This year has flown by, and my little blog has gone from a blank white page to an online hub of my life. I've learned so much, interacted with so many great people, and have just really enjoyed the challenge of putting out a new post (almost) every day.
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Five Things I've Learned
✫ The blog as online diary is far from dead. I love looking back at my weekly round up posts.
✫ Content is King and all that, but publicity is life blood. You need to get yourself out there!
✫ The awesome stats building power of the giveaway.
✫ I really really love doing blog memes and challenges.
✫ How to make a blog media kit.
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My Top Five Posts
✫ 9 to 5: Guide to Barbie's Careers.
✫ Midnight Tragedy: The Murder of "Poor Kitty" Ronan.
✫ The Willful Murder of Eliza Roberts.
✫ Titanic Switch Conspiracy.
✫ Dolls Without Hair.
These are my personal favourites from the last year. They all took lots of hard work and research, so that probably accounts for why I'm so fond of them. :)
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My Five Most Read Posts (excluding giveaways)
✫ eBay Tips - how to block annoying users.
✫ #hearthomebettaliving - my approach to interior design.
✫ 10 Tips for Tackling Christmas on a Shoestring.
✫ My Mobile Phone History.
✫ 'Fat' Playscale Dolls.
As you can see, there's not much crossover between the two categories! I'm particularly impressed with the eBay one as I didn't even promote it in any way.
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Some Favourite Linkys
✫ KCACOLS - Keep Calm and Carry on Linking Sundays.
✫ #SoMe2 - Social Media Tuesdays.
✫ The List - Fridays.
✫ #LIML - Look In My Letterbox Saturdays.
✫ Share Withe Me - Wednesdays.
Linkys are great for finding cool posts to read, and promoting your own work. You can find my full linky guide over here.
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