Personal blog by Ashleigh Dougherty. Read with a pinch of salt and a cuppa' rosy lee.

20/07/2012

Happy 1st birthday ASHLLYD!

image credit - edited by me

Today marks my blog's very first birthday and I am so excited. I know it's only a blog but I've been writing, scheduling and posting blog posts for ONE WHOLE YEAR! My blog is something I work very hard on and I am very proud of it. When I get asked that awkward question, "so tell me a little bit about yourself"; I always mention my little blog because it's such a huge part of my life.

I have always enjoyed writing and reading for as long as I can remember. English at school was always my strongest point and I think this is the main explanation behind my reasons for deciding to run a blog. 

Well where am i a whole year later?
In a year, my little space on the internet has developed over 800 solid followers on different platforms and over 220,000 all time page views. Amazing! I am grateful for every person who reads everything I write and every person who has then clicked 'follow'. I know a lot of people have followed ASHLLYD from the very beginning so thank you so much! Nothing makes me more happier than coming home from a long day at work and sitting down to read and reply to comments/emails.

My blog layout has changed 23438944 times (slightly exaggerated). I know this may bother some people, but as somebody who adores photography, art and design, I like change! I am always messing about with my coding and changing bits and bobs about; half the time you probably won't even recognise any changes. The design up at the moment was installed earlier this month and is something that will remain ASHLLYD's makeup for a while. I'm actually really happy with it. (I say this now, but it'll no doubt probably change by the next time you visit my blog!).

Sadly, there's not a 'one year birthday giveaway' as I have featured a few giveaways over the year but I will always run little ones in the future. I like to celebrate reaching certain milestones. My next one will probably be when I reach 1000 GFC followers!

Well, I hope you can join me next year. Blogging is not something I am thinking of giving up (ever) any time soon. I just want to say one more huge thank you to all my readers. It means an awful lot to me (:
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This is a scheduled post as I am currently on holiday until the 1st August. Thank you for any comments. I will reply to everything, including my emails when I am back. Until then! ^_^ A x
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  1. I think it is a good thing to change your layout quite a bit, it shows you put a lot of effort into your blog and like to improve.

    Congrats on the 1 year!
    Happy birthday ashllyd
    x

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    1. Agreed! Thank you lovely x

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  2. You should be proud Ashleigh.
    Hope you are having a great holiday!xo

    daily-hoot.blogspot.com xo

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    1. I am extremely proud of my blog! My holiday was great thank you Vicky :) x

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  3. Happy blog birthday Ashleigh! x

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  4. Aww, this is such a lovely post! Happy 1st Bloggy Birfday!

    xx

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  5. Happy first birthday!
    Cara x

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  6. Happy first Blog Birthday!!! :-)

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  7. Happy first blog birthday sweetie! xoxo

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  8. Aww Happy blog birthday :-) Mine's coming up soon too! Haha You've managed to achieve so much, you should be very proud xx

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    1. Oo blogging sistas! Haha, thank you x

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  9. Happy bloggiversary! I thought for sue you'd been blogging for longer than a year! :)

    Lisa xx

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    1. Haha, nope. I started July 20th 2011! x

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  10. Happy 1st blogday! Looking forward to another year of your wonderful posts! x

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  11. congratulations :)
    xx

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  12. Happy Birthday! Cx

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  13. Happy Blogging Birthday! You've come so far in a year, it's amazing :D xoxo

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    1. It really is overwhelming! Thank you xx

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  14. Well done! Thank is fantastic progress in only a year.


    Much love: http://missvictoriam.blogspot.co.uk/ - If you want to follow back if you don't already. I am trying to get my followers up at the moment so I would really appreciate it.

    xx

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  15. Congrats, your blog is doing really well :) well done. Happy Birthday for the blog xx

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