One year on

Three hundred and sixty five days later and I'm still here.

Who would have thought a year could pass so quick. One year ago today I made the decision to start a blog. The very first post I ever published was called Back To The Start and was a typically unoriginal first post on who I was and why I was here. I had no clue where this was going to take me and even now I feel like I'm only just really getting a feel of what this industry has to offer. The one thing I didn't expect though was for people to actually read what I have to say. Across the past year I have reached over 8,400 views and have 159 followers on bloglovin. I have posted endless theatre reviews, which are my favourite posts to write, along with hauls, wishlists and a hefty amount of photographs that I've taken of the sea. This past year has opened my eyes to so many different things. I've done Work Experience at the local Gazette, had press seats to any show of my choice at the local theatre and been able to build up a portfolio of all my own work which I am sure will help me so much in the near future.

Without this sounding weirdly like I am accepting an award at the Oscars, there are a few people I'd like to thank. It would be wrong if I didn't talk about how since starting to write this blog back in January I've met, worked with and had support from so many lovely people.
Firstly, my mother has been an absolute gem. Every blog post I write she has the pleasure of doing the final proof read as she is so much better at picking out mistakes then I am. Despite my initial reaction of embarrassment she has shared, emailed and spoke about my blog to anyone and everyone I'd allow her too. I think all of the English teachers at her work now have the link and some of her old friends from Greece also enjoyed reading my post on our holidays there last August.
I would also like to thank everyone at the Gazette, for without you I would be lacking in many of your tips. Sarah also put me in touch with Ro, who has been so awesome.
Ro at the North Devon Theatres has well and truly earnt a massive thank you for giving me the opportunity to review any theatre show of my choice. As aforementioned, performance reviews are my absolute favourite thing to write and sharing every single one of my own on your Facebook and Twitter has allowed me to gain many more readers, pass my reviews onto big productions and it even meant Jack from Jack in the Beanstalk shared it to his facebook page- that really isn't something that happens everyday.
Finally, thank you to my best pals Lucy, Beth and Mollie for putting up with my endless natter and although I hated you emailing or sharing this around school it has boosted up my page views endlessly so if you looked past my moaning I did appreciate it really! (That's not an invitation for you to carry on doing it though of course!) Nothing means more to me when three of my best friends like my post and come in and tell me how you enjoyed reading it. That is something that I absolutely love to hear from you guys because I know, or like to think, that you do really mean it.

I've really enjoyed this past year and I hope that this one is just as full of happiness as the last.

If this post sort of sounds like I'm leaving don't you worry- I'm not going anywhere. I've got all sorts of reviews planned for the next few months and knowing me there will be a stupid amount of photography posts to go alongside them. Thanks for sticking by me and I'll see you all within the next few weeks with something different that I am excited for.






12 comments

  1. I have nominated you for the Leibster Award! For instructions visit http://www.india-snow.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/liebster-award.html xx ;-)

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  2. I have started my "happiness list" thanks to your blog and I'm now waiting for your next great idea!!! Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!

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    1. Wow that's lovely, I'm glad you liked the idea! I hope you like the next one just as much. Thank you so much! X

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  3. Happy birthday to your blog! Aw your mum sounds so cute proof reading every post and telling everyone about your blog!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so much! She really is great she has helped me so much just by being there and having some faith in me and what I write! X

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  4. Hi Lovely, Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Lindsay xx
    http://lindsaymayr.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Wow thank you! I'll have a look.
      Katie xx

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  5. Such a milestone, happy birthday! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on my blog! Check out the post here: http://norahcoughlinxx.blogspot.com/2015/01/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

    xo, Norah

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