Damning reviews, psychological problems and attracting a cult: Revealing my three old blogs
With the luxury of a small budget, homework-free evenings and not giving a monkeys of what people think of me anymore, I launched this blog 5 months ago and it's been my most successful attempt of 'blogging' to date.
This has not always been the case. Unbeknownst to even my closest friends, I have been blogging for years. These lurid, cringefest domains have remained dormant for years, gathering dust in the outer, unused depths of cyberspace - until now. For entertainment purposes, I'm bringing these beauties back to life.
Sweet17beauty. What was I thinking. Firstly, how hideous is my blog layout? This was clearly long before the minimalist style blog trend or I had any kind of web design experience. Notice the incredibly unimaginative blogpost titles along with the painful lack of images. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the post 'Worst Product: Cath Kidston Lipgloss'. Boy - I went hard. I claim that 'it is not a lip gloss at all, it is basically water in a tube', that 'it stinks' and that it 'dried out my lips hideously'. Despite all this - however - I claim that I'm a 'massive fan of Cath Kidston'.
In another archaic post, I state 'I have always had a psychological problem' with moisturisers...What was that about?!
The Filofax Diaries
Ahhh. The legendary Filofax Diaries. Despite appearances, this blog was actually pretty successful. Unwittingly, this blog tapped into the ever-growing Filofax community *cough* cult and generated 10,000 page views to date. After getting my first job at 16, huge chunks of my meagre pay cheque was spent on my Filofax collection. Indulging my own obsession, I set the Filofax Diaries up so that I could review Filofaxes and conduct tours of my diaries. Unfortunately the image links have retired - but you get the picture. Clearly, I used this platform to plug my YouTube channel - not. very. subtle!
Written In Ribbons
Finally, my dear friend Written in Ribbons. This blog (my most recent disaster venture) was set up by my friend Molly (www.mollipop.co.uk) and I. The two of us had always wanted to start our own blogs but did not have the confidence to do so on our own. In a rush of enthusiasm, we bought matching Paperchase notebooks and launched Written in Ribbons. Admittedly, I still really like the blog name (it's cute right?) but we could have done a bit more on the design side of life. My only contribution was a post entitled 'Lady and the Vamp' that came with some very dark, try-hard images of vampy lipsticks!
Although my old blogs are incredibly cringey, ugly and - dare I say it - extremely sassy (?), I'm really glad I created them. Fingers crossed that this one lasts a bit longer!