5th Blogging Birthday | Half a Decade?!

January 19, 2020

I am more and more shocked as I do this post every year. It honestly baffles me how I have just not given up and pushed blogging to the side. Nowadays it seems to be ingrained in me, wanting to tell everyone about my achievements. Although this year was not as successful as I would have liked, it’s been a busy year and other things taking precedence. Anyway, here’s my year in review.

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Targets for 2019:

Last Years Post

  1. 2000 followers

To be honest, I didn’t even look at last years goals, as then I would have become fixated, and this is not the be all and end all of success. I am currently just over 1800 followers, which is lower than expected but my engagement has increased massively.

2. Work on Instagram engagement

I think this will be a target I will include every year. I feel like every blogger has Instagram highs and lows, and I am constantly trying to improve engagement. I have gained around 400 followers within the last year, which although not as much as I would have liked, is something I am proud of. Now to just get my number of uploads to increase.

3. Include more Travel Posts

This I would like to say I achieved, although going on holiday twice does help. I would only like this to continue however, especially as I love both travelling and taking photos. Also I am a firm believer of sharing my travel experiences, if it can only help one person, then you’ve done a good job.

Brands I’ve Worked With in 2019:

Cari’s Closet

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Bath & Soaps


Poa Poa

Paperless Post


Targets for 2020:

  1. Increase my daily views
  2. Post at least once a week on Instagram
  3. Work with both more bloggers and brands
  4. Schedule more posts
  • Reply
    January 19, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Well, happy blogging birthday! And thank you for sharing some helpful tips here. I will definitely think about them since I need to grow my audience. Time flies when you’re doing something you love. Keep up the great work, girl! x

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks so much! Glad I could help, for sure, mental to think how long it really had been! Thanks for reading!x

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    January 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    That’s some amazing achievements!! Congratulations on your five year blog-iversary! Xx

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks so much, definitely flown by!xx

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    January 23, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Well done on blogging for half a decade! You’ve accomplished so many amazing things β™‘

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 23, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks so much, its odd because you only notice it when you look back because blogging is constant, thanks for reading!x

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    Ella Jones
    January 26, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Well done! Thats super exciting exceeding your goals – onto 2020 πŸ™‚


    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks so much! Bring it on haha!

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