Yay!!!! Happy 2 years blog anniversary to tegaenai.com 👯👯👯👯👯… technically, my blog clocked 2 on the 16th of January but due to some personal issues, I couldn’t put up an anniversary post on that day. I thought putting up the post today 31st January and announcing my first ever giveaway will be a good way to end the month. Better late than never, right!
So, to the anniversary post proper…
It was August 2014, I had just graduated from uni – was excited to move from Mauritius to Dubai and start a new life. Starting a blog was part of the plan; it’s something I have always wanted but I had some confidence issues and doubts. I wasn’t sure if anyone will read, or if I was going to do it right. The blog was officially launched on the 16th of January 2015 after so much procrastination, indecisiveness and excuses.
Honestly, I was terrified of putting myself out there on the internet. Either ways, I’m happy that exactly 2 years ago (16th January), I hit publish on my very first post which I actually backdated to January 1st as I really wanted to launch on the 1st of January 🙈🙈🙈🙈. And look where I am today!!! I’m happy that I stepped way out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to grow in ways that I never expected. I love it here and I am proud of this little space on the web of mine.
Growth and realisations
Practice indeed makes perfect – It’s great to see how much my style, my writing and content has improved. I’m still far from being a good writer and a good content curator but I’ve watched myself grow over time and I’m super proud.
For the past 2 years, I’ve been inconsistent – nonetheless I always come back. I’m happy I realised and learnt from my mistakes and of course I’m making improvements…you can testify to my consistency of late right???
If someone had told me that blogging would take so much time and effort…Man! I would have thought twice before joining the blogosphere. It should be considered as one of the most stressful jobs ever… yes JOB!! . All I wanted was to stand in front of the camera…change my style…upload…write less than 150 or no words at all and be happy – at least that’s what I thought until reality dawned on me.
Advice to prospective bloggers
Blogging no be beans oooooo like my Nigerian people will say, it ain’t for the weak or the faint-hearted (probably the worse blogging advice you’ve heard 😂😂😂😂😂)
Some of my favourite posts over the years
- When life hands you lemons, what do you do really?
- Coloured out
- Monday Motivation: Maximising your potential
- Uniformly Casual
- Blacked out
- All my blogging tips and tricks posts
- Happiness is
- Lady in Red
Thank you to all of you who still read my musings, comment here or elsewhere and tell me you love this blog. I am hoping that my blog is going to get bigger and better, and I am so happy that y’all are on this journey with me. From the bottom of my heart, I say, “Thank You!!!” I’m always so happy to hear your encouraging words and appreciate every feedback! ❤❤❤❤
And to my fellow bloggers; Meron, Biki, Fashionably Idu, Kacheetee, LaraTesh, Bing…just to mention a few. Words can’t express the gratitude I have for each one of you. Your comments, your love, your support is overwhelming. Sometimes, when I read your very detailed and beautiful comments I hold back my tears… for realz! Even though I don’t reciprocate the love very often, you’ll still have something nice to say on each post. I appreciate you! ❤❤❤❤
Lastly, to my photographers… the struggle is always real menh! But totally worth it in the end. LaraTesh, Millikai, Cherie, Kolls photography, 5-12 Imaging. I know I’m probably the worse client you’ve had to work with 😂😂😂 but you will agree that it’s always a fun shoot with me.. (let me take some credit too).. Thank you, thank you and thank you!! I love you’ll soooo much. Cheers to more creative and fun shoots. ❤❤❤❤
I am super excited about this giveaway because it’s my first ever giveaway on the blog. Whoop whoop!! However, it’s not much to offer so don’t get too excited. There will be more exciting giveaways to come.
I’ll be giving away:
Free blog design makeover
This will include;
- New WordPress blog design and setup
- Redesigning your old blog
- Installation of plugins and widgets
Free 1hr blog consultation
Click HERE to download the consultation session details
How to enter
Click HERE to subscribe to my blog
Follow me on Instagram @tegaenai and tag 3 of your friends on the giveaway post
Leave a comment stating why you want a new blog design makeover or a blog consultation.
Terms and Conditions
For the free blog design, you must have a domain name and hosting or on a free wordpress platform. Blog consultation will be over skype call or any other VOIP.
This giveaway starts Wednesday 1st February and will end at midnight on Friday 10th, 2017. Two winners will be selected for blog design and blog consultation respectively and contacted via email. The winner must respond within 48 hours or else another winner will be selected.
Once again, thank you for a great 2 years of blogging, and here’s to an exciting future for us ahead.
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