#2014BloggerChallenge: New Year's Inspiration

So, you may remember that a few weeks ago I posted about the #2014BloggerChallenge which is being run by the lovely Gaby over at Another Girly Blog. There are over 400(!) of us taking part and some really cool bloggers involved, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone writes about! It's the first major blogging challenge I've taken part in and I'm aware that it's going to be tough, especially on top of everything else I'm doing this year, but at the same time I'm hoping that it will help me keep blogging

Our first post was on the theme of 'New Year's Inspiration', but rather than writing a list of our resolutions - although I've done that too! - Gaby asked us to use a quote or a picture that inspires us and that we think will inspire others. So this is my quote:

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I have always, always loved this quote and it felt like a very appropriate one for the start of a new year. Basically it's about taking chances - you won't succeed if you don't try, but you might if you do. As there are a lot of things I want to try this year, I thought this one would be a great reminder of me to keep having a go at things even when it might seem too difficult or time-consuming. It will of course mean that I end up with a completely jam-packed life with doing all these things on top of blogging, planning the wedding, working full-time and potentially buying a flat, but I'm prepared for a year of no sleep if it means I can make a go of this! It's also a reminder of how far I've come - I used to look at bloggers with hundreds of followers and think I'd never get there, or that I wouldn't be able to write good posts and keep my own voice, but as I write this I've reached nearly 100 followers and now feel I'm able to make a go of my blog. I look back at my older posts and can see I've come on leaps and bounds in both being able to write comprehensively about my topic - especially on my beauty reviews - and to stay true to who I am.

In terms of how it will inspire others, I hope it'll mainly work in the same way - that it inspires you, my lovely readers, to keep trying new things and to take chances, because you don't know what good might come of them. Whether that's trying a lip colour you wouldn't normally pick up or writing about something totally different from usual, I hope it inspires you to do something different in 2014. I know I have plenty of things I want to try this year, from learning to drive to writing more fashion posts and even having a go at vlogging, and I'm really excited about finally giving those a go - because, after all, you won't know what you can do if you don't try.

Are you doing the #2014BloggerChallenge? What's your inspiration this new year?


  1. I love this quote! It's so true. I hope we can stay connected through this challenge. I'm eager to see what your other posts for the challenge are, as well as your regular blog posts! I followed you on Bloglovin' and Twitter, and also grabbed your button! I tried to follow you on IG, but couldn't get it to pop up. I'll leave my link to my first post below if you want to check it out and follow me back! Hope you have a great week! :)


  2. I love this quote too and really do believe in taking risks and trying new things. A lot of my 2014 is going to be about starting some new activities and trying to push my boundaries a little bit to explore things that I wouldn't usually do.
    Laura xx

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