09/26/16

One Year Blogiversary + Announcement + Giveaway

 

 

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Hello dear friends!

Today is a very special day! One year ago today (exactly), I started this blog! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! It’s gone so fast and I’ve had so much fun. I love writing for you, the lovely readers. I couldn’t decide what I wanted this post to be about and it’s been sitting in my “drafts” for months and months now. I had this huge elaborate plan to make this a lengthy, lengthy post, outlining all the highs and lows and in-betweens from this past year, and write and write and write ’till I exhausted my little fingers and your tired eyes. BUT, then I decided that I would do a much shorter version of that 🙂

  First off… Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who have been here from the beginning. And thank you to all of you who have joined this journey over the past year. I’ve met some pretty amazing people through this little slice of the blogosphere and have had some pretty great opportunities. The opportunity to be myself and share all of my interests tops the list. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my writing since this blog started. It’s amazing how far my content and photography has developed and grown in the space of one year and even my knowledge and skill on WordPress has managed to build a little!

From great friendships, to lessons learned, I’ve grown so much as both a blogger and person and am so grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve been presented with. The only way this happened was because of YOU my amazing followers, friends, and family. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU for all the support!

And I hope I can learn even more. I want to continue bringing you little bits from everyday life.

A few things I learned as a blogger:

1. I can sum up how to approach your first year in one word.. patience. Rome was not built in a day, and when your staring at your screen kicking yourself because your blog doesn’t look like so and so or your photos are not editorial worthy or you wish you were as amazing and successful as the blog-queens – remember, it’s only year one.

2. DO NOT compare yourself to others! Everyone is different and everyone grows at a different pace! I am 100% guilty of doing this and am working on stopping.

3. Ignore the haters. Don’t take what people say too seriously. People who are mean and spiteful are only reflecting how they feel about themselves. It’s not you, it’s them! #hatersgonehate

4. Stay engaged with your followers. They are the reason you are able to do what you’re doing.

5. Be yourself. People like it. Just like with anything in life, you are going to run into problems if you start trying to be someone you’re not. This includes photoshopping your selfies and lying to your readers about your running times. People aren’t dumb. If you’re not being genuine, you will be found out. Just be yourself!

6. You are going to make amazing new friends, who you will feel like you already know when you meet them for the first time, just from reading their blog. Embrace it!

7. The blogging community is the best. It really is. It still surprises me when I receive a heartfelt email or comment from a blog reader that something I wrote about resonated with them. It is such an amazing feeling and one of the main reasons why I want to blog, to connect with people. Just one comment can brighten my entire month.

8. Last but not least, don’t give up just yet. I’m here to tell you – it’s ok to have struggles with your blog. It’s ok to have bad photography days. It’s ok to miss a post deadline (or two, or three).  Your blog is your blog, no one else’s, and it can be whatever you want it to be.

Whats next for KingdomofSequins?

Well, I am pretty excited about this coming year! There will be more fashion, there will be more reviews, and of course events and collabs. I also have an exciting announcement that I have been waiting to share…. There will be a new home for KingdomofSequins. I have a new domain and website that will be up and running VERY SOON! In the meantime, my posting schedule will be a little less active but I will try to get out what I can. I love reading and keeping with you lovely people 🙂

I can’t wait to see what this next year brings!

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Giveaway:

And now for the best bit – to say thank you to all my fabulous followers, I am holding a little giveaway! It isn’t much or massively expensive, but it’s just a little thank you to celebrate my blog turning 1!

The giveaway will be announced on Instagram later today… Head over to kingdomofsequins for your chance to win!

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Thank you again!

Brittany 🙂

Brittany

  • Happy 1 year!!! Boy time flies…. Your blog has always been one of my favorites! Your content is real and relatable, and I love the variety! I look forward to the exciting things to come for you!! XOXO

    • Thanks Jamie!!! I am so thankful we could connect through this amazing community… Love following your adorable life! 🙂

  • Happy one year blogiversary, gorgeous!!! I second everything that you said above about blogging… especially in the first year! So proud of all you have accomplished thus far and I can’t wait to see what year 2 brings you!

    xoxo- Danielle

    • Thanks so much Danielle!!! The first year was a blast and I cant wait to see what the second year brings… Hopefully we can all connect in the same place sometime next year! 🙂

  • Happy one year🎂!!!! Keep up the fabulous work!!!

