Thursday, 16 February 2012

Follow Your Heart & You'll End Up Exactly Where You're Supposed To Be.

Sometimes I need reminding, more than anyone else, that it's one hundred percent okay to do your own thing and to be yourself. As the months have gone by I have felt more and more out of the blogging loop & that sinking feeling of realising things have moved on without you is always a tough one to deal with. Last night I was halfway through writing a goodbye post when I realised that this doesn't have to be goodbye. Why would I give up on something that makes me happy? I truly don't want it to end. So it's not going to. It's just going to change a little bit.  Maybe you'll want to stick around, I truly hope you will, but if not then I understand.

Two years ago I was a very different person. I was incredibly lonely, not at all comfortable with who I was and desperately looking for somewhere to fit in, somewhere where I felt like I really belonged. Finding that in my 'real life' didn't happen so I took solace in this little piece of the internet and it changed me, completely for the better. Everyone and everything changes, if you're anything like me, change can be hard to take sometimes, but it's in learning to adapt that makes you appreciate things that little bit more than you used to.

When I popped up that little survey around Christmas time asking what you would like to see more of on my blog, an overwhelming amount of people responded with more make up posts. And that's understandable, that's probably why 80% of people chose to subscribe in the first place. I did start off as solely a beauty blog. That was where I was in my life at that point. I wanted to learn more about these magical products that could transform me, a very plain and slightly chubby girl with acne, into someone who felt pretty and confident. I was heavily reliant on make up at that point in my life. I would not leave the house without a full face and backcombed hair. It wasn't an option for me because without it, I didn't feel confident. I was putting so much emphasis on improving my physical appearance because I didn't know how to improve other aspects of my life. I had just dropped out of University, which was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make, I had a job I absolutely detested and the love of my life was three hundred miles away. I felt stuck. I had absolutely nothing going for me and I didn't know how to change that.

Fast forward two years and I still love make up, I will never not love make up, but there's so much more I have to say, there's so much more happening in my life that I want to share. I just don't know if anybody is interested. Of course I write these posts for me, but I also write them for you. There was something about Sailboat that made you click the subscribe button and for that I am eternally grateful because it just means so much to me. The last thing I want is to lose you all. My life would be a more lonely place if I didn't have you. As ridiculous as that may sound, I don't care, because it's true. I don't have a million friends I can call and go out for coffee with, and I'm okay with that, I'm someone that's completely content with my own company, but without you guys I would have no one really to share good news with or to have a little rant to and talk things over with. What would I do without you? It's never been about having a million subscribers, I hope I haven't ever come across like that, I was just as over the moon when the first person clicked subscribe as I was when the thousandth person did. I love your sweet emails and I love your comments, which is why I have been trying to do more make up posts. Sometimes my heart is in them and sometimes I'd much rather be telling you all about what I did last Thursday afternoon.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is, is it okay to share those things with you as well? Would you like to see the silly videos I make with Ralphie, the ridiculous photographs I still take on Photobooth and what I did last week? Ninety percent of you hated my instagram posts but I loved writing them, I also loved compiling little wishlists to show what I was loving and not loving at that time. Writing about make up and beauty products will never get old to me, I will always love taking outfit photographs, but I would love to share so much more as well!
I really hope you'll stick around. I may not fit in completely with the 'beauty community' anymore, beauty blogging has changed more that I could ever say in the past two years, I don't think it's changed for the worse, it's just very different and I don't feel like I have anything new to offer it anymore. There are so many other girls doing it so much better than I ever did or ever could. And that's okay, I think they're amazing and talented and incredibly beautiful and they deserve all the success in the world, they truly do, because they work so hard!

I hope that in between outfit photographs and my ramblings about make up and other such pretty things, you'll still like the everyday life posts just as much. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart. I have learned that it's impossible for anyone to please everyone all of the time, and ultimately you have to do what will make you the happiest. Life is just too short for 'what if's?' and regrets. Follow your heart and you'll end up exactly where you're supposed to be.

With Love,
Jennie May.
xoxo

187 comments:

  1. Jennie I love every post you do! You have a reader forever in me! I'm so glad you didn't post a goodbye xx

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  2. This is perfect, I understand completely what you mean. My blog is nothing but what I've done and what I like, i sometimes feel as if I should chuck in a outfit post or two just to 'fit in', but it's not who or what I am, it's my little piece of internet and why should I bore myself just to please others! I love instagram posts and seeing what you want, because you choose the cutest things! Stay true to yourself xxx

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    1. Exactly, you should always do what you want to do, it's so important and I had started to forget that! xo

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  3. nail on the head for me, with this post. i recently said on my blog (on tuesday, in fact) that i felt really stuck with my blog because my content felt like there was something missing. and i feel EXACTLY how you've put it - i've been so lonely and felt so restricted by certain events that i wasn't talking about what was just going on in my life. i'd love to read your posts about things you're getting up to! i'm more in to reading about people's lives than reading about make-up and products i can't afford so it'd be nosey in.

    i hope you're well jennie, this post has seriously cheered me up. xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy I managed to cheer you up a little through my ramblings! xo

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  4. awww babes your post really, really moved me. i am sooo glad to hear that blogging really made such a difference in your life and you are not the only one who feels that way.

    i completely understand what you mean with feeling out of loop and how that's really difficult to deal with, but then i just like to remind myself what i do the blogging for - do i do it to be one of the cool kids (i guess partially yes I am) but also to have a space i can call my own - the part in the world where i can leave my marks in the sand.

    if you are ok with sharing what is going on in your life with us, then do it - go for it. this is your world and colour it in those colours that it's beautiful to you. as you said, you won't ever please everyone. so just please yourself with what you do and everything else will fall into place



    ps - i subbed for the beautiful pictures you take :) i grew up by the sea and living in birmingham is making me miss it -- so i come to your blog to get a piece of 'home' really :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! Blogging is a funny ol' thing sometimes but at least this has made me realise that I love it and I'm going to stick at it no matter what! Having a space to call your own is such a wonderful thing! xo

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  5. I'd love to hear more about what you have been up to, videos of Ralphie, wish lists and anything else you would like to talk about. You blog to make you happy so write what you feel xxx

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    1. Thank you, Steph. I will do from now on! xo

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  6. I love all of the posts on Ralphie, and the instagrams, so go ahead and post about what YOU want to! It's your blog, after all! I've contemplated quitting my blog many times, but instead I've kept writing but changed my outlook and content. Good luck, from one Jenny to another x

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! I'll definitely be doing that from now on. It's always good to evolve and switch things up every so often, so I'm glad you've kept writing too! xo

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  7. Jennie you are truly one of my favourite bloggers and yes you will be still be filed in my bookmarks as a beauty blog but I love whatever you write about, simply because you do write about what you want to write about. To me thats when a blog is most interesting, I'm glad its not a full goodbye because you're too lovely to have out of the blogging world.

