Has It Been A Year Already?|My One Year Blogiversary!💖

Blogiversary
A year ago today my blog journey began. I had always loved writing but I never thought I would one day consider myself a blogger. For a while, before I started I was trying to build up enough confidence to put myself out there. I would visit different blogs and often think to myself wow I’d love to do something like this but nobody really blogs anymore and people will think it’s weird/lame. A good friend of mine told me I should definitely give it a try because she believed I’d be good at it. I guess that was enough of a push because I began researching all about blogging and finally set Golden Pink Journal up. It’s going to be exciting looking back on my journey, I hope you’ll join me. Are you ready?

My First Post: (I posted twice my first day)
Nice To Meet Me?

Preview…
Hi. I’m Anonymous, and you are?

Lol, JK! Not really anonymous but for now let’s call me Lee. I’m 22 years old and this is..(drum roll please)

MY VERY FIRST BLOG!

(Currently thinking, wow… LOL, that introduction…)

Behind The Name

Preview…
Golden Pink Journal. What does that even mean? While it seems pretty obvious, the name does actually have a specific meaning behind it. Choosing a name is something we all love to do, even though it takes time and can get frustrating. Whether it be a title, username, or even for a new baby. You can’t just pick anything…

First Comment:
Sasha/TheStylishDreamer
Thank you so much, Sasha, for being my first comment!
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Blog Changes: (Appearance)
Throughout the year my blog has gone through so many changes, actually, she’s still going through changes. Let’s take a look at some of my headers and signatures…

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I’m still trying things out but the last few are my favorite of course. Which one is your favorite?

Most popular post: (Top 2)
10 Reasons I Might Follow Your Blog

Natural Hair Terms (Part 1 of Series)

Some of my favorites:
Better Sleep Better Me, Better Snooze Better You

500 Follower Q&A Game

20 Names I Love But Won’t Be Using

Behind The Name: SheLivesLove

Series:
Fun Friday (Coming back soon)
Short Story Saturday
Golden Pink Dairy>Stream of Consciousness Journaling
Golden Comments (I am bringing this back!)
Words of the week
Today’s To Do
Natural Hair Series (more coming)
Inspiration of the day (something similar moving to sheliveslove)
Blogmas (turned out to be more like 5 days of Christmas)

Friends:
First friend: Cheila/PinkForDays has also been blogging sis. We bonded first over the “pink” in our names lol but we related in so many other ways.
I consider many of my readers as blog friends. Even if we only talk every now and then in the comments or haven’t talked in a while. But a few that I could name are Maggie, Lyz, Hunida, Laura, Angela, and Cher.

Starting A New Journey/Blog:
Back in August 2017 I began a new journey and started a new blog. The initial idea came from me wanting to change my name (GoldenPinkJournal) I didn’t feel like it fit the true purpose of my blog. But I wanted to keep this blog fun, free, and as a learning experience, so I finally decided to create a new one for the purpose I intended in mind.
SheLivesLove was born. I have neglected it lately but I haven’t forgotten about it, I’ve been working on some posts to upload soon. Stay tuned!

Awards&Tags/Milestones:
First Award: Liebster, (I’m not sure if this is my first ever blog award, I had a few at the time but it was the first one I posted) nominated by Cheila/PinkForDays
Thank you to everyone who has ever nominated me for an award, even if I was not able to get to them I appreciate them all. As a blogger, things like that keep us going.
The Awesome Blogger Award
A Passion For The World
Judy The Bunny Tag
The Versatile Blogger Award

Friends For Days Tag
The Mystery Blogger Award
One Lovely Blog Award
The Smile Tag
Sunshine Blogger Award
The Blue Sky Tag
Dawn Dagger Challenge
The Cramm Award
Golden BloggerPass: I was very proud of this award I created. It didn’t get popular or anything but I’d love to bring it back. Do you think awards/tags are starting to be overused?
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100th Post: May 2017

Stat Goals:
These aren’t the greatest stats but they are exceptional and I’m proud nonetheless. As with followers, stats are not something to be obsessed with but they are encouraging as the numbers increase. I wasn’t very consistent during my first year of blogging, there were months I didn’t post at all and months I only posted a few times. I’m confident that my second year will be much better now that I know more of what not to do.
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By the end of 2018, I would like to be at 300 posts (at least)
20K views by Summer 2018
10K Visitors by Summer 2018
I would also love my Best Views Ever day to improve to a more recent date. (Post on how I will achieve this later)

As of today…January 30, 2018

902 followers

The Road To 1K:
As I type this post (Jan 27, 2018) I currently have 896 followers. I am calling this the road to 1K and I plan to achieve this goal by the end of March 2018. March is my birthday month so that would be pretty cool, but of course, blogging is not just about how many followers you have and I will be thankful if I achieve it earlier, and thankful if I achieve it later. I’m not sure what I’ll do for my 1K milestone but I’ll be brainstorming fun unique ideas. You can also leave suggestions for me in the comment section.

