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  1. ughmango says

    Congrats for your one year old blog yay! I am so happy for all the things you have achieved already especially going self hosted! I have been blogging for over a year and half now and still can’t just get it done.. maybe one day! xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!!
      Self-hosted has a lot of pros and cons and I don’t think it necessarily makes a blog ‘better’. So I would say to keep doing what you’re doing and only if you REALLY want to, move to self-hosted. xx

  2. LauraJ says

    I think most bloggers I talk to on here, all started around January. It’s been great seeing us all progress and get use to WordPress.
    Thank you on the congrats! I cannot believe it’s been a year. I still feel like a brand new blogger sometimes. Life is just whizzing by right now.
    I’ll look out for your anniversary post if you fancy doing one. Thank goodness wordpress tells me otherwise I would have had no clue on the days. xx

  3. hoiyinli says

    Wow! Only ONE YEAR! It honestly feels like you have been blogging for years – your writing is incredibly mature and it can only get better. 🙂 Congratulations though – and I think it is beyond amazing that you talked about sexual assault already within the first year. It is a big step towards something. Sexual assault is actually one of the topics that I’d like to talk about at some point soon, and just how easy it can come about at no instigation or fault of your own. It’s definitely a topic that needs to be discussed more, because for one, there’s still lots of stigma surround it, like the dark alley you speak of.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you so much! This comment has made my day.
      I didn’t have any intention to share some intimate details about my life but I think just having such a great community on here, made it that much easier.
      I think this whole news outbreak has been good in a way, but I also worry that it will eventually die down and then issues are not solved. There’s definitely still stigma.

      • hoiyinli says

        I definitely think with the likes of social media, particular Twitter, it has made it that much easier for women to speak out although it is still tough. I think it’s important to talk about these issues though that happen outside of a dark alley or are mild incidents but still have an impact on the person involved because it really could lead to more serious offences. That is how things get serious in the first place. People act and then they go for some more. It is that simple.

        • LauraJ says

          That’s exactly it. And I’ve read comments shaming women who discuss their ‘minor offences’ when there are bigger sexual assaults happening.
          It’s the ones who commit the minor acts that are most-likely going to try and do the more serious.
          The stereotypes need to go and people need to realise that you don’t have to be wearing a mini skirt or a flimsy outfit to be assaulted. And it doesn’t have to be rape to be considered wrong.

  4. whatismaria says

    You have achieved so much in a year of blogging and should be immensely proud of yourself – well done for always being so honest and sharing thoughts/experiences many of us can undoubtedly relate to, which is exactly what makes your blog so special and unique. And I can definitely understand what you mean about never being able to give up blogging, regardless how hard it may be, because that is like giving up the platform through which I am able to share and improve my writing. I certainly can’t wait to see everything you bring out in the many more years to come! Xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Maria!!
      I’m so glad you joined the blogging community. I’m really curious to see where blogging is in the next 5 – 10 years.
      It’s really therapeutic sharing my thoughts and having other people being able to relate. Xxx

  5. LauraJ says

    Thank you Melina! Everything I’ve learnt really has come from practice and watching other bloggers. I think that’s what I love about WordPress so much. People always give advice and help each other.
    This comment helped make my day! 🙂 xxx

  6. hell0chloe says

    Congratulations on one year!! You’ve come so far ❤ Your blog is one of my favourites and one of the first I ever followed, definitely going to be recapping on all these posts! xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! You obviously had good taste in what blogs to follow from the beginning :P. Hope you enjoy recapping and you know how much I love your blog as well. xx

  7. jyo says

    Congratulations on your milestone Laura ✌✌ always love to read your impressive posts ❤ wishing you many more years of blogging ✌

  8. Megala says

    Congrats on your first blogiversary ! I love reading your posts and learnt a lot from you, thanks so much !! Wishing you many more years of blogging !!!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Megala!! That’s amazing that you’ve learnt something. You really inspire me in cooking. If I cook create recipes like you, I would be posting them. I hope we have many years ahead of us!!

  9. Beyoutiful says

    Congrats girl, so proud of you! So glad to have met and become friends with you. You deserve so much recognition for all your accomplishments since you’ve come a long way! Love your content which is always inspiring, keep rocking and wishing you many more years of blogging and achievements <3 <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I consider you one of my genuine, greatest blogging friends.
      It’s funny looking at my very first posts now. I used these really small images and they were all over the place.
      Love your content too. xx

  10. hudapervez says

    Congrats on one year of blogging!
    This is such a great post, I’ll have to check up on some of those posts of yours you have mentioned as I don’t think I’ve read them!
    And I totally agree, there are times I ask myself as well if I could be using my time doing something else rather than blogging, but I don’t think I could give up blogging as it’s so important to me now!
    I really admire your content and you deserve all the achievements you have gained through your blog! ♥️♥️

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl!
      A few of the posts were quite a few months back. I didn’t want to post all my recent even though they are better edited if that makes sense?
      I love your content as well. I think you really stand out as a beauty blogger. x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Azra! It doesn’t feel that long but I guess as a blogger you do so much that you don’t really have time to think about time right. xx

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