Today is a special day over here at Pretty Little Finch. If you hadn’t already guessed by the title, this post is the 100th to be published up on the blog!
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind two years really. When I first started Pretty Little Finch it was a journal of sorts. Something to help me remember the good times when I wasn’t feeling so great, and an outlet for me to share all the thoughts swirling around up inside my brain. But as time has passed it has developed and grown. Looking back at some of my earlier posts I find there’s so much I want to rewrite!
Anyway, today I thought I would reflect back on some of my favourite posts and images, as well as the ones that could do with a bit of a tweak. I can’t believe I have actually made it to 100 posts but if you’ve been following PLF from the start, thanks for sticking with me, there’s still a lot more to come!
From Lush Autumn/Halloween Haul to The Lost Art Of Writing In Books and Christmas in Nuremberg, Pretty Little Finch is a diverse blog covering lots of different topics. When I started it, I heard a lot of noise about defining a niche. That Lifestyle was a bit lazy. But lifestyle blogs have always been a favourite of mine and I love having the option to write about whatever I want, whenever I want. If I could go back and define myself and PLF a little more, I don’t think I would do it. Honestly, I’m happy with the diverse and interesting platform it has become.
So, reflecting back…
One of my favourite posts to write and photograph was the Spring Appreciation Post
Myself and my fiance actually shot all the photos for this post on a lunch break at work. It was a lovely lunchtime that we both enjoyed, so asides from it being a post I enjoyed producing, it also holds some good memories for me. Hand feeding birds is always really special, but the day was just so lovely in general; weak sunlight, cold crisp air, flowers and blossoms springing up everywhere. It was beautiful. So when I wrote this post I was feeling pretty inspired. Others responded really well to it also, so that made me happy!
Another post I had a lot of fun writing was Picking Pumpkins at Foxes Farm.
It was the first time I had ever picked pumpkins at a farm and it was such a fun experience, one that I definitely want to enjoy again this year! I love Autumn and it felt like a very Autumnal activity. The photographs were really lovely too, just so bright and seasonal. When I read the post back I feel really warm and happy inside!
Other days out that I really enjoyed were Lost Gardens of Heligan and A Trip to Hever Castle although it’s hard to pick as I’ve had so many great days out! These two definitely stood out to me though, and I was really pleased with the photography and writing for both as they captured the essence of the days so well for me.
Speaking of photography, I adore the images I took for An Autumn Walk (photographs) but really wish I had taken the time to write up a nice post to go alongside them. At the time I thought sharing the images would be enough but, looking back I can see now that it wasn’t! That’s okay though because it just means I can revisit the idea this year and do it justice!
In terms of popular posts, for some reason Stickertopia Adult Sticker Books for Mindfulness is one of the most searched for and even months later it’s still bringing in the views. Top Ten Crime/Thriller Fiction Reads was also well received with a lot of people giving me some really positive feedback on it. List posts always seem to do well which I guess is down to the fact they are easy to read and informative.
So what’s in store for Pretty Little Finch? Well, I will still be writing about the things that really interest me. Days out, hauls, Etsy reviews…anything and everything really! But now I am a little more focussed and I do have some blogging goals in mind for the next half of the year (but hey, maybe that’s for another post…)
Anyway, I really hope you have enjoyed the journey so far and continue to support Pretty Little Finch!