Bijuleni Turns One!

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Bijuleni - Holiday Classy Skirt and Top Look

Blouse: H&M | Top and Skirt: Zara | Heels: Le Chateau | Earrings: Olive and Piper | Bracelets: Charming Charlie/ Foxy Originals | Tights: Winners

Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday. A whole lot of celebrations going around here my flaneurs! A year ago this day, I posted my first outfit post. It has been a long journey, and I have all of you to thank for reading my blog and your kind words that keep me going. It seems as if it was just yesterday that I was struggling to learn html to code my website. Sleepless nights, frustration of many whys. Why are my widgets not being aligned on my page, why is there a border around my pictures as soon as I publish a post? Why are my viewing numbers so low? Being a blogger is no easy business. From freezing outside in the winter just to capture one good shot to raining when you really need to shoot for next week’s post. 

No one prepares you for what lies ahead. Through trial and error as a blogger you learn, and one way or another you also grow as your blog grows too. “It takes time” everyone will say, so cliché you will think, because you need advice to grow and you need it now! But my blogging experience taught me that there is no magic recipe to success. Numbers will also cloud your creativity. Blog with your readers in mind, and don’t look at your numbers. Others will say numbers matter, and of course they do. You want to see your blog grow, but don’t make it your only priority. Creativity merges from enjoyment, not numbers. 

 I am so thankful for your support, and as a thank you, I have many exciting giveaways coming up this month. Make sure to follow me along on Instagram  as well as many giveaways will be conducted through there. 

Can’t wait to see what the year ahead holds! Thank you!

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9 Comments

  1. Gabriella Mary Angela
    December 3, 2015 /

    Aww! Happy First Birthday Bijuleni!! I love this post; everything you said is so true. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year. You are doing an amazing job and I always look forward to your new posts! Keep up the fabulous work. So happy to have found you in our little blogging community!Gorgeous shoot, btw!xx Gabriellapastelsandpastries.com

  2. Amanda Brezovsky
    December 3, 2015 /

    Happy 1 year blog anniversary!! That's so exciting and I love being on this journey with you. I love these festive pictutes. You look so beautiful and holiday chic! Cheers to many more years of success for you my love!amandabrezovsky.com

  3. alex
    December 3, 2015 /

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIJULENI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Joëlle | La Petite Noob
    December 3, 2015 /

    Happy Birthday Bijuleni! It's so incredible to believe that you have only been blogging for a year – you're killing it! So glad to have met you on this journey, and look forward to what the future brings!xo Joellewww.lapetitenoob.com

  5. alex
    December 3, 2015 /

    I can't believe it has been a year since you've plunged into this fashion adventure! I know it has been a great journey for you! Hope you keep feeling inspired and motivated to create unique outfits and have great photo shoots!

  6. Irene Papadopoulou
    December 4, 2015 /

    all the best wished for your anniversary. It's unbelievable how time flies. I wish more creativity and more success!keep going no matter whatkissIrenewww.thedailylace.com

  7. LauraAnn Bridges
    December 6, 2015 /

    Great pics and loving the blog.

  8. alexandrulini
    December 8, 2015 /

    I love this photoshoot! so festive!!!! It's right in the holiday spirit!Hope you new blogging year is full of gifts, surprises and unforgettable experiences!

  9. Gigi
    December 8, 2015 /

    Hooray for blog anniversaries! Totally true, you learn as you go! I woke up once to my entire site being in italics, definitely a learning experience! Love this outfit by the way xx

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