Thursday, 1 January 2015

Blogging "My 2014"

I started my blog on 27th August so i thought i would write a quick post as to where i am now with it,what direction i think i am going with it and how it all started!

Well to be honest,it was a strange start to blogging for me as initially i was trying to set up my new blog on bloglovin. I actually mean by trying to set it up as trying to create it in the first place. I had no idea about the fact that the likes of Blogger was required to set up a blog which in hindsight i really feel so silly but eventually i was put in the right direction by a lovely girl called Chelsea Marrs who told me what i should be doing!

I had no idea what direction i was going nor what i was going to write about so i decided to share my disasterous marriage story with anyone that would be bothered to read it and i wasn't expecting any page views tbh. So on the 1st of September my first real post was http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/09/how-i-met-my-husband.html  in which i told my story about how i met my future husband. This was followed by http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/09/how-and-why-i-left-my-husband.html  which was part 2 of my marriage story in which it tells why i left my husband!

In early September i got nominated for "One Lovely Blog Award" and "Liebster Award" by the absolutely lovely Carolin and i found these posts alot of fun to write which led me to doing a post about myself titled "25 Facts" which can be found here http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/09/25-facts-about-me-girl-behind-blog.html .

I also wrote a post about my 5 favourite blogs  http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/09/my-favourite-5-blogs.html  which was a popular post but i must say that 3 months later,i could easily re do this post and not all would be included again. It is so important to me that the girl behind the blog is nice as well as having a fantastic blog and i am afraid to say that in my opinion,certain people do need a reality check and i do feel disappointed about this!

This brought me into October and having participated in a few online blogger chats for example #fblchat and similar and i found alot of bloggers felt under pressure in writing posts for their blog. This led to me writing this post about the pressure of blogging  http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/10/the-unnecessary-pressure-of-having-blog.html

The above 5 posts have been my most read and i am in a way proud of them. In the midst of these posts and some others, i found myself writing about the girls team that i am involved with in a fantasy football competition in which 80 or so girls play each week against 80 guys in a competition that is normally dominated by guys! I am so proud of all the girls involved as they are all awesome!

Also i actually got an opportunity to work with a product/brand for the first time ever and was so excited to write a review about the products on offer at legslove.ie and it can be found here http://holliegarner44.blogspot.ie/2014/12/a-review-of-legsloveie.html  
and i hope that i do get another opportunity in the future!

When i started blogging,i have to mention the first blog that i followed and it is ohmystyle.co.uk  and it will always be special to me for that reason! 

So we are now entering a new year and i havn't decided as yet what direction my blog is going. It is rather diverse in a way and i guess i will keep it that way as that is the type of girl i am but i will try and introduce posts such as OOTD'S which kinda scares me as i dont have a decent camera for example but we will see!

So to end this post i have to say i am astonished,happy and very proud of the fact that i have 150 blog followers on Bloglovin and my blog has had 10200 pageviews  and i would now like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that has taken the time to actually read any of my blog posts and anybody who has been kind enough to follow my blog! You are all awesome and i wish you all a very happy 2015 and finally,starting my blog was the best thing i have done as i have made so many new friends,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx 



12 comments:

  1. Thank you for your bubbly personality and for sharing your thoughts with us.
    I keep coming back to your blog because your excitement and enthusiastic writing lifts my mood every time.

    Keep up the great work!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. wow this is for sure one of the nicest comments i have ever got! Thank you so much and it really has made my day! I am so happy now! xx

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  2. very nice post honey, beautiful text!!!!! happy 2015!!!!!
    kiss

    www.UnconventionalSecrets.it

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    1. thank you so much lovely ManueLita! xx

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    1. Thank you so so much beautiful lady! xx

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  4. I think that keeping your blog diverse is a great strategy Hollie!! I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your little space in 2014.

    Cheers to a 2015!!

    xoxo
    Jessica
    http://www.kaleidoscopesandpolkadots.co/

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    1. thank you so much Jessica! I really appreciate your comment! xx

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    1. thanks once again my lovely friend ManueLita! xx

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  6. Keep going strong good luck in the new year
    Dee
    Urbansoigne.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Dee! You are so lovely! x

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