    Whatever you do, make sure its what you want- after all its your blog and if you can't write about what you want to here, where can you?

    I do hope you keep up the youtube as well, even if its just a video every now and again I love watching them.

    Right now I'm going to stop typing before you think I'm a crazy stalker.

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Exactly, this is a little place to call my own so I'm going to focus a little more on writing things that make me happy as well! I definitely will still be doing YouTube - I will always love make up, fashion and beauty and really enjoy making videos, I think I'll just switch those up a little bit too to make them more interesting! xo

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  8. Absolutely, I always love your posts about your life! Of course, the make up posts are wonderful too - super helpful and informative, but you life posts are just as interesting!
    You're a great writer, you truly show your personality in everything you post and that is why people love to follow your blog so much!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
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    1. Thank you so much, that really does mean a lot! xo

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  9. I'm so happy you decided to continue blogging, your blog is amazing regardless of its content in my opinion. :) Oh, and PS - I love the Instagam posts!

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    1. Aww thank you! I'll definitely be putting up some more instagram posts in the near future, I really miss writing those! xo

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  10. I think like you say, I probably joined you for your makeup posts, but it is up to you what you post about, and if you don't feel you can just post about makeup every time, then don't!

    Honestly, I think every blog, whether it has a theme or not, should include posts about what the writer actually does in their spare time, otherwise how would the readers get to know the writer completely?

    So personally, I would love to see more posts about what you have done in your spare time and silly videos and pictures. I think these posts actually bring blogs to life a bit more :)

    I look forward to future posts!

    xxx

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    1. Exactly, I really want this little space to be really personal to me, I think it will challenge me to improve on my writing skills and hopefully some will enjoy a little peek into my world! Thank you, Jazz! xo

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  11. I enjoy your blog because it's so personable. You don't come across as a show-off blogging machine who is trying to make their blog a business. I'd rather see snippets of your life mixed amongst fashion and beauty because it makes everything about blogging more real. Pay less attention to what people like and don't like, and just write what you want to write. If people don't enjoy that, they don't have to read it, but you definitely will still have people that do. I don't actually subscribe to any blogs, I just follow those on Twitter that interest me the most and read new posts when they're linked, so you probably have many more readers than you realise! x x

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy that I don't come across like that, it has never been my intention to turn my blog into a business. I have absolutely nothing against those that do, I'm really rather impressed with what people have achieved and I could never do that in a million years! xo

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  12. Hi Jennie May,

    I just subscribed to your blog recently and I love it. I am very new to blogging (started only about a month ago) and it can be overwhelming with so many experienced bloggers out there offering insider scoops, reviews on unreleased products and being invited to exclusive events.

    I'm just a girl who likes clothes...and make-up...and cats...and cooking etc. and that's why I was drawn to your blog. Your like ME. Your just a normal (lovely) girl.

    A lot of bloggers are like mini celebs which is great but I like the "real" bloggers best. Your make-up posts only mean something to me because I feel like I can relate to you as a person because you share the little personal things in your life.

    I want to know where you went for dinner and what you ate! (If that doesn't sound too creepy!)Share all the little things in your life because it gives you outfit and make-up posts more meaning.

    Take a deep breath...and keep on blogging!

    Lisa x

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    1. Thank you! Absolutely, I'm just a regular girl and I too love reading blogs from people I can relate to. There are so many huge fashion blogs out there that so many people subscribe to but I never find myself clicking over to them because I just can't relate to their life! That's not a bad thing on their part, they have obviously created such an amazing platform for themselves, it's just not what I'm into at all. Thank you, Lisa! xo

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  13. I follow well over a hundred blogs and yours remains one of my favourites. Regardless of what you write, I will continue to enjoy it I'm sure. I personally get bored of reading just make up posts, so to read about other aspects of a blogger's life is always welcome.

    So glad you're opting to stay blogging,I'd miss your posts of you packed it in and I'm sure I'm not the only one. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Emma. That really means a lot! xo

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  14. I completley understand where your coming from! I am exactly the same! I started off doing more make up but I think it's because I knew thats what people wanted to read about!
    Sometimes blogging feels like trying to get into the "in crowd" & I'm too old for that (well I'm 27) ;)
    I love reading/looking at other things, interior design, your instagram, your cutie rabbit, food etc..as you get older, well for me these things just interest me more. I still blog about nails & makeup but not as much as everyone else, I like to include a mixture & I think if you want to do that you should! Go for it! :) x

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    1. I definitely agree, tastes change and it seems only right to incorporate those changes here now. Thank you! :) xo

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  15. I know exactly where your coming from Jennie, I wrote a similar enough post myself recently.

    Your last line is spot on and at the end of the day you need to blog about what you want to and not feel pressured into posting things when your heart isn't in that particular post.

