I’ve reached the (not so) big five-oh!

Yesterday was the three-month birthday of my blog, the thirteenth, and I’ve decided to take (another) look back at my first months in the blogging world. I also recently reached fifty followers, which has encouraged me so much.

In October, I was blogging almost every day. I haven’t been able to blog as often as that since then, but at the moment I’m trying to do around 2 posts a week.

Nothing comes to mind particularly about November. I was trying to be someone older and more knowledgable about pretty much everything than I am. I started to feel like that was a bit of a lie, though (which, to be fair, it was) and altered my strategy. It’s hard for me to write as someone I’m not. I started using the internet and forums etc. from the earlier side so it feels weird being very honest as well. Is that irony? I’m not sure. Irony doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, it sounds like the word iron. Ironing = not fun.

December was the month of Christmas. Christmas needs no explanation. It’s Christmas.

And in January? Well, I reached fifty followers which may not seem like a lot, but it’s a lot for me! I’m excited about what the month will bring and I’m also excited that in, say, six month’s time, I could have one hundred followers. That is Exciting (note the capital E).

I’m considering some sort of giveaway. I feel like people will only follow for the prize though, which kind of destroys the point. I really need to stop saying ‘like’ and ‘kinda’. I seem to have brought it into all my friends’ speech patterns.
That was random. Anyway:

How’re you all enjoying January? I keep seeing all these diet articles in magazines. It mostly seems to be a load of nonsense. We’ve survived for the last three thousand odd years without knowing how many calories are in every food imaginable and we can probably survive without. They didn’t have waffles a three thousand years ago, though. Mmm…

I’ll see you all later in the week when I write my next post!

Apple xx

What I’ve Learnt Since October

I have learnt many things since October, a lot of which are, frankly, useless. No, I’m more specifically going to talk about what I have learnt since I started my blog!

  • I have discovered that I have a wierd way of writing which is half-formal and half-chatty. Unfortunately, I don’t actually mean a happy medium – I mean literally half-like-I’m-writing-and-essay and half-like-I’m-talking-to-my-friend-over-the-phone. I’m pretty sure it’s not just me being paranoid.
  • I have learnt that planning your next blog post during maths and/or the train ride is a good way to pass the time. Please don’t take this as an incentive to daydream during maths, because I’m not  very good role model in that respect.
  • This is similiar to my last thing-I’ve-learnt. I have learnt that blogging can give you an amazing, warm feeling, expecially when people read or communicate with you. It’s awesomely awesome. Even if this blog is not exactly buzzing with page-views, it still feels totally and all-the-way awesome.

Blog screenshot

  • I’m a drugstore makeup gal. I think I always knew it but never realised it.
  • I am now more knowledgable about the strange place you call the US than ever. I finally muddled my way through the grade system and I know vaguely what the dollar is worth. Ish.
  • I am more restricted than a lot of people in my spending. I know this sounds odd, but I think I should actually spend more.
  • I can spend hours on hours reading beauty blogs that have no particular relation to what makeup I’m buying or what makeup I have.
  • I have to scour the internet for opinions before buying anything.
  • Trying in vain to not sound like I’m selling myself and my blog to you, I love blogging. A lot. And, on that note, I think I’ll finish. Happy New Year, everyone!

Apple xx

Check out my new Google+ account!

Yay! I made a Google+ account especially for this blog of mine!

My lovely new avatar for Google+

I’m pretty excited about this whole thing, which I haven’t really experienced anything like before. Google+ probably isn’t the best choice, compared to facebook or twitter, but it comes with a shiny new email and I know how to work it a little better than the others.

So, here it is! I’d love to add any of you who use G+ to my circles, so please don’t be afraid to add me, and I’ll add you back. I’m also happy to add people from links in the comments.

My Google+ profile (Jibi A.) I hope that this will help me connect with readers better, although, it has to be said, there is definitely a lot of fun to be had in maintaining a social media profile (I can guarantee that there will be plenty of slightly random and off-topic posts on there, as well as the blog-related ones).Have fun! Apple xx

What Do You Think of My New Theme?

You may have noticed that my blog has had a little makeover, today! I’ll be testing this theme out for a while, so tell me what you think of it! My previous theme was the Forever theme, if you were wondering.

My next post will be on hand care in cold weather and I’m awaiting another Superdrug delivery; stay tuned for more (in the true style of…I’m not sure, but you know what I mean)!