Originally starting out under the name Wished for Ruth, I wanted to blog for a few reasons. One because I loved writing, computers, magazines and the internet and wanted to create an online portfolio of what I enjoy doing. Sort of like a diary but with pretty pictures and an excuse to take more selfies.
I also decided to blog to help me decide what I wanted to do with my life after school. I knew I loved writing and thought I wanted to study journalism but now I know I am much more interested in digital media and also fashion. I am so excited to start studying Fashion Management at Robert Gordon University this September. Of course I am still exploring all my options and have no clue what I will define my occupation as in ten years time - if it will even have an official title!
Without Copper Pink, I doubt I would have discovered how much I enjoy the Creative Industries, especially in regards to fashion. But it's not just fashion I love about blogging as I'm sure you will know a lot of my posts are about totally unrelated topics.
I used to think the blogging world was a secret exclusive club only for those with a gazillion followers but now I know this is not the case.
Blogging has given me access to an incredible community of like-minded bloggers and also those with totally different styles, opinions etc. and I feel extremely lucky to be invited to events where I get to meet friendly new faces. I'd love to collaborate with some of my new blogger friends.
I don't do "f4f" or "follow for follow?"s unless I genuinely like your blog content. Quality is key. I may not have 1000 followers on Twitter and Bloglovin but I am still contacted to work with brands who genuinely appreciate my work and do receive praise from readers (love you all). In fact it's quite interesting looking back at my most popular posts:
- Easy Red Lips and Curls Look
- Gift Guide for Nutella Lovers
- Hellooo Summer OOTD
- Tartan Tribute
- Edinburgh Bloggers Coast Event
I'll leave the deep analysis for now but I am pleased to see that three of my most popular posts are fashion related. I am pretty certain Copper Pink will have more fashion posts when I begin my university course in September. It's also interesting to note that most of these posts are the ones I am most proud of and happy with. If you find your content interesting, chances are other people will too.
I believe the most important aspect of blogging is to make sure you enjoy it.
Blogging started out as a hobby for me and it still is. It would be a dream to be a full-time blogger as a career and who knows what could happen. However, whether blogging remains solely a hobby or not, I will never sell out for fame or money. If these things happen naturally, they are welcome. I will continue to express my own opinions and make sure I enjoy doing so. I love blogging, I really do.
One of my aims in life is for my work to never feel like work.
This post may be a bit rambly and I could go on and on about my journey etc. for ages to be perfectly honest with you. But I'm just going to cut to the good bit which is a very exciting announcement I have in regards to the future of Copper Pink!
Yup, you read correctly! Copper Pink Nails is a yet to be launched hand-painted fake nail service founded by yours truly. More information will be released throughout June and the service will launch to the public in Summer 2015 (hopefully the start of July!).
And yes I know I just stated about how I'm not in blogging for fame and money etc. but I just love painting nails! (This post explains it better than I can) I love art but don't have much time to paint or draw any more sadly and I am going to be a university student and need some income to pay the bills! Why not challenge myself after an exciting and successful year of blogging with my own little business?
I am super excited and I hope you are too! Make sure you follow me on social media for updates on Copper Pink Nails and if you have any questions please do leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Check out a small description here.
Here's to another exciting year of blogging and vlogging with a bit of university and setting up my own business of nail painting thrown in too!Thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog and everyone who has supported me throughout the past year. It's been an absolute pleasure the whole way through and I am incredibly excited to continue with Copper Pink. Huge thank you also to all the lovely bloggers I have met and who I am pleased to call friends - you are all amazing.
See you in the next post :)