1 Year Blogging Anniversary

I cannot believe I am typing this, but today is the first anniversary of Doves & Roses. A full year of blogging has just flown by and it has been such a rewarding experience.

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I had been thinking about starting a blog for a while, but never quite got round to it as it sounded so difficult and I wasn’t sure it would be for me. I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I could have made: the amount of support from fellow bloggers and readers has just been amazing and it has gotten me through some difficult times.

I have never really talked about this on my blog, but starting Doves & Roses coincided with a rather difficult period in my life brought on by a combination of stress at my job and a bout of ill health. Posting about topics that inspired me, getting loads of amazing feed back, and meeting a ton of great people online was the best thing that could have happened for me and really helped me sort everything out. So thank you!

Lots of Love

Anne

ps. If you are thinking about starting a blog: just do it! It isn’t just loads of fun, but also extremely rewarding.


Ik kan niet geloven dat ik dit typ, maar vandaag is de eerste verjaardag van Doves & Roses. Een jaar lang bloggen is echt voorbij gevlogen en het is zo’n geweldige ervaring geweest.

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Ik was al een tijdje aan het nadenken over een eigen blog, maar was er nooit aan begonnen omdat het allemaal zo moeilijk klonk en ik niet wist of het echt iets voor mij was. Ik kan echt zeggen dat het een van de beste beslissingen is die ik gemaakt heb: de hoeveelheid ondersteuning van mede bloggers en lezers is echt geweldig en heeft me door een moeilijke tijd geholpen.

Ik heb hier nog nooit eerder echt over gepraat op mijn blog, maar het begin van Doves & Roses was een lastige tijd in mijn leven door een combinatie van veel stress op mijn werk en een periode van ziekte. Het schrijven over onderwerpen die ik leuk vind, de overweldigende hoeveelheid gave feedback, en alle geweldige mensen die ik online ontmoet heb was echt het beste wat me had kunnen overkomen en heeft me geholpen om alles weer op een rijtje te zetten. Dus dank jullie wel!

Veel liefs

Anne

ps. Als je nadenkt over het beginnen van een blog: gewoon doen! Het is echt zo leuk en zo ontzettend de moeite waard.

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68 thoughts on “1 Year Blogging Anniversary

  1. Talking About Beauty October 11, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    A big congrats Anne!! Well done of this achievement and your wonderful blog πŸ™‚ Really enjoy reading all your posts – keep it up! πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 12, 2015 / 9:45 am

      Aah thanks so much πŸ˜€ Hope your blogging break is going well πŸ™‚ Happy you will be back with us soon (november right?)

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  2. Dora October 4, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Congrats on your first bloggaversary! It’s so crazy to think it’s been a whole year! Here’s a fun little fact – you were the first blog I ever followed. πŸ˜€
    I still remember comming across your (and Karen’s!) blog and thinking ‘oh, these ladies are so cool, I aspire to be like them!’ Some things never change, hehe! πŸ˜€
    Stay flawless!
    My bloggaversary is comming soon to, about a week from now, so that’s super exciting. πŸ˜€

    Have a nice day. πŸ™‚

    xx

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    • Anne October 5, 2015 / 10:17 am

      I cannot believe I was the first blog you followed, that is so great!
      Thanks for all the lovely words, it means so much coming from other amazing bloggers. I love reading your blog as well and it is always so easy to get inspired by such a great community of people πŸ™‚
      Excited for your bloggaversary!
      Have a lovely week! xx

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      • Dora October 5, 2015 / 2:48 pm

        You’re very welcome, and thank you, too! ^^

        xx

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  3. Karen Rees October 2, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Happy 1st Blogiversary my gorgeous blog twinnie! Can you believe we’ve been doing this for a whole year now Anne?! Bizarre thing is I can’t think what I done with my time before blogging lol It’s been such a wonderful experience getting to know you and following your blog… wishing you every success and happiness with it for the future huni. Keep up the amazing work ❀ *HUGE HUGS* Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€ It is bizarre how time has flown by and certainly a rather time consuming hobby but I love it πŸ™‚
      Really appreciate the kind words from you Karen, they mean the world to me.
      Big hug!

