3rd Blog Birthday

3rd blog birthday
WOW can you believe I’ve been blogging three years today?

3rd blog birthday

From what started as an assignment, has grown into a hobby and Polished Couture definitely has a special place in my heart.

Three years ago I couldn’t even imagine where this blog would take me, it’s helped me achieve first class honours, visit so many blogger events and even met some amazing friends along the way. Over the years I’ve done a lot of things but I can honestly say this blog is one of only a few things I’ve stuck to. I guess today’s post is about what blogging has done for me personally and also reminisce on what I’ve got up to.

3rd blog birthday

Unless you blog yourself, you never really know the impact it can make on someones life. It can build confidence, build a career portfolio but also its a place to let out your thoughts and let your imagination shine.

Sometimes its hard to explain to people what blogging is, why you do it and what it means to you.

For me, blogging has definitely boosted my confidence. Its allow me to develop my photography skills and even how I write. It’s helped me go out there and meet people and make me feel like I’m good enough. Sometimes I sit back and think wow people have read my blog, companies want me review their products and its so surreal at times.

3rd blog birthday

Although I mainly focus on beauty and fashion, I still like to mention my personal life when I can in the hope it can relate to others. I feel more comfortable talking about my personal life on here than I would to someone face to face. It’s a way of letting your feelings out and it’s also a good thing to focus on. After losing someone very close to me a few year ago, blogging is the one thing that can boost my mood and take my mind off things.

I know a lot of people find comfort in blogging but for me it really is like a comfort bubble. Losing someone can affect people in different ways, but it’s empowered me to do well and this has given me opportunities I would never have thought of. We all deal with depression in separate ways, and like everyone I still have my good and bad days. My coping mechanism is definitely my blog and the blogging community I have got involved in online.

The blogging community is a huge help with anyone with mental health. It’s actually crazy the amount of local bloggers I’ve met through social media and a few of them I class as really good friends now. I’d recommend anyone to start blogging and for me, writing about what your interested in definitely makes it worthwhile.

3rd blog birthday

I’ve worked with some amazing brands and I’ve honestly loved every blog post I’ve published. Looking through my archives, it’s also good to show progression and how I’ve developed and improved. I hope my blog lasts a lot longer and I hope anyone reading who blogs, or thinking about it can relate to this.

It’s so amazing to think I’ve done 3 years of blogging, generated over 18,000 followers while at university and now into my dream job. I just want to say a huge thank you to all my followers and readers who’ve stuck by my blogging journey – I love you all!

Ps. I can’t celebrate my blogs birthday without my cats can I?!3rd blog birthday

Happy birthday Polished Couture, here’s to the next three years!

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  1. 10 November 2016 / 8:59 am

    Congrats from Barcelona!

  2. sophieinwonderlandxo
    10 November 2016 / 9:21 am

    Happy anniversary!! I absolutely love reading your blog i hope you have many more years of it! 😊 and your cat is adorable, i love how he’s always intruding on photos 😂😍 xx

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Aww thank you so much Sophie! I hope so too, hehe thank you – I know he loves to! 😛 xx

  3. nhood19
    10 November 2016 / 11:46 am

    Happy anniversary! Crazy to think it’s been 3 whole years x

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you, I know its gone so quick! x

  4. 10 November 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Awww what a lovely blog! Well done Beth! You are an inspiration to people and a source of positivity!

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Michelle! So nice of you to say

  5. Karen
    10 November 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog and you are an inspiration to many people,I’ve just recently lost my daughter and my older daughter who is 18 has just lost her 15 year old sister and reading your blog and reading about your feelings will really help my daughter with her grief Thankyou so much xxxxx

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you Karen! Glad you could take something from this and it has helped you xxxxx

  6. 13 November 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Yay for your three years of blogging! I only started my blog this March, and am loving doing it. I hope to come up with more post ideas, and to really pay special attention to my blog, as some of the comments I get make everything so worth while 🙂

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you!! Aww glad your enjoying it!

  7. 14 November 2016 / 8:32 pm

    For what its worth, I’ve been blogging twice as long and you’re kicking my butt, Bethany!

    • 15 November 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Haha, aww thanks I’ll take that as a compliment!

    • 19 November 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks Megan! ooh how exciting, I know yeah its soo good! x

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