Friday, 16 March 2012

51 followers? Really?

I have always been big into reading blogs and following people on Youtube. But up until 4 months ago, I just didn't have the courage to contribute anything to the internet myself. I figured no one would be interested in what I had to say, and my music isn't that great, so I wouldn't waste my time, or other people's. I don't really know what changed my mind. But in November I finally gave in and started Escape to Vanilla. Now I am incredibly glad that I did.

Sometimes, I'm not a very patient person. When I get an idea in my head, I like it to work instantly. But blogging has taught me to appreciate the small steps. In the beginning, every pageview was a tiny battle won. When I got my very first comment, I didn't shut up about it for days, and when I eventually got a follower, I very nearly cried! 

I check my blog every day, and every single time I spot a new comment or follower, I grin like a little kid  in a sweet shop :D Now I actually have 51 followers. 51! I am in awe. Why would 51 people want to follow my blog? I don't understand. And I can't seem to get it into my head that you are real. I've been trying to imagine all 51 of you standing in the same room with me, and it makes me giggle! 51 people have decided that what I have to say isn't boring after all. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. 

I know I sound ridiculous. 51 followers doesn't exactly scream 'successful blog', far from it. But to me, it means so much. I am so, so grateful. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! 

You have made me so happy. :) 

Love always, 


  1. I know exactly how you feel! I just started my blog two months ago and I get excited about every new follower!

  2. Congrats! Your blog is so fun and cute! I enjoy reading it

  3. I totally get where you are coming from.I'm only new to this blog idea and I really appreciate all the page views I get.

  4. :)You totally deserves every bit of it!Congrtas!

  5. I really like your blog and I check it quite often! I agree with you, every comment and follower means A LOT, especially when you are new :)
    You totally deserve it!

  6. You girls are so lovely. :) And I love all of your blogs! Though Brianna, I didn't realise til just now that you've been posting, I'm so sorry. I love your designs, especially March 10th. :) Thank you everyone for all your support, you have no idea how much I really appreciate it. :)

    Love Orla. x

  7. Hey Cutie:)
    First of all I want to say thank you so much for being so nice to write a comment on my blog, that comment was so sweet:)
    Second I want to say is that I love your blog, I think it's awesome! I'm pretty sure I'm going to come back every day to read! I think you deserve a million followers, cause your blog is amazing:) I'm going to write down your blog in the sidebar along with the other blogs I love! I'm now following you with GFC btw!

  8. I LOVE this! I'm even newer than you at blogging, so I admire that you are admitting how excited you get over one simple comment. I was the same way and still am!


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