Sometimes it feels like my blog is still a baby, but then I look at the calendar and suddenly realise that Frangipani Princess is actually four years old. Today, in fact, is it’s birthday. Four years since I first decided to sit down at my computer and write a blog. My first attempt was rather horrible, if I may say so myself, but as the years have passed and I’ve grown older and wiser, I feel the quality has kind of improved. Which is always a good thing.
A year ago, I wrote about how happy I was to have received 41,000 hits in my first three years. An achievement, I said. In the year since I wrote that I have received an additional 112,000 unique hits. You have no idea how proud I am of that. Starting this blog at thirteen, I had no plans for the future. I thought, hell, I want to be a journalist, why not start a blog? So I did. And it went from there. I gained readers and then blinked and suddenly I was being asked to be in Dolly, and then blinked again and suddenly I had found myself on the about page of Girl With A Satchel.
I’d love to say I had a lot planned for this year, but that would be lying. I’m taking it day by day. You can still expect crazy fangirling and magazine goss (Work Experience at Dolly in two weeks, and then at Girlfriend and Dolly in July!), plus whatever randomness I feel like writing about. I’m also off to Vietnam in October and France in December so you can look forward to some lovely travelling tales. I’m also still writing for gwas, so you can see me pop up there from time to time.
The four years since I started Frangipani Princess have passed in the blink of an eye. It’s weird to think that in the same amount of time I’ll be twenty one and studying third year uni (and hopefully interning!).
Thank you so much for reading guys. FP would be nothing without you. Here’s to four more years.
I love you all.
frangipani princess xoxo