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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 (:
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