Making It Up For 365 Days – Thank You!

27 July, 2015 Making It Up For 365 Days – Thank You!

Yesterday, it was Making It Up‘s birthday.

I genuinely cannot believe how quickly time has flown by in the last year. Blogging was always a pipe dream; something I felt too shy to do, and an experience I didn’t think I could succeed in.

In the last 12 months, I can safely say that blogging has enriched and enhanced my life in so many ways. I’ve made some fantastic friends, had the opportunity to collaborate with some of my favourite brands, and even started my career in beauty and marketing. These experiences would never have been possible without my website.

365 Days of Blogging 1

Back in July 2014, I had just graduated, and had big plans to enter the world of academia – I wanted to be an archivist and research Victorian material culture as a career. I’m aware this wouldn’t be the first thing you’d assume if you had just met me. I quickly realised in November that I had lost my passion for studying, and started to rethink my life goals. Fast forward to July 2015 and I’m blissfully happy in my new surroundings: working on my blog, heading up the marketing/brand engagement/social media side of Baby2Body, and actually having a social life. Starting Making It Up opened my eyes to the entire digital world, and it quickly dawned on me that I could be creative and follow my passions at the same time.

I never thought I would have reached the point where I have readers who keep coming back to the site, engaging with my skincare and makeup reviews, and telling me they bought x and y because of me. It genuinely makes my heart sing.

Thank you to each and every one of you for joining me on this pretty excellent journey. I thought it would just be my dad and a few friends checking in to see how I was getting on.

Here’s to the next year of blogging!

With love,


  • Angela Angeline
    Posted at 15:14h, 04 August Reply

    Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging! How exciting!!!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Jessica
      Posted at 09:20h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you so much Angie! I know! Time really does fly by X

  • Alessia
    Posted at 11:27h, 03 August Reply

    Happy belated blog-anniversary! You’ve been doing a great job and it’s nice to follow your posts. 😀

    • Jessica
      Posted at 09:20h, 05 August Reply

      Thank you so much Alessia! Lovely to have you read my blog and I always appreciate your lovely comments! X

  • QWERTY Girl
    Posted at 13:27h, 30 July Reply

    Happy Blogging Birthday! You’re such a sweet person– I loved interviewing you and I’m so grateful for the advice you’ve given! Here’s to many more anniversaries and happy years!

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:21h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you so, so much! Yay to that! X

  • Jasmine Talks Beauty
    Posted at 21:41h, 28 July Reply

    Congratulations on one year 😀 there are a few of us bloggers who started around the same time whose blogs I love and it really makes me smile to see everyone achieving so much! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:22h, 31 July Reply

      Thanks so much lovely! Me too, I can’t quite believe it sometimes! What a crazy year we’ve all had! X

  • Dagmara Klich
    Posted at 22:11h, 27 July Reply

    Happy blog anniversary! Well done on getting where you are, so nice to hear that blogging brought you happiness! I feel similar about my blogging journey, it has become my greatest hobby 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:32h, 28 July Reply

      Thanks Dagmara! It’s just amazing – wish everyone would try it out! X

  • Alina
    Posted at 20:19h, 27 July Reply

    Happy 1st blog anniversary lovely. It’s so lovely to read how much happiness blogging can bring to someone’s life and I’m so happy it has been so positive in your life. You deserve to get to where you want to be as you’re a fantastic blogger and I wish you all the best with it :D! I am in your shoes right now & I feel the exact same about my blogging journey so far x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:22h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you lovely Alina! It’s been fantastic! X

  • Jodie
    Posted at 15:04h, 27 July Reply

    Yaaaay, happy 1st blog birthday Jess! I thought you’d been blogging so much longer! Here’s to many more years and I can’t wait to see where they will take you 🙂

    Jodie x

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:22h, 28 July Reply

      Thank you so much Jodie! You’re so sweet! X

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