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    1. Absolutely, there's no point in forcing things, they never turn out well! xo

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  16. Oh my god Jennie, this made me simultaneously really happy and really sad! Really happy that you've grown so much as a person and have found that much more confidence, but really sad that you feel you need to ASK if it's okay to post what you want! It's YOUR blog you daft muffin! If anyone doesn't want to follow any more, then that's their loss but I can assure you that at least 99% of us will be sticking around because we bloody love you, whatever you're writing about.
    I can't speak for anybody else, but I absolutely LOVE you as a person and I have happily read every single post you've ever written - and loved them regardless of the content. I think the biggest reason I enjoy your blog so much is because you're you. If people thought you were an arse, you could write the best posts in the world but no one would stick around. But we all think you're absolutely wonderful and we love your blog.
    No matter what! <3

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    1. Hehe daft muffin! Thank you so much, Leanne. Bloody love you! xo

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  17. Keep on with the everyday life photos and stories too. I used to own a black rabbit when I was a kid so Ralphie vids fine with me :)

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  18. My dear - a blog should always be about what you want to write and talk about. Trust me, sooner or later, your audience will notice if your heart isn't in it when you write about a topic you enjoy!

    I am quite nosey, so I actually do love any sort of post!

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  19. The Pampered Sparrow16 February 2012 17:47

    You are a beautiful person and your blog reflects this no matter what you write about. Whether you feature a lipstick you love, what you ate for supper or Ralphies latest escapade, it's all relevent because ultimately it's about you/your life, and it's you we love! (soppy but true!!) :D xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, that really does mean the world! xo

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  20. I'd definitely like to read a big mixture of posts. I love your blog more for your photography and some of the more 'you' posts, more than some of the make up posts, and will definitely keep reading.
    I think it's fine to want to change direction a bit to what interests you, otherwise where's the fun in blogging?! x

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    1. Thank you! Totally agree, tastes change and I want to keep evolving and hopefully develop into a better person as I get older! xo

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  21. You have nothing to worry about, your blog is lovely and it's lovely because it is personal to you. I like the variety of posts, not just the make up ones. Your blog stands out and is one of my favourites :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that means so much! xo

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  22. This is such a well-written post, I definitely think you should only post what you wanna post, and post when you want to post. I'd definitely still read bits and bobs about your life, especially if it includes your adorably cute rabbit :) Can I have him?! x

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    1. Aww thank you! Hehe you can have him when he's being naughty - like right now :) xoxo

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  23. I much prefer hearing about you, the person. Your life, what you get up to and all of that jazz. I will definitely stick around. I love how honest and open youve been, if that isnt enough to make your readers stick around, I dont know what is xxx

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    1. Thank you - I definitely wanted to be honest. I think that's so important because people take time out of their day to read my posts, and something made everyone click that subscribe button so I didn't want to just leave or completely change without telling everyone! xo

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  24. This post was so lovely to read. I absolutely adore your blog Jennie and I genuinely feel like it's a reliable source to come to for info and honest reviews. But I also love the style in which you write. It's not too often these days when you get bloggers who write so eloquently as you do but when you find one, it's nice to bookmark!

    Thank you so much for providing an inspiring beauty & lifestyle blog and I for one will support you in whatever direction this blog takes in the future!

    x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jade! I love writing and that's something I'm so grateful to blogging for, I think it's allowed me to really develop those skills! It's also taught me a lot as a person, like not to keep everything bottled up - it's okay to tell someone, even if that someone is a person you've never met. It all helps! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it! xo

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  25. Jennie- post whatever you want! It's your blog. I know I for one will stick around.

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    1. Thank you so much, Chantal! :) xo

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  26. Aww this was sweet.

    I think it's more important to fulfill your needs before those of the internet community following you. Do what YOU want with your blog. I'm happy you're addressing it however.

    I for one really love your blog. I find it original and stylish. And I would still be happy seeing anything you'd like to show us or bring forward.

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    1. Thank you, I think it was important to let everyone know. I don't want people to be disappointed that I'm not writing about make up all the time, that's probably what most expected when they subscribed so I felt it was only right to give everyone a heads up!

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! :) xo

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  27. i'm glad you're evolving, and i'll stick around. i actually prefer knowing what you did last thursday and seeing silly videos of your bunny. i like people being real and themselves, it's much more fun to read. you can still give beauty tips and reviews without this being a 100% beauty blog. if you want to be a lifestyle blog, go for it! you're lovely and people will stick around.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! I agree, I absolutely loved discovering new lifestyle blogs and slowly getting to know a person through their writing and photographs of their daily lives. Definitely inspired me to take Sailboat on a new journey, hopefully an exciting one! xo

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  28. I will always read. I like those kinds of posts more than makeup ones by anyone, honestly. Keep smiling! x

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    1. Thank you so much, Gemma! Totally means a lot :) xoxo

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  29. Well I for one will be sticking around. :) x

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    1. Thank you so much, Milly! :) xoxo

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  30. Good for you Jennie! I do like your makeup posts but I also love hearing about Ralphie and reading your other posts. If you post less about makeup it will help me save money as I always seem to end up buying the same lipsticks as you ;)

    I don't blog myself but I do write fiction every now and then, and I love it when my writing gains followers and appreciate the time people take to leave reviews. But in the past I found myself changing the plot of the story to suit the suggestions of my reviewers, and it ended up making me sad and losing motivation to continue. So I hope you find a balance of posts that you're happy with and continue blogging for as long as you still enjoy it :)

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    1. Haha, reading beauty blogs is bad for my bank balance too! ;)

      That's exactly how I feel, and with something so personal like blogging or writing fiction, it is important to follow your heart and write about something you really believe in and not just write something you think someone else will enjoy. xo

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  31. Dear Jennie,
    I think it was really cool that you set up a survey in December (and I took part) but on the other hand, I don't think you should let what people like and dislike influence you too much. I think you have a fantastic style and your pictures are wonderful: people grow up, naturally, and not only their tastes, but everything about them changes. An online blog is just an expression of those changes.
    Personally, I think you write and in general express yourself in such a heartfelt, deep and sometimes melancholic manner that whatever you do, you'll have me reading. So just go with what's most comfortable :)
    Best, Lia

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment, it really does mean a lot to me! xo

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  32. Please don't stop blogging! You're such a genuine lovely person, unlike some other bloggers who come across as a bit fake. I really hope that others don't stop you from feeling like you want to blog, i know there are people here who would really miss you!

    jayde xo

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    1. You definitely won't be getting rid of me anytime soon, writing this post feels like a weight has been lifted and I'm so excited to carry on posting! Thank you so much, I have always strived to be open and honest and I'm really glad you think I've succeeded in that, I really appreciate it! :) xo

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  33. To be honest there are so many beauty blogs which feature the exact same products, swatches and opinions. This is fine, but one reason your blog is so refreshing is because you share little parts of your life: your so-called ramblings give an insight to your (charming!) personality! I don't think you should feel you have to categorise your blog as 'beauty' and only post about makeup. Post about what makes you happy!

