#365: Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.
I’d still be me – just a healthier, non-ill version! I look forward to the simple things, like eating normal food once again and more than anything, I’ve just realised I’m really looking forward to deciding what I’ll do with my blog for 2015! So far, I’m thinking one of the following:
– taking up a photography challenge;
– writing about the events and opportunities my career takes me to;
– turning it into a bucket list blog;
– writing regular reviews on my favourite things (films, games, restaurants etc).
It would be great to hear from my fellow bloggers on their thoughts or any other ideas.
Thanks to everyone in the blogging community for welcoming me into this incredible world and showing me such overwhelming support – you’ve made 2014 fabulous!
#182: What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?
Before I start answering today’s blog prompt, I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Joshua Price for his kind words within his answer for today. You have honestly made my day! We’re currently on press week here at the magazine, so everything is a little hectic and after reading it, I was grinning like a Cheshire cat! Definitely head over and check out his take on the 365 days of writing prompts challenge – it’s always so enjoyable!
So, what makes a blog great you say? For me, the content needs to have an element of honesty, in the way that bloggers are writing about their own opinions, views and experiences, as opposed to having to write something they don’t believe in (I guess this is mostly applicable when it comes to reviewing but I suppose people could be using this challenge to review their life… anyway, I digress!). I just think if you enjoy what you’re writing and are passionate about it, then it IS great! I also agree with Joshua in the fact that gaining followers/popularity is not why I started my blog but, I too, am extremely grateful and at times overwhelmed, by all the support I’ve received over the last six months (yikes… I’ve just realised, we’re halfway through the challenge already!). It’s an amazing feeling to hear how others are enjoying reading your content – I could never have imagined reaching over 100 followers and over 1,000 views in half a year! It truly blows my mind every single day – so a big THANK YOU!
What makes me follow a blog or like a post? Hmmm, well there isn’t a set formula for this one – I guess if I share interests with the other blogger, like the meaning behind their content or their passion and integrity is shining through, that is enough to make me want to keep an eye out for their future posts.
#128: Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.
TODAY! I hoped that (even a few) people would read and enjoy my writing… yet to my astonishment I have attained 101 followers! I haven’t been able to stop smiling all day and it really has turned this grey, drizzly London day completely upside down! To be nominated for two different blogging awards as well, has completely blown my mind. I’m so grateful for these kind nominations and I will be writing about them this Saturday coming, so keep your eyes peeled!