  • Congrats on one year of blogging. Lovely photos too☺ x

  • Happy one year blogiversary!! Here’s to many, many more years of blogging! I hope many great opportunities come for your blog in year 2!

    • Thanks pretty girl…. love we can connect through the blogging world!!! Happy Monday! 🙂

      • Me too love!!! It’s the best!!! You’re such an amazing woman!!

  • yay! happy one year! Adorable outfit! I have those shoes as well 🙂

    • Thanks Jaclyn!! I could wear this dress everyday (if it was still summertime)… Arent these shoes amazing! AND affordable! Happy Monday! 🙂

  • I think my clumsy fingers commented on the wrong post – but congratulations on your one year anniversary 😊🙈

  • Yay how fun, congratulations!!

  • HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!!! That´s so amazing! CONGRATULATIONS! Raising my glass to you today, wishing you all the best, fun and more fabulousness for the coming year:-)
    I have loved reading your posts (although I don´t comment regularly..but that is something I´m working on, commenting more..;-)) and am looking forward to all new things coming! XOXO

    • Awww thanks so much!!! It has been a blast so far and I cant wait to see where the next year takes me! I love reading your blog as well… Cheers to blogging! 🙂

      • All the very best from the bottom of my heart for you and your blog!
        Thanks:-)
        A big cheers to blogging!!!

  • Happy Anniversary!! I’ve loved reading your blog + I’m so thankful for our blogging friendship 🙂 I can’t wait to see where your journey takes you in year two!!

    • Thanks Ashley!!!! I am so glad we could connect through the blogging world… I cant wait to see where the next year takes us both! Thanks for always being supporting and amazing 🙂

  • Woohoo! Happy happy!

    • WOOOOOO!!!! Cant believe its already been a whole year… So glad we connected through this crazy blogging thing lol – we still need to get our Wine On! 🙂

  • Happy Blogiversary! How exciting! It’s been so fun to keep up with your blog – I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us with the new site!

    • Thanks so much Brittany!!!… Thanks for reading and following along. For some reason, all of my subscriptions to everyone I followed were deleted. I just “re-followed” you!! YAY! Glad we could connect through this amazing community 🙂

      • Yes, of course!! It has been so fun connecting with you – thanks for the re-follow 🙂 Yay for blogging!

  • Kate

    Oh my, how BEAUTIFUL are you?! Congrats on one year…that is SO exciting!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

  • Happy blogging anniversary! I hope the next 365 days are just as awesome – or better!

  • Awe Happy Blogiversary Brittany!!! 💕 I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you and to be following along every step!!

    • Thanks so much Kaitlyn! So glad we could connect through our blogs. Hope everything is going well in your new home and job 🙂

      • So am I!! 💕 Thank you so much! So far so good! Adjusting to the area and luckily absolutely loving my new job!! The apartment is also coming together!! Can’t wait to share it!!

  • I love that we have the same blogiversary. We were just meant to be! The list of things you learned is SPOT ON. #4 really struck me. I may get a few days behind on comments, but I ALWAYS reply within the week. I don’t understand bloggers who don’t engage with their readers. Like you said, they’re the reason you get to keep doing what you love. You’ve got some exciting things in the works and I can’t wait to see where year 2 takes you. I’m so glad blogging brought us together. Love you!!

    P.S. That unicorn balloon is amazing

    • Thanks girl I feel the same way! If we explained our friendship to someone else they would prob laugh and walk away lol – So happy to have a friend in NC that loves all the same things I do! 🙂

      • You are so right! They’d think we were crazy haha

  • Congrats! 🎉🎁

  • Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary! Love your balloons 😉

  • Congrats on your one year anniversary!!! As a newbie your blog is a great source of inspiration! thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on blogging, it is so hard not to take criticism to heart but you are so right to just not take it seriously! You have done such an amazing job with your site I really thought you had been blogging for years!
    -Jules-

    • Awww thanks so much!!!! Love reading your blog and seeing all your fabulous finds… So glad we could find each other through this awesome community! 🙂

  • Ahhh! HAPPY ONE YEAR!!! You are such a lovely person & I’ve enjoyed reading your blog since the moment I came across it!! You definitely inspire me in many ways, you are wonderful at what you do!! Here’s to many many more!! XOXO

    • Thanks Amanda!!! Same to you as well…So glad we could build a friendship through the blogging world! Keep on being fabulous 🙂

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