Celebrating My First Year Blogging


I bought my domain and created this little personal space in the web around September last year but I never really got into blogging properly until this summer. Before that I was blogging because I thought I should, I thought recruiters and potential new employers would want to see more about me and my personality and I was blogging for the wrong reasons.

This summer I kept finding myself doing things and going places and wishing I could share that with people which is where this blog has come from. Around 2 months ago I got into a habit of posting every other day – near enough – and it has stuck and I am in a routine now.

Sometimes it does feel a bit like one step forwards and three steps back when you see other bloggers moving forward and getting cool opportunities, but this doesn’t bother me at all. I write this blog as a little something for me and don’t rely on it for an income – although a few extra pennies would be nice! I love seeing other bloggers especially those I’ve been following for years or those I’ve met through blogging having awesome opportunities thrown their way and pushing their personal space forward.

I don’t really make proper new year’s resolutions but I like to make a list of things to achieve/ do so I thought i’d create a few for my blogging life. In 2016 I want to:

  • Move my blog to WordPress and have time to properly create the perfect layout
  • Continue posting every other day (or close to)
  • Document all my travels and amazing things that I have planned for 2016
  • Up my photography and find my style for it
  • Continue enjoying it 🙂

It’s been an awesome year and here’s to another fantastic one ahead.

Do you blog? What are your resolutions for 2016?
December 20, 2015
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  • Reply Fiona @ London-Unattached

    Happy Blogaversary! I haven't made any new year resolutions for my blog but I will do so I think, after reading some of yours

    December 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks 🙂 They're more reminders of what I want to do x

      December 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Umber *My Make Up Life*

    i keep thinking of moving to wordpress too but im quite happy with my layout. i hope you keep up the blogging as i love reading what you have to say

    December 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks 🙂 I think if I do move to WordPress i'll spend ages tweaking it before I make the full move x

      December 20, 2015 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Michelle Elyse

    Happy blogversary lovely!

    I'm not sure what my resolutions are yet, but I know I'll have some bloggy ones, some personal ones and some generalised ones. I love a good resolution haha.

    Hugs Elyse | http://www.sweetelyseblog.com

    December 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply john adams

    Blogging resolutions for 2016? To vlog like a maniac. It's the way the market is going! Good luck with your blogging career. Into my fourth year and love every second of it.

    December 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Good luck with your vlogging! It is definitely the way the market is going but I can't think of anything worse than seeing myself on camera haha x

      December 20, 2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Sharon Martin

    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary 🙂 Keep enjoying what you are doing that is the main key to blogging xx

    December 21, 2015 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Viccy Howe

    Happy 1st Blogging Anniversary!
    I do blog (I'm over at Jelly Rose) and love it so much! Although im now expanding by tip-toeing into the world of YouTube and vlogging
    Merry Christmas

    December 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks. That's exciting, I've never been confident enough to try the wonders of YouTube but well done to you for giving it a go! x

      December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Face Up Beauty

    In my view you are blogging for precisely the right reason. You're doing it for you, because you want to, because you enjoy it and it gives you great pleasure. Congratulations on your first year too. A big milestone, and all the best for 2016 – onwards and upwards, hey hey! Tx

    December 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks Tracey, much appreciated. I am glad I am doing it for the right reasons now x

      December 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Stella Olojola

    Congrats on your first year. Good luck with these resolutions x

    December 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Aymie Barton

    Congratulations on passing a year blogging, it sounds like you've had a fab time! x

    December 22, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Kaye Ford

    Happy blog birthday! I look forward to seeing what you are up to in 2016 on your blog 🙂 x

    December 22, 2015 at 9:11 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks 🙂 It's scary to think it's almost 2016 x

      December 22, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    Hi Rhian, happy blog birthday! Congrats girl. If you need anyone to chat about all things blogging then please feel to contact me. xx


    December 22, 2015 at 11:41 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Hi Anna, thanks so much I might well do in the New Year x

      December 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Kitty Wood

    Happy blogaversary! I'm aiming to attend more events and adventure more with my blog in 2016 🙂

    December 22, 2015 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I'd definitely love to attend an event, or even a meet up in the New Year x

      December 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Georgia C

    Congrats on a year of blogging!! I've got one New Years resolution for my blog and that is to get into a routine, I've been doing blogmas which has really helped me generate lots of ideas, I hope 2016 will make me pull my finger out and get into posting more than few times a week! Good luck with your goals for next year!

    December 23, 2015 at 1:58 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Congrats with doing blogmas, I want to give it a go next year and see. I've only just started getting into my routine of posting every other day so if I can keep that up I might manage it x

      December 23, 2015 at 9:08 am
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    Brilliant, well done on your first year, looking forward to more in 2016.

    December 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Rachel Spiteri

    Congrats on reaching your 1st blog anniversary!! 🙂 I look forward to reading more this year x

    January 10, 2016 at 8:36 am
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