Saturday, 11 May 2013

How far I've come, where I'm going & a little thank you :)

Hi ladies

I never really do posts like this. Any milestones I've reached before I've mentioned in passing in a normal post but I felt like dedicating a whole post to this.

200 posts & 50000 page views later (eeeek although I hear blogger stats are wildly inaccurate) yesterday I reached 200 GFC followers. This is a huge milestone for me and it makes me very proud. I've been blogging for 11 months and I have no idea where the time went. To other people 11 months might be a long time in which to get 200 followers (I've seen lots of bloggers begin after me and now have 3/4 times as many followers) but as I have said many times I have tried to remain very principled when it comes to building my blog. I haven't spammed, I haven't done the whole follow for follow and I've tried to give to other bloggers as much as I take. I check out the links of anyone who comments on my blog or sends me their link during the #bbloggers chat and I think it's only fair we all share the love a little bit.

Nowadays milestone seems to be followed by the word 'giveaway' all too often. I will say upfront that despite reaching this milestone I have no intention of doing a giveaway. I don't intend to do one next month either for my first blogiversary. It's got nothing to do with money (I have been offered sponsored giveaways before which would cost me nothing) and everything to do with wanting supportive readers that click the follow button because they like my content and what I have to offer. If you hold giveaways, please don't be offended. Each to their own as they say?

*Gets off high horse. Please don't hate me*

Moving on, you may have noticed the change in my blog header. When I created this blog I wanted the name 'All Made Up' but that url was taken so I stuck with mezmadeup as the url. I then created an email and twitter account and again, All Made Up was taken so I stuck with mezmadeup. Throughout the past year I have noticed some people calling my blog Mez Made Up so yesterday I bit the bullet and changed the name altogether. It's not a big change but I thought I would clarify all the same.

Sooooo, that's that. I just really wanted to share my joy of reaching this big milestone. I know GFC/Google Reader may soon be ending so if you already follow me using that, please follow me on bloglovin. I also have the Bloglovin social media button on the top right along with my twitter (check me out, that took me a good few hours I'll be honest). I've never had a link to my twitter on my blog so there's also that option should you wish to utilise it. I'm not the most entertaining on there to be honest but I'm always up for a chat.

Hope this wasn't too boring for you ladies. Thank you for all your support and kind words along the way, I really really appreciate it.

Till next time...Toodles! :)

20 comments:

  1. Well done Mez, 200 followers is awesome. Hope you will be celebrating in some way you deserve it.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. Well I coincidentally went for dinner last night so we'll just pretend it was to celebrate ;)

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  2. So proud of you lovely! I love how modest you are about reaching this milestone and you definitely deserve it, I hope the future holds great things for you and your blog!
    To be honest I always thought of it as Mez Made Up anyway and I think it's very fitting ^_^
    Loving the new design too!
    :D xx

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    1. Haha a lot of people did. Thank you so much for your kind words Zahra, really appreciate it :)

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  3. Congratulations Mez, 200 followers is a great milestone! x

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  4. Congratulations :) 200 followers is brilliant. And i agree with you about the giveaway thing too... this way you know each and every follower subscribed because they enjoy your posts, not to win something x

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  5. Wow masha Allah, 200 followers in 11 months is excellent! I've been blogging for 13 months!

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  6. Congratulations, you should be proud :)

    Mintyessence

    Xx

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  7. Congratulations lovely lady! Well deserved :)

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    1. Thanks for all your support throughout kel x

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