Happy Birthday twentysomethingxo

So as you’ve probably guessed from the title, my little blog has been up and running for one whole year!

I am actually so proud of myself for keeping it going, but then again I didn’t expect to fall so in love with the idea.

Last October I decided to buy a book on HTML and try and build my blog from scratch, and I will be the first to admit that this was a ridiculously crazy idea. I came across so many hurdles which I never anticipated, but because I believed in being able to write and share my story so much, I persevered. It was after a few months of tears, stress and lots of late nights, that I managed to ‘launch’ twentysomethingxo. It was very much different in appearance than the blog you are reading now, but meant just as much. Along the way I discovered all the blogging world had to offer and I’ve never looked back! Swapping to WordPress in September allowed me to keep up (or at least try to keep up) with working full time, going to the gym and having a social life.

Anyway, I will try and keep the rest of this post short and sweet but I have some very important thank you messages for everyone both on and offline who have made this past year so incredible.

First up my boyfriend. You may have seen Alex pop up on a post now and again, but he has been so supportive behind the keyboard too. From teaching me how to use his camera, to proof reading my posts, listening to me moan about my blogger problems (I’m sure you guys know what I’m on about, lighting, writing posts on time, finding white backgrounds! Grrr, you know the drill!), but most of all being passionate about something that I am too! Being part of my journey has inspired Alex to think about creating his own photography blog, so watch this space in 2016! I’ll no doubt be sharing his link with you all!

Next up, my family, from my mum, dad, brother, sister, step-family and my boyfriend’s family, I’m pleased to say that each and everyone of them has been a part of my blog and dare I say it, learnt something about the blogging world! My little sister in particular has been so enthusiastic and is often picking up things in shops, mainly pretty rubbers and items with animal faces on, and saying “YOU SHOULD WRITE ABOUT THIS ON YOUR BLOG!”

Naturally, just before I shared my blog link for the first time, I was SO nervous about publishing my opinions and views online via such a vulnerable platform. But to be honest, I have no idea what I was worried about! My friends have been so supportive with their comments and messages telling me how much they love reading my posts! Every time someone pays twentysomethingxo a compliment I never know how to react, I’m just so grateful that someone out there cares enough to spend some of their free time reading up on my latest post.

Finally, and probably the most squishiest, soppiest thank you of all goes to you guys! Every single blogger, vlogger and reader who I’ve met at blogging events, or spoken to online has touched my blog in some magical way, so thank you! Thank you for answering my blogging woes on Twitter late into the night, thank you to the girls I’ve relied on for life advice, to those who I speak to in blogger chats, to those whose posts have taught me a thing or two about blogging or about the big wide world, without you, blogging wouldn’t be half as much fun!

So here’s to another funfilled year, full of opportunities, love and blogging antics! I love you all!

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