Thursday, 27 March 2014

My Blog Turns 1!


I opened a Blogger account in 2010, but, like my savings account, it remained dormant. I was afraid I had nothing to say or write. And if I did, I wasn't confident that I'd be able to sustain its longevity. 

 
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It's true that sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do. Ideas and inspiration have been generous to me so far, and they have given me something else to look forward to other than the weekend while at work on a Monday. 


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It's been a year since I finally hit the publish button on 23 March 2013. This is my 64th post, and my blogger page has been viewed (and hopefully read) 30,912 times to date. I'm sure it's not much but I have to get past the number crunching while trying my hardest to eventually call myself an essayist (I fail in this when I'm whinging about make-up, clothes, and other trivial topics), and, well, an amateur photographer.

 To celebrate my first full year, allow me to look back to 2013 by sharing with you a round-up of my top 10 most read posts.

Click on the photos to direct you to the post.

 
http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/how-david-beckham-is-contributing-to.html
How David Beckham is Contributing to the Economic Upturn


http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/keeping-it-fake.html
Keeping it Fake



http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/hair-today-gone-tomorrow.html
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow



http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/miss-supranational-philippines-2013.html
Miss Supranational Philippines 2013



http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/part-ii-museum-of-bags-purses-amsterdam.html
Part II: Museum of Bags and Purses Amsterdam


 
http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-sound-of-music-in-salzburg-austria.html
The Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria




http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/from-old-manila-to-vienna-willkommen-in.html
From Old Manila to Vienna (Willkommen in Wien Part I)




http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/museum-of-bags-and-purses-amsterdam.html
Part I: Museum of Bags and Purses Amsterdam



http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/facebooks-status-quo.html
Facebook's Status Quo



http://msmadge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/does-age-really-matter.html
Does Age Really Matter?


I'd like to thank fellow bloggers and lovely readers who've been sharing their thoughts on some of my posts and keeping me warm and cosy in this little online corner of mine. Well done to you for being supportive!

I'm quite nervous about this, but I'd like to invite you to let me know of contents you'd love to see on my page. Although my main purpose is to log my thoughts on things that I feel strongly (and sometimes stupidly) about, I though it would be good to up the interaction by asking you to join me in coming up with topics to talk about. Your suggestions are most welcome. No deliberate intention to mentally torture me though, please.

I work full-time and don't have the freedom to randomly gallivant whenever I please, so it would be quite a challenge. If a topic involves research, I will need a considerable amount of time to work on a piece.

You can leave your suggestions on the comment box, or email me, or drop me a message on my Facebook page. I look forward to hearing from you!

Again, thank you for a great year with you all!




18 comments:

  1. Whatever comes into your brilliant pretty little head! So glad we have 'met'. Congratulations. I loved the post about your Dad the most. xx

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    1. Thank you Kelly! Same here, I'm glad Naomi 'introduced' us. I'll see what else my head can rack up xx

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  2. Congratulations on the blogsaversary! It is a good mark. One must just plod on and write whatever you feel. I wouldn't feel too nervous about anything as this is your blog to do as you choose. But I hope you continue to have fun with it!

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    1. Thanks you and thanks for the advice! Will take that on board x

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  3. Congratulations and happy anniversary to the blog. You touched a nerve when you said about sustaining the longevity because, as you have probably noticed, I've been a bit absent from the blogosphere recently, not for anything other than the funny mood I'm in at the moment. Anyway nice touch with revisiting your most popular posts; there's a couple there that I haven't read and others that I remember well.

    A nice easy post for you, I'm always keen to know what people eat and if there is any history behind the reasons you enjoy a particular food or cuisine. Also, you cant go wrong with 'new ins' with your fashion purchases. I enjoy your personal posts about your family and holidays too xx

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    1. Ahh..thanks Colleen for being around for more than half of my blog's life. Can you be its godmother? :D Took note of that. We'll talk food one of these day. Have a lovely week x

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  4. Congratulations darlin'. It's always a pleasure reading your blog. I think the posts I enjoy reading the most are the personal ones. As someone has already said, the one about your dad was beautiful & I personally liked the one about how you'd come to terms with your darker skin tone & were proud of it. x

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments! I was a bit uneasy about talking too personal, but I guess we have to do what comes naturally. I'm so pleased that most of you loved the story about my dad. Really appreciate it. See you again here and at your blog xx

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  5. Blogging is such a great experience. Great that you finally pushed that button in 2013. Happy Blogversary!

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    1. It is indeed Anouka! Thank you for being a part of it x

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  6. 30,912 views…
    64 entries…
    1 enticing blogger/good friend/inspiring person…
    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  7. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. I remember many of these posts (and I especially enjoyed the Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam) I shall have to have a look at the ones I missed. As for the future, my suggestion is to just continue with the wide range of topics. I love to read your travel posts but it's the variety which I enjoy when visiting your blog, an element of surprise! Not knowing what the next subject might be!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you miss b! I'm very glad you remember some of the posts. I do remember that you really enjoyed the post on Museum of Bags and Purses. Well, I think, I'll keep it that way then: will do more surprise posts. Have a good week!

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  8. Hiya Marj, Congratulations dear! It has been a wonderful year for your and your blog, I'm so happy that we crossed paths and met through the blogosphere. I wish you many more years to come.
    Madison :-) xx

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    1. Thank you for beautiful message Madison! Have a lovely day x

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  9. Happy 1 year anniversary, babe!! And 20 days. It's 20 days if I counted them correctly.:D Isn't it interesting how you start doing something and then it changes and evolves and in a way takes on a life of its own? I know I like that about my blog ... So I wouldn't have any concrete suggestions per se because I like what you're doing already, you always write about interesting stuff (like for example Keeping It Fake, which is simply superb!) so just go with the flow of things and cheers to the next 64 posts!;)

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    1. Thanks Peet, and so glad you're back on!! Missed you here! This blog's definitely still evolving. So much more to learn, wrote, talk about, bitch about, and all the shitty stuff that come with it. One thing that I'm very happy about though is having bloggers like yourself who are happy to leave comments and exchange ideas with me. Thank you so so much. Have a lovely day. See you again soon xx

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