One Year of Blogging! (+2800 followers!)

As the title says, today, I have been blogging for a whole year! I posted my first post Hi, on March 6 last year. To celebrate, I bought a little celebratory cupcake from my favourite bakery! So scattered in this post, enjoy this photoshoot of my and my cupcake.

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For this post, I thought it would be fun to go through a highlight reel of sorts of my blog!

When I started blogging, I talked about my recent travel adventures, first to Sydney, and then to Peru. In April, I branched out into talking about my life, more specifically my recent wedding! I started baking again, and since then, I’ve never stopped.

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In May, I reached 500 followers. I started the A-Z Challenge series, where I talked about a television series I liked, starting from A and ending with Z. I also began sharing my weekends with all of you, and continued making my blog more personal.

My blogging hit an extreme during this month. For the whole of the month, I was blogging three times a day. Before this, I blogged one-two times a day. In June, I started my Have You Met series. I also started filming videos on top of blogging. I’ve done at least two a month since then.

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In July, I reached 1000 followers and went self-hosted. In August and September, I began branching out and doing more beauty and fashion related posts. With our new place, I had a space where I could take proper OOTD posts. In October, I reached 1500 followers. I began a photo challenge to learn more about my DSLR. Since then, it’s been my go-to for taking photos for my blog.

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In November, I scaled back to posting just once a day instead of twice. I posted a mixture of baking, beauty, lifestyle, photography, and rambles. These are still my main topics I blog about. In December, I continued blogging everyday. I blogged about my birthday, Christmas, and all the summer things. I also reached 2000 followers! In January, I entered the new year completely full of ideas of what I wanted to blog about. I included DIY into my ever growing topics for blogging. This continued into February.

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Now we’ve made it full circle! I have much a clearer idea about what Life of Angela is about. At first, it was just a place to write about my travels. Now, it’s a collection of thoughts, memories and experiences that I share in my corner of the internet. My small blog has recently just hit 2800 followers!! I have learnt so much during my time blogging. I’ve met many amazing people all around the world. I found so many new interests, and rekindled lots of old interests.

Thanks for being a part of this journey! Here’s to another year of blogging!


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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Whooo congratulations dear Angela. Happy B day to your blog and many more to come. xx

    1. Thank you so much Azra! ?

  2. congratulations

  3. Congrats Angela so well deserved! I love reading your blog x

    1. Aww, thank you so much Chloe! I love reading your blog too ?

      1. No problem! And thanks xx

  4. Wooohoooo – that’s fab! Happy Bloggervarsary – I’m glad I’ve been here to experience most of your journey with you so here’s to the next year of happy blogging! ♥
    Caz xx

    1. Thank you so much Caz! ?

  5. Congrats on one year!! I can’t believe you’re “only” blogging for a year, feels like you’ve always been here. I also loved the pictures! You’re so cute Angela xx

    1. Thanks Anni! ? Haha, I know! It feels like I’ve been doing this for way longer! I had so much fun taking the photos with my cupcake ?

  6. Happy blog birthday.

    1. Thank you! ?

  7. Happy blogversary!!

    1. Thank you! ?

      1. You’re welcome!

  8. Congratulations on your 1 year blog journey and HUGE accomplishments during the time! Many more to come✨
    I love the cupcake addition I know you enjoyed it☺️

    1. Thank you so much!! I cant believe how far my blog has come ?
      The cupcake was so good! ?

  9. Wow times flies doesn’t it :):) Happy Blogiversary Angela. Here’s to another year, many more readers, and more cupcakes, of course :):):)

    1. It really does! I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Thanks Margaret!! ?

      1. Its always a pleasure Angela :):) ?

  10. Oh my god you have done amazing well done and congratulations lovely x

    1. Thank you so much! ?

  11. Huge Congrats! We love your blog 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! ?

  12. happy blogiversary & congrats on 2800! so exciting!! I always love your posts & I’m really glad to have been following along for so long ? can’t wait to see what comes next!!

  13. Congratulations on the milestone! What advice would you give a new blogger to help them grow their number of followers in their first year as you have?

    1. Thank you! Engagement is a big part of it. Finding other blogs with similar interests, connecting with them and consistently posting on your own blog. I also always read through my posts before publishing them, just to see if the photos work and the post makes sense haha! Just keep blogging and engaging, and over time your blog will grow ?

      1. Thanks for the time/advice, and have a great second year!

  14. Congratulations, my love! We’ve been doing this together for a whole year! I’m so lucky to have met you ❤️

    1. Thank you Chey! It is crazy how we’ve known each other for a year now! I’m definitely lucky to have met you through blogging as well ?❤

  15. Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary To You ?????

