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900 Followers & Ramblings

I am doing this clean eating thing, well I have been for awhile because it is super easy to work around all of my food allergies when cooking clean. Clean eating isn’t really anything fancy, and according to Good Housekeeping it is bullshit and elitist. (Hilarious to me that a magazine that was founded on providing housekeeping tips to middle-class, post war housewives who were domestically helpless due to having lost their paid staff actually has the audacity to label anything elitist but I digress). I have been enjoying it more recently as so many veggies are in season and I can add new ingredients. In the winter, I use a lot of frozen veggies which might be cheating but still tastes good! Also, the recipes are so easy as you are really just tossing a lot of whole foods together and I love the combos. Pinterest is a cornucopia of clean eating recipes and meal plans if you are curious. I find that clean eating gives me more energy and better skin, among other benefits plus the dishes are always pretty and colourful (and they taste good too). At any rate, more on this later. I just finished reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda – it was way better than I was expecting! I picked it up on a whim and was not disappointed, it is a thriller that centers around the disappearance of a girl who doesn’t really exist in the traditional sense of the word – definitely recommend for a fun, fast-paced, summer thriller.

Anyway, I think it is safe to say that I have reached 900 followers – I remove all of the blogs that I think are spam accounts so that I can get an accurate count of people who I actually think read my content. I don’t understand spam accounts, I mean – what is the point? I am super excited about this milestone, especially since I was such a flake when I started this blog 😦 I had good intentions but isn’t that always the way? I didn’t blog for literally years but have almost an entire year streak of posting everyday! I so appreciate everyone who reads my blog and likes my content and even comments – I so enjoy being a part of this community!

Being optimistic, I would like to start planning a 1,000 follower gift-away which is a giveaway but I always say that I am going to gift away stuff so might as well stick with the theme 🙂 I am planning a Fall Beauty Edit post as we are fast approaching my favourite season and I have loads to talk about. I plan to gift away the items that are mentioned in said post pending they can be boxed up and shipped! I will try to include some life style items as well since I know that not everyone who follows me is here for the makeup. I’d like to open this to international followers, I just don’t know what the logistics of that would be so more to come. I won’t start promoting the gift-away until I hit 1,000 as I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch 🙂 I don’t know what else to do to celebrate, I love reading Q&A’s but I also hate talking about myself so there’s that. Lots of bloggers talk about going self-hosted but I like the WordPress platform. I think it is easy to use and I already pay for the premium service, I don’t really get what being self hosted would change for my blog. I would appreciate any thoughts around this though. If you have any ideas on how to celebrate, let me know!!

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As always, thanks for stopping by and following – I so appreciate each of you ❤

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34 replies »

  1. Congrats! And I think self hosted is just a way for EVERYONE to access your blog. I know that I can share my posts to Facebook but they can’t go on WordPress and see my blog or posts without having an account. Or I could be wrong. IDK!

    • Thank you ❤ Interesting! I did not know that, guess that it never occurred to me that readers need an account. Definitely something to keep in mind, I appreciate the info!!

  2. Congrats on 900! I’ve been thinking about self-hosted and while it would be cool to say that I am I keep thinking it wouldn’t make sense for me since I don’t think I’d know enough to really get much benefits from it. I have the personal plan and may upgrade to premium someday!

    • Thank you!! Honestly, I went to the premium plan so that I could get a new domain name but I love that they have so many themes to choose from! I like knowing that if the site crashes that it is someone else’s problem – how do you even deal with that!? I love changing colour schemes and tweaking fonts but that takes enough time on here, I cannot imagine how much time doing a whole site would take. Yikes! I def recommend the premium, I really enjoy the functionality!

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