Reflecting on November

Reflecting on November

Urm… So, I don’t try to focus on stats too much but my blog somehow took off in November?! I don’t even know what happened but I am beyond grateful and I felt like I had to do a post about it because honestly I’m still a bit confused (in a super excited and happy way).
November has been an incredibly hectic month and I won’t lie, I barely survived it.  Blogging and uni were a bit hard to balance last year, but November has seemed to be peak deadline season.  That combined with more brand communication than usual, a couple of events (I did a post on one of them here), a new internship and a lot of travel between London and Bristol (Read my slow decline into craziness herewas very intense.  However, despite the breakdowns and the brain shut down that I am only just recovering from, I am so grateful for where my blog has taken me.
This month I hit 3000 followers.  3000!  I didn’t even register when I hit 1000!  This month it felt like all the hard work and effort that I’ve put in over the last 11 months is really paying off and that’s such a rewarding feeling… However, it’s simultaneously terrifying.  I don’t want to sound ungrateful, because trust me I am incredibly grateful, I can barely believe that this is happening.  However, I never really expected to receive this much attention on my little blog.  I started this because I wanted to write more; I wasn’t aware that in 11 months time I’d be in communication with brands, or attending events as a “blogger” or have a genuine readership… I’ve gotten way more out of this than I was expecting and I can’t wait to see where I go from here.
I feel like a lot of the attention I’ve received recently came from my racism post?  As far as I can tell that was when things started skyrocketing… and honestly that makes me so happy.  I was so worried about publishing that post and I wasn’t sure how people would react to it but it brought about the best responses.  I love how it provoked a discussion and got people thinking, and honestly my only regret is that I had published it sooner because I’m so proud of what it’s accomplished.  If any post was going to bring me more people I am so glad it was that one, because, I don’t know, it feels more substantial.
The blogging adventures that I’ve experienced in November have given me a real enthusiasm for blogging at the moment and I love it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been very enthusiastic about my blog for the last couple of months, but now all I want to do is improve.  I want to produce the best content I can, and push myself to do better, so I can’t wait to see where December takes me.
I won’t be doing Blogmas – mainly because I barely have time to post 3 times a week right now and my busyness is starting to take a toll on my mental health.  However, Christmas is my favourite time of year so the current plan (don’t hold me to this) is to continue to post 3 times a week until Christmas, with each of those posts being vaguely associated with Christmas/holidays/festivities.  Then, starting December 25th, I am going to daily blog for 12 days and take part in the 12 days of Blogging  a tribute to the first set of posts that I ever did on this blog. So look forward to all of that!
November has been unbelievable and I still have moments where I’m like “Wow, I did this.  This is my creation and it’s actually becoming a thing.” and it’s indescribably rewarding.  I can’t wait for December, I can’t wait for next year, honestly I just hope that I keep up this momentum because who knows what may happen?
Hope you’re all doing well – this was quite rambly but when are my posts not?  How has your November been? Let me know in the comments! Oh also I have a giveaway going live on my Instagram on Saturday so stay tuned for that…
Lots of love,
Jas xx
 
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  1. josypheen
    November 29, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Well done Jas! It is fantastic to hear all your hard work is paying off.
    I was really impressed by your post about racism too. I guess it shows that sometimes it can be good to open up and be honest with the world.

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s so rewarding having my work pay off honestly. And I’m so glad you liked the post on racism.
      Jas xx

  2. December 1, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Go girl! xx

  3. December 2, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I’m currently at uni and trying to blog so I know how hard it can be but ur doing amazingly!! Keep it up 🙂 and i’m very excited to see ur posts through December cause I love Christmas 🙂 xx
    https://t.co/1aFEt820B2

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Awwwww Im glad you’re looking forward to them! Thank you so much!
      Jas xx

  4. December 2, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Enjoy every minute, it is lovely my to get recognition! Deserved x

  5. December 2, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Awww chick – huge congratulations! Welcome to the crazy world of blogging, it looks like your first year has been a success! Every day is different, ride the rough with the smooth, you will lose your mojo and you will find it again… just enjoy! Sim xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:59 am

      Thank you so much honestly I’ve enjoyed it a lot so far!
      Jas xx

  6. December 2, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Nice post on November…..loved all the ways you have listed that made this November memorable for you……:)

  7. December 2, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I hope that you can get some real relaxation and self -care in for yourself in December and take time for you! Everything really does ramp up in November and December, no matter what area of life 🙁

    • December 2, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you! I am hoping to get some rest in a couple of weeks
      Jas xx

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