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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

On Five Years of Blogging (+ Giveaway)

Five Years of Blogging

I was going to purchase a large, numeric, shiny foil balloon to document the occasion and then I remembered that I don't enjoy getting my photo taken, and there is the small fact of the matter that you can't exactly eat a balloon. One word - cake, delicious red velvet cake that I am so looking forward to a slice later this afternoon.

All jokes and tales of gluttony aside, I have now been blogging for four years; I began The Sunday Girl way back in April 2011 - the exact date I can no longer disclose as I foolish deleted my first posts a few years ago. In the grand scheme of beauty sites I realise five years is not a huge milestone (most well known blogs have been around 7+ years) but as someone who seldom commits to anything I'm strangely proud of myself.

Admittedly, The Sunday Girl and all it's former guises (did I mention I'm fickle and bore easily?) was never meant to become what I'm now beyond fortunate enough to list as my vocation but I wouldn't change it for the world. If you'd have told me five years ago, my spur of the moment sign up form would lead to a new career and dare I say passion, I would have laughed in your face...well maybe not as that is a little rude but I'd have scoffed at the mere suggestion. If you are a long time reader - The Sunday Girl or otherwise - and have as much as considered creating your own site, I say what have you got to loose? Yes it may only ever amount to a hobby, you might delete all traces after a month but until you try you'll never know.

Yes blogging has it's ups and it's downs but then again what doesn't? It is what you make of it and nothing else. Sure the landscape has changed over the last five years but why wouldn't it? Imagine if things had stayed just as they were, it would be boring and truthfully you'd have far less full time bloggers if they hadn't. I rather like that we are at a turning point, things do look a little more uncertain than before and I am unsure where blogging is going but all I know is that I am in for the long haul and hope you are too?

I'm constantly asked what my future plans for The Sunday Girl are and do I want to continue? The answer is yes of course I do, I hope to grow and expand the site including new and exciting features, along with a super slick re-design which will be taking place in the coming days. I don't want to say too much and ruin the surprise but stay tuned.

If there is anything you'd like to see more (or less) of please feel free to let me know in the comments, I am always open to suggestions.

As a huge thank you for sticking around throughout all my rants, raves and reviews I have two wonderful prizes up for grabs, head over to Twitter (@thesundaygirlUK) and Instagram (@thesundaygirluk) and be sure to enter. Thank you again!

Products and items that are featured on The Sunday Girl may have been sent for consideration of feature, or may be items that I have purchased myself. Regardless all opinions expressed on this site are of my own and honest. Any sponsored content will be clearly marked, you can read my full disclaimer here at any time.

32 comments:

  1. woow it has been 5 years already ? followers from the beginning

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday!
    I've enjoyed your blog since the day I first found it, so here's to many more fabulous years :)
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  3. Happy blog-day!! Your words have inspired me to keep going. I started my blog (properly) in January this year and have wondered if I'm good enough to carry on but, as you said, what have I got to lose :) xx

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  4. 5 years is incredible, happy blog birthday! It's crazy how quickly time passes.

    alice ♡ // www.beautybyalicee.co.uk

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  5. Congrats!5 years wow! :D

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  6. Happy 5 years!! That is such a huge achievement!! You know I love your blog, if anything - I would say to use snapchat more ! :P haha I am slightly addicted at the moment though :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  7. Happy blog birthday! Your blog was one of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis a few years ago and I love the fact you're still around. My daily blog binge wouldn't be the same without The Sunday Girl.

    Raise The Waves

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  8. Happy blog birthday! I love your blog, it's my first stop on my daily blog check!

    www.beekeyper.com

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  9. Happy 5th blog birthday! That's amazing! I can't wait to see your blog re-design too! x

    |White Shirt Chic|

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  10. Congratulations! ♥ Your blog is totally amazing!

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  11. Happy blog birthday! Enjoy your cake :). Thank you for the insightful reviews, the enabling and the laughs ... I've been reading for ages, but this is the first time I've commented

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  12. That cake looks delicious! I love the blog and have done for a while, congrats on 5 years!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Oh WOW! 5 years! That is absolutely incredible! You enjoy your cake, you deserve it!

    www.leahrachelgoth.blogspot.com

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  14. Congratulations on turning 5! I think I've been a reader of your blog for at least half of that time and through your blog, I've discovered many more!

    I have to say that your blog is a real inspiration and a few months ago, I actually started one of my own. It's still in the beginning stages and I'm not sure where it'll lead, but thank you! Love your style of writing and your photography is amazing. Clean and chic!

    Ok, essay over. Congrats again!
    According to Mimi

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  15. Happy birthday! Congratulations! 5 years is a long time. Personally, I would have bought a balloon and a cake! I'm just greedy! Looking forward to seeing the blog re-design!

    Tom xx

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  16. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging, that's so incredible! What an amazing achievement, you should be so proud :).

    I've just begun blogging myself and being new is slightly overwhelming as everyone seems so established! I would love to be in the same position of you in 5 years time, still with such a passion for it :)

    Katie | Words By Katie

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  17. WOOHOOO HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY <3 5 years and 2-3 post daily, girl you are a champ - here's to more beauty that makes you swoon

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  18. You're one of my "blogspirations" (if there's even such a thing, haha!). Congratulations and looking forward to what's yet to come! X

    Elle
    laorcabella.com

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  19. Wow, 5 years, I've been here since not long after you started and I still love your blog just as much :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  20. Happy Blog Anniversary! 5 years is amazing, well done you!

    Ella xx
    www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!! <3 5 years! wow! thats amazing!!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. I won't enter as I haven't got Twitter or Instagram but well done on five years. Great blog, keeps me up to date on all the new products available and you always give excellent reviews. X

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  23. Congratulations :) Long may it continue :) xx

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  24. Congratulations!! Funny the paths life takes us. Blessings and continued success:)
    www.angelsopinion.net

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  25. I adore your blog. Congratulations on the milestone and on building this platform over the years. I hope I can follow a similar path xx

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  26. Yay, always enjoys your blog! Happy B'day! :D

    http://www.marsyajauzi.blogspot.my/

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  27. Happy blog birthday! I love all your drugstore posts, and affordable product posts!! And of course not to forget your blogging ideas posts, as they have saved my bloggers blog many a time!!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  28. Congrats on 5 years - that's a fantastic achievement!

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  29. Five years is an incredible achievement - I'm coming up to five in July and I'm so proud!! :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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