Since it’s Friday and I’m just chilling out this weekend; I thought I would write a blog post for you all. I have received so many lovely comments from people who thoroughly enjoyed my last post reviewing the Aloe Vera products. I have to admit, I am so pleased that it went well. It was a different style of writing from my usual posts – I was a bit worried that I could not deliver. It is an excellent achievement for me and I look forward to doing more blogs just like it. I will continue to blog about all of my usual things though. I have lot of ideas coming up so stay tuned!
Also, whilst I’m on the topic of blogging, I just want to take a short moment to say that I am absolutely overwhelmed and privileged to say that my blog page has received 10,308 views in only a matter of months. To be candid, I am speechless. How on earth does a casual and unofficial girl like me receive so many views? I must be doing something right. It is irrelevant to me whether people are reading my blogs because they are a regular reader, just genuinely interested in the topic of the blog, perhaps they are just doing a nosey to see what it is all about or maybe they like me (or dislike me) as a person and just want to read about my life and what I’ve been up to etc. Either way, it’s okay. I’m glad. The views on my blogs are what keep me going. I appreciate every last one of them. Not to mention the heartening comments and feedback I have been receiving throughout my blogging journey. Starting an online blog was one of the best things I ever did. It has opened many doors for me. It has allowed me to be honest with myself and talk about what’s on my mind – on a daily basis – with other people. I could not have done it without the support of all of the incredible people in my life so thank you, thank you, thank you. I am fully aware that these are just views on an internet web page and that to many people, this may not be a big deal. But to me it means the world and I am overjoyed that my page has received more than 10,000 views. Wow!
By way of complete contrast, let’s talk quotations! Recently, I don’t know if you have noticed, but I have been attaching photographs of inspirational quotes and incentives along with my posts (I have been trying to maintain optimism and positivity as much as I possibly can). A quotation that I want to type out and share with you all is this “Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many”. Wise words. At the end of this post, I think I will put on a photo of myself which I took today. Firstly, because I want to show you my outfit that I got at an absolute bargain price and secondly because I want my readers to get to know me as much as possible and feel like they can connect with me. I have been suppressing myself from uploading photos of myself as I received one or two negative comments stating that I was looking for attention and people asking how I can smile in photographs when I am suffering from depression (which I responded to in my blog post “A Smile does not mean you are Happy”). However, my goal is to try and not let these comments get in the way of me doing something I enjoy. A few people message me daily and tell me that they look forward to my next blog post – that, in a nutshell, is enough for me to continue doing what I am doing…
So, the dress! Below is a photo of me (looking awfully serious, if I do say so myself) wearing a black and white striped blouse type dress that I got out of New Look for under 3 pounds. I absolutely love a bargain – as you all know. So I had to pick this up! Recently, I had a clear out and sold lots of my deserted clothes that were just collecting dust. I used to love having them just to be able to open my cupboard and admire them. Now, when I open my cupboard there are empty spaces and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that. I will probably find myself picking up things up here and there to add to my collection again.
What are your plans for the weekend? My plans are just to relax and try and clear my head. I had a few ‘bad’ days throughout my week. My head just was not in a good place at all. I’m in Ayr staying at my boyfriend’s mum’s house this weekend – hopefully the change of scenery will do me some good. I hope you all have a fantastic evening and weekend!