Happy Birthday, Dear Blog| One Year Old


2888 friends and supporters, 1829 Comments, 365 days, 177 blog posts and 1 Blog Award final later my blog and I have arrived at our first ever birthday!

A year has passed since I started Outside Beauty Inside Health and I could not have foreseen how much it would change my life. This time last year I yearned for somewhere to express myself, so I sat and started typing on my first ever blog post, not knowing that it would soon become my full time hobby and passion. I was at first unsure about putting myself out there; there is something quite vulnerable about sharing your life on the internet, but deep down I knew I wanted to share my thoughts with the world. So thank god I had the courage to take the plunge, and a year ago I sat alone on a rainy November afternoon and wrote my first blog post.

I could not have imagined the incredible amount of support, love, community and readership it has gained! This year I have seen some of the kindest and most generous behaviour from a group of people who I have never met before, many who I now count as friends. I love to see how far my blog has grown and developed in the past year; I have been able to connect and collaborate with other talented bloggers and brands, been a finalist in the Cosmo blog Awards, and gained a job all because of the time, dedication and effort I put into my little corner of the internet.

However many opportunities I have gained, it will not replace the genuine love I now have for blogging. I enjoy every aspect of it; thinking of ideas and features, buying and trying new products, taking pictures and editing photos, tapping away at my keyboard and seeing my thoughts come together in a blog post, interacting with others on social media and reading others blogs.

Overall I love being able to inspire, entertain and encourage others with my ramblings. I can’t imagine my blogging life without all of you! You are all so wonderful and inspiring and I love interacting with you all. So thank you everyone for listening (well mostly reading) to my ramblings, thank you for your overwhelming support! I can’t wait for many more blogging years to come!

So to celebrate my one year blog birthday I wanted to share with you the favourite posts of both myself and my some of my loved ones.

You- Fitness Friday- A New Fitness Favourite– Many of you have commented how much you enjoy my Fitness Friday posts, and this post is the all time most popular on my blog. I love that these posts inspire you to try something new and hopefully to become more healthy!

Mum- Fitness Friday- Row Row Row Your Boat– Mum and I both had such a laugh trying this new fitness regime out. The pictures are pretty funny too! I’m looking forward to trying it again next spring.

Steve- Think Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness– This one is a favourite of many of my family members because of how important and personal it is to us all. I hope you took the time to read it!

Matt- Five Years– This is my boyfriend’s favourite post, probably because it is dedicated to him!

Mine- What A Week- Cosmo Blog Awards– This is my favourite post, short and sweet, but one of the highlights of my year. Every time I see it I remember how shocked and immensely happy I was to be a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. It’s when I finally accepted that my blog was more than a silly little hobby but something to be proud of and something to finally share with my family and friends, rather than keep a secret.

I would love to know what your favourite post of mine over the past year was? What is your favourite thing about blogging? How long have you been blogging for?


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy 1st blog birthday! 🙂 Looking forward to more posts 🙂


  2. Hannahmay says:

    Awww that's cute.. my blogs is coming up too(27th)!! Happy Birthday!HannahMayxo


  3. Cat0805 says:

    Aww thanks so much 😀 Glad to hear you enjoy my ramblings!


  4. Cat0805 says:

    Ooo lots of birthdays at the moment 😀 Happy Birthday for 5 days time!


  5. Deja says:

    Happy birthday blog! 😀 I wish you many many more creative years <3X Deja


  6. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks Deja 😀


  7. Jayne Becca says:

    Happy 1st Birthday! I love your fitness posts & I really liked your Kate Moss lipstick post too 🙂 Keep doing what you're doing! Xx


  8. Congratulations, you have done a great job. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts.Found you via twitter.Much love: http://razzledazzleandrocknroll.blogspot.co.uk/xx


  9. Beth says:

    Happy blog birthday! xx


  10. daniella-r says:

    Happy blog Birthday!Daniella xhttp://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk


  11. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks lovely, it's great to know which one's people enjoy 😀


  12. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks so much, I hope my future posts are as well received as my previous ones 😀


  13. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks Beth 😀


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