One year ago today, I wrote and published my very first blog post for all the world to see. Despite having numerous journals and blogs over the years, it was the first time I publicly shared one with my family and friends. Since then, I’ve published over 100 blog posts, worked with fantastic brands, joined the Canadian Beauty Bloggers network, and made a ton of new online friendships. I’m so excited to continue growing my blog and make the next year even more successful than the first one!
Despite my good intentions for starting my blogging game off strong in 2017, I failed to follow through with that after coming down with a head cold that left me with near-constant headaches. After that it felt like I spent all my free time trying to catch up on housework and appointments, yoga classes and social gatherings. I’ve also been really discouraged with my photos, thanks to the poor winter lighting. I ordered a light box which will hopefully step up my game in that regard and motivate me to post more often, both here and on my Instagram.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me in any way over this past year as it means so much to me! I’ve had a few friends and co-workers say that they love reading my blog and it honestly makes my day each time. Here’s what you can expect from Janine Allison over the next year…
More beauty reviews | This is my true love but as I said, due to the photography situation, I’ve been less than motivated in this regard, however, I plan to fix this ASAP!
More travel | We recently booked a cruise for the fall and while it is looking like that will be our only trip this year, I want to incorporate it into the blog in a big way. I’m sure we will also be doing some local travel throughout the province as well.
More food | I recently became an Epicure consultant and it has made me more interested in cooking and creating healthy but delicious meals with their amazing products!
More fashion | I am definitely not claiming to be a style guru but I love clothing and I want to bring some wish lists and fashion hauls to the blog.
More ME | It is easy to lose your own voice in blogging when you get caught up in sponsored posts and the glitz of PR items. I want you to know that I will always be 100% honest with you, and I also want to incorporate more of my own voice on issues that matter the most to me.
Is there anything else you would like to see on Janine Allison this year? I am totally open to ideas and opinions! Also, for those who don’t know, I have a mini giveaway over on Twitter for a Tarte makeup set. It ends tonight and has few entries (all you have to do is retweet!) so head over there and check it out!
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