5 years of Lazy Thoughts

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for five years?! Blogging is such a large part of my life now that I can’t really remember a time without it. I’ve come pretty far in the past five years and I’m not very good at shouting about my achievements, so I thought I’d try and write a post where I do just that! Cringe incoming…

My top two posts have 160,000+ pageviews between them
I don’t often shout about this, but my two most viewed posts (5 must-have pages for your bullet journal and 5 things I wish I’d known before starting my bullet journal) are doing kinda okay. It’s all thanks to Pinterest, and whilst I’m starting to see a decline in how much traffic these pages are actually getting, we’ve had a pretty good run!

I’m through to the voting stage of the UK Blog Awards
This one’s a much more recent achievement, but I’m through to the second round of the UK Blog Awards and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m bound to be banging on about it for the foreseeable so apologies in advance, but it’s so nice to get some recognition in this very saturated market and I’m so grateful to have been nominated in the first place!

I’ve worked with some pretty cool brands
I don’t get a lot of opportunities through my blog, but the ones I have had are ones I’m so grateful for and feel super lucky to have been a part of. I’ve worked with the likes of Debenhams, Rosetta Stone and ghd, and had meals out and haircuts paid for all because of this little space. It always means a lot when someone reaches out to me, because blogging is a bit like shouting into the void otherwise and it can be such a battle to make yourself heard.

I got a mention in Blogosphere magazine
Whilst I wasn’t picked for the feature, I was mentioned in issue 16’s ‘In the Spotlight’ section and again, just having that recognition was amazing! Maybe someday I’ll get more of a feature.

I’ve met loads of amazing people
I never thought that blogging would involve meeting new people, but I’ve found so many lovely guys and gals through blog events. On that note, if you’re going to the Blogosphere Christmas Festival let me know because I’d love to chat to you there! 

It’s crazy to think how much I’ve actually done in the last five years and how much my life outside blogging has changed too. I’m no longer a student living in London, I’m a Content Exec in my hometown in Sussex and I’ve grown up a lot, but I love that my blog has grown with me and I’ve got an archive full of memories to look back on. Here’s to the next five years!

How long have you been blogging? What’s your proudest achievement?