Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017 (+ Blog Changes)


Wow 2016 really was a huge year not just for me but for the whole world, I mean what didn’t happen in 2016?! It wasn’t the easiest year, I went from crying the night before a human bio test that I hadn’t studied for to feeling like everyone was against me (that still hasn’t really changed but you can’t win them all). It was by no means easy but I made it through and can live to tell the tale. I promise you my year wasn’t all that bad, I’m a drama student so I can be a bit melodramatic at times. *(I talk about my blog changes at the end)*

When I look back on 2016 the one thing that stands out above everything is Blogging!! To some my blog might not seem like much but to me it is truly my passion that I stumbled upon one afternoon. On July 15th I remember sitting on my living room floor and out of the blue deciding to start a blog. I’ve had a blog before on Wix and Blogger, they didn’t work out, third time really is a charm I guess. I signed up, picked a theme and began to write. My first blog post is heavily focused on me and my love for potatoes (don’t ask), and from there it has become the main thing that I rely on and truly love to do. I know that no matter how I’m feeling or where I am, I can log onto my blog and there are people here who support me. They aren’t just other bloggers, they are genuine friends.

I am so proud of how far my little blog has come especially within the last month. I just want to thank all who have followed, liked and commented on my blog over December (and every other month before) it honestly means the world to me. Also I just want to quickly thank my Instagram followers, over 1000 new followers in a month is crazyyy and I still can’t quite believe all the love and support everyone has been giving me.

I’m so excited to see where my blog goes in 2017 and I can’t wait for you to all come along with me!! I want to mention a few bloggers who have been so supportive over my time blogging. The first is McKenzie (Styled by McKenz), McKenzie is such a lovely girl and has an amazing blog, I feel so lucky to have been able to meet someone like her through my little blog and become friends with her. Next is Amelia (Rosetintedpics), she is so supportive, kind and always leaves such lovely comments on my posts, also her blog is total perfection!! And finally The Average Gurl, she is such a genuine and lovely person, her blog is one of my faves and she is always so supportive of my blog too. These three girls are amazing and I’m so thankful to have been able to meet them through my blog. There are so many other bloggers who I love and are beautiful girls but I’d be here for years if I talked about them all. No ones support and love goes unnoticed, every single one of you means so much to me and I appreciate you all!!

Okay now onto the BIG news!! I love blogging and I know it’s something that I want to continue doing and put more time and effort into in 2017. I’ve decided that I wanted to have more control over my blog so I’m going to be switching over to a self-hosted blog. This means I will be able to customise so much more and make my blog reflect who I am, it will also give you all a more fun way to read and interact with me. I finally feel like my blog will be how I always imagined it to look which is so exciting. Within the next week (hopefully) I’ll be switching everything over so I might be gone for a few days, or there might be another post before I switch. Don’t worry though all of you lovely readers will be coming with me, you won’t miss any of my rambley-ness anytime soon. I’m so excited and nervous for this change and I can’t wait to go through it with you all.

Thank you all again and I hope you had a fab New Year. I’m so excited to be heading into 2017 with you all by my side.

With all my love, Sophie x




  1. January 2, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Lovely post, so inspiring 🙂 I am also thinking about doing this kind of post soon 😉

  2. January 2, 2017 / 2:24 am

    I can relate with having little breakdowns before exams I haven’t revised. 2016 has been quite stressfull😅 And can’t wait to see your new self-hosted blog soon! So excited and know your blog will grow this year. And thank you so much for the kind words, your to sweet!💕

  3. January 2, 2017 / 2:30 am

    Aw thankyou so much for the lovely mention, your too kind!! Loved reading this post as always xxx

    • January 2, 2017 / 10:03 am

      No problem lovely and thank you for always taking some time out to read my posts it means so much xx

      • January 2, 2017 / 9:10 pm

        You’re most welcome, thankyou for doing the same for my blog! xxx

    • January 5, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Thank you so much, Happy new year!! xx

  4. January 2, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    This was a lovely post to read. Good luck through 2017, and well done with everything you’ve achieved this year!!

    • sophiemaie
      January 8, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much lovely, I wish you all the best too xx

  5. January 4, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Hey congrats on switching to a self hosted site 🙂 I’m looking to do the same, can I ask which host you picked or is that weird?

    • January 4, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Ooo yay!! I haven’t switched over yet but I’m going to start tomorrow. I’m going to use siteground as it’s highly recommended by many bloggers and their online support chat is amazing, they’re so helpful and answer every question plus they do your whole site migration for free!! Good luck with moving over 😄

    • January 8, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Thank you for nominating me, definitely do your research for a while to see if it’s right for you and good luck xx

  6. Ang Babs
    January 12, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    This blog is so fabulous Sophie, well done, you are very inspirational.
    Ang xx

    • Sophie
      January 13, 2017 / 6:07 am

      Thank you xx

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