100 Followers!

Hey Happy Bookworms!

um….

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Because, I HIT 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!! (like you read the title but still)


This is crazy for me & I don’t really know what to say, I hit it on Tuesday & it’s still sinking in.
*she says, about to say a whole bunch*
I’m so thankful for every single one of you! Especially the people that take the time to leave lovely comments (I was gonna list some people but I don’t want to leave anyone out, you know who you are though πŸ’•) and anyone who likes my posts and just anyone who reads them and enjoys them! When I started blogging (please do not look up my old posts) I was…not the best. But I feel like I’ve improved a lot, especially recently & I love the content I’m creating at the moment. It makes it even better that you guys have told me you love my content too & some of you have even said you aspire to be like me, which is like, thank you guys so much! It touches me to think that I’m an aspiration to people that have incredible content too 😘
Really all I can say is: it takes time to become better & of course there’s stuff you can do to improve quicker but time & experience teaches you the most (look at me being all philosophical!) And CONFIDENCE! As I’ve become more comfortable with blogging, my confidence on here has grown immensely, which in tern has led to better posts, cooler content & being able to put jokes in my posts (because humour makes everything better!)

So, yeah…that’s the emotional part of this post, now the exciting part – SUPRISE!

I made graphics *dun, dun, duhhhh*

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I’ve been planning this for awhile but was looking for a good time to publish it & I thought 100 followers would be the perfect reason for a make over!
So, I’d really appreciate if you checked out my actual site (if you’re reading this on the reader or email) and tell me what you think!
Please be nice! I made all the graphics myself & only have experience in school graphics classes πŸ˜‚ and I don’t have the same software so…I literally had to learn everything from scratch! But it was fun frustratingly fun & I don’t think they’re too bad?
Also, I’m committing to making feature images for my posts – we’ll see how that goes though & they might be insanely basic but it’s a new era of more aesthetically pleasing posts on ElatedBooks – enjoy!


Thank you so much for reading this & it’s so crazy that I’m even making this post but thank you, thank you, thank you!

I’ve got some special shout outs to my family & friends:

  • Thank you so much Sunshine for having THE BEST reaction when I told you about 100 followers, ilysm πŸ€—
  • Thanks Mum for reading all my posts & for taking an interest in my blog ❀
  • Thanks Dad for always correcting my grammar & spelling on here 😝
  • Happy Birthday Grandma πŸŽ‰ And thanks for always supporting what I do ❀

And of course, another big thank you to all you guys! πŸ’•πŸ’•

 

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40 thoughts on “100 Followers!

  1. Lais @ The Bookish Skies says:

    El!!!! Congratulations on 100 followers!
    I’m so happy for you, truly! And even happier to know that you’re growing more confident every day; I feel like I’ve been overcoming a lot of anxieties I have towards blogging and being part of the bookish community in general, and having amazing & inspiring people like you around definitely helps to make me feel better about my own blog as well.
    And I just think it’s so sweet your family supports your blog so much! My parents don’t speak English, so even if they knew I had a blog, they wouldn’t really be able to read my posts, lol. But I think it’s amazing that you have a great support from your friends & family irl too.
    Once again, congrats on the amazing milestone! πŸ’ž

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    • El says:

      Awww! Thank you so much, you’re making me tear up! πŸ˜ͺ
      Yeah, I’m super lucky that my family & friends are so supportive! πŸ₯°
      But thank you so much!! You’re one of the bloggers that I always love talking to πŸ’•

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  2. Rasya says:

    Congratulations! It’s true that blogging at first is hard and lol I hide my old posts because it’s so embarrassing but that’s how we could grow into a good blogger, right? By constantly producing contents, we also improve our skills.

    If the site that I’m looking now is your new blog design, it’s beautiful!

    Btw, I use Canva *it’s free* to create my blog graphics so if you don’t have a software to use, you can give the site a try *wink*

    Again. congrats!

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  3. Amber says:

    Oh my gosh, I also forgot to say that I LOVE ❀ your new blogging graphics and the whole blogging makeover, it’s great and if you ever need any help with your graphics or want any tips, just let me know as I would love to help!! ❀❀ I can’t believe I forgot about your graphics in my original comment, I guess I was too busy rambling about how proud and happy I am for you ❀

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    • El says:

      Thank you so much! Hehe, I don’t think I’m gonna be redesigning my blog for a LONG time – nobody told me how long it would take the first time! I’ll definitely keep your offer in mind for the future though πŸ’•

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  4. Amber says:

    Hey El! Oh my gosh. Oh my freakin’ gosh. You. Hit. 100 FOLLOWERS!!! ❀❀❀❀ Gahh I am so proud and happy for you and I literally feel like I’m your blog’s fangirl!! Your just like literally my blogging bestie and I’m so hyped for you ahh ❀❀🎊 I just want to say, I am SO thankful for you and how you have changed my view on life (in a good way!) and have become my inspiration, my motivation and my emotional support ❀ Like gurl I love you s much your the best and I am so proud of you and where your blog has become, I mean 100…?! You deserve millions!!! 😊 Seriously, you have no idea what your blog has done for me and how lucky and grateful I am to have you in my life πŸ˜‰ Keep on doing what you’re doing because you are AMAZING and such a beautiful, inspiring, friendly, sensation girl! I swear I’ve posted thelingest comment but I am SOOO happy β˜€β˜€
    Amazing, you should be so proud of yourself ❀❀
    Amber x
    ps. I am now your OFFICIAL blogging fangirl πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    • El says:

      Ahhhh! You remember I told you I just finished a sad book & you already made me cry with your message? YOU’RE MAKING ME CRY AGAIN! 😭
      Honestly I love you so much too & people like you make blogging so much better! Like all the messages & stuff I’ve got, it all means so much! But your inspiration, motivation AND your emotional support? I don’t think I’m THAT good πŸ˜‚
      But thank you so much, you don’t understand how much this comment & you mean to me πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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      • Amber says:

        Yep! ❀ Aww, that’s good. I wanted you to know like how much you are your blog mean to me πŸ™‚
        Thank you so much! ❀ I’m glad I’m one of those people who make your blogging experience EVEN better!! x Nah, seriously, you SO are! Like your comments on my posts, your advice, the massive conversations we have, like it makes me feel like I always have someone there for me….?! πŸ˜‚
        Aww, absolutely no worries, I wanted to tell you how happy and proud I am for, and how you deserve every single one of those followers and more 🌟
        Amber xx

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  5. Bayance says:

    CONGRATS EL!!! My two favs hit 100 at the same time ayeee ❀ I'm so so happy for you and wish you so much more! Your graphics are BOM and omg thank you so much for wishing me a happy birthday. You're a day late but really, it's great being Grandma Bayance. Wish you the best granddaughter! ❀

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    • El says:

      Yay!! Thank you so much – I’m really proud of them πŸ™‚
      Awww – I can’t believe I got the date wrong! πŸ˜‚ I’ll try harder next year!

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      • Aditi says:

        AHHH congrats on reaching 100!!! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU MY LOVELY BESTEST BLOGGING FRIEND!!! You are awesome amd amazing and you definitely deserve it πŸ˜— also, yes, your graphics are AMAZINHHH and I love the makeover you gave this blog so so so much! Also, what did you use to design them? They’re perfect! And is Bayance your grandma??? πŸ€”

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        • El says:

          THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Yes! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
          Um…so I used this software I found on my laptop it was called (don’t laugh) 3D paint or something πŸ˜‚ Thanks πŸ™‚
          Lol, no πŸ˜‚ She just calls herself a grandma (my actual grandma had her birthday on Wednesday though)
          Again, thank you! πŸ₯°

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          • Aditi says:

            *totally not laughing* πŸ˜‚
            Lol, ok. I was like, what an awesome grandma! She’s hilarious, but I guess she’s not tote actually granny, lol.
            Congrats again!! I’m so happy for you El yayay πŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ–€
            P.S. you don’t need to consider me your best blogging friend, haha. I barely know anyone and you are just so sweet and amaze-tastic all the time 😍

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          • El says:

            Awww no – I’ve never really had someone I call my blogging bestie but ever since I’ve been getting to know you, you’re definitely up there! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  6. Vaishnavi says:

    AAH, OH WOW CONGRATSSSS EL. you so deserve it! also, your new graphics are bomb (do people still say that?) and so coulorful and omw. I look forward to getting to know you as a person 😊
    -burst of confetti-

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    • El says:

      Thank youuuu!
      Yes! I love the new colours – they’re just so fun & lively! Um…idk but we can still say bomb if we want to! 😝
      Can’t wait to get to know you too! πŸ’•

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  7. wevegotpockets says:

    That is so cool, even though I’m not technically one of your followers. I don’t like following people on wordpress, because it clutters up my inbox and I don’t like how they show me what I’m following. So feel free to add another one to the number of followers you have.

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  8. Sophie @ Me and Ink says:

    Huge congratulations on reaching 100– that’s amazing and very well deserved!! And I love that you are feeling more confident as well on blogging– that’s great to hear.

    And I had a look at your site– and I love your graphics. They are so colourful– it looks great!! It’s amazing that you made them yourself!! 😊

    Congratulations again!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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    • El says:

      Thank you so much (honestly, reading all these comments are a huge ego boost! πŸ˜‚)
      Ahhh! Thanks for checking them out! I’m super proud of them & they just feel fun & upbeat!
      πŸ˜„πŸ’•

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