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:20 am

      Thanks so much Katey, very sweet of you.

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  4. stephieestie October 1, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! Huge milestone and wishing you more. πŸ™‚

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  5. Amelia Vesper October 1, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Congratulations on the anniversary, Anne!! The blogging community is a better place with you in it, and I’m glad you decided to take the plunge πŸ™‚ Seeing your lovely posts and comments always makes me smile (and usually cause me to add several items to my Sephora shopping list…)

    Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is you’re awesome!! Keep on blogging ❀

    xo Mil
    https://southbynorthwestblog.wordpress.com/

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:21 am

      Thanks so much Amelia, so kind of you πŸ™‚ I guess that is Karma, since you always want to make me buy makeup, food or strange interior design objects like trolleys πŸ˜‰

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      • Amelia Vesper October 2, 2015 / 10:27 am

        Haha you’re right! It’s a beautiful friendship πŸ™‚

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  6. Galit Balli October 1, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Congrats hun on your blog anniversary ❀ Hope you’ll have tons of fun to blog for many more πŸ˜€

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:22 am

      Aaah thanks Galit πŸ™‚ I am sure I will, it is just so rewarding!

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  7. stashmatters October 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Congrats on your one year blogoversary! I’m so glad you decided to start a blog and that we connected on here. And I’m thankful that the blog (and blogging community) helped you during a difficult period. You’re so right, people who are thinking about starting a blog – just do it! πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:23 am

      Thank you so much, it has been just wonderful meeting great bloggers like you πŸ™‚

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  8. Country Girl Em October 1, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Happy Blogging Anniversary! I love reading your blog. I too started my blog about six months ago following a period of extreme stress at work and ill health. I have found blogging so therapeutic 😊 xx

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Thanks Em! It was very therapeutic and I feel it really helped me back on my feet earlier and better. Hope the same goes for you πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely words and taking the time to leave a comment Amy. Means a lot to me πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:26 am

      Thanks Alice! Will be sure to check it out, but I am seriously behind on these so no promises.

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:26 am

      Thank you πŸ˜€

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  9. Lisa October 1, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Alweer een jaar, gefeliciteerd!

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:26 am

      Dank je wel, gaat zo snel!

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  10. Hannah October 1, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Congratulations! I love reading your posts! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Thanks so much Hannah πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much!

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    • Anne October 2, 2015 / 11:31 am

      Thanks so much πŸ˜€

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  11. Chanelle October 1, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations on one year of blogging! πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 1, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks Chanelle, so nice reading all of these lovely comments.

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    • Anne October 1, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      Dank je wel! We zijn bijna tegelijk begonnen zag ik πŸ™‚

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  12. NotQuiteLondon October 1, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Definitely one of my favourites blogs 😊 x

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    • Anne October 1, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Thanks so much! Love yours as well, how is the writers block coming along? xx

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      • NotQuiteLondon October 1, 2015 / 10:01 am

        Thank you hun. Not great,been dealing with a few things atm but hoping to get back into it within the next few days 😊. Xx

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        • Anne October 1, 2015 / 10:03 am

          Sorry to hear that, but we all know how it feels. No pressure πŸ™‚ xxx

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  13. Lonneke October 1, 2015 / 9:16 am

    Gefeliciteerd! Wat goed dat bloggen je zo geholpen heeft en ik herken het ook bij mezelf. Ik ben het met je eens “ls je nadenkt over het beginnen van een blog: gewoon doen!”

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    • Anne October 1, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Dank je wel Lonneke! Het was echt precies wat ik nodig had en al deze steun is zo leuk πŸ™‚

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    • Anne October 1, 2015 / 10:01 am

      Thanks so much! Really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment πŸ™‚

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