Thank you all who have been here from the beginning, and to those of you who are new. There’s room enough for us all on this journey.✨

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The Awesome Blogger Award✨

I’m feeling awesome at the moment☺️

I was nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award and this is the first time for this one- YAAAY:) Special thanks to Oriana from Oriana’s Notes for tagging me! This award was created by Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala, she has always wanted to create an award to acknowledge all the awesome blogs in this awesome blogging community!

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 • Here are the rules of the tag :

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Include the reason behind the award
3. Include the banner in your post
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

Now, I’m going to answer Oriana’s questions :

  1. Do your family and friends know about your blog ? They actually do not. I’ll tell them eventually. When I’m ready. I don’t expect the most support.
  2. Is there something for what you’d give up everything ? To have had an actual relationship with my mom and a good one at that yes, everything.
  3. How do you deal with stress and pressure ? I usually shut down from everything and everyone and focus on what I’m feeling and what I really want/need to do. Obviously I write too.
  4. What’s the best dish you can make ? Probably some type of breakfast lol for now.
  5. Do you have a favorite YouTuber ? I wouldn’t say I have a favorite. But maybe favorites. I watch SO many YouTube channels.
  6. Pizza vs Pasta ? Depends on the pasta. Pizza.
  7. Do you have a dream ? That one day I’ll be a well known positive influence through my writing and other creativity. Especially to my children someday.
  8. When you’re invited for a meal at someone else’s home, and there is something you hate on your plate, do you eat it ? No lol. Most people will say they aren’t really hungry or eat around it. Some people even throw it away turned over if it’s on paper plate. I’ve done all. I’ve even thrown something away in paper towel. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by getting sick in front of them or making disgusted faces because I don’t like the food. That would be worst than throwing it away in my opinion.
  9. What is your favorite outfit ? I don’t think I have a favorite outfit lol I did love my dress I wore to a Miley Cyrus concert a few years ago. I’m usually not a fan of wearing dresses.
  10. Where are you from ? The states. That’s all that gets to be known for now:) I’m the most private person I know.

 

• My 5 nominees :

Gracie Chick

Charlotte Annelise

Doodling Panda

Pastel Pink Plans

Ink Girl And Words

My 10 questions for them :

  1. What’s the last song you listened to?
  2. If you HAD to dye your hair green or blue which one would you choose?
  3. Do you like watching game shows? What’s the first game show that comes to your mind?
  4. How would you feel if Instagram and Facebook permanently shut down today?
  5. Least favorite vegetable?
  6. Favorite fruit?
  7. What month is your birthday in?
  8. Best present you’ve ever received?
  9. Would you rather be a tree or a flower?
  10. Do you plan on going swimming this summer?

I look forward to reading your answers, but if you don’t do this it’s okay, no worries.💗

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A Passion For The World💙🌎

Gracie, who blogs over at Gracie Chick’s Blog has started a blogging project called A Passion For The World. This project was created for us bloggers to share our passions and how we can use them to bring a positive change in the world. How amazing is that??? I hope so many of us get involved with this. She will be posting the entries on her blog.

She wants you to choose 5 other bloggers to help you on your mission and let them know about the project. The lovely Maggie chose me as one of her 5 🙂 Thank you so much!

If I chose you and you have already been chosen by someone else, or you have already participated please just accept this as an award for your hard work and you inspiring blogs. I would choose almost every blog I follow if I could so don’t think that if you aren’t listed that means I don’t find your blog inspiring. I do!✨

5 Bloggers I Chose:

https://kaliborovic.wordpress.com/

https://pinkfordays.wordpress.com/

https://dharris21blog.wordpress.com/

https://alanagabo.wordpress.com/

https://thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl.com/

You do not have to make your own post about this. I’m doing so because I think the idea is amazing, and I wanted to let the 5 bloggers know I’ve chosen them at once.
To view more about this project and how to submit your answers, visit this link A passion for the world. 💙

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Judy The Bunny Tag🐰

This is pretty cool, a tag about bunnies?! Thank you to Life’s Fine Whine for tagging me and inkgirlandwords for creating this amazing, adorable tag! Check out both of their blogs after reading:)

RULES:

-Link back to the person who nominated you and also to the creator of the tag (Me!)
-Answer this question: Why do you like Rabbits?
-Post a cute picture or drawing of a bunny (if it isn’t yours, credit it)
-Write a short story or poem about Judy the bunny
-Post the video Introducing Judy the Bunny
-Nominate up to 20 people and let them now you’ve nominated them

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Image found here.

Why Do I Like Rabbits?

The cuteness of course! I love watching them hop around, and explore. I’ve never owned one but my cousin has, and I also watch a few on YouTube sometimes.

Poem:

Happy hopping little Judy

Happy hopping curious Bunny

No more cuddles

I just want to play

I love you most when you feed me 

alfalfa hay!

 


My Nominees Are:

Anyone who loves bunny rabbits, anyone who love pets in general. Consider yourself nominated 🙂

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award (#2) by Nash who blogs at The Nash Tray. Special thank you to her because I am new to her blog so we don’t know each other well. I do know that we both love cats:) She’s a new blogger so please check her out and welcome her!

Rules:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  2. Nominate 10 other bloggers and inform them about the nomination.
  3. List 7 facts about yourself.