    I'm a casual blog reader and I never normally leave comments but I thought I would just say (in quite a creepy way but there's no way around it!) I love your blog and I look forward to ALL your future posts, whatever they may be.

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    1. Aww thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment so thank you for taking the time to write it! There was a time when writing about make up was what I felt most comfortable doing, but now I feel comfortable sharing much more, now that my life is filled with more happy things, I'm in a better place than I was two years ago and I'm excited for my blog to reflect that a little more! :) xo

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  34. I absolutely love reading your blog. I know I don't usually comment, but you write really well and I find your blog inspiring, somehow.
    I have never felt like there's not enough make up chatter on Sailboat, or that your 'ramblings' are boring. They're anything but!
    I love being able to take a peek into interesting people's lives and you are certainly one of them. I get to know you more and more through your more personal posts, and that is great!

    This is your blog, your space - you do exactly what you wish with it. I know there are a lot of people like me out there. People who love Sailboat for everything it is.


    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, your kind words really do mean so much! Hopefully I'll manage to find a happy balance of beauty and lifestyle posts really soon! :) xo

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  35. I love hearing about people's every day posts, it's pretty much what I do myself! You should always write about what makes you happy. If people don't like it, so what? You can guarantee that some of your readers will enjoy them. Keep blogging for the same reason you started, to make yourself happy :)

    xxx

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  36. I love your everyday life posts just as much as, if not more than, your beauty and outfit posts - blogs are about getting to know their writers! This was such a lovely post, and I'm so, so glad that you didn't stop blogging. ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm happy I didn't quit either because I'm so excited about this new little journey now! :) xo

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  37. I support you 100%. It surprised me reading this post, you sound so much like myself. I'm 28 years old & have just recently gone back to college (I'm located in the U.S.) this past January after not having been in school for 10 years due to anxiety problems I suffer from. I work at a dead-end job & felt that enough was enough & I needed to do something about it. I'm just now starting to feel good about myself after years of longing to feel complete. Like you, I also was in a very lonely place after my only real friend moved to California & I had just broken up with my boyfriend. I had no one except for a few shady acquaintances that were only dragging me down. Now is my time for growth, & I'm glad to hear you have grown in the past 2 years yourself. I think you will still have many followers, myself included, as you seem like a nice, genuine person. My own personal request would be that you keep on doing a "wish list" post, where you have numbered items that you would like to purchase, like dresses & cute white porcelain nature inspired knick-knacks. I just love those because you almost always seem to put together things that I would be interested in! :)

    Best of luck to you! xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy that you did think that enough was enough and made some new opportunities for yourself. You could so easily have stayed in the same place but it says a lot about you as a person that you're choosing to change, good for you and I hope that everything seems much brighter in the coming months! <3

      I will definitely do the occasional wishlist post, probably not one per week but definitely at least once or twice a month - I'm always lusting after things! xo

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  38. Such an amazing post, your one of the reasons i started blogging! Keep strong and if it makes you happy then go for it! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Madi! I'm so happy I, in a small way, inspired you to start blogging! It really is such a wonderful hobby and you get to know so many amazing people you would never have otherwise spoken to. The bloggersphere is an amazing place! xo

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  39. I've never commented before but am going to have a bit of a ramble as this is an issue that I can identify with....

    Personal details are what distinguish one beauty blogs from a sea of others that are the same. Please write for yourself and because you enjoy it and what you want to say, rather than anyone else. I for one would definitely still read it, but that's irrelevant, it doesn't matter if no one in the whole world reads it, as the whole reason that you write it is for you, and to make you happy, or at least if you're anything like me.

    I really really feel strongly that the best blogs are the ones where the person is enjoying writing it, even if they are about nothing in particular and just random collections of words and stories. I like your blog in particular because I feel your personality comes through in it, much more than maybe some other beauty and fashion blogs that might be more successful (not to take away from your blog's AMAZING success, obviously.)

    For me, writing was an obsession, a compulsion, sometimes when I was going through a particularly hard time (I was also very very lonely at one point when I was at university) I felt I couldn't get through the day without just pouring out what I thought to someone, even though not many people read it. I stopped doing it and got rid of it all for possibly the wrong reasons and sometimes I regret it.

    Anyway as I said I rarely comment on blogs just read them so I wanted to say to please keep writing about whatever you want to write about and I will still read it. Good luck in the future and I wish you the best.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment, I completely agree with everything you've said. I will keep writing, I can't quite imagine life without this little piece of the internet to call my own. I'm so incredibly proud of it and I's so happy I realised that before I said goodbye to it all. Thank you again, I really appreciate it! :) xo

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  40. I would love to see videos of Ralphie! I also loved your instagram round ups :) write whatever you want to write, it's always brilliant! x

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  41. Personally I like reading about the authors life and what they get up to. As you've said it's your blog and you should write what makes you happy wether 1 person reads it or a 1000 people do. If you're happy thats what really matters. Oh and more rabbit pictures please! ;) x

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  42. This is such a lovely heart felt post. and I have to say i love your blog as you do make it about life and the ups and downs, but to me thats why i love blogs, its all about sharing experiences, be it in life or with make up products or even clothing. Thank you for sticking around :)

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    1. Thank you so much, you're completely right, life has ups and downs and I definitely want my blog to represent that because I am only human and my life isn't perfect but I'm happy to share that because everyone's life is the same in that respect. xo

