Five Years Old

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Today this here little ole blog is five years old, and what better way to celebrate a blogiversary than with the blog cliche that is the foil balloon?

Everyone loves a balloon.

I'm enjoying blogging more than ever at the moment. Which could have something to do with posting daily and investing a lot of time into it. I love writing, I enjoy putting posts together and although the subject matter of my blog has shifted over the years I think it's lovely to have something to look back on.

I have failed time and time again to write a daily diary, so this has become my way of recording what's on my mind and what goes on in my life. Although looking back at some posts makes me cringe, I wouldn't delete a single one of them.

Huge thanks for dropping by, commenting, and sharing the journey with me.

I've recently seen a lot of bloggers questioning why they blog, and even considering hitting delete and find that so sad. Blogging takes time and effort, why waste it?

I saw a tweet that said they didn't feel their blog was 'niche enough', who the hell cares? It's your blog, enjoy it, it doesn't have to conform to anyone's idea of what a blog should be.

YOU decide.

If you're bored, take a break, if you want to take it in a different direction, do so.

There are only three rules I think need to apply to blogging and they are - be honest, be kind, and most importantly, enjoy it!

I touched on some of my favourite tweets from September recently but the one that had me nodding in agreement like a demented nodding thing was this tweet from Sophie -

'After four and a half years of blogging its still such a joy to put together each post. That's the luxury of only sharing what I LOVE <3'.

Can I get a 'hallelujah'!

(Day 29 of blogging everyday for 40 days)

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  1. Happy blogiversary Hazel! Hurrah for 5 years!!! That's brilliant!! The photo is also fabulous!!! That's very dedicated of you to buy a balloon for the occasion!
    I don't understand people who delete their earlier posts or delete their blogs- yes they are a bit cringy but that's a record of the journey of who they were then, what they shared then and how they've evolved!
    I love blogging and I couldn't imagine giving it up!
    Well done and here's to the next 5 (coming from a 10 year blogger!!!)

    1. Thanks! The balloon was a bit of a spare of the moment thing. I saw one in the window of Clintons when I was in Felixstowe and just bought it without thought. It made me smile.
      I can't imagine giving up blogging either. I can't imagine not writing frequently.

  2. Love this - I think everyone (me included) sometimes questions why they invest so much time in such a weird hobby, but I love blogging for the same reason as you, to have a record of the things I do, feel, see and experience. Happy blog birthday!

    1. Thank you :)
      I find it so hard to explain why I blog to people IRL (so I don't try to). I just know that I enjoy it, it's my space to do with as I please.

  3. Happy 5 year blog anniversary! That's a huuuuuuuge balloon. Very impressed.
    I remember tweeting that, glad you had a nod-along :D
    Keep blogging! I enjoy your posts muchly :) xx

  4. Yey for reaching 5 years! Well done indeed.


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