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Monday, 12 January 2015

1000 followers // A HUGE thanks & competition

My blog follower count has been creeping up and up for a while now- obviously -and I've been watching it like a hawk impatiently waiting to hit that big milestone that is 1000 followers. Well last week something very exciting happened, yep you guessed it, I finally reached 1000 followers and it's safe to say I was over the moon. A HUGE thank you to each and every one of you who read my blog, comment on my posts and just support me and my blog in general, it means a lot and I can't tell you how grateful I am. 

Deciding to start a blog was a very spur of the moment decision, unlike most I'd never really thought about starting one before and if I'm telling the truth I was just bored at the time. Never did I imagine that I'd enjoy it as much as I do! I don't have a professional camera, I don't own an iMac or MacBook and last but not least I'm not the best writer either but when you enjoy something none of that really matters. 

I won't lie and say blogging is easy because I'm telling you now, it isn't. If you're at all anything like me then you will have had at least one of these thoughts, if not all of them along the

Every bloggers struggles- 

*Reads another persons blog* right that's it, I'm not bloody doing this anymore. Mines no where near as good as theirs. *blogs the next day*

*Looks at another bloggers photo's* Huh, mine are rubbish, I'll never be able to take photos as good as that, I'm giving up. 

*Whilst writing new blogpost* Will anybody even be interest in this boring drone? *deletes the whole thing

*Uploads photo of new makeup* I hope people aren't just going to think I'm self obsessed and all I care about is makeup. I promise I'm not really this vain and boring. 

*Works damn right hard on a new blogpost* 100 pageviews, is that it?!?! I swear I'm not wasting my time and energy again, forget this. 

The funny thing about it all is no matter how frustrated you get about how rubbish you're doing at blogging you never give up, or maybe that's just me and I like to moan? The amount of times I've almost gave up because I've thought nobodies even interested and wouldn't be bothered if I stopped, I've lost count now! 

All of the hard work is SO worth it though, I can't tell you how many good things have came out of it for me. I've made new friends with similar interests as me which is brill, I've learnt that I do actually really like writing even if I'm not always good at it, I no longer feel as isolated and bored and I've had some amazing opportunities thrown at me along the way. I've never mentioned this on my blog before but a couple of months ago I was invited down to London to attend a bloggers event and even though I unfortunately couldn't make it I was just so pleased that I even got invited in the first place. Moments like that remind me why I carry on! 

So what I'm trying to say is if you think that you'd maybe like that start a blog then GO FOR IT. It's the best decision I've ever made and it's so much more than just writing about beauty products! Thank you all SO much for reading my rambles and making me feel like actually for once my opinions do matter. 

*I'm not one for giving shoutout's but as a thanks I've decided to hold a shout out competition. If you'd like to enter then all you have to do is follow me on Instagram if you don't already and regram one of my photos tagging me '@itslittlelauren' along with the hashtag #laurenslooks1k. 

There will be four winners and all winners will get a shout out on Instagram as well as being included in a blogpost and a tweet, 9,600 followers in total. I'll be picking solely on your feeds so it doesn't matter if you have 1 or 10,000 followers, anybody can enter but be sure to do so before the 1st of February as that's when the winners will be announced, good luck!* 

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