So, September marks the first year that I have been blogging here on Marble Beauty for! Technically, I started in June, but wrote 2 (very bad) blog posts which are thankfully gone from the internet. All that remains online is a few practice posts from August 2016. No-one needed to see the terrible lighting in the first attempt photos I took! Anyway, I thought I’d take today to just have a little chat about my blog.
Keeping it going.
First, I have to talk about how proud I am that I am still going! I am known for not finishing things. Whether that is starting an exercise plan or keeping my bedroom spotless, I don’t always complete the projects I start. Something is different with blogging though – I am still absolutely loving it. From taking photos, to replying to comments, I honestly enjoy every part of it. I feel so happy to have found something I love so much. Even though I now work full time, I still write about 3 or 4 times here on my blog – something I feel proud of myself for keeping up.
The Photography Side.
Speaking of photos, I have to touch on the progress with my blog photography. Not perfect by any means, but the photos I take now seem a world away from those initial attempts. You know I said its a good thing no-one has to see my first blog photos? I told a little lie, I’m going to share my first blog photo with a recent one so you can see the difference.
Good job I learnt how to edit photos hey! I hadn’t been into photography before, I didn’t even know how to work a camera, Now if I go out for the day, I am snapping away and keeping an eye out for good photo opportunities. I’ve written a guide to using a DSLR camera if you are new to blogging too.
And my favourite blog posts…
Over the past year, I have written and published over 300 blog posts. I am amazed at how many I’ve managed to write! Some of them stand out to me as real favourites, that I loved writing. I thought I would share a few of my favourites here…
A Skin Detox: A Week Without Makeup – This felt refreshing to write. An easy to write, rambly post all about why I wear makeup and my thoughts on going without.
Gucci Belt Dupe – This is still my most viewed blog post ever. It is the top result on Google when you search for Gucci belt dupes, so I feel proud of this one. It is one of the few blog posts I’ve featured my outfit in!
5 Friday Favourites – This is a very recent post, but I just loved putting it together! I’m going to start making this into a full series, as I liked putting together favourites from all aspects of life, not just beauty.
How To Make A DIY Terrarium – Such a fun posts to write! I love having little side projects to work on, and I’ve bought some more containers to make some more.
Daniel Wellington Watch – One of the first brands I worked with was Daniel Wellington, so I remember feeling so excited when I put that blog post together. It is one of my favourites for that very reason.
So thank you for reading my blog!
I think the last thing I want to say is thank you to everyone who reads my blog! My little space on the internet has grown into a lovely community, with so many people who leave such insightful, engaged comments. I think my favourite part of blogging is chatting to you all in the comments. I’ll continue to write here on Marble Beauty and hopefully you’ll follow my blog in the future too!
How long have you been blogging for? I’d love to know!