The 2013 Year in Review | Tag

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I love a good tag post. I think it's a great way of getting to know other bloggers and it's also a little bit of fun. I've been nominated by Michaela so please head over to her blog and check out her answers and some of her other posts. The rules of the tag are that you have to link back and thank the blogger that previously tagged you, answer the questions below and tag at least five other bloggers and include the badge in your post.

1. Your top five favourite blogs to read in 2013

It's so difficult having to narrow it down to five. If only you could see how many blogs I follow on Bloglovin'. There's so many blogs I read religiously but if I have to pick I'll go with these:

2. List your five most read blog posts of 2013

3. Name one blog you wish you had found sooner

Beleza by Ems - If you haven't checked this girl out, then you MUST. I think I started reading Emily's blog halfway through 2013 and I wish I'd have known about it sooner. She takes the most beautiful pictures and her writing style is flawless. I really trust Emily's reviews and she has such an incredible collection of products. We've chatted via Facebook, email and blog comments and she's so friendly. An all round good girl in my books.

4. Your favourite blog post of 2013

I think it's going to have to be The Lexus Mahiki Experience. I had the most amazing time at the Henley Regatta and really enjoyed sharing my experience on my blog. It's nice to put memories down in writing because things I may have forgotten, I can read over. I really like the pictures from the day and it just gave me a space to reminisce.

5. What would you like to improve (if anything) on your blog this year?

I'm pretty happy with my blog at the moment as I had it redesigned at the beginning of the year which has made a huge difference. I recently bought a Canon 600D so I'd really like to learn how to use it properly and get the most out of it in order to improve my photography. I love looking at amazing images on other people's blogs so if I could get mine to look half as nice I'd be a very happy girl.

6. Name one blog you have a blog crush on

Can I not pick more than one? I'll try and mention one that I haven't spoken about before so I'm going to have to go with Belles Boutique. Her blog design is so simple and pretty. I love her header, the colour scheme and general layout so I've been majorly crushing on it. Call me shallow, but I've got a real thing for pretty blog designs and Laura's blog is just gorgeous.

7. How often do you post?

I try to post every three days or so as I find this gives me the right amount of time to plan, write and take pictures for each blog post. I do schedule posts in advance as well which really helps, and if I have something I'm itching to post then I'll pop it in regardless of whether I've posted the day before. Generally speaking I like to spread them out a few days apart as I find that's what works best for me.

8. Share your first post of 2013

I wrote a rather random post called Jack Reacher on 3 January 2013 about a series of Lee Child books. I don't know why I didn't kick-start the year with a welcome or hello but there you go. Back then my blog had no direction and I kind of wrote about everything and anything, which explains it. I like the fact I can look back on old posts as it's proof of how I've changed as a blogger.

9. Name one thing you'd be doing if you weren't typing this post right now

Watching Prison Break. I'm going to watch it as soon as I finish this post. If you haven't seen it, what are you playing at? I watched the first season in four days. Should I mention that there's 22 episodes in season one? Oops. It's seriously addictive, so don't go there if you've got exams or a dissertation deadline. It's dangerous. But seriously, make sure you watch it at some point.

10. What have you loved the most about blogging this year?

I loved all the change it bought. 2013 really saw me put a lot of effort into my blog and I saw my focus shift from just blogging to beauty blogging. I discovered some great blogs and started talking to some lovely people so 2013 was a good blogging experience for me. I can only hope that this year will be just as good.

The people I would like to nominate to do this are: According to EllieBritish Beauty AddictPursuit of FelicityA Yellow Brick Blog and sophielouisew_.

I'd love it if the five girls I nominated would complete the tag as I'd love to see their answers. Thank you to the lovely Michaela for nominating me - I've had fun completing this tag as it's allowed me to reflect on 2013. Even if you haven't been nominated, copy and paste the questions and do this tag yourself.


  1. I'm right there with you on the Prison Break thing haha. It really is the best show ever! It's taking me ages to get through the boxset though. Yes, I've already seen it when it was on TV but I could watch over and over again haha. Lovely post Hun :) xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

    1. It's so incredible isn't it Sarah! Same, I find it so hard to fit in sometimes, especially since I'm back home from university working for a week! Thank you X

  2. Great answers Nicole :) and you're welcome for the nomination, I love your blog! xx

    1. Thank you Michaela :) thanks again for nominating me, I had a lot of fun completing the tag!X

  3. I really like Belles Boutique too and I have been watching her youTube vids too! I love pretty much all the blogs you have mentioned!

    1. I've been so bad on the YT front lately and have so many videos to catch up on! We have similar taste!X

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    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading your answers :) X