Happy birthday to you ..
Happy birthday to my little blog ..
Hey Diary Of A Makeup Geek turned one on 10th May so I'm a couple of days late due to a hell of a busy schedule!
What does this mean to me .. Blogging has opened a whole lot of new doors, it's helped me bring myself back to being sane and saved me from the verge of cracking up. How you ask .. Writing paragraphs of my views, experiences and interests in itself was very calming but to have readers leave comments, appreciate my blog and enjoy it made it all complete as it felt I do exist and have some socialisation.
How it all started .. Well prior to getting married (which didn't happen on healthy terms at the time) I had 3 days in which I had to give up my job which was the most important part of my life I had been working 7 yrs so my independence meant everything to me, anyway in 3 days I had to pack all my stuff, give up my job, prepare for my wedding and most of all embrace myself towards a new life of which I knew nothing of what to expect. Since getting married I fell pregnant roughly two weeks after which was a shock. So little old pregnant me in the middle of nowhere 2 hrs away from family 100% dependent on hubby started to isolate herself away and the illness from my pregnancy accelerating me further into this dark hole. For weeks I lived in the bathroom throwin my guts up or hidden away in bed with curtains closed crying away. Pregnancy, isolation, lonelyness, illnesses, insomnia and the list goes on I no longer knew who I was anymore losing weight at 8 months pregnant and totally suffering depression ..
At this point is where blogging came in to my life I had read a few blogs and urged myself into it. If I'm honest I totally didn't have a clue what even the basic rules of blogging are I just typed away, for the early months I didn't even know what followers are or which gadget to add so people can follow my blog. Now when I'm introducing myself to people and getting to know others I happily mention my blog and give them a card and why not blogging has literally been a therapy in a sense for my depression now I won't say it totally cured it but it was like regular medication just to keep me on the verge to urge me that little closer to being me and to open my old dreams of becoming a makeup artist which I had given the hope upon many years ago and now here I stand a year on ..
What I've achieved since blogging ..
I have worked with some amazing companies and have built great relationships with them
I have made some truly treasurable friends
One of my goals for this year was to meet other bloggers which I've done a couple of times
I am reliving my dream of becoming a makeup artist and am now fully qualified
Most of all I am slowly learning to embrace and accept the new me
I guess that says it all in one, on another note to the anonymous person who left a comment which left me slightly confused who stated they like reading my blog but I always seem to have a giveaway on well worry not I'll be doing another one lol! Ok jokes over this person stated they like reading my blog but I always seem to have a giveaway up, do I do it to gain followers? Well I think the above reflects in a million different ways the answer is no, yes my blog has been gaining a lot of followers so on the every other 100 I do a giveaway i.e. 100, 300 etc my giveaways last a month which maybe the reason why you got the impression 'I always have a giveaway up on my blog'
Ok less of the rambling right now I'm preparing for my holiday which is literally next week, so once I'm back and a little more settled in I'll be doing a giveaway .. Thank you to all my readers, supporters and blogging friends for helping me to get to where I am today ..
Hip hip HURRAY! :)