Hi,everyone! Two years ago today, I was in a horrible place and I needed a place to escape to. I searched how to cheer up (on the almighty google) and it suggested to write. I wrote in a diary (until last year when my brother started nosing around) so I wanted a place where I could be a little more creative and communicate with people who I didn’t see everyday. So that’s why I wrote a blog.
Two years later, I’ve reached 1000 followers and I’ve grown up with bloggers who I’ve been reading for ages. I’ve made friends on here who I’m inspired by everyday, who cheer me up and who continue to support me. And I can’t believe there’s now 1000 of you. There’s towns in America which have a smaller population than I do on this blog and it blows my mind that I have that many followers.
Geez, I feel like I’ve grown up on my blog hugely. I’ve learnt so many lessons on here and have communicated with people across the world, from all types of households and all different periods of life. I feel like this blog is something so much more than a hobby now, it’s a place where I meet my friends from all over the world.
There’s so many people who I’m incredibly proud of in this blogging community and whose blog posts really do inspire me. Every single one of you means something to me and I may not know every single one of you but I still have a sense of love when I see a new follower.
Thank you to my best friend and the only person who I can talk about anything (in horrific detail), Elle. Even though you always nag at me for my spelling mistakes, it has made me a little more grammatical correct and I think a few of my readers will love you for that. I promise I will complete that cringey novel for you…one day 😉
Thank you,Carlos, for always being there when I need a little more self belief and always having an interest in my blogging world. And thank you for replying to tweets when I’m eating greasy chips and having to retype things when I can’t decide what to say in a tweet. It’s actually really helpful 🙂
Thank you to Elm for being the most influential person in this blogging community. Your blog posts and your comments always speak out to me and you make me feel not alone on the internet. You’re a brilliant friend and I don’t think I would be as comfortable on this blogging world without you. Thank you so much.
Anyway, recently, I get emails everyday from teenagers and sometimes even adults asking for tips. I’m going to admit that I don’t reply to all of them as it’s normally the same question but I do love replying to the emails that really do touch my heart. My tip is to have fun, not to worry about your followers and make friends on here which may even turn out to be life long friends.
Everyone says that this generation is wasting their life on the internet. For me, I’ve learnt things that I never would, I’ve made friends on the internet who make my day a little bit better and I’ve done things which I never would have if I didn’t have my blog.
At The 1975 concert, Matty Healy made a speech about our generation and it keeps playing in my mind and so I thought I would show you it..
I know this hasn’t got anything to do with my 2 year anniversary but I thought I would show you guys because it did come back to my mind often and I know it will do that to a lot of you.
Let’s be the generation that finally changes something and thank you for making me smile,
Hideaway Girl xxx