I can't believe that not even a year on and I'm already writing a post to celebrate having 200 followers - I honestly can't believe it! I know I hit 200 followers a few weeks back, but I wanted to find the time to write a good post to show my appreciation to all my followers, and don't worry there will be a giveaway, we can't deny we all love one of those, I'm just waiting till payday!
Back last summer I could never have imagined that my blog would have been as successful as it is today, most people would hardly say that 200 followers is successful when you look at all the other blogs with thousands of followers, but to me it is. I remember how excited I got when I had my first 10 followers so to reach 200 which I never thought would happen is slightly overwhelming to know that these people want to read my posts on every day ramblings with a few reviews here and there, because lets face it, I am not your typical Beauty Blogger. I'm not in it for the free samples or to make myself some sort of success, it's purely because I've found a group of girls who share the same interests and hobbies as me as I can't say many of my friends do, they'd probably think I was a bit of a weirdo which is why they don't really know about my blog apart from a few, most would just think I'm a cyberfreak! But you lot understand which is why I love the blogging community. It's my followers who I turn to, to chat endlessly about makeup and clothes, who share the same passion for books, music, shopping, and all things pink and glittery.
There is a sense of happiness which I get from blogging. I love it when I log on to see that in some way someone has benefited from one of my posts. Equally, it's just as nice and fulfilling when one of you leaves a truly lovely comment related to a post such as my rambling posts. With my blog I can be myself, I don't feel the need to try and fit in with a certain group of people, pretend to like the same things that they do. If only all bloggers lived together in one town or county or country! Think of all the fun we could all have!
Of course we all have our moments when sometimes blogging gets too much where you constantly worry that you haven't made the time to sit and write a post but blogging is supposed to be fun, you're meant to enjoy it, not find it stressful. I gave up worrying about these things and other hangups which other bloggers have and I find it makes all the difference, when I have the time I now find that I'm excited to sit down and blog and read all the blogs which I follow.
I recently found this picture via WeHeartIt and it really is my favourite as I find it to be ever so true.
It's sad that it took this picture for me to realise it but now I really understand it. You may think that I've stumbled off the track with this post, but it's true, life will not wait for you. You need to make the most of every day and all that you have because sometimes when it's gone there is no way of getting it back. There are so many adventures that are out there just waiting for us and I can't wait to experience them all, and of course bring you all on the journeys which I make just like the journeys which I've already begun to make in the past year.
My followers have been through a lot with me, they've seen me through a tough break up but have been there and shown their support when I found the guy I love more than anything else. You've all been there when I've had my highs and my lows in life in a way which I expressed through my blog and there really isn't a way big enough to show to you how grateful I am.
It's the blogger which makes the blog, but the followers who add that little touch of sparkliness. I hope you all continue to follow Beautiful Nellies and join me through whatever mayhem I find myself in. Thank you all so much.