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  43. Jennie, I'm in totally the same position and am definitely considering ignoring my blog for a while - if not permanently. I posted what would people like to see more on my blog and I got barely any response, I'm unsure which is the worst getting response or not... I've become far too wrapped up in caring about people commenting, it just feels like I haven't gotten anywhere with my blog nearly two years later. My reader base is considerably larger, but the response I get it is practically the same I received when I had ten followers. Don't get me wrong like you said I too got the same over whelming sensation that I got when I received 1,000 followers and 10 followers. But it's the lack of response that really upsets me. You put in 100% percent into your blog posts, as I hope people recognise I try to do as well. But I would love to hear that people are reading my writing and not just commenting saying 'pretty photo' or 'what lens/camera do you use?' as if they've just scanned over whatever I've spent the evening writing. Thank-you for this post, it really shows people that tell bloggers that they have so many followers compared to them that it really doesn't matter about stats at all, all you want is the odd reader to actually read and comment with a response and interest.
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      I promise to comment a lot more on your posts than I have been doing lately! :) xo

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  44. Hi Jennie!
    Ever since dicovering you through Gemma I've been playing catch up with posts on your blog. I've never commented before but after reading this I just couldn't go on with my day without letting you know that, at least for me, it's your personality and the variety of posts that keeps me wanting to read everything. Whether it's new make up discoveries, Ralphie's new toy, the random photo you took some day because you found something pretty... It's all those things that make you who you are and that makes us, readers, want to come back to the blog. I'd like to say that it is refreshing to read a blog that is not just about make up. I encourage you to pursue whatever makes you happy, be it in the blog world or in real life.

    I hope to read your next post soon ;)

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  45. hej, that is such a ...I don't even know how to put it...cool post. I just love the way you write. Plus, I think altough it's such a sweet thing, you don't need to explain yourself for what you post. I was one of the people that asked for more make-up post. Not because I don't want to read the other post (I think they are what makes your blog shine out)but because I liked them so much, they got me into blog reading, and I kinda missed them. What I wanted to say, I my screwed way is, altough I never comment, since I'm never sure what to say really, I totally enjoy reading your post, so like you said...follow your heart!

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  46. I love your more personal posts. The beauty stuff is great and you always look utterly gorgeous but I personally like reading blogs that I feel give me a bit of a glimpse of who the writer is. So I'm looking forward to seeing what you do
    xxx

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  47. I love your blog for everything!
    In regard to people not liking certain kinds of posts, sod them!! It's your blog after all. Write about what you want and don't worry about the 'market'.
    Chin up! xx

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  48. I know the feeling of the blog world sort of "moving on." At times, I felt I really couldn't relate hence why I deleted my blogs several times only to come back because I missed it.

    It's important to be true to yourself. I love your makeup posts, but I also really loved this one, where you got more personal. And it's okay to get more personal, to branch out from what you started the blog as. People change and it's okay for your outlet to reflect that change in you.

    At the end of the day, what matters most is where your heart is and how you feel. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I'm going to keep reading sailboat, even if it deviates from what you had originally intended it to be.

    x

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    1. I always missed you when you left the blogging world, and I'm so happy that you decided to come back again! I've been a terrible commenter lately but I've read every single post from you since you came back! Thank you so much for your lovely words, you always make sense and you always know exactly what to say at the right time. I really appreciate it! :) xo

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  49. Hiya :) I love your blog for everything that it is - and that's mainly you! I'd rather read about your thursday night and feel that it's what you wanted to write than a make-up related post you just wrote because people asked you to. Does that make sense? Reading about the personal life of a blogger can sometimes be more interesting than yet another tutorial or outfit post - to me at least, cause I'm nosy like that! I personally subscribed to you because you seem honest and lovely and I adore the way you write and Ralphie is just the cutest thing ever! (Although I think that cats in general are the cutest thing ever)
    I'll stick around and read whatever you decied to ramble about! :)
    Love, Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much! That makes total sense! My favourite blogs show little glimpses into their everyday lives and I just adore that. Now that I feel comfortable to get more personal I definitely will be doing that too. :) xo

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  50. This is a lovely and inspiring post, I'm glad you've decided to continue blogging and you seem to be more content in yourself, right? I hope so!

    And yes, I personally would love you to broaden the type of posts you do, I love the way you write, and I'm a nosey bleeder so random posts here and there keep my eyes pleased.

    Also, I know how it feels to not be on the blogging train sometimes. I don't go to events, I'm never invited anyway really(!) and I just don't feel like my blog is anything special.

    Just letting you know your blog is one of my favourites, for YOU! :) x

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    1. Absolutely, I'm so much more comfortable with who I am and in that I feel comfortable sharing more of my life! I'd also love this little spot to be something I can look back on fondly in years to come and remember what I was doing and what I was like!

      I'm never invited to events either and honestly, I'm totally fine with that! You blog is something special because it's unique, you should never feel like it's not special! You make it special!

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  51. Jennie May you should blog for you!! Dont worry too much about what other people want to read! This is your little corner of ze interwebz and you should make it what you want to! I love your posts whatever they are about!
    You are so right, life really is too short for what ifs! Belle du Brighton xx

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  52. Hi Jennie. I rarely comment, but I've been reading your blog for almost a year now. I didn't click subscribe for your make up posts - I decide to add you to my RSS reader because I liked your personality. That hasn't changed, and as far as I'm concerned you can blog about whatever you want :)

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  53. I love this post, you should always do whatever feels best for you xx

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  54. I really like that your blog is not just endless makeup posts! It's nice to read something a bit different sometimes and I think you should write about what you want to write about :-) There's only so many makeup posts you can read anyway! xxx

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  55. i love your blog... and LOVE instagram posts... please dont lose touch :) your one of my favourite bloggers! x

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  56. Actually, my favourites of your posts are your 'life' ones. With the large majority of the blogs I read, I follow because I like the personality of the writer. They're girls I feel like I could be friends with, who I like and admire. I enjoy your make-up posts, although I'm not really a make-up girl, but I love your little rambles and pictures of Ralphie and the posts that are about YOU, not what you stick on your face.
    I'm not a fan of Instagram posts in general, mostly because they're often all pictures, no words, and where's the personality in that?
    As long as you're writing this blog, I'll be reading. Good luck.

