My Blog is 6 Months Old (and a Quick History)!
My blog The London Turtle is now six months old! I started this blog back in October when I was living in Berlin and working at Zalando. Because part of my job involved contacting fashion and lifestyle blogs, I realised just how many wonderful blogs were out there. Being a blogger seemed like such a fun and rewarding experience, and I decided to try it out. I’m so happy I did!
The London Turtle’s First Six Months
At the beginning my blog focused on Berlin of course, as well as TV shows and movies I was watching at the time. I was actually pretty uninspired at first and lost interest for a bit. I was also too shy to show it to anyone! However, when the fiancé and I got a brand new Canon camera in early March, I decided to revamp my blog and really get into it. I bought my own domain, set up my social media profiles (in the right sidebar!) and started showing my blog to my family and friends. A friend of mine even agreed to draw a unique banner for me! I love the result.
I now really enjoy blogging: writing posts, taking pretty pictures and particularly interacting with other bloggers. It’s also been a great opportunity to learn about blogging platforms, CSS and HTML code, photo editing, etc. I mostly blog for myself as I enjoy it so much. It’s like having my own digital scrapbook that I know I’ll love looking back at in the future. When I get page views and positive comments indicating that my content is useful or interesting to somebody else, it’s a bonus!
My blog is still really small for now: 90 published posts, about 4,000 page views to date and less than 200 Wordpress followers. I don’t aspire to ever be in the “big leagues” but it is really enjoyable when my stats tell me my content is being read and liked by other people or when I get blogging awards and spotlights!
My Most Popular Posts
To celebrate this half-anniversary, I had a look at my stats to see the two most read posts in each of my 7 categories. Click on the link if you’ve missed one! :)
12th November 2013: 5 Activities for a Weekend in London
14th April 2014: Bath, My Love!
24th April 2014: 10 Tips for Picking the Perfect Wedding Dress!
15th April 2014: 20 Tips for Building a Great Wedding Website!
Lifestyle & Blogging
2nd April 2014: The Liebster Award
2 May 2014: Bagllerina, the Perfect Ballet Pumps!
3rd April 2014: The Lazy Girl’s Nutella Mug Cake Recipe
29th March 2014: Oreo Cupcakes Recipe
22nd April 2014: The Many Uses of Avène’s Eau Thermale
25 March 2014: 6 Simple & Effective Beauty Habits
Movies & TV Shows
31st March 2014: Goodbye HIMYM!
11th April 2014: Style Envy: Jess, Zoe, Blair, Arya and Lady Mary
27th April 2014: Sunday Snap #11
6th April 2014: Sunday Snap #8
Proof that cats and food get you page views! :)
A huge thank you to all my followers on WordPress and my social media profiles! I hope I keep you interested over the next six months!