Blog's First Birthday and how I feel


Today is a happy day! We are celebrating Pink Daisy Loves' first birthday! Yes, this blog is one year old and I couldn't be happier about it. This year went so fast! I cannot believe that it is almost the end of 2016 and it's been a year since I started blogging.

I honestly cannot believe how far I came. The very first post on this blog was up on November 6, 2015 and please do not go and read my first posts cause I am so embarrassed about them haha! 


I have been reading beauty blogs for ages and I wanted to create my own blog but things got in the way and it never happened. But last year, I went to a beauty bazaar and I purchased lots of beauty products, skincare and makeup so I said 'it's time'! At first, it was hard. Not that now it isn't, but a year ago, I remember me struggling about everything. 

I don't have a camera and I love taking selfies etc with my phone, but blog pictures require a different approach and method. You need to have the perfect lighting, great background, props like plates and flowers and magazines and so many more that will make the picture more beautiful and attractive. I didn't know anything about editing or tricks on how to take good pictures. Also, I didn't know anything about how social media are a big part of this and I thought it was an easy job. Everyone is doing it so it must be easy, right? And then writer's block happened; how many times I started writing about something and then I went blank. Nothing. Nada.

It is not easy having to spent hours and hours in front of your computer writing, editing, sharing, commenting, taking pictures, chasing the natural light all day to have the perfect photo etc. So you have to love it in order to make it work.



However, despite the difficulties I had, I really enjoy doing this and I really love the process. And I believe this is the most important thing: to love what you do and do it with passion, not only because you have to do it but because it makes you happy. About 7 months ago, I had no inspiration and I was about to quit. I took a break from everything and this reminded me why I started blogging in the first place and why I love it so much.

If you are a regular reader and follower, thank you so much. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for you and thank you for your support, your lovely and kind comments and thank you for letting me be a part of this great community.  If you are new here, I hope you 'll stick around. 

We are definitely celebrating tonight with a lovely dinner!

Happy 1st Birthday Pink Daisy Loves!!!

73 comments

  1. Happy Bloganniversary! I never thought blogging would require so much time and effort, you never know the effort that goes to it until you start one. There were time where I had zero motivation and giving up was the easier option, however, having that power to stay strong is important! I hope you will be celebrationg many more years of your blog :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you so much! It is a hard work and efford but totally worth it! x

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  2. Happy 1st Birthday, starting blogging is a real learning curse, especially in terms of photography, but luckily for us, learning is rewarding and can be fun too :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. My first photos are horrible, I was struggling so much to take my photos and I am still figuring it out on how to take good pictures! Thank you so much! x

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  3. Wow, Happy Birthday to your blog! Cheers to more years ahead! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy 1st blogiversary! Blogging really does take time and effort. I'm glad that you are loving doing it. Wish you the best.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. Thank you! It takes time and hard work so you gotta love it to make it work! x

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  5. Happy first Birthday Pink Daisy Loves!! What a great read I can relate to every part of this post! I am so glad you kept going you have such a great blog and I love reading your content :) xxx

    Tash
    natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! Having the love and support from others keeps me going :)

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  6. Happy Bloganniversary. Blogging can be a lil work sometimes but it is always fun to share and connect. I love looking back and seeing growth. Keep going ! :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  7. Congrats on your first bloganniversary <3

    Lou of, Steal the Style

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  8. Happy first blog birthday! I love reading your blog regularly, your photography is always so good to! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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  9. Yayyyyyyyyy I'm so happy and excited for you, hun! :) Happy blogiversary!! Here's to many, many more. :) <3 You have honestly come so far and achieved so much, and I've no doubt that your lovely blog will continue on growing and getting more and more popular. :) Glad I could be a part of your journey at least in some small way. :) Congrats again, and happy celebrating for sure! xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Kay! The love and support of others is what keeps me going and I am glad I am a part of this lovely community! x

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  10. Wow! Happy blog Birthday! You've really been awesome doing this. One would think you've been a blogger for more than a year. Well done. Cheers to more anniversaries.

    amakamedia.com 

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    1. Thank you so much! Your kind words are really important to me! xx

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  11. Happy 1 year blog anniversary - I hope you've found a way to celebrate (and that it includes cake, haha)! There's definitely a lot more to blogging than meets the eye, and you're totally right; you have to love it in order to make it work :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Celebrations in our home always include cake!! Thank you so much! x

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  12. I love the photography in this post! Congrats on 1 year of blogging!

