Hi you lot! Today I’m coming at you with a review of the best things that have happened since I started blogging 8 years ago today (crazy!!!!). Although I’m embarrassed to go back to some of the old posts I’ve written, I think blogging has allowed me to learn so many things and I couldn’t be more proud of it. My blog is my pride and joy and I like that I have this thing to look back on. I’ve documented all my teenage years on it and hope to continue into my adulthood…

Making Friends in the Blogging Community

I have to say this is the best part: meeting amazing girls with whom I share the same passion. The obvious ones are Cassidy from Styled by Seven, Martine from A Tiny Bit Beautiful and Marianne & Gabrielle from 2ePeau. I think doing this on my own would have felt terribly lonely but I’m happy to have people around me to talk about the good sides and the bad sides of blogging.

Learning English

Not many people know that I started writing this blog in French. Back then my English was absolutely terrible and I’m confident the blog was a big help. Now thanks to that, I am able to study and work solely in English. My next plan is to start learning Norwegian or Swedish so maybe eventually I’ll also practice on here, who knows!

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Sharing Life Experiences

Five years ago I shared my experience of doing a summer in London with a company called EF (Education First). I documented my time there, and still to this day get the odd e-mail or direct message asking more questions about this exchange. I think that’s the amazing power of blogging: being able to connect with other people online based on similar life experiences. I’m also thankful I documented my trips with friends and family because I can always go back to these blog posts and remember the great moments I’ve had.

I think now referring to yourself as a ‘blogger’ can sometimes be seen as negative because it’s associated with the whole Instagrammer-beach-babe stereotype. However, I always think of a ‘blogger’ in the old school way: as someone who writes a blog to share their love or passion for something. It doesn’t have to be a full-time job or a money-making machine to be an actual blog. I would recommend it to anyone because it is such a fun creative outlet and you can even keep it private if you prefer.

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