Honestly, it feels so weird to say that I have been writing my blog this long. Like something about it seems so strange and it’s taking me a while to get my head around. For all this time now I have been spending my time each week, lots of long nights spent sat at my laptop typing away to my hearts content to create content I love and content I am passionate about… One year ago I logged onto my laptop, opened up Blogger and wrote my first ever blog post, It seems so strange to think about it, almost unreal and I couldn’t be happier with how far my blog has come in this period of time.

Over the last year blogging has become such a big part of my life and of me in general. I feel that writing this blog has really helped to shape me as a person and given me the freedom and the space to express myself and talk about my interests, hobbies and the different things I like. Over the last year my audience has grown, and whilst that’s not the most important thing in the world to me, something about seeing how many of you read my posts each day just keeps adding to the excitement this hobby brings me. For the first number of months after creating my blog, I honestly really had no idea what I was doing and was still trying to figure out what sort of content I wanted to create, what sort of photographs I wanted to take, what direction I wanted to go in and how I wanted my blog to look like. The last year has been a journey of self discovery, I’ve had a million different blog designs and invested lots of money into crafting my blog to be the way it is today. I have developed my own writing style, and whilst it may not be the most practical or grammatically correct, I feel it’s a style which is a true representation of my personality and a style which feels much more conversational, and that’s the way I like it.

In celebration of this occasion I think I’m going to organise a little giveaway, with a couple of small prizes for some of you guys! A BIG thank you to all of you who come back and read my posts, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or stumbled across my blog the other week, I am extremely grateful for all of you guys! So stay tuned for my giveaway, follow me across social media @jaacobblackwell to stay updated.