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I started this blog on 12th January 2014 and it has had a big impact on my life that I could never have expected. It has allowed me to be creative again, in writing and photography and to be more experimental with make up and fashion. Going to blogger events and networking with brands and PR companies has increased my confidence and it has led me into a community where I feel at home.
I was petrified of attending my first blogger event - I would never have dreamed of going somewhere where I didn't know a single soul but I told myself to 'man-up' and go for it. What could go wrong? If I felt like a total idiot stood on my own then I could just leave and go home, but at least I would have given it a go. I need not have worried though as I met the loveliest girls that night who made me feel so welcome.
I didn't think that starting this little blog would lead to making new friends with similar interests, but that has been one of the highlights of my first year of blogging. A special mention has to be made to my lovely friends Anoushka, Katie, Jess, Georgie and Katie who I met at my very first event. These ladies are fabulous and I love attending blogger events with them. I have also got to know the lovely Italian fashionista Anna this past year who I can talk about my love of Venice with!
I also talk to lots of other bloggers through Twitter and two that were there right from the start were Laura and Julie. They've both been a big support to me in trying to get my blog up and running (especially Julie when I've been baffled by html coding!)
Last but not least though, I'm grateful to each and every person who reads my posts. Never in a million years did I think that my little blog would attract any attention but thanks to you it has. I've been given opportunities to work with some amazing companies which I never thought possible for me and it's all because you continue to read my posts and follow me on my journey. So for that I thank you dearly!
I hope I can continue to improve my posts and photography and create some great content for 2015. Here's to another fab 12 months of blogging!