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  57. I love your instagram posts! And I would love to go for coffee with you someday! :)

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  58. i love your blog, and i love beauty, fashion and life posts as well. i barely comment cos i'm lazy but please don't stop being who you are. i'm definitely going to stick around! x

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  59. I loved this post so much. Your honesty is so refreshing and I'm not going anywhere <3 xoxo

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  60. I saw your tweet last night and I was like nooooo! I love being here and reading about your everyday life, what Ralphie gets up to amongst the beauty/outfit posts. There is so much focus on doing things a certain way now in blogging. I think its easy to lose your way and remember the exact reason why you typed blogger into the url and created a blog. Sometimes I get lost and have to remind myself why I do it. Or if I get too hyped up on doing things a certain way, I won't post for a bit until I find my way again.

    One of the things that I love from blogging is twitter.I feel connected, if that makes sense - the only difference is you're not sitting face to face.

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  61. I personally LOVE posts that give an insight to the readers real, every-day lives, blogs that focus soley on outfit posts and beauty really bore me. Keep doing what your doing hun, for every person that doesn't like it there'll be two more who do :) xx

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  62. This is a lovely, inspiring post :) I've purchased many items now after reading your blog/watching your videos! You've helped me with my make up routine!! So I think your great! xxx

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  63. I love this post.

    The Nightline team at my uni have just run a campaign where they asked students to write messages (anonymously) on postcards, and they've stuck the postcards up around the library and uni buildings. The messages range from simple hellos, to comments about people's favourite time/thing/memory from university, to really deep secrets ("I think I have depression"/"my father died and because I was studying in the UK I never got to say goodbye").

    It's amazing to see what other people are actually thinking and have tiny insights into their lives, and from your post it sounds like you'd like to give us a tiny insight into your life.

    Yes please! :-)

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  64. I'm sure I've said it a load of times before but your blog was one of the first I discovered & I still absolutely love it - I love how you're so honest in your posts & how your lovely personality shines through - I never find your posts boring whether they're about beauty, fashion or your life, keep up the good work lovely xxxxx

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  65. Personally, I absolutely love your blog. Reading beauty reviews constantly gets quite boring, until I just click on the blogs that include snippets of their daily life, etc. Obviously, lots of bloggers don't want to give details of their personal lives but if it's what you want to do, it's your blog, so do it! I'll still stick around, because the variety of your blog is lovely :) Hope you feel better about it soon!

    Chloe x
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  66. Awww Jennie what a lovely post! Please please do continue blogging as I absolutely love reading ALL your posts regardless of whether they are about makeup etc...I bloomin LOVE your Ralfie posts! Haha! This is YOUR blog after all sweety, so you should blog about whatever makes you happy :D Looking forward to all your future posts as usual :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  67. Jennie,
    this is wonderfully honest. I've started to follow your blog just recently but I like the way you write. If you feel like sharing more life with us; well, that's ok with me. I think a lot of people here browse blogs for the similar reasons that you write one - to feel better about themselves, to find and see something beautiful or just to sneak a peek into somebody else's life...
    Good luck princess :)

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  68. I like reading beauty blogs. But I love reading beauty blogs with more than just makeup, hair, outfits, I like reading something different now and then and as a very nosey person I like knowing what's going on in other peoples lives and seeing pretty pictures that people take especially of animals!

    I started reading blogs over a year ago and it's taken me till now to finally start one of my own I feel like why would people want to read about beauty products from someone who is not beautiful. However I've finally realised that it doesn't matter what I look like and I want to start the blogging adventure and I want to share what I've been up to aswell rather than just what I look like! I love reading your blog and the beautiful pictures that you take, I hope you keep it up!

    Gemma xx

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  69. I really enjoy reading your make-up posts, especially your favourites, but I also enjoy reading what you've been up to, updates on Ralphie and the wonderful photos you take.

    A lot of peoples blogs change as they grow, I know mine has. I started off solely as a beauty blog as that's the type of blog I was reading at the time. Now I'm reading so many other types of blogs and I feel like writing about my other interests as well. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, some people will enjoy them, others wont. But if it makes me happy then I'm going to do it.

    Looking forward to reading all your upcoming posts :) xxx

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  70. Don't be silly, of course it's okay to share those things! I sometimes feel so locked in to doing makeup posts on my own beauty blog that I feel weird when I go out of that box a bit to post something exciting that's happening in my life. You're a beautiful girl with a beautiful life and I'd love to see more of it!

    ♥ Jessica

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  71. Thank you for writing this Jennie! I think the fact that you are just being yourself and being honest is why we keep coming back. Thank you again for your honesty and keep doing what your doing because I think you are doing great :)

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  72. Thank you for writing this Jennie! I think the fact that you are just being yourself and being honest is why we keep coming back. Thank you again for your honesty and keep doing what your doing because I think you are doing great :)

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  74. This is a really interesting, insightful post. I've only discovered your blog recently, but I've really enjoyed reading your posts. I do enjoy beauty reviews as much as the next girl, but the main draw with a blog for me is the writer's personality, and I absolutely love more 'journal' type posts which give a real insight into the blogger's life and personality. You're doing the right thing - remember it's your blog, and plenty of people will continue to follow you and enjoy what you have to say :) Myself included! x

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  75. I was writing on my blog just the other day, saying how much I love blogs who include a little bit about their day to day lives, and random posts.
    Blogs which are purely beauty, or purely fashion end up getting a little boring to me. I like to feel like I know the person (or at least a little bit about the person) who's blog I am reading. I have always felt like that with your blog. Your photography is stunning, as is your writing, so don't worry... I'm not going anywhere! And I'm so glad you decided not to say goodbye xxx
    Tor @ That's Peachy fashion blog xx

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  76. Honestly? The thing I enjoy most about your blog is the way you write, not what you write about. It's the reason I subscribed, and it's the reason I still read each and every post, whether it's beauty related, or about an old sock you found in a puddle one rainy Tuesday!
    I for one will enjoy reading anything you want to put out here. Doubly so if you actually make a post about puddlesocks!

