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Three Years of Blogging

My blog turned 3 way back at the start of January. Which isn’t really way back, but we love a dramatic opening. I can’t believe I’ve stuck with this for three years now, I’ve had a few wobbles here and there, but I’ve pushed through.

Initially I was planning to do a What I’ve Learnt in Three Years of Blogging, but I struggled with knowing what to put so gave it a miss.

Just recently I have gone through every single blog post of mine, and updated it slightly. Mainly because I found out about an SEO plugin very late. If you’d like to hear more about that plugin, let me know and I’ll talk about in detail in a blog post. That inspired me to share my photography progress, as it sure has changed over the years.

The First Post

My first post was an introduction, that has had a little editing since I published it, but I still wouldn’t say it’s my best work. (It’s mainly just a plug to my other socials)

After that I started how I meant to go on. With an ever favourite Boots Haul. I published this on the 10th January 2015; which seems a lifetime ago. I was in my final year of college at the time, and looking for a hobby.

I used to and still take all of my photos on my phone, but I used to have an 5C. You can actually see the reflection of it in the photo, so bonus points if you can tell me what colour it was. I took all of my photos on my vanity, which has a glass top; hence the reflection. All of my photos are now taken on my bed, as it’s right by the window; which is great for natural lighting.

Reflection

I feel like I have grown with my blog, and learnt so much. I’ve always had a love for baking, but never really did anything with it, but having somewhere to document it, really inspired me to do it more. The reaction to those posts is always really heart warming too, and I’m planning to get back into it ASAP.

Anyone who says Blogging is easy, obviously hasn’t done it. It’s not just five minutes typing up a post, and ten minutes taking photos and then you’re done. It is the worst misconception, as it’s a whole lot more than that. I really don’t know how daily bloggers do it, as Blogmas nearly killed me, and that was only 24 posts. Fair to say I will not be putting myself through that again this year.

I’d also like to say a big thank you to those who follow me, leave comments, and overall support me. I really appreciate it, and I love hearing all of your thoughts and opinions too.

That’s it! Happy Third Birthday to Luxuryblush, and hopefully there are many more to come!

When did you star Blogging? How did you find my blog? That’s something I’ve always been a little curious of.

Thank you for reading!

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  1. 8th April 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Happy birthday Luxuryblush! I love your blog and I can really tell the difference in your posts and pictures. You were one of my first blog sites that inspired me to make my own so thank you! PS the phone was coral or pink??;) love you girly XO

    • 8th April 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you! It’s certainly been a journey haha! Thank you so much, that means a lot, and I’m glad it inspired you yo start! Haha it was yeah! Love ya girl xx

  2. 8th April 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Congrats on three years! Lol all of my friends think blogging is easy and ask me how to get free stuff it’s so annoying lol

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

    • 8th April 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you! Blogging definitely seems to have this misconception of it being really easy, when it really isn’t!xx

  3. 9th April 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I’ve started blogging 2 years ago, and like you I’ve just finished college and I only had a part-time job at the time so I was looking for a hobby. I always had a thing for fashion and posted outfit pictures on my Instragram but I thought that on a blog I could go into a bit more detail about the outfits so that’s how it started! And I found your blog on Twitter, someone retweeted a link to your post about 100 ideas for blog posts and I gave it a read and subscribed afterwards 🙂 x

    • 9th April 2018 / 3:42 pm

      Congrats on two years! It was definitely a full on hobby to take on haha! That’s a good idea, sometimes you just can’t get into enough detail on Instagram. Thank you for subscribing, and I hope you found the post helpful haha!xx

  4. 9th April 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Congratulations on three years of blogging. Mine turn 3 soon! I definitely cringe at my first post but it’s lovely to see where my improvements. Good luck for the future xx

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    • 9th April 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much, and the same to you! It’s definitely good to look back, to see how far you’ve come! Thank you, you too xx

  5. 9th April 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Congratulations on three years! Your blog is beautiful x

    • 9th April 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much, this means a lot!xx

  6. Nina
    9th April 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Congrats on your 3 years of blogging, Hanna! I would love to read about SEO plugin. Have a lovely day. xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • 11th April 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to get something up when I can. Thank you, and you too!xx

  7. Lauren Victoria
    10th April 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Congrats on three years of blogging! It will be my 3 year blog anniversary in June and I started it in a very similar way that you did. I had just finished studying at college and needed a hobby xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • 11th April 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you! The same to you, it’ll be here soon! It’s a good hobby to pick haha xx

  8. 11th April 2018 / 12:06 am

    Congrats! Hitting 3 years! That’s such a huge milestone. I’ve been blogging for almost a year and a half, and I feel like I’ve been blogging forever. There’s also so many people that I’ve met in the beginning of my blogging “career” that have already given up or disappeared. Onto year 4! xxx

    Melina | melinaelisa.com

    • 11th April 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much! Once you start it’s hard to think what you did without it haha! That’s so true, it’s sad to see all of the people that stop. Thank you!xxx

  9. 11th April 2018 / 5:53 am

    Congrats firstly, on your blogging journey and triumph. I have been blogging for almost nine years now. I agree blogging is such a marvellous way to document what you do and reflect on it. <3 xx/Madison

    • 11th April 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much! Nine years is amazing, congrats!! It definitely is, it’s great to have everything to look back on xx

    • 11th April 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much, this means a lot!xx

  10. 11th April 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Congratulations on three years of blogging!! <3

  11. Kerry
    11th April 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Happy 3 years lovely!! Here’s to the next fab 3!!
    I haven’t been blogging anywhere near as long as you but have definitely learnt a lot from you, and really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your Insta!! Much love xxx

    Kerrabella | http://www.kerrabella.com

    • 13th April 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see your future posts, and thank you so much that means a lot xx

  12. 12th April 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Congrats on the 3 years!! I cant wait to get to that stage and look back at how far its changed x

    • 13th April 2018 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you! It’ll fly by, it goes so quickly xx

  13. 13th April 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging that is amazing. I’d love to hear more about that SEO plugin 100%! Looking at that photo you took on one of your first posts makes me think how far you’ve come with your blog writing and photography!! Heres to the next 3 years hun!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 13th April 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to get something typed up, as soon as I can! It’s definitely been a journey haha, but it’s all experience right? Thank you xx

  14. 14th April 2018 / 8:57 am

    Congratulations sweetie! You’re doing an amazing job and what a progress! My blog will turn three later this year, so I can relate to everything you’ve mentioned here. I would struggle posting blog posts every day, but as long as it is a quality content – I am all up for it. Beautiful highlighter by the way xx

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

  15. 15th April 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I love this, I can’t wait till I hit my Blog Birthday! I bet it really gives you a chance to reflect and see how you have come on!

    Overall I think you blog is so lovely. It’s a really happy place haha is that a weird thing to say? I don’t know haha. Keep going and soon it’ll be your 5 year blog birthday!

    Ell – http://www.justmylittleplace.co.uk/

  16. 22nd April 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Congratulations! My blog is just about to turn 4 and my early posts were mainly Boots / Superdrug hauls too haha

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  17. 5th May 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Congrats on three years! Your blog and photos are gorgeous! I’ve only been going 18 months but like you, I’ve updated most of my first posts – so cringy and awful . We learn so much on our blogging journey! I do t know how you did Blogmas, I wouldn’thave time to even tackle it. Fab post!

    Samantha x

    http://thebeautysoyglass.com

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