My Blog is 1 Year Old (and 20 days)…. Post 360! What now?!

My Blog is 1 Year Old

My Blog is 1 Year Old (and 20 days)…. Post 360! What now?!

I was hoping to do this post before I went away so that it would be up while I was on holiday, sadly that wasn’t possible with the mad rush that I had with Glasgow Summer Sessions, then having 2 weeks away in Belgium. Super last minute packing (hello 4am packing and 7 am train)! So its only really now that I’m getting back in to the full swing of things.

So what is this post?  It’s basically a massive thank you to all my readers. Most of you I doubt have been with my for all my 360 posts. But I would like to thank all of you that are reading this now! This blog was originally a place for me to post and put my energy into whilst taking my mind of being unable to get full time employment after University.

But ever since I started the blog it was a great place for me to express myself and grow in confidence, since the early days of me and my sister nervously posting about outfits or reviews. I’ve managed to grow the blog that I have today I’m super proud of what I have managed to achieve, the people I’ve worked with and the experiences I’ve had. None of this would have been possible without the support of you guys and the fantastic blogging community. I didn’t ever really see myself managing to writing blog posts as much as I have, but looking back it all feels like a great achievement.

I would love to share some of the major milestones that I have had this past year and a bit. As well as posts I’ve loved I would love for you to take a minute to let me know which post has been your favourite and what you would like to see more of on the blog. I will take in all your feedback while building some new posts and content for the future.

My Fav Posts

  • Voodoo Vixen Review – Loved the items of clothes and having a great shoot with Rose.
  • Peel off face mask – Super cool face mask, had a great time looking like a extra on a horror film

Key Mile Stones Moments

  • Starting the Blog
  • Achieving 14,300 Followers on Bloglovin’
  • Gaining 12,500 followers on Twitter.
  • Youtube Channel 440 followers
  • 26,000 views on Youtube.
  • Joining Mode Media
  • Guest blogger at Glasgow Summer Sessions

What I plan for the next year of blogging?

  • Get a touch more consistant. It would be great if I don’t skip a day from here on out
  • Grow my YouTube – I’m at a point where I would love to get more involved on YouTube. Just getting a bit more confidence to do so.
  • Restyle the blog a bit – They are a few points I’m not happy with on the blog and would love to work them out.
  • Branding – Need to think about this more, I would love a clear look for the blog and videos.
  • More of a community. I would love to find a way to get discussions going with everyone and building upon that a bit more.
  • Tecky Tuesday’s was a part of the blog I loved doing, but things got in the way. I will push to do it more often!

So that you guys can check out some posts that you might not have seen I have enabled a random post button at the bottom of the blog. Let me know if you find anything you liked!

Once again thanks for the fantastic support over the past year and enjoy my blog’s cake day! Let me know if you have any ideas for my blog or my posts and have a fantastic day!

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Mary x

Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • charlotte samantha

    congrats! Your blog is amazing and something i love to read! Cant wait to see more and more from you!

    Charlotte // http://www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

  • GapToothedGirl

    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • Karen

    Wow! All of that in a year! You’ve done amazingly, congratulations, and here’s to another successful year ahead! Whoop! :)

  • Lucy Miller

    Hi Mary, fabulous post!
    Please can you email me I think I’m having issues with my gmail,
    Lucy Miller

  • Quennie James

    wow well done!just started mine and it is so hard lol.

    http://heyaqueenbee.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nina*

    Happy birthday! Have a good one :)

  • Zoe

    Amazing! Congratulations and happy birthday to your blog. You should absolutely be so proud of all you’ve accomplished in this past year–it’s been a lot! I can’t wait to see how you and your blog continue to grow!!

    The What’s In Between

  • Marina Martin

    Congratulations! I like to see that you’ve gone so far and you’re happy with what you’ve achieved xx

  • rebekah maryx

    Congrats it’s amazing watching your blog grow!

    http://rebekahmaryx.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Yazmin

    Congratulations. You’ve achieved so much in a year! Amazing :)
    Good luck for the next year!

    Yazmin xx
    http://www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

  • Wow so many accomplishments in just one year, that’s amazing, you deserve it! :)

    Joyce xx

    http://www.fairysocks.blogspot.com

  • Eleanor Wong

    Congrats! It’s amazing that you’ve accomplished so much in a year!

    http://thechapalangway.blogspot.sg/

  • Congrats, what a great accomplishment! Can’t wait to see what next year holds for you!

  • Congrats !! What an amazing year and i wish you all the best for another succesfull year of blogging. Glad to hear you were in Belgium, my home country. Hope you had a blast here :-)

  • Kayleigh Lindstedt

    Congrats and happy blog birthday!
    K xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

  • Congratulations! I also started blogging to keep myself preoccupied while I was unemployed after college too. Small world!

  • Happy blogoversary!

  • kitty kaos

    Congratulations on a year blogging and reaching such huge milestones in that time!x

  • Congrats!! It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in what seems like a short amount of time! You’re really doing a great job with this blog. I love reading it.

    :) Alice

    http://www.alicemanfrida.com

  • Congrats on your anniversary! … and I’m impressed that you have grown your YouTube Channel so much in that time! I’m trying to grow my channel, but I just Subscribed to yours so I’m looking forward to following you!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    https://www.youtube.com/user/EverydayStarlet
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

  • Chelsea

    Congratulations! That’s a lot of good milestones. I hope to reach your achievements some day. Keep up the good work :)

    xx

  • Congratulations! x

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

  • Congrats! This was such a nice reflection to read, you’ve made it so far so quickly!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • Amber Rhodes

    Just discovered your blog, and am a new Bloglovin follower. Congratulations on your achievements.
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com