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What I've Learnt in Nine Months of Blogging

I can't believe that nine months tomorrow marks the day that I sat down and created Amy Elizabeth Fashion! My blogging journey has been an absolute whirlwind since then, so I decided to reflect on the 5 most exciting things that have happened in that time, and the 5 best things I've learnt about blogging!


Highlights of My Blogging Journey

1. Obviously the absolute highlight has to be my Cosmo Blog Award nomination
2. Modelling for Motel Rocks in London as part of their AW14 blogger shoots
3. Reaching a collective following of over 9,000
4. Reaching 100,000 page views
5. Heading to London Fashion Week to see three different shows

Things I've Learnt On my Journey

1. Bloggers are the nicest people you will ever meet. I have made some friends through blogging that I hold extremely close to my heart. They are some of the loveliest people I have ever met and are unbelievably supportive of one another! Some of these lovely bloggers include Kemples, Nisha, Ellie and Jasmine!

2. Events can be a fantastic way to network! Not only have I met some amazing bloggers at events, but some of these events have lead to me completing internships and work placements with those companies, helping me get one step closer to pursuing a career within the fashion industry

3. Stay true to yourself. There is no point setting yourself unrealistic goals or trying to blog about things you aren't passionate about. To love blogging, you have to love what you're blogging about!

4. Being a blogger isn't 'easy'. I think there is a huge assumption that bloggers live a glamourous life and become internet sensations over night. This is not the case... an incredible amount of hard work goes into every single blog post, picture and layout! And I love every minute of it

5. A little bit of kindness goes a really long way. Ask any blogger... It can really make your day when someone takes just a little bit of time to acknowledge what you are writing about and leaves a lovely comment on your blog. Whenever I read blog posts that I love, I make sure to leave a comment behind to let the blogger know I appreciate their work. I am so grateful to every single person who reads and comments on my blog, and I hope you continue to do so!
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  1. Amy this is so lovely! Thank you so much for mentioning me! Xx

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    1. aww you're welcome lovely!! I'm sure ill see you next week at one of our events! xx

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  2. Awww...Amy this is gr8...I happen to complete a month and hoping to dedicate a post like this in the future and you look beautiful...luv Rita

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  3. Love this post so much, thank you for the mention. Congratulations on nine months, you've done so much and I hope the next nine months bring you even more opportunities! I totally agree with no 5 about kindness, I always get so excited when I get a comment on my blog xxx

    HOW I WEAR

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    1. You're welcome!! I was so overwhelmed when I realised how nice and friendly bloggers really are! xx

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  4. Congrats on the nomination Amy!! That is fantastic and you are an inspiration to all of us other bloggers that are just starting out!! :) LOVE your blog! Thanks for all your great comments on my posts, LOVE THEM! Your an angel xoxox

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    1. aww thank you! such a lovely lovely comment xx

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  5. It's so great seeing how far you've come in such a short time! Really inspiring, I hope that the rest of your journey goes well! X

    owlsinthesummer.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Such a cute post - definitely inspiration to keep blogging! I've been at it for so long and I just don't seem to be getting anywhere. Thank you!

    Sadhbh
    www.sadhbhers.blogspot.ie

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    1. aw thanks lovely! aww no as long as you are enjoying every minute thats all that matters! xx

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  7. Wow! You have accomplished so much, good for you!!! I hope I am where you are in nine months<3 Great post! I love your blog so much!!!


    Brooklynn | That Brooklynn Paige

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    1. thank you so much! everyones lovely comments are making me smile a lot!! xx

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  8. Congratulations on all you've achieved, lovely! Crazy to think where you could be in another 9 months :D xxx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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  9. Thank you for the blogging inspiration, it's very cool to hear it from a successful blogger who understands the long hours!

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  10. Congratulations on your milestones - i don't blog about fashion/beauty (I blog about horses - yes there is an audience for that LOL), and so many of your points ring true for me as well. Bloggers are the most supportive people in the world. Was lovely to read your points and be able to transfer them across to a different genre and they still fit! Well written x

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    1. thank you so much lovely! aww it doesnt matter what you blog about as long as it's something that is important to you! xx

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  11. amazing achievements, well done :) www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. great article, and congrats <3 btw just subscribed, your blog is really adorable!
    xx Belle
    http//thewearabelle.com

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  13. It's crazy how far you can come as a blogger in a certain amount of time, congrats for doing so well!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Great post and thanks for the tips.
    I love your blog :)

    xoxo
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  15. This is amazing! congratulations on everything that you have achieved.

