I’m sort of in disbelief as I sit down to write my third birthday post.
Gals goss birthday that is. 🎈
Where have the last three years went?
In my own personal life and with everything I have shared with you gals, I have went through a lot of changes and growth over this time.
I am so happy and grateful that I can still sit down and write a blog post and get lots of love if not more from when it all began.
I’ve also learnt how to take a decent insta photo that isn’t me in the mirror…
started this little hobby three years ago and with it has came a lot of opportunity and enjoyment. I wanted to share this post in honour of the last three years of blogging and what I have learnt along the way.
It’s not all about the statsthis is one I deffo try to reiterate again and again. I still don’t have a mass amount of followers over my social media or even on this for that matter. Although the fact I can even still do it after three years and have just started a YouTube channel means a lot more. I get absolutely delighted when someone actually takes the time to say “loved that post” or “loved that video” to my face. It is nice to see your following grow (obviously) it is a sense of success you can see but it’s just not the be all and end all. If anyone was starting out new I would say this is one thing to try and not get bogged down with. It will literally only make your mind go mental. Concentrate on finding your niche and the content you want and the support will follow.
Trust your gut
I feel like we should all trust our own gut in general day to day life – 90% of the time it’s rang true for me. In terms of blogging I feel like everything I’ve been sort of unsure of but have just listened to the little “do it” voice in my head has paid of ! Posts I probably thought god nobody will want to listen to me rambling on here have in fact proven to be some of my most popular posts. My first youtube video was a massive success; I literally couldn’t have asked for a better response and for god sake it was me talking about my love for bloody crisps for 11 mins! We all may have a “blog category” but If you feel like writing something more personal or just fancied a little rant – go for it. It’s your baby, it’s your time and energy pouring into it and after all it’s your name on the site you do what you want 🤷🏻♀️
Make friends not enemies
For at least the first year of galsgoss I was definitely flying solo in any sort of event I went too and to be fair I don’t think I batted an eyelid. If I had the balls to start the blog I had to have the balls to turn up to shit on my own…. and that I did. If it wasn’t for that I probably wouldn’t have met half the people I’ve met today. The blogging community in Belfast is such a nice atmosphere to be apart of and my god has it grew since I’ve started! I have met some wonderful people and seriously dear friends from all the events and opportunities I’ve endeared. It’s a competitive market – of course. But the whole thing just works so much better when you’re supporting one another! At the end of the day nobody else is you.
I could ramble on for another three years of things I’ve learnt but the most important thing I’ve took from it all is to be dedicated. Without blowing my own trumpet I am very proud of myself for sticking to it for three whole years! Along with working a full time job the whole thing is major dedication! I couldn’t be happier that I have stayed focused (most of the time, we all have off weeks) on this venture as it’s brought me a lot of happiness and amazing memories. As long as I have the support from my main gals; galsgoss will hopefully live on another while yet.
Thanks to every one of you ❤️