    Nicole x
    Lipsticks & Louboutins

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  13. Happy Blogiversary. Every step in an achievement :)

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  14. YAY! Happy bday to Pink Daisy Loves! Your blog is adorable and I love to pop in here! Love to hear the story behind and the journey it has taken too. To many years to come! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Your kind words mean a lot! :)

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  15. Happy Birthday, you should be so proud! Well done you've achieved so much already and your blog is such a joy to behold and read, it will only get better! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you so much!! Here's to many more years!x

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  16. Yay congrats! Oh man, I would NOT want anyone reading my first posts either haha. It's always crazy to see how far you've come and how much you've changed! Hope you have a great week lady.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you! My first posts are so bad but I don't want to delete them as they remind me how this blog changed throughout the year! x

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  17. I wish my photography was that good after just a year of blogging! Congrats on keeping it all up, looks like you've done amazingly!! Here's to many more years to come :)

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Sinead! Your photography is great and your outfits are adorable, don't be too hard on yourself! x

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  18. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! What an achievement! Well done beautiful!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I know it can be hard at times, but keep pushing through! You got this ;)

    alicered.co.uk

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  20. Happy Blogiversary, girlie! I could 100% relate to the challenges you've faced and learned from, too. Oh, how frustrating, right!? But it's all worth it in the end when you get to meet and interact with readers and other bloggers and I'm glad we've connected, beauty! I wish you much success, may you continue to grow and may wonderful opportunities find you! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jalisa, your kind words mean the world! It's a hard work but totally worth it, I love interacting with other bloggers and be a part of this great community! x

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  21. Wow congrats hun. Such a great accomplishment. I totally understand how you feel. When I first started blogging almost 6 years ago it was definitely a learning curve. Photography being the most challenging. Thankfully the blogging world is so friendly and generous and very supportive. Wishing you continued success.
    Simera|Beautetude

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    1. 6 years? Omg, congrats! Photography is definitely the hardest thing in this process but at the same time, I love when I get creative and set up a nice flatlay! :)

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  22. Congrats on a year babe! I can't tell you how many times I've considered a break, too x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! Happens every month haha! x

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  23. Happy blog birthday! You take great pictures, keep it up! :)

    Macarons and Mischief

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  24. Wow! Congratulations darling! You have achieved a lot withing the past one year I must say! Well done.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  25. Congratulations dear!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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  26. Congratulations ! You've come such a long way ( we're all embarrassed by our first posts hehe ) and you should be so so proud of yourself ! I can't wait to see everything you've come from in the future !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I do think everyone is embarrassed by their first posts. I know I surely am. Yes, starting out with nothing is hard but once you get the drill, it gets so much easier & after a year now I´m sure you´ve got most of it figured out. I wish you the best of luck for the upcoming years with this blog.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  29. Super exciting! Happy birthday for your blog :) Best wishes x

    Florals&Smiles

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  30. Congratulations on the one year, such a massive achievement! It's so exciting to look back and see how far you've come, as imagine where you will be in a year!

    The Makeup Directory

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  31. Love this! Congratulations, I can only hope that I will keep blogging, so that I can celebrate my blog's birthday next year!

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  32. Congratulations on your 1 year Bloganniversary, blogging is not an easy thing to do. More success dear.

    xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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  33. Congratulations! Hope your next blog year will be fun ;)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  34. Loved reading this, hbd. Please check out my ultimate guide to visiting a hairdresser!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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    Twitter @alionawithlove

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  35. Happy first blog anniversary! What a milestone :)

    Megan / www.meganmarieblogs.blogspot.com

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  36. Happy Blogiversary 💃🏻 love your blog :)

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  37. Congrats on your first year! I hate looking back at my first posts, wish I could hide them all haha xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  38. Happy blog birthday lovely! I'm so glad you enjoy blogging and didn't give up when it got tough :) Best of luck with your blog for the future

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  39. Happy Belated Blog anniversary I had mine in March I could not believe how fast the year went.

    A lot has to go into your blog posts the right lighting the right theme for your blog then to keep up with social media to advertise your blog so I agree you definitely need to have a love for blogging.

    Keep up the good work yiota.

    Andrea
    beautywithandrea36.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Congratulations! I think you're doing an excellent job and I'm glad you took the plunge.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  41. Happy belated blogiversary! Considering how much hard work it takes to run a blog, it's a huge achievement. Congratulations! :)
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  42. Happy anniversary to you and your blog! It's a lovely blog you have :)

    lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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  43. I did a similar post on my blog's "first birthday" too! Congrats, it truly is a milestone! Hard work pays off for sure :)

    http://abbysaylor.com

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