Em's Mixed Bag's First Birthday.....

How It All Began

On the 25th August 2011 I started my little blog Em's Mixed Bag. I knew nothing about writing a blog at all. I was part of an online swapping website called Make Up Alley where I swapped my unloved cosmetics with people all over the world, I got chatting to a few of the swapping ladies on there who suggested I start my own blog.......

My first though was 'What? Me write a blog? PPPFFTTTT, where would I start, and how the hell do you start a blog?'

Anyway the seed was planted and I started reading lots of blogs and investigating, after all of 24 hours I decided to give it a go and Em's Mixed Bag was created, the name was plucked out of thin air, my name is Em and I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to write about Beauty? Fashion? Etc so I thought mixed bag would be good.

My first post was introducing myself (which you can read here) and then my first real post was about the OPI Touring America Collection (I had a huge obsession with OPI at the time).

For the first few months I wasn't part of Twitter so I never really got my blog 'out there' and I steadily gained followers but very slowly, I didn't care though this was my little space to write about all thing beautiful and if people wanted to join me that was a big bonus!

My blog layout has changed and so has my writing style, I have since joined twitter @emsmixedbag1 and joined another online swapping group called Beauty Box Swaps on facebook these have let me chat and be friends with some lovely lovely like minded people!

It has been hard teaching myself all different aspects of looking after a blog and letting people know where you are! But it has been so much fun I honestly cannot believe it has been a whole year!

I want to thank each and everyone of my readers, some of you have been with me from the start and some of you are new *waves* but I hope I can keep you entertained for many years to come!

One question for you all, what type of my posts have you enjoyed reading the most? I would love to know.

Happy Birthday Em's Mixed Bag......




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