Tuesday, 11 June 2013

1 Year Of Blogging

Photo from weheartit.com and edited by me
Hello everyone, I hope you're all well and having a lovely week. I have a very exciting post for you all as today is my blog's first birthday! I seriously cannot believe it was this time last year that I sat down and decided to make my own little corner of the Internet and start blogging. I'm so proud of how much my blog has grown and that I am a part of this amazing online community!

I decided to make my blog Belle-amie on the 11th June after coming home from one of my exams. I'd been thinking about making a blog or starting YouTube for such a long time, but the prospect of sitting in my room talking to a camera and then putting it on the Internet seemed pretty daunting. So I decided to set up an account on Blogger and just see how things went. I instantly fell in love with blogging and it quickly became a hobby that I carried out in my spare time. Now, I spend a lot of time working on my blog and new posts as I really enjoy sharing my interests with you guys! I do also have a YouTube channel where I have a couple of videos, but to be honest I don't think it's for me. I much prefer blogging as I love being creative with taking and editing photos and simply sitting down with a cup of tea and writing up a blog post.

Blogging has definitely changed me as a person, and I'm not the same girl I was a year ago. I was very shy and had no idea what I wanted to do in the future. Writing on Belle-amie has made me so much more confident and actually made me believe in myself a lot more. I never imagined that within just a year of blogging I could reach the amount of followers I have and it just amazes me that all of you enjoy what I do! It's given me a sense of achievement and shows that if I put my mind to something, I can do well. I also now know that in the future I want to go into a career in the beauty industry and hopefully have a business of my own - definitely not something I would have dreamt of a year ago!

Basically this post is just a very long way of saying thank you to each and every one of you that have joined me in my first year of blogging! I seriously couldn't have done this without all of your support. Blogging has allowed me to do some amazing things such as working with companies and talking to so many other bloggers around the world - I'm even going to my very first meet up next month! It's such a brilliant hobby and I would urge anyone thinking of starting their own blog to go for it; writing my blog has been one of the best decisions I've made!

One final thing - Google Reader will be disappearing in July, so here are some ways you can stay in touch with Belle-amie:
Blog Lovin' - LINK | Twitter - LINK | Instagram - LINK | Facebook  - LINK | E-mail - LINK

Thank you!

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23 comments:

  1. Congrats on your one year Amie!! I hit mine a few days ago as well and it really is such a great feeling of accomplishment, pride, and joy :) Ready for another great year of blogging!

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations! I really love your blog and hopefully there are many more years to come!
    *birthday wishes* ;)

    Zahra

    inamakeupminute.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Yay! Congrats on your first year :) Love your blog and I think you write so well. You definitely found your niche.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  4. congratulations lovely!

    http://becoming-beauty.blogspot.com/ xx

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  5. Congratulations on your one year of blogging Amy!

    Your blog is definitely one of my favourites...

    It's no wonder you've achieved so much, and reached such a huge amount of followers in such a short space of time :)

    Laura's All Made Up ♥

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  6. So lovely to hear how much you get out of blogging :) Happy blog birthday!! :D x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Aww happy first birthday! And keep it up, your blog is super :)

    Http://blondeambition3.blogspot.com

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  8. Awww congratulations Amie! It's such a big milestone and you really have achieved so much - your blog is beautiful and even though I only discovered it recently, I love to read your posts :)

    So glad it's helped you find what you want to do in life also - doing something you enjoy will be amazing :D

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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  9. Congrats on one year!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  10. I remember when I first found your blog! Congrats on reaching one year because it's def. not an easy thing to do! Here's to another year for you and your wonderful blog! :) xx

    -Jessica

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  11. Congratulations, Amie! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us. I absolutely love your blog, and I'm very very happy for you reaching your first blogiversary!

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  12. Congratulations Amie.

    Love reading your posts.

    Allana xx

    http://allanabeau.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Congratulations Amie!! One year and already you have achieved so much..your blog is amazing. well done :) Your blog keeps getting better and better.

    Trish xx

    www.reservedforruby.com

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  14. Hi! happy blog birthday for yesterday!! we are so pleased to hear about how much you have gotten out of your blog and how it has given you the motivation to strive for a career in the beauty industry.

    Hope you continue to do well and we wil be visiting you again soon.
    Maybe check us out at beautiesunlocked.blogspot.com and share some tips with us newbies to the blogging world lol

    L&C

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  15. Happy birthday, this is such a huge thing! I remember mine as if it were yesterday, I hope you'll hold on to this passion, you're really good at what you do!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

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  16. Aww, happy blog birthday! I love reading your blog, and think it's so cute, and always has a lovely post. :) xx

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  17. Yay congratulations Amie on 1 year, you've done amazing! :D
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    www.andie-chambers.blogspot.cz

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  19. Yay! Congratulations! It's a tough road to stick it out this long, and it's a great accomplishment not only that you've grown the way you have but that you didn't give up. Keep writing honey, b/c it's what you are good at. And I adore your photos.

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  20. Congrats on one year! I'm a new follower. Beautiful blog by the way. So easy on the eye and your pictures are amazing.
    www.theedgeofbeauty7.com

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  21. Really nice blog! :)

    www.brunettetrend.com

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