It only dawned on me yesterday that today would mark two years since I posted my first official post and never looked back since. Originally using this platform as a means to gather my thoughts and ideas, it was essentially my little getaway which only a few of my friends were aware of. Never would I have predicted that two years later I would be scouting blog communities, participating in Twitter chats or even finding ways to save enough money so to attend networking events but here we are! It’s funny what life can throw at you sometimes.
At the beginning of this year, I had set a theme of #BeingFearless in retaliation of my anxiety which has been the prime cause behind passing off opportunities and experiences. Since then, I have discovered and joined plenty of blogging communities which I love particularly those targeted for people of colour (POC), it’s nice to know that there are plenty of bloggers who look like me and can relate when it comes to specific taboo topics such as mental health and natural hair. I have joined YouTube and have 4 uploads available so far – As it is now the summer holidays, I can provide time to learn my way around Premiere Pro and build my craft enough to have future videos looking absolute flames like Bri Hall’s (Smartista Beauty).
I restarted my Instagram after realising my previous page was beyond wack and started posting more selfies (I had none before), using necessary hashtags and commenting more on others pictures as well and have gained just under 200 followers in a couple of months. Though this may not seem like a lot to some, I originally set a target of 100 and have doubled that so I’m over the moon!
“My Instagram game will certainly be stepped up this year also – by summer, I want to have at least 100 stable followers and will now post at least 2-3 times a week starting from tomorrow where I will upload anything and everything from blog posts, food to the occasion OOTD to show off my growing vintage collection – all in due course.” – Samantha
Though there is still a long way to go, I’m proud of my current position and can only hope the next 12 months brings better quality posts, videos and more support but I would like to thank you all who have ever read, commented and shared my posts especially Black British Bloggers who have supported me ever since I followed their social media.