    1. Thank you so much! ?

  16. Huge congrats beauty! Happy one year blogoversary! So well deserved! I love what you have created! Here is to many years of blogging! <3

    1. Thank you so much Kate!! ❤

  17. Happy Anniversary, you blogger extraordinaire. I may have to go out and get myself a cupcake to celebrate with you!

    1. Thank you Lyz!! Haha, yes! Go get a cupcake, mine was delicious ?

  18. Yay! Happy 1 year anniversary, and what a great year too ? I can’t wait to hit my one year. I’m sure to none blogger it doesn’t seem like a big deal but I think it’s something to be really proud of, so a very well done to you ??

    1. Thanks Sarah! Its amazing to be able to say you’ve been blogging for a year! Yours is coming up in the middle of this year right? Was it June?

      1. Yeah ?? great memory ?

  19. Happy Blogaversary! Looking forward to another year of reading what you have to say 🙂

    1. Thanks Cleia! ?

  20. Wow, I am very surprised to know that you have only been blogging for a year since you have so many followers! Congrats! That’s a lot of dedication to post as frequently as you do. 🙂

    1. Thanks Eileen! Haha, I’ve fallen in deep with this blogging business! Its so much fun though ?

  21. Congrats on 1 year and 2,800 followers girl!! So happy for you & many more years of amazing blogging experiences <3

    1. Thank you so much Maha! ?❤

  22. Congratulations! How do you find the time and inspiration to blog as much as day as you do? I bet you have a pretty set schedule. ?

    1. Thanks David! Haha, I do have actually have a schedule I adhere to. I plan and write lots of my posts a week in advance, and I have vague ideas for posts at least a month in advance ? I find blogging way too much fun ?

  23. Happy Year, Angela! 🙂

    1. Thank you!! ?

  24. Happy happy birthday to your blog! Congrats on all the followers and success you’ve had so far (: keep up the awesome posts xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Shannon!! 😀

  25. Happy anniversary! Proud to follow you, Angela! 😀

    1. Thank you so much Ally 😀

  26. Congratulations Angela! Somehow it feels like you’ve been blogging longer 😛 I really enjoy your posts and knowing another NZ blogger 🙂 what flavour cupcake did you buy, it looks delicious?!

    1. Thanks Chanelle! Haha, it does sometimes feel like that 😛
      I love knowing another NZ blogger too! Ooh, it was Hokey Pokey, such an amazing cupcake!!

      1. Can’t go wrong with Hokey Pokey ?

  27. Congrats on 1 year and 2800 followers! I’ve loved reading your blog posts

    1. Thank you so much Haya! 😀

  28. Well Done on a year blogging ❤️ x

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 <3

  29. Congratulation! You are doing great!

    1. Thank you so much Maggie! 😀

  30. Congratulations Angela!
    many more milestones to cross. More power to you! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  31. Happy one year! congrats thats so amazing what you have done in that time 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  32. Congrats on one year of blogging Angela!! Here’s to many more years ? xx

    1. Thank you so much Amelia! ?

      1. It’s okay ? xx

  33. That’s a cute cake 🙂 Happy birthday blog 🙂

    1. Haha, it was delicious too! Thanks Hannah! 😀

  34. Congrats Angela, may you see many, many more! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Cherylene! ?

      1. ? ? my pleasure, Angela!

  35. Oh wow! Congrats, that’s a lot of readers gained during the first year. You’ve sure been doing right things during it. ?

    1. Thank you so much! Haha, I guess I must be doing something right ?

  36. Congrats, Angela! Seems like a lot of people started around this time of the year. But you are my absolutely role model when it comes to positivity, consistency, and character! Well done and keep blogging ^^

    1. Thank you so much Siyana! That really means a lot ?❤
      Haha, I was just thinking that there’s a lot of bloggers who seem to be celebrating their blogiversary recently too ?

  37. Happy Blogversary Angela! Keep up the amazing work on the blog.

    1. Thank you so much Diana! ?

      1. Most welcome!

  38. Oh congratulations! ☺️

    1. Thank you ?

  39. Happy blogiversary!!!

    1. Thanks Rossy 😀

  40. Congrats?

    1. Thank you 😀

  41. Congrats on one year!! Many more years to come 😀

    cabin twenty-four

    1. Thank you so much Eena! ?

  42. Congrats on your one year!!!

    1. Thank you! 😀

  43. Congratulations! 🙂

    1. Thank you 😀

  44. Thanks Jamie!! ? Sorry for the late reply, your comment was in spam for some reason ?

  45. Thank you ?

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