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Happy 1st Birthday Blog!

It’s My One Year Blogiversary!

Over the course of the last year, I have had: 3300 page views, managed to accumulate 704 combined social media following and I have published 114 posts! I think we have an awful lot to celebrate today! A year ago today, I started blogging…

Actually that’s a lie. I’ve been blogging since the dark ol’ year of 2014, I believe! But today we’re celebrating the highs and the lows of the past year, when I started on this blog and I really started to take blogging seriously. In the past I’ve had a couple of blogs with a few posts thrown together here and there, but this day last year is when it really started. Everything I’d learned, albeit very gradually, came together and ‘Jess Louise’ as we know it today was born!

I remember the day quite vividly. It was the day after I’d finished my last GCSE exam (Business & Communication Systems, Unit 8) and I was reading over my (now non-existent) blog and decided I was ready for a change. It’d been the same for years and I was going to be starting a new College with new, and older, people and I thought that my blog needed to grow up too. So, I created a WordPress.com account and, voila, the early evolutionary stage of my new ‘Jess Louise’ arose! It took me no longer than two months after that to take the ‘Self Hosted Plunge’ so to speak. I had, and still have, big ambitions for this little space of the internet so I knew that it was going to be worth it. I still stand by that today as one of the best decisions I probably ever made! (as for my A level choices this time last year, ehhhh nope).

Here’s to the next year of ‘Jess Louise’! I hope that you’ll continue to follow me on my journey. I’m hoping to share even more about my experiences as a college student, the university application process and things that I love within the next year! I’m actually so excited to see what’s going to to come out of this when I’m writing this post this time next year! Literally anything could happen!

Tell me, what has been your favourite post? What has been your least favourite? Is there anything I could change about my little corner of the internet? Your opinion matters to me and it is in my best interests to keep you engaged as readers. Which leads me on to, do you have any post suggestions or anything else you’d like to hear more about? Perhaps I’d mentioned something once which gripped your interest, or perhaps there’s a particular style of post you really like? Whatever it is, tell me! Let’s keep ‘Jess Louise’ going for another year!

My goals for the next year include keeping up with my posting schedule. There, unfortunately, has been several occasions where I have come off track a bit in publishing my post. This is mainly due to lack of organisation, but some were due to unforeseen circumstances. Whereas I can’t minimise things that can happen that prevent me from posting, I can strive to be more organised, and my Dot Creates Ultimate Blog Planner will certainly be assisting me with that.

Anyway, thanks for sticking by me for the past year – or longer! I’m excited to see where we will go next and who else will come and join our ride!

Thanks for reading – as always…


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