Friday, 9 January 2015

My Best Blogging Moments Of 2014


Best Blogging Moments of 2014

2014 marked my first full year as a blogger and to say that I've seriously enjoyed it would be a bit of an understatement. For the first time in a long time I've actually had a real passion for something and it's inspired me to finally turn my love of all things blogging into a career. And as I briefly mentioned in my blog's first birthday post (link here)my first year of blogging has been filled with so many incredible opportunities, opportunities that I could never have imagined happening when I hit publish on my first post. So I decided to dedicate a blog post to recap some of my favourite blogging moments of 2014 and fingers crossed that 2015 is a year of even more fantastic opportunities and blogging moments.

Reaching 100,000 Blog Views
I know that it's not all about the numbers but to see the number of views increase on a daily basis really does make me smile. It's also really interesting to see what posts people gravitate to when they're on my blog as well as which ones have been viewed the most. Can you tell that I'm one of those bloggers who still gets excited to see a number appear on the real-time Google Analytics page? Hehe.

St. Enoch Feature in Magazine - My St. Enoch Photoshoot
One of the biggest and most surreal blogging moments of 2014 has to be my photoshoot for the St. Enoch magazine. And it was even more surreal to see my face (and my body for that matter) in print. 
For some reason, even though I'd had my photograph taken in a busy shopping centre and written up the copy for the magazine and for my blog posts in the weeks prior, it didn't actually feel real until I had the magazine in my hands. It was also really lovely to be able to share what I've achieved blog wise with the members of my family who don't even own a computer (I'm talking about my grandparents here) and they were really proud to see my little face in an actual magazine.
To find out more about the entire experience and all that it entailed (click here).

Tesco Beauty
When I was approached by Tesco Beauty and asked if I would like to write an article for them I really was gobsmacked. To think that my blog had caught their attention and they were excited to share my writing with even more readers was something very exciting. I certainly enjoyed freelancing and it really is something that I want to focus more time and attention on in 2015.

Lord Sugar RT
As a huge fan of The Apprentice and the man himself; Lord Sugar, this was a pretty big blogging moment on Twitter in 2014. Not only did Lord Sugar re-tweet my blog post but he also tweeted me which was pretty unreal to say the least.

Look Fantastic Blogger of the Week
This was another big moment, especially as I've been a Look Fantastic shopper for a good number of years now. To see my work featured on another site, one other than my own blog, is never not exciting for me. When I first started my blog I could never have imagined the fact that I would be able to see my words appear on sites that I have frequented for years now. Again; pretty surreal.

Reaching 1000 Followers
To reach such an incredible milestone within just a few months of blogging was truly unbelievable. And to know that I am currently edging closer and closer to 2000 followers still hasn't truly sunk in. I'd just like to thank everyone who has clicked the follow button over the past thirteen months.

Being featured on the Soap & Glory blog
And as a blogging novice and a big fan of the brand in question, having my blog featured on the Soap & Glory blog (link here) way back in February of last year was such a big deal for me. It has been absolutely amazing to work with the lovely girls at Soap & Glory throughout the year of 2014 and I can't wait to work with them again this year.

What were your highlights of 2014? Blogging or otherwise? 

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  1. it was also my first year of blogging, enjoyed every minute of it, met lots of people and reached 13000 pageviews (well, it's not 100000 but for me it was huge!). Congratulations, you deserve it! xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. Aww a huge congratulations to you too Rose! :) That is such a big achievement!! Here's to even more exciting moments in 2015 for you!
      Thanks so much lovely!

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  2. You've had such an amazing year, congrats!! xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. You really have had an incredible year! 2015 will surely top that :D

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  4. Congratulations, so happy for you to see someone from Scotland do so well. Haha

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  5. while it was my first year blogging, i've only been consistently blogging for the past three months. i hit 5000 pageviews the other day and i still get so excited when i get over 100 pageviews a day. i'm glad your blog is doing so well!

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. Definitely keep at it lovely! It really is so exciting isn't it?!
      Thank you Brooke! :)

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  6. Hi luvly, found your blog through Twitter! You have achieved so much this year it looks really amazing and fun and inspires me to really keep working at my blog!
    Lots of Love
    Steph at ChicStrawberry

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  7. Congratulations on so many fantastic achievements lovely,so well deserved :) My blogging highlights of 2014 would be: starting my blog, hitting 100 followers, hitting 150 followers, holding my first giveaway & reaching 10000 page views.
    Natasha Paris x
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Natasha! :)
      That's amazing! Here's to more exciting and fantastic blogging highlights for 2015 for the both of us!!

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  8. Eeeek, you got a RT from Lord Sugar, now that is incredible!! Your 2014 looks like it was pretty amazing, you must be so proud of what you've achieved :) I hope your 2015 is just as wonderful! I also didn't know that St Enoch had a magazine, the outfit you styled for it looked incredible!
    Nicole x / Life in Ginger

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    1. It really was Nicole! :) I definitely am!
      You can even read it on their website lovely!

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  9. WOW! What an amazing year. Congratulations on all your success to date and here's hoping that 2015 is even better for you. I've just started following you on Bloglovin.
    http://www.tamlovestea.com

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  10. Seems like you had a great 2014! I've only just started out but looking forward to moments like this already!

    Ben | www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com

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  11. Congratulations on what sounds like a fantastic year! I am so envious that Lord Sugar tweeted you haha, I love The Apprentice! xx

    Eärendil

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  12. Looks like you had an amazing year! Well done for your achievements!

    www.studentbargains.co.uk

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  13. WOW what a fantastic year you have had. Well done! One of my highlights has been writing a veggie growing post for bodhiluxe x

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    1. Thank you so much! :)
      That's fantastic!!

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