2017 in review.

Well, well, it seems like this year has gone really quickly, doesn’t it? It seems only a little while ago that the internet was ruminating about the latest famous person who passed away.
2017 had a lot of up and downs for me; college (both), finishing my A levels (up), started my NCTJ (DEFINITELY up) and more. along the way-although some of the posts were deleted-I blogged daily. I also began to work with more brands.
I relaunched my blog on the 1st of August, and celebrated my fifth blog birthday on the 17th July; this was something that took a lot of time and effort. (As well as researching how to go self hosted-which I decided against in the end, largely due to financial reasons.)
Interviews took on a new level; I launched ‘Blogging for business’-to ask some Bloggers some questions. Nicole from A Beautiful was my first candidate. It petered out a little bit in the end, but I think I may pick it up in the new year. I also started to work with Bloggers more-such as with guest posts, and Blogger box swaps. These activities took a bit of time and energy, but where both largely worthwhile in the end.
I also created my new niche-to blog about Aspergers. Because spreading a little more knowledge is important to me. I also wrote a little bit about how I disagree with the lack of empathy stereotype, and much more.
Similarly, I also started my journalism diploma on a part time basis; this was after a scary panel interview-with the world’s worst cold!-at the Financial times. I finally have found my home, and I love. So, I started to blog about it-and it has it’s own tab on the blog. For an introduction, click here. 
I also started to go to events that are in line with my work. I got to go to the Blogger’s Ball-thanks to a Twitter draw!-and also to the book launch of The Summer Of Impossible Things. (Such a good book!) I also got to see Diana: Her Fashion Story, as a treat for finishing my A Levels.
This year took a lot, in terms of planning, writing, scheduling; blogging daily was quite the challenge. This had to be balanced with education-such as with exams and changes-as well as with my personal life. But I think I managed it, just about, with the organisational obsession that comes with my Aspergers.
Over this festive period, I’ll be slowing down with this blog-and will post in the new year when I feel like.

Until then,

Lydia XO


  1. December 30, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    You’ve covered a lot this year, aren’t you excited to see what 2018 has to offer? I know I am! Wow, your 5th blogging anniversary, that’s awesome!

  2. December 31, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Looks like you had an epic 2017. Here’s to an awesome 2018! 🙂

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