Tuesday, 6 January 2015

THE LAST SOUVENIR TURNS TWO!

Yes, my little corner of the internet is officially two years old today. 

I still can't quite believe that I've managed to grow my blog in quite a short space of time. I've learned so much about myself, about the ins and outs of blogging, self-promotion, photography, writing to inform, engage and entertain... I think starting a blog is such a brave and cathartic experience, it's almost like therapy. Of course when I look back at my first few months I get slightly embarrassed at my naivety and inexperience, but I think every blogger feels that way. Fast forward two years, I seriously had no idea that so many of you would click my link and decide to read my opinions, let alone leave me lovely comments and compliments. 

To my readers - whether you're following me on Blogger, Bloglovin', my various social media accounts, or just passing by - thank you so much for taking the time to have a look. It's so nice to hear your feedback, to chat with you on Twitter, to follow you on Instagram... I'm honestly incredibly grateful to you all. I love being part of such a kind community. It's great to have a place to chat with like-minded people who share a specific passion; where you can ask for advice or opinions without feeling silly; where you can share, explore and applaud other people's work; where you can gain support and acceptance of people you've never met in real life. It was only over the past year that I got more involved in the community and I'm so glad that I did - I've met some truly lovely people through blogging!

Like most of us, my blog is still just a hobby of mine, but it's the hobby that I enjoy the most, along with photography. It's opened up my eyes to brand new opportunities that I would have never thought about pursuing before. I even feel like I could possibly turn it into a career in the future - here's hoping!

This year I hope to bring you more content. I want to carry on learning and honing my photography skills; I want to write more articles and include more opinionated posts; I want to do more giveaways. I might even start a YouTube channel if I'm feeling particularly daring. I don't know, is that something you would watch? I'll leave that one up to you guys to decide.

So I guess all that's left to say is Happy Birthday to The Last Souvenir, have a frosted cupcake on me! I hope you continue to grow and make me proud. Let's just hope it's not a case of the terrible two's...
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  1. Congrats on the 2 years lovely!

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  2. Congrats and hope you blog for even more years.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  3. Happy birthday!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  4. Congratulations on the 2 years! It's such a lovely blog so you should be very proud of it :)
    Alice xo
    www.shesthunderstorms.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you so much Alice, very sweet of you to say! Xx

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  5. Happy Birthday to The Last Souvenir!! :)
    It's been wonderful to see your blog grow Katie, after reading it from the very beginning and here's to many more blog birthdays in the future!

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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  6. Congratulations on your blog being 2!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  7. Congrats on 2 years!!
    xx Amanda | teatimetails.com

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  8. Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! :)

    Yasmina xx
    thejulyjournal.blogspot.com

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  9. Congrats on 2 years, so good that you've stuck with it for so long! I want to start writing more opinionated posts too rather than just generic fashion/beauty all the time. All the best for the year ahead!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. Thanks Sinead! I think you should - it's good to have opinions, no matter positive or negative. It's something that I need to show more of! Xx

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  10. Happy blog birthday! I'm looking forward to reading more :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Thank you Beth, looking forward to posting more this year! Xx

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  11. What an inspiring post. I love that you think of blogging as a kind of therapy- its a really nice way to look at it. You should start Youtube if its what you want. Take a chance :)

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on all your success xx
    julzobsessions.blogspot.co.uk // bloglovin.com/blog/3478503

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  12. Congratulations on your milestone! You sent me your link via twitter yesterday evening so this is the first time I'm visiting but I instantly felt the need to follow your blog as I really like your writing style and blog design. Look forward to reading your future posts! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thank you so much Ioanna! Welcome to the blog, hope you enjoy reading! Xx

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  13. I love this post! Congratulations on turning two! I have just discovered your blog through this evenings #lbloggers chat and I love it! Can't wait to see what the future holds for your blog!x

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