The last few weeks have been a little hectic for me, and I don’t mean to sound repetitive but it’s all down to school. I took the time out to focus on my mock exams and as much as I didn’t like not posting on Life As Tilly Rose and being inactive on social media, it allowed me to take a step back from the blogging world and observe it from a different perspective.
I realised that things are changing for my blog, we are starting to grow and reach a bigger audience, starting to develop. Which is great! But it has come at a time in my life which is crucial for me – GCSEs are right around the corner (unfortunately). And it’s proving to be very hard to balance both but I am trying. I think it’s important for any blogger to take time out, to sit in the back row and actually look at what is going on, look at how people influence others, look at your own blog from a followers perspective. Catch up with the world around you – both the real world and social media. I say the real world because it is. Sometimes there are much more important things to know about than what lipstick is on trend at the moment – as much as I love those sort of things, it can become quite exhausting. So catching up with family and friends and focussing on my school work, has been what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks.
Taking a few weeks off in order to revise and focus on my exams has almost opened up another door for me. I am proud to say that I shall be doing NCS this summer. Seeing as I have an extra long summer this year, due to my exams finishing in June, it would be silly not to take such an amazing opportunity. If you haven’t heard of NCS then click HERE – it is basically a three week programme where you stay in student accommodation, do a social action project and many water sports activities. I am super excited about it and I think it will help to push my confidence that little bit more.
Again this will probably require a break from social media and blogging but I shall hopefully have some pre written blog posts scheduled for you guys – this isn’t until July so I ain’t worrying about that now! For my actual GCSE exams, I haven’t yet decided what I am going to do, either I write a load of juicy posts in the Easter holidays or I completely take the time off. Whatever I decide to do I will try not persistently inform you of what I am doing and try not to apologise every 10 secs on Instagram for being inactive. WHATEVER I DO I WILL TRY MY BEST. 🙂
Along side this I figured that it was actually my blogs one year anniversary! YAYYY. It sounds crazy to say that, looking back at my earliest posts just feels weird. Without sounding self indulgent, my blog has come on a long way since then and I am so proud of that. Starting out as a little wordpress.com blog, I remember I used to get sooooo happy when I received at least 1 like on a blog post or even 5 views, it was the best thing ever! Now I’m pleased to say that I’m getting much more than that and I am so grateful because without you guys I wouldn’t be saying this today. Thank you for all the support I have had from my blog, you people are so kind and generous and I love that! I think that taking the back seat for a while has made me realise how lucky I am to have so many nice people following and supporting what I do.
Here’s to another year of blogging!
Tilly Rose x