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Monday, 2 November 2015

four thousand.

Four thousand. Four thousand of you. Wow!

You may have noticed (as I got highly excited about it on Twitter) that last week my blog hit 4k followers on Bloglovin.


This totally gave me a 'high-five myself' moment. I have been blogging for 2 and a half years now and it has become my biggest hobby and most treasured passion.
I really do struggle to remember what I used to do with my spare time before I started this, like seriously what did I use the internet for?!

I'm starting to feel really proud that all hours and hours I put into this site is actually giving people out there some enjoyment, so much so that they will come back again and again.

I cannot thank you enough for this. Yes I started blogging for myself, but knowing other people want to read what I'm rambling on about makes me work so much harder.
If you're not a blogger I will tell you now.... blogging IS hard work. 
You may look at it as a few pretty pictures, being giving products to review and talking with friends on Twitter most nights but the amount of time I spend creating my content is... well kind of shocking. (just ask my boyfriend who thinks I'm glued to my laptop!)

Setting up photos, sorting the lighting, taking the photos, editing them, uploading them, thinking up different and unique idea daily, writing paragraph after paragraph - so much goes into that post that takes you a minute or two to have a look/read of, so it means everything 


Everyday that passes I realise even more that THIS is the road that I want to go down in life. I love writing, creating, having my own little space to do anything on and share with everyone.
I'm not sure how possible it is too become a "full time blogger" or do something along the same lines but it's something I'm always going to strive for (I'm sure I say it about 1000 times a week haha!), my job I have is not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life, hell I don't want to be doing it for another year but I gotta pay my bills!
 As much as sometimes blogging feels like 'work' I love every second of it and can't imagine getting bored or loosing the fire for it.

I think back to when I started doing this... to the sarcastic comments I used to get from people and the "what's the point?" "why?" questions and now I just think.... ha! Look how much my little idea has grown, I'm super proud of myself.


So I'm going to keep on blogging ... forever. Haha okay okay slightly extreme but it's my little thing that I do and cannot thank the bloggers before me for paving the way for this to actually be a 'thing'!

Well this post was mainly to say THANK YOU and let you know that fingers crossed A Yellow Brick Blog will just keep growing and growing!


Goals before A Yellow Brick Blog's 3rd birthday : 
A complete layout re-design (It is soooooo needed!)
Be able to drop one day a week at my current job?!?!? (dreaming?)
Keep uploading a minimum of 3 posts a week
Including alot more fashion based posts (I know I've said this a million times but I mean it!)
Possibly starting a second blog focused on.... DISNEY! (I'm still thinking about that one though)
Hit 5000 followers - let's dream big people!

Love you guys thanks again for all your clicks, tweets, comments, shares, support - you make me smile xxxxxxxx
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9 comments

  1. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. You have literally worked your butt off and it has been so cool to see the progress you have made.

    I think that your goals are completely realistic! And we have talked about this a little before, but I think you could drop a day at your job sooner rather then later (I know, I know, financial stuff-but still! Give it a try ;).

    Can't wait to see what year three has in store for you. I'm so proud.

    x

    Shree

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  2. Congratulations! This is such an amazing achievement xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  3. Well done on hitting this milestone!! You deserve it :) Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. wooo congrats! Hoping to see more fashion bits!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  5. Congratulations. I love you blog it always brightens up my day. Keep going.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  6. So happy for you and congrats. I hope you achieve all those and even more to come.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  7. Congratulations on 4K! This is really inspirational to new bloggers like myself. Your blog is beautiful and I can definitely see that you've put in a lot of hard work into it. Keep it up! :)

    Amy | http://amypham.me

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  8. Huge congratulations! Your blog is amazing! It really shows how hard you work!

    Jordan Courtney | www.jordancourtney.co.uk

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