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  1. A big congratulations on achieving your first year in blogging! It’s a great accomplishment 🙂 I enjoyed reading this as I agreed with so much of what you wrote. I too just achieved 1 yr in blogging and it really does get you thinking of what you’ve done so far. It’s so true about the comparing issue. We just can’t help it!It does push you to achieve better but sometimes can be demotivating. I agree with sticking to a schedue you can maintain. It can be really hard keeping it up and photos do take a lot of time! Well done with everything and keep it up 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! Congratulations to you too for achieveing the 1 year milestone! And I apologise that it has taken me so long to get back to you, hun. x

      1. That’s ok Kimmy 🙂 Thank you very much! xxxx

  2. Great one year summary! I’m only 5 months in and I’m beginning to re-evaluate the frequency of my posts. I have a lot of ideas and topics I want to cover but I need to pace myself! I’ve been averaging about 6 posts a week but I think I may scale down to 4. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time working on the blog and I think I need a better balance in my life! (I work full time too)
    Haha, sometimes meeting like minded people is not healthy because it just reinforces the crazy makeup hoarding tendencies we already have – it’s not normal to have double / triple digit of any makeup category! lol
    Congrats again on your 1st year blogiversary! 🙂

    1. Thank you! And congrats to you for hitting the 5 month mark! I think we all need to do what works best for us. I’m going to experiment with reducing the posts and see how it goes. And yes, I can definitely relate to hoarding tendencies getting out of control is this wild but wonderful beauty blogging community. xo

  3. Great post! I really enjoyed reading this! I feel so lucky to have met you through blogging. I have met so many great people just through blogging and interacting with them and you has been one of the greatest things about it. 🙂 xo

    1. Thank you, Katie. I’m the lucky one. Your posts always bring a smile to my face and your efforts to share the love with other bloggers the way that you do warms my heart. xo

  4. I haven’t met great people, but I wish to.


    1. I really hope you do one day, sweetie! Connecting with others is one of the best “perks” of this blogging thing. xo

  5. Great post! I agree with the quantity versus quality point. I set out to post 5 times a week, but I recently subconsciously decreased it to about 3 times a week. I feel like the quality has gone up dramatically. While SEO suggests posting more, I feel like it also helps in other webbie aspects to post more quality content.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

    1. Thanks, Connie. And I really appreciate you sharing with me your experiences is terms of reducing your posting schedule. I, too, hope that this change has a positive impact. 🙂 xo

  6. Congratulations on one year of blogging, that’s so exciting for you! It sounds like you’ve had a blast doing it, and I hope it continues to be rewarding for you for many years to come! Thanks for sharing what you’ve learned, lovely post!
    xo Kiki

    1. Thank you Kiki! I have a had blast and look forward to what the next year has in store. How long have you been blogging?

      1. I haven’t been blogging very long, only about three months or so! I’m loving the creative outlet though and hope to continue for a long time 🙂
        xo Kiki

  7. One year of blogging is a huge milestone as many quit after a couple of months. And I can completely relate to comparing my blog to others. It just makes me feel down because everyone else have such great blog and I feel mine is just bleh! I finally quit doing it after being so upset about it that my husband had to remind me that it’s supposed to be a hobby. 🙂

    I sincerely wish you more blogging anniversary to come, Kimmy! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Your Blog is fantastic, sweetie. But I totally relate to the comparisons we all tend to make sometimes. You’re husband has a good point though. For many of us, this is a “hobby”, not a career and we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. 🙂 xo

  8. Such a well-written post yet again, Kimmy! I completely agree with everything you wrote here especially the comparing to others part. Can’t help it, natural habit I guess. I learned a way to not let myself be let down, though, by completely moving on to something else. Like, walking out side to get some fresh air or getting an icecream with friends or something like that. I try not to let myself be miserable because I love blogging and I want it to be fun, not competition. 😀

    Also redoing the photos when you don’t have time because you have to move on to the next post! LOL! I’ve been there soooo many times! We are perfectionists! Lately my philosophy has been just let it go. You already did the best you could for that moment, time to move on! 😀

    I wish you and Beauty Isles many many more happy years to come!

    1. Thank you Jaa! That means so much to me. I think your “method” for not letting yourself get down is a good one. Remove yourself from the situation and do something positive or enjoyable. Fantastic advice! And you’re absolutely right, I, too, want to keep things fun when it comes to blogging. 🙂 xo

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