Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A few things I know...

As this is my fiftieth post, I thought I'd look back on a couple of things I've learned in the few short months I've been blogging...

  • Bloggers are lovely: Pretty much everyone I've come into contact with has been friendly, encouraging and a pleasure to meet. Thanks guys!
  • There are a million blogs: Until I started blogging I had a fair few I'd bookmarked, but didn't follow anyone officially or comment much. Since I started my own I appreciate the effect a nice comment can have on your day, and try to send a little message to everyone whose post I enjoy.
  • Blogging is hard work: It takes me about an hour a day, and my blog is pretty simple! I really try to do a post Monday to Friday (I'm generally out and about on weekends) and it can be tricky fitting it in.
  • Don't blog if you want to save money: I shop even more now so I have plenty to review. Fun for me, not so fun for my bank manager.
  • Followers become an obsession: There's something lovely about knowing someone checks in regularly. I literally get giddy each time I get another follower (16 and counting!) and will hold a fab competition when I hit 30.
So there you go - any followers hiding in the woodwork, make it official to be in with a chance of winning a haul of goodies!

Thanks for reading people! I'm having so much fun doing this, and reading your comments is always a pleasure.

As a small treat I thought I'd share my new favourite band, First Aid Kit, with you all. They're swedish and amazing and a treat if you're into Tegan and Sara, or Fleet Foxes, or folk, or just good stuff in general. Enjoy!

PS. You can also follow me on Twitter, if you so wish. I'm @Tortlington... please say hi!


  1. Just stumbled by your blog &
    I absolutely love it! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  2. well im following you in all kinds of ways! blogging is really obsessive isn't it, i think i'm ill with it but it's a really good sort of community feel. it's nice to meet them in real life too. i work with clare from tweet so that's cool

  3. I so know what you mean, you've highlighted all the main things! Obv, I work with Mat as he's said above, but it's nice to meet other people too!

    Thanks for entering my Tatty Devine competition!

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  4. I'm adding you to my Google Reader, so you have a new follower now!

    P.S. I responded on my blog, but in case you didn't see: I got my vintage black and white photobooth photos done at Cargo club in Shoreditch, East London. They have an old machine in the garden!


  5. So true! I also spend too much time blogging!
    Great blog, so much fun reading! I'm definitely following!




  6. I spend ridiculous amounts of time blogging and you're so right about the money -- I shop even more now than I did before! Congratulations on hitting fifty posts, doll!
    xo Josie

  7. I love the blogging community too! You top things are so true. And don't worry I'll have enough fun at Latitude for the both of us hehe. I always miss out on festivals so this makes up for it. Psst I'm your new follower, good luck for 30! :)
    Claire @ Jazzpad
    PS I was so excited when you said you knew Sheffield, you'll have to pop down and visit x

  8. Very cute blog you have =) I just found it. I have to agree with you.. Most people I ran into in the blogging community are very nice.. I live in NYC and I've had the pleasure of meeting a few of them in person

  9. congrats on your fiftieth! keep bloggin! loving it <3


  10. we completely agree! blogging is so fun.. but addicting! :)


  11. yessssss blogging is amazing!
    I'm in my final year at school so it's not so good...but I've cut down to a couple of posts a week :)
    cute blog x

  12. Absolutely love that post - started blogging a few months ago, and I feel the exact same way. :-)
    Blogging sure IS hard work, and followers tend to become an obsession haha

    Well I'm now a follower :-)



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