Life's a Picnic - Happy 2nd Birthday Strawberry Bunny!

7/01/2014 07:00:00 PM

Forever 21 headband, Chill for SM GTW dress (old), Forever 21 socks, Sneakers Avenue shoes

Life's a picnic for me these days. The weather's pretty good on a count of it's not too hot like Summer, but it's not too cold yet that I have to resort to layering on my sweaters, for now at least (although I do love that kind of weather). Graduation's literally just right around the corner too. I can't wait to finally graduate, but I still do feel a little bit nostalgic and a tiny bit hesitant to go out into the real world facing taxes and bills and looking for a job (real world problems is still a bit daunting for me).

On a lighter note! Today marks the 2nd birthday of my blog! I can't believe I've been blogging for 2 years now. Gosh I feel old, lol! Another year full of experiences, another year full of lessons learned. Allow me to list down the top 10 things I've learned in my 2 years of blogging:

1. You don't need to blog every day to get traffic. It'll show when you're forcing yourself to post something since the effort you put isn't as nice as when you're actually in the mood to blog about something you like.

2. The number on your followers list shouldn't matter much. It's the loyal readers/followers that are important. Although it's another thing when readers would do the whole "Follow for follow" thing. I absolutely hate that with a passion. Personally, I only follow those who I genuinely love to follow. That way, I'll also know who's loyal enough to visit my blog and would love to follow it because they genuinely like it instead of following it because I told them I followed them on theirs as a favor.

3. Your blog is about you; your character and personality are reflected on the images you post and the words you use to relay your ideas.

4. Interacting with readers, visiting their links and replying to their comments feels wonderful. I appreciate the effort my readers make to visit my blog, read what I posted, and even tell me what they thought about it. And of course, I do the same for them. So don't forget to leave your blog links and url when you leave me a message! Heehee~

5. Expensive equipment isn't gonna make you better. It's what you do with it that makes a difference.

6. You can't satisfy everyone. Haters will always be there. They're insecure people who are most likely jealous of what you have and would want to see you retaliate so they can bring you down. Ignore them and they'll go away. Instead, pay attention to the people who really matter (like your supportive readers and followers).

7. Not all trends should be followed. Find one that you can actually invest in instead of riding the tide just to be "on trend".

8. Your personal style isn't limited to what you post online. There will be days when you aren't as dressed up as you usually show in your blog or other accounts, and that's okay. Just because you're a fashion blogger doesn't mean you are obligated to always dress up and that you can't wear simpler outfits or not wear makeup when you go out.

9. Money doesn't grow on trees (even though they're technically made from trees); thinking things through before buying something you don't need is a challenge, but the self-control saves you and your wallet from crying a river of regret (and even possibly debt) later on.

10. Being yourself is the key. If you try to act like someone else, or copy someone else's style, you're not only fooling your readers, you're also fooling yourself. So save yourself the stress of trying to be someone you're not when it's always easier and better to just be yourself. Your readers are smart. They'll know when you're being fake.

*Bonus lesson: Your blog grows along with you. Embrace the change instead of going against it. Change is good. You can learn a lot from making a few changes. Aaaand there are many more lessons to be learned in the years to come. Lol.

Anyhoo. This is supposed to be me signaling one of my besties, Den-den, that it's a wrap with our 10 minute outdoor shoot over at Rach's neighborhood when we slept over again last week. I was avoiding calling out to her and making noise outside that could disrupt a neighbor's afternoon since Den-den was standing across the street from me. Apparently she just thought I was still posing for my blog. Trolololol.

Two thumbs up for 2 years of blogging! Hooray!
Thank you for all the support you've been constantly giving me and my blog. I couldn't have done it without you guys! Here's to more blogging years to come!
Happy 2nd Birthday Strawberry Bunny!! ❤

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  1. Congratulations on your 2-years anniversary, Sephie! The outfit is really sweet! Yellow and blue go so well with eachother. The lessons you gave seem really basic but we somehow seem to forget about them sometimes. ~
    The last picture is actually my favourite, even though it wasn't intentional! It's so natural. ^-^

  2. Happy blog birthday! Great tips, and you look adorable with the bunny ears :)

    MJ //

  3. Happy 2nd birthday to your adorable blog sis! I loved the way you wrote this post. I agree with every point. Also that "follow for follow" thing is indeed annoying :p haha Cheers to more years of blogging! xoxo

  4. happy bday to your blog :) I agree with everything here, obsessing about stats, equipment and getting caught up in the shallow side of blogging is definitely not the way to go! and yeah I don't like it when someone makes a comment saying they followed me guilt tripping me into following back. It should come naturally

  5. You look great. Congratulations on reaching 2. That is a huge accomplishment.

  6. Love your cute look!

    Going out into the real world is tough but it's so great to graduate!!!!!

    Congratulations on the second year of your blog!!! Wish all the best for the coming years as well. And with time we do learn quite a few things, good and bad, that's part of growing.

    Kisses and take care

  7. Sometimes the basics are the most important. :> Lol, thanks so much Elina! XD Primary colors like blue and yellow go so well with each other ^u^

  8. Thanks so much MJ! Bunny ears are my guilty pleasures :D

  9. Ugh! Follow or follow is definitely so annoying! D: Thanks for dropping by, sis! XD

  10. I don't get guilty, I get annoyed at the fact that people think that's the way to build a following for whatever reasons they have behind it >.<* Thanks for reading (and following)! <333

  11. Here's to learning more about myself, the world, and my blog in the next few years! Thanks so much for the support Xana! <3

  12. i love your style! i was looking for a headband and shoe just like that!

    happy birthday to your blog! i love it, and even tho the comment section dont always load up in my computer so i cant comment, i always look at your posts!
    i loved your tips and i hope your will stay blogging for another 2 years! ;)

  13. Lovely post! :)

    By the way, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award here :) --->

  14. You are so cute!!! Happy birthday to your blog x

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  15. i really agree with everything you stated~~~ I used to think way too much on what to blog, so I ended up just almost not blogging at all, now that I'm over that, it's just so much more fun :D
    Also Congratulations on 2 years blogging I hope there are many more years to come ;D

  16. Thanks so much Gaia! :") I'm such a sucker for headbands like these XD Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for all your support! <333

  17. Thanks so much Amy! And thanks so much for the nomination! XD

  18. Omg me too! And I usually burn myself out before I even reach a decision on what I'd like to post next @_@ Chilling out and taking things as they come with my blog is definitely the way to go! :D Thanks for the support, Roxi! <333

  19. Happy 2nd blog bday! Love the headband :)

  20. happy 2nd anniversary for your blog, keep inspiring people around you :)
    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?






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