Blog Anniversary- Fashstyleliv is 2!!

I can’t believe it is already two whole years since I started blogging!! The exact date was March 13th and I was going to put this post up but I chose today instead. The major reason is because today is a day that usually makes me sad so I thought putting up a cheery post will help counteract that and it has definitely lifted my mood. I actually can't believe I have been blogging for two whole years; I think that’s pretty insane. I have been looking through my old posts lately and I was tempted to take new pictures to replace some of the really terrible ones there. However, I have left them the way they are because I think it serves as reminder to me on how far I have come and all the progress I have made. I still remember my first post and I had no idea what I was doing but I loved it!! All the pictures taken in this post were taken on my iPhone 5 and I don't think they were very terrible at all!!
I love reading my old posts and I love the passion with which I wrote. I am pretty sure no one was reading them at the time but I did not care. I just loved blogging and I still do with even more passion than I can muster. Blogging is one of the most consistent thing I have ever done and the amount of happiness I get from it cannot be rivalled. I still remember the first time I had 100 page views, I was so pleased!! It meant the whole world to me and I wanted to know why the spike happened.
Apparently, ITSU Restaurant shared my review on their FaceBook page and I was getting new visitors!! When I wrote about the Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar Review,  the post got so many page views (almost 7000 views) and it's still a popular post. Gamila Secret got in touch with me and thanked me for the blog post and offered me some samples which I gave away in a giveaway contest. I can go on and on about little milestones that made me smile in the early days but I will leave you with links below to check some of these posts if you like.

My blog has also gone through several changes. I have changed headers, layouts, blog templates, and social media buttons, name it- it’s been done. I have also changed as a person and so has my taste. I have improved on my skills, knowledge, confidence, etc. I cannot even articulate how much I have learned from this blog. Most of all, I am very grateful to all my readers, yes,  You, You and You. Thank you for stopping by (my favourite comment reply- have you noticed?) and for leaving me such lovely comments that have brightened many of my days. I love you all (getting into a very emosh territory now). I may not have the best blog or photos or products or page views, etc but I have the best readers/viewers. I appreciate every one of you and let me tell you,  you reading this blog makes everything worthwhile. I can go on and on but I am just going to stop here. You can check through my archives from 2013 here and 2014 here. I have also updated a few pages on here which you can  check out:  About Me,  About Blog, Blog  Roll, Disclaimer and PR Inquiries. Let me know what you think and I would love some feedback about my blog as well so I can improve it!!

I know I may have mentioned this before but 2013 was a very special year for me. I made so many changes in my life and so many special things happened to me. I moved to London, started a new job near Westminster (part of my job involved attending fancy meetings in Whitehall, Westminster, House of Parliament, etc), started this lovely blog, took an interest in photography, cut off my hair so I could grow out my natural hair without chemicals and so many other private special moments happened. Of course, this is 2015 and more amazing things have happened and I feel like I have grown to become my own person. I have moved up in my career (changed jobs), improved many of my skills and hobbies and I am branching out into a few areas which I would be discussing when the time is right.  I feel so blessed to be alive and surrounded with such loving family and friends and of course, the love of my life. Thank you for being part of my life through my blog. Of course, there will be a massive giveaway coming up soon so stay tuned for that!!..xx

14 comments :

  1. Happy blog anniversary!!! Hope to see more of Fashstyleliv :D

    ladywannabeblog

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    1. Awww thank you so much Olufunmi!! Fashstyleliv is here to stay and I am glad you enjoy its content!!..xx

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  2. Happy blog anniversary! I wish you many more year of blogging, good changes and happiness! :))

    Kisses, Kali
    www.kalisinspiration.com

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  3. Congratulation, Liv! :)

    2 years is quite long by the way, so a consistency in keep writing the blog is an achievement :)

    My blog will be 2 years as well this June, can't wait for the day! >.<

    Keep writing, I love reading your posts :) x

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    1. Awwwww thanks a lot Nindy!!! I am so pleased you enjoy reading my blog....Countdown to your Blog's birthday in June...xx

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  4. :D I loved reading this post! You've achieved so much and I'd love to do even half of that stuff when my blog is 2. Keep doing what you're doing! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. Thanks a lot Jasmine and I am pretty sure you would even exceed all this. Your blog is amazing and you are definitely going places!!!...xx

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    1. Thanks a lot Rebecca!! I am excited too *lets out loud shriek*...xx

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  6. Happy happy blogiversay!!! <3 !! btw, dropped my phone in the toilet (stupid!), so whatsapp is a no-no for a while :'(

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    1. Oh my Goodness!!! I do hope your phone is much better now!! have you let it air dry for a bit? So sorry to hear ad thanks for leaving me a lovely comment!! I will email you later today...xx

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