It’s my Blog Birthday!
Time just flies, doesn’t it? I seriously cannot believe that an entire year has passed since I started blogging regularly! I started this because a couple of friends had been nagging me too, and I’d always resisted because a) I didn’t think I had anything to actually say, and b) didn’t think anyone would want to read it anyway! Well, an entire year of posting, and almost 150,000 page views later, I think it’s fairly safe to say that I was wrong, on both counts …
Blogging has brought me many things, including experiences from the sublime to the ridiculous (more about those later on this week), and I’ve met – and made friends with – men and women I could never have met under other circumstances. Get Lippie has made a huge difference to my life, and as a result, I owe a massive debt of thanks to several people for all manner of reasons, and if you’ll forgive my self indulgence (which I shall apologise for in advance), I’d like to mention some of them now. Please get your sickbags ready:
To Seona, Sarah and Genna, thank you so much for encouraging me to start this in the first place, you guys have supported this from the very beginning and you have always had great ideas and feedback, even when I’ve found it difficult at times. This blog probably wouldn’t exist without you three, so, from the heart of my bottom I thank you very much.
For bloggers who I’m very grateful to, then I simply have to mention LondonMakeupGirl , MizzWorthy and Lipglossiping who were my inspiration at the beginning (and remain so!) and I’m grateful to them for all the support they provided for me when I was but a struggling (and very annoying – some things never change) newbie to the blogging world. BeautyJunkieLondon and HelenNiceThings need a mention for all the help they’ve given me since – you guys know what I’m talking about! Then there is, of course, BritishBeautyBlogger, who is a great cheerleader, and takes my ribbing her about sausages at every available opportunity with great aplomb. .And, lastly, but certainly not leastly (mainly because she’s in a category all of her very own labelled “Mouthy Scousers”), there is Caroline over at BeautyMouth, whom I’d like to say I look up to, but I’m afraid she’ll take it literally and start referring to me as a hobbit again.
I’ve made so many friends through Twitter, through the comments that arrive (always to my astonishment and delight) daily on this blog, and through emails and DMs and not to mention the blogging events that I never even thought I’d be invited to any of, that there are too many more of you to mention without it turning into some sort of sub-Gwyneth Paltrow-style Oscar speech. And I think I’ve just embarrassed myself enough for one day. Possibly even the week!
Suffice it to say, that if you’ve ever taken the time to read my tiny corner of the internet, or if you’ve ever spoken to me on Twitter, or if you’ve ever left a comment here, or written me an email asking for advice, then I’m grateful for it, and I’d like to say a massive thank you to YOU, too. You’re great you are. And, might I add, how lovely you look today?
I’ll be back a little later in the week with details of an amazing birthday competition. Well, I think it’s amazing, anyhow, I hope you guys will, too! In the meantime, if you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see on Get Lippie, then feel free to let me know in the comments!
The Fine Print: Normal (sarcastic) service will be resumed tomorrow. I did warn you that you’d need a sickbag. I never joke about vomit.
A tiny note to MrLippie: Thank you. For everything. Now, PLEASE stop making me look socially inept when I drag you to events, thank you!