I just wanted to take a second to look back over the last 8 years and reminisce a bit if I may!
I honestly can’t believe that it’s been 8 years, where on earth did that time go?!
Like I said in one of my posts earlier on today (click here to read) when I started my blog 8 years ago today I was a moody teenager with more emotions than I knew what to do with, I’d dislocated my knee the week before and wasn’t able to walk or go out, I was housebound and bored, so I decided to start a blog!
I never actually expected anybody to read my blog, I just did it because I love writing and I always have.
In my first week I got 6 views and that was loads to me, I hadn’t told my friends or family about my blog so that was 6 people I didn’t even know. Imagine that?!
Now if I only got 6 people reading in a week I’d be very worried…
I can honestly say that starting my blog was the best decision I’ve ever made.
I’ve been lucky enough to do some really amazing things over the last 8 years, I’ve met some truly incredible people and there’s been so many amazing opportunities and it’s just so far beyond what I ever thought was even possible with a blog.
I was going to make a list of all of my highlights / things that I’ve really loved about being a blogger but (and I know it’s going to sound REALLY lame when I say this) I love everything about it.
The excitement of writing a new post, getting it ready to publish, the few seconds of nerves before you publish and then the excitement and at times chaos of promoting it on social media and just getting it out there, then sitting back and reading peoples feedback. And that really satisfying feeling when you’ve scheduled a load of posts in advance and just feel super organised!
I love it.
I love talking to you all too, it fascinates me the range of people who read my blog. I love you all so much.
It’s been really cool over the last couple of years as my blog has really grown getting to meet a lot of you at meetups or just out and about, I can’t get used to getting recognised, especially because I’m a blogger there’s not many pictures of me out there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing! But so surreal, I mean, it’s just me.
I love reading through old blog posts from years ago and seeing how much I’ve grown and changed as a person.
Some of the things I used to write about really make me laugh, I mean who remembers my posts about relationships?! I clearly thought I was the next Carrie Bradshaw at the time haha or the time when I started blogging about the news…
It’s been an adventure over the last 8 years, I’ve learned a lot about myself, but I’m still growing and changing as a person and as I continue to grow and change so will my blog.
I really do want to thank you all so much for your support over the last 8 years and just thank you for just being here and for being you, if I could hug you all personally I would. I hope that you’ll continue to join me on this crazy little adventure that is my life. I love having you all around, you’re like my extended family and frankly I don’t know what I’d do without you anymore.
Stick around because it’s not long now until I make my big announcement!
I’m so incredibly happy to be back blogging, I can’t tell you how good it feels! I hope you’re all okay, comment down below, tweet me @MissCharlotteEm or get in touch on one of my other social media sites that you can find by clicking here and tell me how you are! 🙂
Thanks for reading, don’t forget to check back later on today for my announcement post!