Aww …

… you guys!

I’ve just noticed* I hit 1,000 followers on Google Friends Connect today.  That’s fantastic, and it’s made me very happy.  I’ll be doing a giveaway (and I’ll do my best to make it a special one) to celebrate very soon, as it’s also my blog’s second anniversary coming up too …

Some other things that have been nice this week – actually, now I’ve typed that, I’ve just realised it’s only Tuesday, and now I’m praying that my week hasn’t peaked already – are:

The lovely and amazing Ondo Lady declared me her “Blogger of the Month” yesterday, and there’s a big interview where I finally admit what I do all day, and announce who my favourite bloggers of all time are (just five of them, otherwise I’d have had no space to write anything else) and talk about what I really think of blogging.  Click the link to read it!

Also, Wikio gave me a sneak preview of their Top Twenty beauty blogs for August this month, and I’m utterly gobsmacked to see I’m at number FIVE this month! A massive honour.  No idea why, but, how utterly flipping blimming amazing!  Here’s the full list:

 1 BritishBeautyBlogger
2 Kiss And Makeup
3 Beauty And The Dirt
4 Lipglossiping
5 Get Lippie
6 Cosmetic Candy
7 London MakeUp Girl
8 Modesty Brown
9 FabSugar UK
10 Fleur De Force
11 I Heart Cosmetics
12 MakeUp4All, Ladies Beauty
13 Beauty’s Bad Habit
14 Oh! Panda.
15 the london lipgloss
16 “Of Faces and Fingers”
17 Daily Polish
18 MakeupLoveer
19 Lady of the Lane
20 ghostparties.

Ranking made by Wikio

I’ll admit that, for a couple of months – up until this week – I’d been finding blogging more of a chore than a pleasure for a variety of reasons. It’s been crappy.  I’ve hated a lot of things, both products, and behind the scenes, and it’s been too much of an effort to write as much as usual.

I even gave serious consideration to giving it all up for the first time since I started.  I’ve always said  that when blogging stopped being fun, then it would be time to stop.  Luckily, I copped myself on after a while, and  after making a few editorial and lifestyle decisions, I’m now feeling refreshed and ready to blog  again even more than ever.  I love beauty, blogging and I especially love beauty blogging, so I’m not going anywhere.  There’s still a lot of fun around, and I’m determined to rid my life, and especially my blogging life, of negativity, and some toxic influences.

Stuff like blog awards, reader numbers and rankings, whilst meaningless in the “grand scheme” of things, helps remind me that people do like what I write, and that blogging IS fun. So big thanks to everyone for bearing with me while I got some perspective. You’re aces.  All of you.

Lippie x

*Okay, I actually just spent an hour on Twitter begging for new followers – I’m not proud! I promise I won’t do it again**.

**Speaking of things not to do again, I’m not planning on writing any more blog posts about blogging again.  EVER.  You may shoot me if I do.  They’re wanky.***

*** Please don’t shoot me.
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  1. 2nd August 2011 / 18:45

    Happy 1000th follower. I think I'm going to make a Get Lippie martini in your honour:-)) Hmmm… it should involve strawberry pulp as a tribute to all the lovely red and pink lippies. Don't worry, I'll drink two;-)

  2. 2nd August 2011 / 20:18

    Congrats, lovely! Well deserved 🙂 I know what you mean about numbers not being important in the grand scheme, but still, it's nice to feel appreciated from time to time! Go celebrate 🙂 x

  3. 2nd August 2011 / 20:53

    Congrats on hitting 1000 and the Wikio rankings!
    I'm glad that you have decided to stay with us xx

  4. 2nd August 2011 / 21:39

    Congrats hunny well deserved too xx

  5. 3rd August 2011 / 14:39

    Congratulation on hitting the 1K mark and thanks for taking part in my Blogger of the Month series.

  6. 3rd August 2011 / 15:14

    Congratulations, it's well deserved! Please don't think about giving up again as I love reading your blog! xx

  7. 4th August 2011 / 12:59

    Congrats bb! When I took a blogging break I couldnt be arsed to come back and thought about deleting my blog, but now that I'm back I'm like 'OMG I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU LIKE THAT AGAIN' *hugs computer screen*

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