7 Facts: 

  1. If I ever get an orange kitten I’m naming her Sunshine! 🙂 I’ve decided. Unless something else comes to mind but in the future I do plan to get one more kitten.
  2. I just looked out the window, focused to think of more facts lol. I’ve done so many of these I don’t want to give away my whole life story before I write the book aha.
  3. I plan to write many songs, books, plays, and short films.
  4. This summer I want to write my own summer hit and share the lyrics with you all. (A post coming about that soon)
  5. When I was very young my favorite shows were Blues Clues, PowerPuff Girls, and Teletubbies (that show seems so weird thinking about it now lol.) Never cared for Barney.
  6. I had my first kiss in the 9th grade, with my current boyfriend. I’ve known him since middle school but we dated briefly, before I dated the guy from my first love/heartbreak story… and here we are again. I had a very interesting dating life in 9th grade now that I think about it lol.
  7. Senior year of high school, our psychology class took a field trip to work on some type of experiment/project. I forgot exactly what it was called but it was the best field trip ever because it was so fun and different. We went to a university, we had to walk around campus like college students and act strangely, do weird out of the norm type things and observe their reactions…Some people caught on because they’ve done the experiment before, some really believed in our acting skills lol. I wish I could remember everything and what I did UGH! My teacher and classmates said I was the most entertaining, and gave the best performance lol I don’t know where it came from because i’m usually very shy.

I Nominate Anyone Who Leaves A Comment On This Post:)

If you want to comment on any of my facts, or maybe you relate to some consider yourself nominated. You don’t HAVE to do it but why not share more facts to help your readers get to know you a little better?❤️

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100?!

If you haven’t read Today’s To Do, you should go over and read that now. Or not lol doesn’t matter.

I’ve been doing everything else other than typing- including eating banana nut bread lol it’s now 8:14 PM

This post is going to be quick but I did want to share this with you all. A few days ago I received this:💙


I was wondering when I’d finally have 100 posts lol, but I didn’t know I was so close. Honestly I thought I was at about 80. I don’t keep track. And this post is actually #104 if you include the 2 reblogs I’ve done.

I also recently set a goal to reach 500 lovely followers here before June is over and so far I have 427. Wow! I’m on my way already but even if July 1st comes around and I have 437, or even 497 I’ll still be happy.

I always say we have an amazing community here, or even a little blogging family. It’s true. I wouldn’t have made this many posts if it wasn’t.

I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of everyone else’s achievements but I also want to say thank you to all of you for being so kind and encouraging!

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Friends For Days🌸

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YAYY! I’m so excited Cheila has nominated me for her Friends For Days Tag:) I was waiting to see when I would be nominated for this and now the time has come. Don’t we all know Cheila? If you don’t you’re gonna love her so go check her blog out in the link below.💖

A Little Note From the Creator Herself:

Dear bloggers, my name is Cheila and I blog over at Pink For Days. I would love to get to know you and your blog, so feel free to stop by and leave a link. I would be happy to read your posts and to support you in any way I could.

Rules:

  • Do a blog post showing your Tag
  • Add the logo to the post
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs (3 things for each blogger)
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same!
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! (you get 7 nominees). Don’t forget to let them know you’ve nominated them!

5 Blogger Nominees I Don’t Know Well:

  1. Pastel Pink Plans– One thing I immediately love is the pink! I also love the name, it’s so cute and sounds exactly like a great blog name, even a planner brand or something lol. You have such a nice variety of posts that I can’t wait to binge through!
  2. Cassi Makeup – I love that as soon as I visit the web page you have your social media sites at the top clear for all to see and takes you right to each. There’s also a search bar which I love on any blog, so useful! I love that you’re so involved already with your followers, I see that you do a post for your 50 follower, 100 follower, and even 100 view milestone, congratulations:)
  3. Falling For Snow – Header image!! Super cuteee. Actually, I love the style of your feature images also. You should definitely stick with that for a while. I love that you’ve been blogging for quite a long time and I can see that you are growing just scanning through everything. I also want to add that I love how you included what you accept (Reviews, collaborations etc) that’s a nice touch I might consider.
  4. Basic Teen Thoughts– I think the first thing I have to say I love is the fact that you’re a teenage blog. I’m 23 years old but teenagers inspire my writing in so many ways with their experiences that I of course can reflect on and relate too. I wish I had the knowledge and courage to start a blog when I was still in high school. I also love your first post, I love how open you were just starting out:) You’r blog will do just fine!
  5. Simply Megan Joy – I love that your blog is a little bit of everything, just like mine but it still ties together nicely. I also love your about me section, Megan Joy is such a nice name and I played violin! The harp seems so beautiful to play. I hope you get your books published:) I love your Mother’s Day DIY, so cute!

Bloggers Who Have Been Doing This For A While:

  1. Clues And Reviews – I love reading your reviews! There’s been a few books you’ve reviewed that I’ve added to my list of books to read.
  2. My Booky Life – Mahriya I love your blog and what you’re doing with the Typewriter Project! I’m happy to participate. You’ve given me a great prompt/topic to write about for the first challenge and I can’t wait to see how the rest of this project unfolds.

Please take the time to view all of their blogs if you haven’t already, I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed.✨💕