Monday, July 22, 2013

Appreciation of the Blogging Nation!

I have been blogging for just over four years now and lately my blog has boomed. It has been an absolute pleasure hearing from all of my new readers' and writing my latest posts on my travels, recipes, reviews and just random life shenanigans that go on in my day to day living. 

The feedback, support and love I have received from you all has been absolutely incredible and insanely heartwarming. 

There are three ladies however, that have really stood out beyond the rest. 

The first is Savannah:



 Please visit her stunning blog: 

The second is another South African born and bred lady, Lisa-Jade:


Whose wonderful writing you can read by clicking the link to her blog below:
http://voodoochildlaw.blogspot.co.uk/

And last but not least (you are all amazing!!!!)
Haley


Her writing is absolutely delectable. I love reading her stuff, it is raw, it is real... and we need more of that in the blogging world these days.
http://haleyspace.blogspot.co.uk/

I had a really bad day the other day and of course, I blogged it out. 

A lot of the time you get these comments on your blog from people who literally just say:

"Nice blog. Follow me!" 

And gosh it irritates me.



If that's the kind of comments you're going to leave here I'd really prefer if you just didn't. I want to be followed and follow bloggers that actually read my writing, respect it and enjoy it! Vice Versa with me, I only want to follow blogs that I enjoy and will actually take the time to read in my life. 

I don't blog and follow people just to gain more followers. I blog because I love it. I comment on blogs when I actually enjoyed someone's post! 

It is when I get a comment from someone that shows they actually read my blog, enjoyed it and found some sort of message or inspiration from it that I love! 

These three lovely ladies always send me beautiful long comments and have really found a special place in my heart as three great new blogging friends. 
I've never met them - and that's the beauty of it. We blog and meet new and interesting people all of the time and I am blessed to have met you all! 

Thank you. 

That is what today's post is all about... Appreciation. 



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36 comments:

  1. Omw Jade! I actually blushed for this :) Thank you! You are so appreciated too. The fact that you let us all in, so great and fearless. I can't wait to read about your upcoming travels.
    Gigantic blog-hugs!

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    1. Aw Lisa-Jade thank you so much for your kind words as always xxxxxxx

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  2. you've got an amazing blog darling!
    muah*
    mariana

    http://asouthbreeze.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Ah sweety thank you very much for those kind words xxxxx

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  3. hehe... "aint nobody got time fo dat!"

    Love it. Congrats on the 4years blogging x

    Michelle
    www.virgosandkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Stumbling across your blog (I can't even remember how) is what inspired me to get back in to my neglected, high school "blog" - If you could have even called it that. It's slowly getting there so for that, I thank you. C=

    It's wonderful to see someone appreciating their followers, and valuing what they have to say - when it's something of substance, as opposed to "OMGcoolblogfollowme!"
    rather than sitting there, chuckling to themselves and stroking their moustache because they have 5,000 "followers" who contribute nothing to the blog except a member count.
    Pointless. -.-
    Follow things worth following, not to be followed, I say.

    I look forward to reading more of your work!
    Christie
    xx

    http://christiestakeonlife.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Completely relate to all you said! So glad I inspired you! That's amazing! :)

      Checking out your blog now xxxxx

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  5. Aww. This is such a sweet post! I love reading meaningful comments, as oppose to those that are simply asking for more followers. :(

    I already adore Savannah's blog. Now I'll go check out these other faboulous blogs! :)



    http://between-friends-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you like their blogs - they are all lovely ladies :)

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  6. Inagree with each and every word of your post.. Bloggong is so beautiful, we build connection with people we have never met and still feel that they are really close to us.... I'll check out the blog of 3 of your blogger friends....
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I love that I am promoting other awesome bloggers. Nice thing about these girls is that their posts are inspiring and uplifting and real :) something everyone would love to read if they have the time!

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  7. Oh. My. Goodness..!! I can't believe this. I honestly was starting to read this post and thought, awwww.. that would be so nice if someone gave me a shout out like this.. and then boom I'm #3..! You are so sweet for this. I'm not going to lie.. I teared up a bit. I know.. so silly! But it feels really, really, REALLY good to be appreciated and I thank you so much for this!
    I too appreciate you! You made me feel so much better the other day when I wrote my (Insert Sad face here) post..! It's the people like you that remind me why I loved blogging so many years before. And I'm so glad I started up again!!
    Thanks Jade!

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    1. Awwww Haley!!!! <3 you sweet lady!!! You deserve it!

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  8. so beautiful! Follow you now
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  9. Congrats! That's so awesome! I completely agree with you about those comments! Your blog is one of my favorites. Keep up the awesome work!

    http://dixielu302.blogspot.com

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  10. ahh thats so cool!! four years is a huge deal! I'll be sure to check out all those lovely ladies' blogs! Congrats doll <3

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Alexa, lovely having you stop by xxxxxx

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  11. aaww.. totally all for that! checking these girls out for sure! :D I'm all about discovering new blogs to read!

    Animated Confessions

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    1. Thanks Libys! Hope you enjoy them all xx

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  12. I was scrolling through the blogs I follow and was like "WOAH what's my face doin' here?!" Thank you so much, this is seriously so sweet! I really do feel like blogging helps connect people all around the world.
    xxx

    PS: Not sure if you saw my reply to your comment on my last post, but I said that you can get the moving pictures by searching for what you want a picture of and adding "gif" to the end and then save to your documents and add to your post.
    Hope you're well!

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    1. Hahahahahaha surprises are always lovely! :)

      Thank you for your help! x

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  13. Hahaha ain't nobody got time for that! Amen. I hate those comments. I was actually admiring a fellow blogger; Rox the Fox before about how she always generates so much conversation in her comments. She still gets the occasional few generic ones but none the less people leave paragraph upon paragraphs for her. I don't know her secret. She writes brilliantly though and seriously makes me LOL. I've been trying to do the same thing for ages, sigh. Well anyhoo, keep up the awesome work darling and thanks for sharing these other bloggers deets. Will check them out too.


    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. I know some bloggers are really lucky but I am too when I get comments from people like you!! :)

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  14. Beautifully said! I'm so glad that you put this out there:-) People need to know the realities of the blogging world ♥

    Happy 4 years!

    Ipti

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    1. Thank you Ipti, it really needs to be said. That is half the reason I moderate my comments before publishing.... I don't want comments that are half assed! :)

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  15. What a sweet post dear! I will have to check out these blogs for sure. I agree that it is always SO awesome to have such meaningful comments on posts and I always appreciate YOUR comments on my posts! :) It's amazing how blogging connects people! Thanks so much for reading and I'm so happy again that we have connected via blogging. Looking forward to reading more!

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Looking forward to seeing more of your blog too! About to check it out for latest posts now actually :)

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  16. Lisa-Jade is such a sweety , love her blog , I'll have to check the others out , I hear you about those annoying random comments which proves they haven't read a word of your post mxm , congrats on 4 years of blogging wow that's inspiring .

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    1. Thanks Meghan, so nice to see people enjoying some of my favorite blogs!! :)

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  17. Haley is my gal! I'm glad you've new blogging friends around. Geez, these kinda comments are so irritating.
    Areeba @ Aree With Umbrella

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