! I can't wait to see what else happens <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  6. Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!
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  7. Congratulations!!! It's such an exciting thing for every blogger. Wish you long long long blogger future! :)
    -L | The Nerdy Me

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  8. Well done on your mile stone :) I recently started a blog and its for the same reason, being unhappy with how my life is.
    I hope when I look back in a year I'll be as successful!

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I hope you start to feel much happier soon! :)

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  9. Hooray! Happy Birthday! I have enjoyed following your blog so much! I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy birthday to your blog! :D

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  11. Congratulations! I've only just started blogging so I hope I get to see one year!

    Sweetiekyblog.blogspot.com

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