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  77. whatever you write, i will always read sailboat..sometimes you don't, and i go and read your older posts :) you are one of the sweetest girls i have come across!!! you are different, you have a style (i am not talking about fashion or anything like that, your personality has style if that makes any sense) you are honest...you must have really good parents, it is very obvious...;)

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  78. Definitely love the idea of you writing more personal posts, as much as I love your posts, I love it when bloggers write things that are more personal, I've always found it interesting to see their life beyond what they wear and what they put on their face. I'm glad to see you're not quitting blogging, you're one of my favourite bloggers! xx

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  79. Just stick to what you want to do, your blog is personally one of my favourites to read and I often pick it first out of my list, especially if it an instagram post! Do what makes you happy, it will keep the passion in your blog and I will (and probably many others!) continue to read!

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  80. this is the first time i comment here but i've been following your blog the whole time and have read every single post of yours. sometimes when you don't have new posts, i read the old ones over and over and i just LOVE them.
    this is such a pleasure to have you sharing your life with us and i'll never get enough of it. you're such an adorable and brave young girl, and with no doubt your blog is my favorite one!
    btw for the record, i totally love your instagrams <3

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  81. This is my first comment here too. We've met on Twitter (I'm @JotterMedia). I've only just discovered your blog and love it. I've been writing a parenting blog for a few years now and over time it's become less about my daughter and more about me. I think the content of our blogs does change as we do, so I think it's fine to put whatever you want on here. Just write about what your comfortable with. It's use little space on the Internet to do what you want with. And look at all these fabulous comments. Plenty of reason to keep going!

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  82. I don't often comment- but I just wanted to say that I love reading your blog! I like your outfit posts and wishlists and make-up posts and instagrams and everything else too :) Its your blog after all- you should write about what makes you happy!
    x

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  83. As much as I love the beauty side of your blog & have been enjoying your youtube makeup tutorials, I've never really considered yours to be just a beauty blog. In the least stalkerish way possible, I love reading about your life & seeing what kind of things you're getting up to (& pictures of Ralphie!). I agree, theres so many girls out there now posting makeup swatches & tutorials, its hard to keep up & offer something different. I think thats why I don't consider my own blog as a beauty blog (even though others probably would) because I'm interested in so much more than that. The structure of blogging has become so much more formal than it used to be. Sometimes its nice to just post some pictures you've taken or to just write what you're feeling at the time. I feel like thats something you've always done in a way & for that reason I will always continue to read Sailboat whatever you choose to write about :) xx

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  84. I cannot tell you how pleased I am to know it isn't just me who feels like this and it's normal to feel out of place at times. And I'm so glad you've decided to stick around! Minutes before reading your post I was thinking about moving away from blogging. I started at the beginning of January and thought it would be a whole lot easier than it has been. I wrote a similar post to yours after a few weeks about posting the type of content I thought people would want to read. But that shouldn't be what it is about.

    I'm still wavering on where I sit with blogging being a newbie and finding that follower up take is really slow. I didn't set out to build a follower list but I did think I'd have a few more. I've got some really exciting planning going on in my life at the moment, but don't feel I can say in case a work colleague was to read it. I can't wait until I can really talk about this.

    You come across as a very sincere person in your posts. I'm sure people follow you because they like you or feel they have an affinitywith you, not just for what you post. Stick at it. I'll be sharing this journey with you on my own little space.

    All the best
    L x

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  85. Jennie, dont stop blogging ever!!! Sailboat was the first blog I ever read, one of the ones to inspire me to start my own blog and the first blog I followed!! I love reading about what you got up to last week and seeing cute pictures of Ralphie!(who doesnt like cute bunny pics?!) I really liked your instagram pictures as well. I wont ever click the 'unfollow' button. xx

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  86. I just found your blog this week and I love it mainly because of the quality of the pictures. You are beautiful and your blog is beautiful. I'll ready whatever you feel like posting.

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  87. I'm so glad you didn't say goodbye! I love your blog, it is one of my favourites because you are so genuine and lovely. Personally I would love to see funny photobooth pictures, it sounds like a good laugh and a bit of fun :) Sometimes I have to tell myself off because I find myself saying 'I must post this because my readers will like it' rather than 'I will post about this because I want to'. You can post about whatever you want, and do what makes you happiest :D

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  88. I've always been a believer that your blog should reflect and be around you. Beauty is only one aspect of you, so write and feature whatever you like. I'll still be reading lovely. S.x x www.theraspberrybranch.blogspot.com / @stephanieloulou

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  89. I understand what you mean that whilst most people blog because it's something that they enjoy, it's also about someone out there reading it, because otherwise you wouldn't publish. But that said, much as some of your current readers might not have enjoyed more of the posts you want to write, you're bound to find new readers who are attracted to those posts that wouldn't have been to some of the beauty posts. Sometimes you just have to ride the waves of change and see who wants to join you.

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  90. I am so glad you haven't said goodbye :) your blog should definitely reflect who you are, after all it is YOUR blog and whether or not people stick around you should always write about things that make YOU happy! Never try to please anyone else and always be true to yourself which I know you are and always will be, which is why so many people love reading your blog. I have loved following your blog journey so far and I look forward to reading more about you and your little adventures in the future! Keep smiling xxx

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  91. Your point of view is always so interesting. Content aside, I'll stick with you no matter what!

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  92. I'd love to hear what you did last Thursday afternoon :) I'll keep reading your posts, because I think your amazing and a very inspirational person.

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  93. Because of people like you I love this community. Every single word you wrote in this post I felt in my heart. Being sad and insecure at this point of my life is so hard and I'm grateful for having people here ready to share what they feel with me. I really think that the best idea for you is to follow your heart because it must be beautiful when it can create posts like this. xxx

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  94. A couple of months ago, I wrote an entry in my journal about my favourite blogs and why I love them. Yours is one of the blogs I wrote about, specifically because you post such an eclectic, interesting mix of things. Personally, I find the variety appealing. I've always thought of you as less of a beauty blogger and more of a lifestyle blogger anyway. You may lose handfuls of followers here and there as your blog grows and changes, but you shouldn't let that stop you from doing things the way you want them done. Think of all the new followers you will attract by staying true to what you want to do!

