Thursday, 26 July 2012

Blog 3rd Birthday Wishlist

Hello lovelies! Right after my own 22nd Birthday, on the 18th August it will be my blogs 3rd year anniversary. For the first year and a half my blog was more of a personal diary sort of thing with posts that were few and far between - it was only within the last year and a half that I started fitting in to the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogging niche and posting regularly. I've had the most amazing experience and I'm so proud to be celebrating my 3rd year going strong with almost 700 of you amazing readers! Thank you so so much! ♥

So, as well as thinking of some stuff I'd love to receive for my own birthday, I've also been thinking of some stuff I'd love to come together for my blog birthday!

1. My very own shiny new URL. I'm almost 100% certain that this is going to happen as soon as I can find a good deal and some money from somewhere. I've been thinking about what URL I might choose and I have a few ideas that I'm toying with. Let me know if you have any suggestions - my main concern is that islandgirlinsights.com might be too wordy?

2. A big blog de-clutter. I'm pretty happy with my theme at the minute - the only thing that I'd love is someone with a creative eye to come and work their magic on my layout and sidebar so that it all looks a bit more cohesive and professional. It all feels a bit messy to me at the moment. Nothing like a good bit of spring cleaning, right!

3. More sponsors & friends. I've recently started putting a bit of my money into purchasing adverts on blogs I love that are bigger than mine - this is to ensure that people who chose to button swap, advertise on or sponsor my blog receive bang for their buck and the best benefit out of their spot on my website. I want to make sure that all money I earn from blogging goes into making this blog bigger, better and more accessible to all of my readers. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to advertise, button swap or sponsor me! I'd love to hear from you.

4. Reach 750. I think it would be an amazing birthday treat to reach my next milestone! I can't even begin to explain just how much it still surprises me when I log on and see the vast number of you that come to stop in my little corner of the internet each day. I can't thank you enough.

That's it, my short but sweet blog wish-list. What would be on yours? ♥
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22 comments:

  1. Oh congratulations, your blog is definitely one of my favourites! You really deserve those 700 followers :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much & thanks for being an amazing reader and always commenting! x

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  2. Congrats :) I only properly kicked off my blog a year and a half ago too! My old posts are so cringey.. like reading my teenage diary or something! Lol. You could call your url 'island girl' maybe? :) xx

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    1. Mine are like that too! I look back on them and I want to delete them so badly, but some of the memories are priceless! :) I think I will end up calling it Island Girl, I might even change my whole blog name because I'm not 100% happy with it x

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  3. Congrats on almost being at your 3rd Blog Birthday! :)

    My blog wishlist would just be to know how to get more comments :/

    Hayley
    http://makeupmoviesandmore.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! I am actually going to write a post on that soon so keep an eye out! :) X

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  4. Congrats. You are an asset to the blogging world. My only plan is to keep blogging and not slack off with posts. That's why I do the challenges it keeps me focused.

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    1. Thank you so much - I agree too that sometimes I need that little something to keep me going! x

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  5. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging and on your 700+ followers! :-D Here's to many more, as your blog is one of my favourites!

    Em
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    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Ember, that really means a lot <3 x

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  6. congratulations!) i think you'll reach 750 really soon)
    my only wish is to have more followers)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm writing a post about how to increase your readership very soon so keep an eye out! x

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  7. Happy 3rd birthday sweetie! and you'll reach 750 followers in no time, you have a fantastic blog! - If you need someone to declutter your blog i'm always here :)!

    Holly XO

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I might have to take you up on that offer :) x

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  8. Oh I hope you reach all your bloggy goals :) And as for the name, I agree with Victoria above. If you think islandgirlinsights is too long, how about just island girl?

    Lisa xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I am seriously thinking about using Island Girl now :) x

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  9. Gosh 3 years??really?
    I love your ideas for blogging in the future, i think sponsoring is a great way to help promote your favorite blogs,
    I think your blog looks great the way it is but i agree, there's something refreshing about having a whole new professional design.

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    1. Haha yeah I can't believe it either, but if you go back and look at my old posts they are so cringey and gross! I'm definitely in need of a refresher soon, I've had this for over 6 months now! x

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  10. Congrats, keep blogging :) If you want, check out my blog
    www.nessa-mae.blogspot.co.uk, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

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  11. Happy early blog birthday! I had someone re-design my layout recently and I'm much happier with mine now.. I'd let it get way too cluttered!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Thanks lovely! I hate when it gets cluttered! Blogs definitely need a bit of spring cleaning every now and then x

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