4 Years of amateur blogging: Did I reach my targets?

January 12, 2019

Wow wow wow. I never thought that 4 years ago that blogging would be such a huge part of my life, yet here we are. It is fair to say that over that period of time, I have experienced every emotion possible: Am I as good as everyone else? Should my stats be higher than they are? Could I do more? Overall, I am in a happy place, my content is better, I am putting less pressure on myself, and I am still enjoying amateur blogging. Here’s my last year in review.

Last Years Resolutions:

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1. Reach 1600 Followers

To be honest, I didn’t even remember making this a target of mine, but at the beginning of 2018, I was at 1200 followers, and I am now at 1728. That is a huge increase, especially as it was something I was not monitoring. Thank you to everyone that has followed me!

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2. Post More Regularly

2017 – 36 Posts

2018 – 44 Posts

Although this is not as much of an increase as I liked, I have to accept the fact that I have struggled with balancing university and blogging, and I did spend well over 8 weeks being ill. With that in mind, I am not disappointed at all.

3. Work On Improving My Photography

Well I mean, I don’t think this is one I can comment on because self-criticism and all, but I would like to think that my photos have got better. Here are some of my favourites.

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4. Connect With More Bloggers

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Once again, I would just like to thank all of you for all of the support over the last 4 years, here’s to another one!


In all honesty I am shocked about how much love is in the blogging world, I have had hundreds of comments in the last year which is truly mesmerising, thank you so much!

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Targets for 2019:

  1. 2000 followers
  2. Work on Instagram engagement
  3. Include more travel posts

Brands I’ve worked with in 2019:

Femme Luxe


Carbon Coco

Organic Youth Skincare

Personalised Cart


Nutrient Wise

Radiance Ring

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    January 13, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

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    January 13, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Congrats on your accomplishments and balancing uni with ur blogging. It makes me happy to see you dont push yourself too hard. Hope u can make the next achievements!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      Sophia Patel
      January 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much, I try not to, just causes stress! hope so, thanks for reading!!

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    January 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    happy 4 years of blogging!! xo

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    January 15, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Congratulations on 4 years! Add me to your follower total!

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    January 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    4 years is great! I hope I can keep up the consistency like you! Balancing it during uni is so difficult too, you should be very proud!

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      Sophia Patel
      January 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks so much! Just prioritise making time for both and you’ll be fine!

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    January 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Wow 4 years! Congrats on all those milestones you’ve accomplished along the way!!

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    Ravindra Nayak
    January 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations SophiaπŸ€πŸŒΏ

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    March 18, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Well done!

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Hard work
    Did you follow my blog

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    April 3, 2019 at 9:02 pm


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