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    xx

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  16. Thank you for mentioning me, it made my day! <3

    You deserve all the success with your blog!

    kemples
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    1. You're more than welcome lovely!!! xxx

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  17. I love this post, it is so positive, I am so happy for you.

    Mo-fashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Aww what a lovely blog post!! It's seems like you have achieved so much over the past year in blogging!! Keep up the good luck Amy x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Aww what a lovely blog post!! It's seems like you have achieved so much over the past year in blogging!! Keep up the good luck Amy x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I think that staying true to who you are is so vital nowadays - I feel like people get swayed by what they see on the media way too much.
    Anjna Harish

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    1. I completely agree!! You should use your blog to write about things that are personal to you xx

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  21. Wow good stuff! I can't believe your blog has taken off in such a short amount of time! Way to go!

    Katherine
    Prim & Pattern

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  22. Amy I love this!! So true and the amount you have acomplished in such a short time shows how impressive your blog really is!
    Also I love your header, did you create it yourself??

    isitcoolyet.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much lovely!! It was designed by Abby at a company called Baggle! xx

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  23. This is such a lovely realisation!! And congratulations and all your achievements! :) xx I can definitely agree with everything you have stated in things you have learnt on your journey.

    NIKIMINT

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  24. Congrtaz! I am happy for youuu
    you're right. being a blogger isn't as easy as everybody thinks. Bloggers need to be consistent and put efforts into the content. I hope I can get to where you are someday..

    xoxo
    www.colorsinmybubble.blogspot,com

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    1. thank you lovely! im sure you will! xx

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  25. Awe Yay! im so glad to see your progress. this just helps me realize i love blogging and i will never stop!!!!

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  26. Blogging sure is not easy. :)

    I'm happy that you reached so far in blogging for only nine months. Hoping for you to have more success in the future!

    Life With Antlers

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  27. Lovely post, you have achieved so much in such a short space of time! Your posts are great, I really enjoy reading them, so keep up the good work! :)

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

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    1. thank you!! such a lovely comment xx

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  28. I'm a new reader of your blog and it's so very lovely! Congrats on 9 months and all your achievements so far! :)

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  29. OMG your cat is adorable!!!!

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Good on you for achieving those things in such little time. It just goes to show how dedicated and passionate you are about what you write and that you're in it for the right reasons. Definitely inspires me to continue writing about things I love. Great post :)

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  31. You've come so far in such a short space of time, I can only hope to say the same in nine months time for myself. This has inspired me to keep on writing, love it.
    -'phie x
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    1. aww im sure you can! thank you so much! xx

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  32. Congrats on your nomination! I've been reading your blog for a little while now and it's motivated me to get more involved with my blog / the blogging community while keeping true to myself! I love reading fashion/beauty blogs but it's not something I necessarily enjoy writing about and so number three really stands out for me. I hope you continue to be just as successful as you have been so far because you definitely deserve it! Chan xxx

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    1. thank you so much lovely! such a lovely comment! xx

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  33. Sounds ace hard work pays off Go Girl :)I have Winter Makeup Beauty Favourites at www.zairacantara.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Omg congrats !!! I can't believe you achieved all of that only in 9 months. I would love to contact you i have so many questions and would love to just chat with you shall i email you ? Have a lovely day xx

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    1. aww thank you so much! yes feel free to email me! xx

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  35. Your Blog is lovely and this post is a very uplifting to me, I am new to the Blog world! Congratulations on all your success!! Best wishes :)

    www.angelarosebenson.blogspot.ca

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  36. Congratulations :) Your blog is amazing! I have been blogging for a couple of months and I truly understand that blogging is not as easy as everyone thinks, sometimes it takes me hours to create 1 blog post, but I enjoy every minute of it. And I 100% agree that a little kindness goes a long way :) xx

    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

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  37. I loved reading this post. I find that I sometimes get a bit deflated feeling like my blog is never seen, but this has given me that push to keep going with it. Amazing how much you have done in such a small amount of time, well done! xx

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    1. aw thank you! im glad ive inspired you! xx

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  38. What a lovely post! Congratulations on all of your achievements, you have done so well :)

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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  39. Great post Amy :) Congratulations on your amazing success. Love your blog xoxo

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  40. This is such a lovely blog post, you're right blogging is a lot harder than it's stereotypically made out to be, but we all enjoy it so much we stick to it! You're blog is lovely, and you should be proud of your achievements.

    http://www.judyrudybeauty.com/?m=1

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  41. It is so true blogging is the opposite of "easy" I just started mine up again, but my hopes are to make it last! (haha we'll see how that works out)

    Congrats!

    trendydonut.blogspot.com

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    1. aww im sure you will as long as you find what you love to blog about! xx

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