Guys, today is a VERY special day!

*drumrolls please*

MY BLOG IS 1!!!!!


I seriously can’t believe that I’ve had it for ONE WHOLE YEAR! It’s been SO AMAZING and I’ve loved every moment of it!!!! (although I still don’t know where time has gone LIKE SERIOUSLY?!)

And I also really want to thank all of you guys! A few weeks ago I hit 300 followers and it blows my mind that 300 souls actually want to read my blog?! I really didn’t think that I would get over 100 followers or even over 200! I thought that it would just be a small corner for me and my thoughts (like a diary) and that’s it! But no apparently some people like the weird sarcastic soul that’s behind all of these posts *awkwardly laughs*yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7 - MY BLOG IS TURNING 1!!

So now that I’m an expert at blogging *cough cough* I thought I would share a few things I’ve learnt!

It takes time!

So at first, I thought I would just have to hit the post button after writing one and that’s it!

BUUUUT, unfortunately, it takes a bit more time than that;

  • You have to work on the design of your blog to make it into something you like and let me tell you, I’ve spent WAYYY too much time doing that!
  • Finding good post ideas is not always easy!
  • Finding the TIME to post whilst you’re working or at school isn’t easy!
  • Posting regularly is DEFINITELY not easy!

My advice is if you want to start blogging it should be because YOU really want to do it because if it’s only to get people following you then it’s not worth it. It takes a lot of time and if you don’t like doing it, it’s really not worth it. Even for people that like writing it can get a bit hard sometimes, for example, when you haven’t posted in a while but have A HUGE writer’s block but you still want to write something!

Followers don’t come right away

Sorry to break your dreams but getting followers isn’t easy. Even if your posts are good, you won’t have 10’000 followers in the first month. You really have to work to get people to notice you!

Although I have found that a few things do help;

  • Go on social media, like Instagram, and follow other bloggers.
  • Interact with your followers and comment on other people’s posts!
  • BE PATIENT! They will come over time!

The first year is the hardest!

Some people may disagree but I find that the first year is the hardest. Because everything is so new and you may not have found your writing style right away but the more you do it, the easier it gets! And obviously, because you have to start from 0! I don’t know yet but I’m thinking that my second year is going to be easier because I know how much time it takes and how I’m going to organize myself to find the time to write!

You have to plan in advance

As I already mentioned, planning your posts is key! I’m the kind of person that gets stressed over nothing and blogging sometimes is one of them! I don’t have a strict schedule of when to post but I normally post every 2-11 days (I’m so organized!).

If having a set schedule works for you then that’s great! But for me, it just doesn’t so I don’t do that anymore!

You meet amazing people

The difference between having a diary where you share your thoughts and having a blog is that you meet AMAZING people! People that share the same interests as you, people that make you smile even if you’ve never met them before, people that you can TALK too when life is getting hard! And I know the internet can be a dangerous place but as long as you’re careful, it can also be a wonderful place.

Aannnnnnnd that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Again thank you to all of you!

I want to thank my parents and friends for always supporting me! I love writing and this blog has made it possible for me to express myself and I’m so grateful for that!

And I want to thank all of you guys that have made me smile so many times and have made this experience the most amazing thing ever!


XOXO, Rosie <3



  1. 19th August 2017 / 11:17 am

    Congratulations girl, 1 year already! Hope you keep blogging for a long time because I love your blog & personality! xo

    • Rosinalee
      19th August 2017 / 11:18 am

      Aww thank you so so much!!!! xxx

  2. 19th August 2017 / 11:19 am

    AGH YAY! THIS IS SO AWESOME! Your blog is amazing and I so agree with your tips xx

  3. 19th August 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Congrats on your blog turning 1!

  4. 19th August 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’m so glad I found your blog when I first started blogging here, you were so nice to me from the beginning xxx

    • Rosinalee
      19th August 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you so so much! You’re so nice as well and your blog is soon good!!!! xxx

  5. 19th August 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Congratulations! Your blog is so pretty and you deserve way more than 300 followers. I hope your next year of blogging is even better!

    ~ Pip

  6. 19th August 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary!!๐ŸŽ‰ You have an amazing blog!! So excited for all the posts which are yet to come. <3

    • Rosinalee
      20th August 2017 / 8:51 am

      Thank you so so so much! It means soon much to me! xxx

  7. 19th August 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Congratulatioooons!! I love how excited you are in this post!! <3 ๐Ÿ˜€ I can't wait for another amazing year- I think the first year is definitely the hardest too! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ xx

    • Rosinalee
      20th August 2017 / 8:52 am

      Thank you so so so much Tabi!! ๐Ÿ™‚ it means so much to me! And yes I think so too! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  8. 19th August 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! What an amazing milestone. I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for you and your blog!

  9. 19th August 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Ahh congratulations lovely, keep it up girl!! Your blog has grown so much over the past year and I can’t wait to see the posts to come. Here’s to another year ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’—Also, some great points. I couldn’t agree more xx

    • Rosinalee
      20th August 2017 / 8:52 am

      Aww thanks! โค๏ธ xx

  10. 21st August 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Congrats, Rosinalee!! I hope you’ll have more and more followers ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•

    • Rosinalee
      21st August 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so so so much!!! xxxx

  11. 21st August 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done for getting through the first year in style; I hope you continue to love blogging going forwards <3 Oh, and great advice here too!

    • Rosinalee
      22nd August 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Ahahaha thanks!!! xx

  12. 22nd August 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Congrats on making it through your first year of blogging! I loved reading about what you’ve learned thus far — it seems every blogger learns those lessons (and more) at some point in time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait to see what you bringing to the blogging world in your many years to come. <3

    • Rosinalee
      23rd August 2017 / 11:05 am

      Aww thanks!! And yes you lear a lot of things when you start blogging! xxxx

  13. 23rd August 2017 / 1:35 am

    Congratulations!! Love your blog keep it up! Xxโค๏ธ

    • Rosinalee
      23rd August 2017 / 11:06 am

      Aww thanks!!! xxx

  14. 25th August 2017 / 2:30 am

    Yay, happy birthday to your blog! And great tips for new bloggers! ๐Ÿ˜Š I love your theme, it’s so cute so your time and effort definitely paid off! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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