Happy 1st blog birthday!

1 year ago today I pressed publish on my first post as ‘Always Believe In A Miracle’. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by and I’ve learnt so much about blogging since starting, people don’t realise how much work goes into running a blog and sometimes that really frustrates me. It’s not just oh I’ll write this post and publish it there’s sooo much more to it. I know I’m not the best blogger in the world, as I don’t have a posting schedule and sometimes I don’t post for weeks on end, sorry! I’m trying to work on that.. but I really enjoy writing and I love that I have had messages from all over the world saying how my blog has helped them, that is seriously the most rewarding thing ever and definitely inspires me to keep writing so I can help even more people.

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My first year of blogging has definitely had some up moments and well as some downs, but I made it! I still love blogging as much as the day I started and I still get really excited when someone has liked my newest post or followed me, I don’t think that excitement will ever go away. Hopefully by the end of the year I should be self-hosted.. EEEEKKKK. I can’t wait to see the wordpress.com dropped and become .co.uk / .com and also purchase a beautiful new theme and customize my blog to exactly how I want it, I also want to do so much more this year with my blog including guest posts.

I would like to thank every single one of you who read, like, comment & follow my blog as it really does mean the absolute world to me. To everyone who I have connected with on twitter through the blogging community I can’t thank you enough, you are all amazing and inspire me every single day. I know this is only a short post but I couldn’t let my first blog birthday go by without posting something haha, I have loved each and every moment and I am looking forward to the future as a blogger, whatever that may bring.

Love Samba




  1. February 27, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Happy Blogiversary lovely! I have loved reading your blog since becoming friends with you and I wish you all the best for 2017, I’m really looking forward to you dropping the wordpress.com that will be amazing! Also, a new theme, even more amazing. I can not wait to see where 2017 takes youu.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • February 28, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so so much Gem 💕 This is such a lovely comment! After writing this post I’ve been on Pipdig and picked out my new theme already haha. I’m thinking I might become self hosted sooner rather than later! So exciting! xoxo

      • February 28, 2017 / 12:20 pm

        You’re more than welcome! Yees, there’s soo many nice themes on there, I’ve seen soo many nice ones and that’s amazing news! Can not wait lovely!

  2. blackcoffeebreakfast
    February 27, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! It’s great to see you this far into your blogging journey – I see so many people dropping out so early in the game (I’ve been guilty of it myself) but this gives me a little ray of hope!
    Elen x

    • February 28, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much Elen! ✨ I’m so happy I’ve managed to keep up with blogging even though I don’t post very often I really enjoy it and I think that’s the most important thing. P.S – I absolutely love your blog! xo

  3. March 2, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Happy first blog birthday!! I cannot wait to see your blog grow even more this year & to read along! Xxx

    • March 2, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thank you so much lovely! This means the world 😘

    • March 2, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you & I hope so 🤞🏼💜

  4. Claire Talks Beauty
    March 2, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Happy first blog anniversary!

  5. March 4, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Congratulations! And good luck for being self-hosted, I’m proud of you. 🙂

    • March 4, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Awh! Thank you so much! 😭💜

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