This week I’ve hit a few milestones, not only have I been blogging for six months, this is also my 100th blog post! I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me, from my regular readers, to those who may have only checked in once or twice, the fact that you give my blog a few minutes of your time means the world to me. I love reading your comments, and knowing there’s people out there, from all parts of the world, that actually read my blog makes me want to pinch myself! I’ve had visitors from over 100 countries (I couldn’t even name that many!) which is totally insane, I just hope you’re still enjoying my blog in another six months time!
When I started blogging back in January, there was always the fear I’d be writing to no one. Those first few followers were the hardest to get, and for those loyal readers that have been with me since day one, thank you so much! Over the past few months my blog has started to take off and I’m beginning to reap the benefits for the time I put in to daisychains & dreamers. I’ve had the chance to work with some great brands, attend some fun events and got to know some like-minded bloggers both on and offline at meet ups and events.
Sharing my life online is still something I’m getting used to, and I’m sure there’s topics that are probably not of interest to some of you, but if just a couple of you have bought a beauty product I’ve reviewed, maybe picked up a few hair and makeup tips or tried some of my DIYs, then that’s great! Even if you just visit to have a nosey, that’s fine too!
The blogging world is certainly growing and I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. It can sometimes be a little daunting and I do feel out of my depth at times when it come to things like SEO, CSS and HTML. The craziness of this big blogging community does sweep you up and everyday I try my best to remember the real reasons why I blog and not get too caught up in stats and popularity. It’s certainly a bit of a rat race out there but I love putting together the content for my blog, from coming up with ideas, to taking pictures and writing, and daisychains & dreamers has grown into something I’m really proud of. I just love the accomplishment of publishing a post and the complete freedom to write whatever I want to write about! I take all my own pictures, that’s something I don’t ever want to change, and through Google I’ve learnt enough CSS to customise the layout of my blog, and have dabbled in a bit of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign along the way. I’m a complete beginner, and everything from my photography to the creation of my header has been a trial and error process! Thank God for the Google search bar!
So thanks again to each and everyone of you that has visited daisychains & dreamers, whether you’ve had a read, or just a scroll through my photos. It’s not an easy feat juggling a blog and a full time job and knowing there’s people out there getting enjoyment from it makes me very happy! I’ve loved these past six months and hope there’s more exciting things to come over the next six! THANK YOU SO MUCH!