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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dear April & One Thousand Posts.


This letter to you marks my one thousand and second post. I had meant for this to mark my thousandth but it seems that my maths was a little off last week. It never was my strong point. [Shout out to my clever friend at school who let me copy her maths homework on more than one occasion.] I remember enough to get by... as long as I double check with a calculator.

April I think you're going to be the month of returning to old projects that used to make me so happy. I've started making jewellery again, different to the charm pieces I made a few years ago because my style has changed so much since then, but it's proving to be as therapeutic as I remember it being and I'd like to continue. I'm not sure if anything will come of it, I may reopen my bigcartel store in the future (I had business cards for it and everything!) but even if not, being able to make things is one of life's simple pleasures I think.

So yes, over a thousand posts. Wow. You know, I think this is the longest I've ever stuck with anything. And I know that blogging now is often about success and how many readers are subscribed and how many views you get each month, but I don't really like to get caught up in all of that. When I started writing here I was a lonely twenty year old who had just dropped out of University and was so incredibly lost. And now I'm a little older, about to graduate and about to embark on a new journey. There has never really been an end goal, no specific numbers in mind or anything like that. I suppose it's always been more just something to say 'hello giant world out there, I exist'.

Just know that if you're taking a few minutes out of your day to read this, I appreciate you more than you could ever know, and thank you for being a part of my journey. You're marvelous.

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xoxo
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28 comments:

  1. Aw, making jewelry is therapeutic for sure. I had a bit of fun with jewelry making for the past month and I was thinking of opening an Etsy store but I am so scared! But good luck with your jewelry plan.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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  2. Wow, 1000 posts is amazing and well done for sticking with it because I love your blog. This blog (or should I say you) are perhaps one of the very few people who constantly remind me of the real reason to blog - not for success, numbers or followers, but for yourself. I really do love that about you xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  3. Wow. A 1000 (1002) posts! How amazing! I love your blog, so I hope you are going to do a couple 1000 more ;)

    WritingMonique

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  4. WOW! Congrats on the 1000 posts - that's amazing achievement and you've done so well! X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  5. I think blogging success to me is measured in more how much you get out of it and the enjoyment you feel from it. I don't like the numbers game. You keep on being you :)

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  6. Well done on reaching such a milestone!

    Mel ♥ everyword

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  7. So lovely to hear that this blog has followed you on your journey, sounds like you've come a really far way :) Keep at it Jennie!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  8. Congrats and Happy April! I think this is why your blog is so popular because you are so honest and like I said before, extremely modest about your talents.

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  9. Congratulations on your 1002 posts. It's a huge achievement when your blog is so full of wisdom. x

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  10. And thank you for your delightful posts! Here's to 1000 more, ey? xx

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  11. Wow, 1000 posts is certainly something to celebrate! I hope that I will be able to look back on my blog one day and see such consistency and growth :) It's such a pleasure to read your posts, and I can't wait to read your 2000th one! I'd be really interested to read stuff like "this time last year" that take us back to something you posted this time last year :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  12. Congratulations on reaching your 1002 post. That's definitely quite an achievement! Glad that you're finding enjoyment in old hobbies again, if I ever tried to make jewellery I could imagine it being too fiddly for me and then getting frustrated!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  13. Congratulations! If you're ever ready to share your jewellery, I'd definitely be interested to see it. You're definitely one of my favourite bloggers on the planet, you're just so down to earth and relatable. You have a special way with words! ♥

    Tara x

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  14. Congratulations on 1000 posts - that's amazing! x
    LilyLipstick

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  15. Congratulations Jennie! I do remember your charm store! I'm so happy that I found your blog all those years ago and we got the chance to become pals :) I never thought you'd notice my little blog but it makes me feel special! xxx

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  16. Wow, well done on 1002 posts very impressive!

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  17. Yay, congrats on 1000 posts!! I'd love to see some of your jewellery, I'm thinking about doing a jewellery course at my local college x

    Josie’s Journal

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  18. Congratulations, what a milestone! I love your blog and wish you every continued success :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Congratulations on your 1000 posts - that's such a huge achievement. Please know that I love reading every single one of them. I'd love to see some of your jewellery :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  20. I've always missed my milestones as I can't count either, but congrats, here is to the next 1000!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  21. Congratulations on 1000 posts! That's so amazing!! I can't imagine ever getting to that many but I shall one day! Here's to the next 1000!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  22. Wow a thousand posts and look how far you've come!! You have such a beautiful blog and it's great that you don't get caught up in all the numbers, as far as I'm concerned your blog is a huge success, you are always true to yourself and only write about what you love, which to me is what blogging is all about :) xx

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  23. Yours is one of my favourite blogs (you're in the top five of my blog bookmarks!) and I am always happy when I stop by and you've posted something new. 1000 (and 2) posts is amazing, I wish I'd had the wherewithal to stick with blogging. I hope that one day when my mental health is better I can create a blog that lasts this long.

    I love jewellery making, they have a bead shop in Nottingham and I honestly love just looking at all the pretty beads they have. :) x

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  24. Congratulations, Jennie!!!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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  25. Totally agree, making things is definitely one of the little pleasures in life! I've been wanting to try some diy projects lately too, maybe next week since I'm free from uni. And wow, that's a lot of posts! I don't read your blog since the beginning but I'm really glad I found it :) Hope you have an amazing month of April! x

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  26. A little bit late but still...Huge congrats on reaching such a milestone. I cannot wait to read another thousand of your posts :) xx

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