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  95. Don't stop! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites and although the beauty/make up stuff is good, I like the other posts a bit more sometimes - Because frankly I am nosey, lol. Keep on going lovely you won't lose us x

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  96. I first found out about your post around last year Christmas time, when I was ill and lying in bed and looking for blogs I'd like to read.
    Now I'm ill again and I read your latest post and think: Wow, that's nice to hear. To actually feel that somebody has "grown" or "changed". I really like beauty or make up posts, but to be honest: after a while it gets boring to read it and I prefer "real life" posts so much more. Everyone can make make up posts, but not everyone has the same life as yours.
    So please share those photobooth pictures or the stories about what you did Thursday night. I'd love to read all about it :)

    greetings from Vienna <3

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  97. I love your blog and think you are wonderful! Personally I would love anything you wanted to post and I always find it interesting when people post about their lives, plus it is your space use it as you wish, Im sure all your readers will still love every little post
    xxx

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  98. ugh. I just wrote a really long comment post and blogger didn't sent it -.-

    Anyway, I try to rephrase it, maybe I can remember it all:

    The first time I stumbled over your blog was last year around Christmas time. I was ill and all into beauty blogs and nice pictures. A beauty blog is always easy on the eyes (and somehow boring to the brains, because at one point it gets into a repeat loop) and lovely to look at from time to time, but after I while I got bored and only looked up some make up blogs when I felt like "no reading" or "easy stuff to skim through".
    Now I'm ill again (unfortunately) and I read your latest post and think: "Wow. You can actually feel the change. She grew. She changed. Amazing!"
    Don't get me wrong. I like your beauty posts, but much more I like your photography and your insights on your real life and your thoughts. It's so easy to write about make up, but it's way more interesting to read about a real person and the life behind it.

    I really wish you all the best, I hope you keep up blogging - whatever YOU want to! <3
    love from Vienna xx :)

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  99. i love all your post, but especially those about you, your life and what interrests you. keep on blogging, please and write about the things you want to

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  100. If I'm honest I've never really saw this blog as purely a makeup blog and I alway thought that you posted what you wanted when you wanted. I love your blog, but I much prefer the life type blog posts so go ahead and post about what you want to post about. When blogging I always write about what I enjoy and if no-one reads it, then who really cares? To me blogging is much more that gaining followers, it's more about recording memories that I can look back over in years to come.
    Basically what I'm trying to say is that I'll read whatever you post about, and by the looks of it there are tons of people that will do the same.
    Katie
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    P.S I must have been one of the 10% that loved your instagram posts, in fact they are my favourite posts.

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  101. I love this post, I really do. I feel very similar to you (though I've just started blogging) in regards to "there are so many better bloggers" etc etc. But don't feel that way, people have followed you because they like what you post, and posting those silly little videos and what you did last Thursday type things will only make them like you more! I feel like people want to feel more connected to the blogs they read and what better way to connect than to let them in on those small everyday things you do. I don't know, I guess all I'm trying to say is don't think you should leave because you've changed. Everybody changes, it's part of life, just evolve your blog to fit you. Maybe you'll lose some followers but I'm certain you'll gain some new ones as well.

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  102. Jennie Jennie Jennie.lol You do make me sad, as people also do when they don't believe in themselves..
    You are a pretty young girl and like us all (im a *few* years older..) you are still finding your way in the thing they call life.
    There is no book to learn from, we learn from experiences and at the end of the day, you are who you are. No one and nothing should change that.
    Trying to hide, through what you think is right, be it make up or clothes, will never work, as you will come to a head like you have where you realise, it's not you.
    Your blog is your personal space in the www world and you should make it what you will. Who cares what you think people will, wont like, aslong as you do.
    It will slowly become a place of ramblings that you can read back on in later years and think, I did that, I was feeling low, but look where I am now.
    I will continue to follow your blog, as your an intelligent lady, with a great wiring style, a lovely shop and photography that I just want to copy but can't! lol
    Caroline.x

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  103. I've always enjoyed the personal posts, they just make you more of a real person, not just a make-up/hair girl, though that is how I came across your blog originally. Sometimes reading about one make-up purchase after another can be a tad boring. You always seemed to have a blog that has more of a soul to it,and that is what makes it unique. I hope you want to keep writing. :)

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot! Definitely want to keep writing, I'm super excited about it now! :) xo

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  104. My hubby bought me a heart that said "There is no set path, just follow your heart" now whenever I feel down, like life isn't planning out the way I expected, I just think of that.

    Thank you for sharing this post and reminding lots of people to keep doing what they love.

    Katie xx

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    1. That's a brilliant sentiment to remember, thank you! :) xo

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  105. If I am being honest, I think if you were to only blog about make-up and beauty I think I would lose interest, I followed your blog because I saw personality and free spirit and I still see that. I do love make-up as much as the next girl, but when it comes to reading about things I love, make-up does get a little bit repetitive. I personally like to see variety.

    I’ve always been a fan, and I know it must be difficult trying to please different audiences, but at the end of the day it’s your choice what you write about, please don’t ever feel like you have to leave or abandon ship (pardon the pun) xxx

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    1. Thank you! I think variety is key and I'm excited to see where this new adventure takes me! :) xo

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  106. HI Jennie, bonjour! Je trouve justement ton blog intéressant parce qu'on voit la vraie personne dernière. Je préfère davantage cela au blog de maquillage. Je crois que c'est une excellente voie!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm sorry I can't reply in French, I really wish I could! xo

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  107. Hi Jennie, I can totally relate. You need to do what you feel is best for you and I like that your blog is different. It is like stopping by a good friend to see what she is up to today and that can be something different every day ;-) Just listen to your heart! BTW, I love your photos :-)

    XOXO

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