It’s My 3rd Blogversary! Thank You ^_^

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An absolutely mahoosive thank you to everyone who has been with me since the start or found this blog a while ago or have just discovered it. Your comments and likes have spurred me on to keep blogging and have been the highlight of my day when I’ve been having a bad one. Your support and enthusiasm has made me feel like I’m actually good at something when Dyspraxia has made me feel otherwise. You have made me laugh (with you, not at you), you’ve been as excited about geeky things, urban things and cruelty free things as I have and really made me think about life with your observations and advice. You are all awesome!

It is so strange to think that three years I finally took peoples advice and started a little unassuming blog. A blog which turned into something that a lot of lovely strangers actually started to follow and commented on and then some of my fave brands which I’ve used for years started to gift me their products to review and invites started arriving for blogger events, meals and cocktails!

The most surprising thing however, is that I’ve actually kept this up for three years and yes, people leave but new people follow every week. When ever I’ve felt bored because of illness or Winter weather or I’ve felt lonely, this has been a little sanctuary that I can visit, with a cuppa and snuggly wrap around cardigan, which always makes me smile.

To anyone who’s followed this blog for a long time, I appreciate you putting up with the early days of back-to-front structured sentences (thats how my thoughts sound in my head) and under or over exposed photo’s. I never realised that as a blogger I would become a copy writer, an editor, a photographer of all sorts of subjects, a photographic editor, a creator of layouts and an organised (gasp!) person capable of meeting deadlines, tagging and scheduling blog posts and the owner of several busy and successful social media accounts. Phew!

To anyone reading this who isn’t a blogger, why ever not? Give it a go, what have you got to loose? Even if you only get a small amount of followers, you will still have a creative journal of your life and maybe learn some new skills along the way.

Now give me some cake!

Genuine thanks from the bottom of my heart

Chrissie

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Making blogging events look glamorous since 2013.

You know You’ve Been a Lifestyle Blogger For a While When…

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  1. You are sitting in a swanky eatery with gorgeous looking food in front of you which has chilled off/warmed up because you are determind to get the perfect picture of it.
  2. Somehow you have just published a completely unfinished blog post and the world hasn’t ended in the 5 seconds it took you to realise and undo the mistake.
  3. You show your partner/mate/Mum a new item of clothing you’ve been gifted and they automatically groan and ask “Do you need to borrow me to shoot another Outfit Of The Post again?”
  4. Sometimes you run out of blog-speration. It’s not a big deal, you will come up with something good soon and anyway it’s healthy to take a little break.
  5. Before attending an event you’ve learned to have a bite to eat first and to take some cash with you as ‘free wine and nibbles’ can mean one drink token and a tiny cupcake.
  6. If there is a lot of free wine you’ve learned not to overindulge so much that you  forget to make notes of the thing you are meant to be blogging about i.e.. the reason you are there.
  7. You’ve gotten over that cringey feeling of sounding pretentious when people ask what you do and you reply “I’m a blogger.”
  8. You realised long ago that putting your favourite filter on ALL of your photographs does make your blog look pretty but doesn’t always do the subject justice.
  9. Everyone knows that they can be curious about your new products but never to open them/use them before you’ve photographed them – ever!
  10. OK so, you may be more polite than the odd rude PR person but you will never look as polished as they are, no matter how long you spend in front of the mirror.
  11. There’s a little notebook or notes page which you add random ‘blog post ideas’ to as soon as they occur to you. This makes the people you are with wonder if you are blogging about them.
  12. You’re so over anxiously checking how many followers you have each day. Yes, you keep an eye on your stats/rankings but you mainly enjoy replying to comments and getting to experience some perks along the way.

Chrissie xx