My Blog Is One!

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This post is actually a little late, but I've been under the weather for a few days, so I've only just got round to writing it! On the 1st of January 2014, I started writing my blog on perksofbeingami.blogspot.co.uk. It was a new hobby, something I actually thought I'd get bored of very quickly and never even look at again. It's now 2015, a whole year on, and what a year it's been. Blogging has introduced me into a whole new world, I've made some amazing friends, and had some great experiences all from my little space on the internet; which by the way I now actually own! Last month I bought my domain, so as you probably know I'm now writing on perksofbeignami.co.uk. Like wow, this is something that I'd never actually thought would happen.


Blogging is the only hobby I've actually ever stuck to. The only thing that's actually interested me long enough to keep me going for a whole year. Except football, but football is my life so that doesn't count right? Looking back over the past year in my last post, here, made me realise what a good year 2014 actually was for me. If anyone asked me before writing that post how my year was, I would've said it was awful and I couldn't wait for it to be over, and yes I had bad points, but I actually achieved so much. Most of my highlights linked back to me starting my blog which is amazing. I actually started my blog after having a themed instagram account @perksofbeingami, I'd seen other girls start blogs after having their instagram accounts, and read a lot of blogs in the past so I just thought why not!

My blog introduced me to Twitter, this may seem a weird concept but without Twitter I wouldn't have met 5 of the best friends I could ever ask for AliceAmyKarisTanya and Mandy. I may have only met them 6 months ago, but they really are the best. Meeting people of the internet isn't all bad. Twitter also introduced me into another way to be addicted to football, I have an account which is full of football, to keep it away from my blog account to prevent spam. You can find it here if you're actually interested. Through this account I have met a friend for life, he's the reason I have a signed shirt and have met basically all the Southampton FC players and I literally just booked my first away day because of him! How exciting! What a tangent to go off on, but as I said they all link back to my blog some how. I seem to link a lot of things to football, I guess you all love that somehow.

I'm going to stop waffling otherwise this post will be thousands of words long, but blogging has really given me my own little space that nobody can ever take away from me. My blog has progressed so much in the past year, and I will be sharing that progression in a later post, but I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that's supported me over the past year. I just reached 700 followers, which for a year of inconsistent blogging, with about 12 blogging breaks is an amazing achievement to me! I'm literally so shocked that people actually want to read things that I write. 

Blogging has changed my life completely, and although I spend a heck of a lot of time on my blog, it's all so worth it at the end of the day. I've been introduced into a world full of people who will always be there to talk me into that item of makeup or clothing that I don't need but really want. God help my bank balance. The blogging community is wonderful place, and I'm so glad I jumped in. Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  1. Ohh I hope that you will continue to expand and grow your blog! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  2. I agree, I love blogging so much, it's like a little safe haven of thoughts and memories and it will be lovely to look back on many years in the future! I've only just started getting involved in the blogging community (I never really realised there was one before, idiot!) and it gives me so much motivation to chat to people who are doing the same things and know the same problems you have!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I recently looked back over the past year, and it was just amazing to see! It took me a while to find the blogging community, but it's truly amazing and so helpful x

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  3. Wow what an amazing post. it's surprising how many opportunities spring from twitter seriously. Congrats on your year lyyy xxx

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    1. Thankyou Jessica! Twitter is fab x

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  4. Yayy congrats Ami! That was such a lovely written post. You've achieved so much in the past year and look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2015 girly! xx

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    1. Thankyou Faye! I'm so shocked with how much everthing has grown, bring on 2015 xx

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  5. Congrats on your blogging journey so far, here's to many more years of it filled with success! Lovely post x

    Beauty with charm

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  6. Congrats on your blogging year! :-) I just started my blog as well and hope that some people might read it :P hehe
    Have an amazing 2015! xx

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    1. Thankyou Melanie! I hope you have a great 2015 and grow your blog the way you want to! x

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  7. Congratulations! You achieved a lot in one year! Keep it going :)

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  8. happy blogging anniversary! my blog also turned one (yesterday to be precise) xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou Rose! Happy blog birthday to you too xx

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  9. Congrats! Your blog is so cute! I really love the fonts that you used on your blog header. Do you mind telling me what they are called? x
    hannahphillipsx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou Hannah! I didn't actually design my header, so I have no idea sorry! x

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  10. Happy 1st Blog Birthday!! I really enjoy reading your posts and I completely agree - the blogging community is a wonderful place! Keep up the good work! :)

    Yasmina xx
    thejulyjournal.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou Yasmina! It's an amazing place isn't it?! x

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  11. Congratulations on your blogging journey my love! 700 followers to show for it is a massive achievement as well, I hope I'm as successful as you when I get to a year! x

    Always, Alice x
    Enter my giveaway to win some of my winter beauty favourites!

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    1. Thankyou Alice! Good luck to you as well x

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  12. Happy blog birthday and a massive congratulations for what you've achieved in this year! xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Congrats on reaching a year, such a achievement. Here is too the many years to come!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. Happy 1 year! You have achieved so much already and I can't wait for future posts. I was wondering, how do you buy your domain? xx

    www.rosalynwrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou Rosie! I bought my domain through Go Daddy! x

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  15. I've been reading your blog for over five months now and I always look forward to reading your latest blog post!! Happy 1 year, I hope that you have many more blogging years to come!!!

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    1. Thankyou Bryony, that's so sweet of you! x

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  16. Aw congrats on your 1 year anniversary! :) I look forward to seeing your blog grow :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  17. Congrats on the blog birthday!!

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  18. I just find your blog and i must say, I really love it!
    It will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back <3

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  19. Happy Birthday, blog! :) I'm on like...month 4! haha. Happy blogging!

    much love,
    Abigail
    www.heydarlinglove.com

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    1. Thankyou Abigail! Happy blogging to you too xx

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  20. Such a lovely post! Your blog layout is so beautiful :) New favourite blog!
    www.clashingtime.co.uk <3

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  21. Congratulations on your anniversary. I've only be blogging for a little over than 3 months but absolutely love it.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou Izabela! Good luck to your future blogging x

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  22. Happy 1st Blog Birthday! I've only been blogging for about 4 months and I'm loving it. This post has inspired me to keep going, and make the most of any opportunities that come up! (can't believe I've only just found your blog - I love it!) x

    www.peppermintandpandaeyes.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou so much! Good luck to you x

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  23. Congratulations! Blogging is a really good way to get out any creative frustrations and I love supporting people who enjoy blogging as much as I do (:

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    1. Thankyou Ebony! It really is, I love it so much and it's so helpful x

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  24. Happy 1 year lovely! Blogging really is such a great thing to be part of. Best of luck with blogging this year! xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. Thankyou Hannah! Best of luck to you too x

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  25. Yay, congratulations! :) You've achieved so much with your blog in just one year!
    emmerliejay x

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  26. happy first blog birthday!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a £60 skincare giveaway on my blog if you fancy it, click here!

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  27. this is lovely, well done on blogging for a year, wishing you many more to come! x

    // The Dress Diaries

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