Friday, 6 February 2015

Six month Blogiversary!!

Hey my lovelies, hope you are all really well!!

Cant believe my little blog is 6 months old, it feels like it was yesterday, I decided to take the leap into it. A big thank you goes to Dave Lackie the editor of Beauty the Guide the online magazine, go check it out and follow him on twitter Daves Twitter tell him I sent you!  I was lucky enough to win one of this amazing competitions and we got chatting about everything, we discussed my passion for beauty etc and I decided that I should go for it and start my own blog. So huge hugs to Dave for giving me the push, I will be eternally grateful!
Trying to pick my blog name was so hard I didn’t want anything to cheesy but I didn’t want anything to out there either. I was sitting watching Tv and the name Passionsandpreening came to me, I thought it was cute but had substance, and my wee blog was born.
I knew I would post about beauty, plus size fashion and lifestyle, but I wantd to also talk about serious issues like grief, anxiety, body issues etc. I am a very emotional person and I wanted my blog to reflect this in the posts I was going to produce.
I am not into html, coding, design etc so this is the area that I have found the most difficult without a doubt, but my hope for the next 6 months is to keep learning so that I can make the blog more enjoyable for you guys to read.
I don’t want to ramble on this post, as I am sure by now you guys have realised I can do that quite well. All I want to say is a huge thank you to every one of you who have supported me on this journey. To the lovely followers who tweet me, facebook me and leave comments, each and every one mean the world to me. My amazing husband and dad have been so supportive, they don’t understand it all but they support me doing it bless them, and my wonderful friends, you certainly learn who they are!! I have a few who always share my posts etc and this means the world. On the other hand to the haters that have slagged my blog I gues all I will say is each hate comment about it being stupid just drives me to make it better, so thank you for not supporting me!
So the plans for the next 6 months of this blog are:
  1. Self host it within the next couple months
  2. Redesign it to be more streamlined
  3. Possibly up the posts to 2 a week
  4. Improve on my photography
  5. Network more
My blog is tiny in comparison to so many I have 171 followers on bloglovin woohoo!! All of you 171 mean the earth and I hope that my blog is a good read! Blogging to me isn’t about the numbers etc it is about having a little space to say what I want to without judgement.
So for now I hope you all will stay with me for the next 6 months and into the future, lots of love to you all.
Ali xxxx


  1. congrats you have 171 followers I didnt even make a debut but I really liked your passion which you're into best of luck Ali lots of love

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