Wednesday, January 29, 2014 01:08

2nd Blogoversary.

NaamloosTwo years ago I started this little blog on February 4th and it’s amazing how far I’ve come. I’ve made contact with publishers, realized that authors aren’t scary and I started to be more active on Twitter. I hope to keep growing, to keep making friends all over the world and read books I normally wouldn’t read. I want to thank all of you, followers, commenters or just visitors, for all the friendship and time! Being part of this community is still something I enjoy every day and I hope to do it for many more years.

You might remember that I wanted to do something special for my Blogoversary? I’m not creative enough to come up with some spectacular, but thanks for Stephanie @ Hopeless Romantics I’m here to present you my new design!

I was planning to buy a pre-made design for my blog, but Stephanie contacted me when I left a comment saying I was thinking about buying her theme. She had a good idea for a design, so she created this one for me. Isn’t it a beauty? Together with her I came up with this colour scheme and I’m in love with it! I can’t stop staring at it. It feels so ‘me’ and it captures what my blog stands for. She is also incredibly kind and patience, so if you are looking for someone I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

So, I'm already starting a sort-off celebration week, where I will be sharing two personal posts - or perhaps 3. We'll see! I already got some very positive and sweet feedback on Twitter, but definitely leave a comment telling me what you think about the design!

75 comments:

  1. Happy 2nd year blogoversary Mel & hopefully there would be many more to come! <3
    I've already said it in my comment on your last post, but I LOVE your new blog theme! You're not the only one in love with it; I can stare at it all day too! (I'm trying not to do that though because I have to do homework and all that jazz, but otherwise, I would be staying/lurking on your blog all day staring.) ;D
    I'll love to read your personal posts Mel & learn more about you! :D

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you Kelly! I'm trying to come up with some fun posts :D

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  2. Aww, happy blogoversary! I love the new look! Stephanie is awesome. I keep coming back because of all of the nice discussion posts you have. :) Keep it up!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good work. :)

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  4. Happy blogoversary, Mel! I'm using Steph's design too. The design is so awesome.

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  5. Happy blogoversary!! I said this on a different post, but your design is beautiful! It's so perfect for your blog!

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  6. I love your new blog look sooo much!!! Congrats on 2 years!!!!

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  7. Happy anniversary! Such a pretty blog design :)

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  8. SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! Happy blogverse, Mel! Love the new look--totally suits you :)

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  9. It is soooo nice! I think the colors are so nice and soft and appealing to the eyes and still fits your personality perfectly! She did a great job!

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  10. Such a pretty new design, Mel! Congrats on two years!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary Mel! Wow, you've been blogging for two years? That's amazing :D
    I love your new design! It's so pretty and it completely fits the theme of your blog. Love the green!

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    1. I know, I can't believe it myself! 2 years went so fast :o

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  12. SO BEAUTIFUL MEL. SO SO BEAUTIFUL. I love the colors, I love the font. I love how clean and beautiful it looks (you didn't sacrifice one for the other, that's for sure!). I love that you kept the fairy feel up, and heheh I love that little title for your widget - Travel through Storybrooke! - AWESOME. Eeee, congratulations on the blogoversy and wonderful design!

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    1. Ah, happy you like the title! It took some time to come up with something fitting. And thaaaanks, I'm so happy with it and all these lovely comments make me even happier.

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  13. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! Your new design is GORGEOUS :)

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  14. Happy blogoversary Mel! Your new design is gorgeous, and I'm so happy that you finally have one that you love and suits your blog so well! Wow, two years is such a long time to be blogging. I can't wait for everything else you have in store! :)

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    1. I know! I can't believe it's already 2 years.

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  15. EEEEE! Happy Blogvesary, dear dear Mel!! :D Thank you for being such an awesome, sweet and caring bloggy friend to me, and I hope we'll continue to be great friends, and that your blog will continue to blossom and grow along with your love for reading!! :)
    And of course I love the new design!! :D Stephanie is a wonderful designer to work with ^^
    <33

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  16. I love the design so much! It suits your blog really well. Happy blogoversary Mel! I hope you'll be around for a lot lot longer. Cheers to many years to come! Super excited for these personal posts you're talking about. ~

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  17. Happy Blogoversary!! Two years is awesome! Hope you have many more happy blogging years to come!

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  18. Stunning, loving the vibe of this theme. And congrats, give yourself a pat on the back because you did a marvelous job! Here's to many blogging years to come. <3

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  19. Love the new look! And happy blogoversary :)

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  20. Ohh, happy 2nd blogoversary! I wish the next year will be even better for you!

    And your new design is absolutely GORGEOUS!! The header and the color scheme are amazing <3

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  21. Congrats! Two years is such a wonderful thing and I'm totally loving this new design. It's so beautiful :)

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  22. HAPPY SECOND BLOGOVERSARY!

    I love your new design! It's so pretty. I love how it feels like your old one but still manages to be fresh (and pretty!). Here's to many more years of blogging :)

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    1. Exactly. It's a nice mixture of my old designs, but just in a prettier way :D

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  23. Happy blogoversary!!!!!
    I absolutely adore your new design! The side banner with the rose and the vines and the soft green is so pretty! You're one of my top favorite blogs and I always enjoy seeing a new post from you come into my inbox. I hope you have another fabulous blogging year ahead. :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  24. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!
    YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN IS GORGEOUS. I LOVE IT.
    Congrats on the 2 years... that's HUGE! :)
    Here is to many more awesome years of blogging! :)

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  25. Happy second blogoversary! :D

    The new design is gorgeous! I love it!

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  26. Congratulations on the blogoversary! The new design is stunning!

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  27. Stephanie is SO talented. I absolutely love the new look, Mel, and I love that it is so you! My favourite part is the rose and vines. It suits your love for fairy tales perfectly. Happy second blogoversary, lovely! I'm looking forward to your celebrations posts. :)

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  28. Happy Blogoversary, Mel! ^.^

    I love the new blog design and I'm so looking forward to reading your posts.

    The new blog design is perfect and so fairytale-ish. Awesome work! =D

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  29. Happy blogoversary and what a beautiful design! HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  30. Happy blogoversary! I love your blog so much and I hope you continue blogging for a very long time! LOVE your design. Stephanie sure did one heck of a job! It's GORGEOUS!!!

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  31. Happy Early Blogoversary, Mel! Like I already said it on Twitter, I absolutely love the new look, esp. the new header - so pretty. And hey, we started our blogs pretty much the same time. I've launched Fighting Dreamer on February 6th, 2012. :)

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  32. Congrats on your 2nd blogoversary! :) I really like your new design, it's simple but not boring.. it's perfect!!

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  33. AHH! The new design is GORGEOUS :D I love love love it. <3 *Jealous of such a pretty blog* Hih :) Congrats on two years and on new design. <3 So awesome. Can't wait to read the other posts you say you will share :) Hih. Thank you for sharing Mel. <3

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  34. Happy two year blogoversary! I love your new design, great combination of colours! And I think it's original you have your 'header' on the side instead of on the top, like most blogs do.
    I just got a new design for my blog too because I switched over to wordpress, there is just something so fun about having a new design for your blog!

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  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new design!! I've always loved all your images and stuff that you use, this is awesome! It's always great to have a design that fits your personality!

    Congrats on 2 years! Woohoo! I know how good that feels! To have come so far and be proud of what you've built - and you should! <33

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  36. Happy 2nd Blogoversary. I really like your new theme. :D Book Whales had also turned two last January. Time flies! :D

    -Dannielle

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  37. HAPPY 2ND BLOGOVERSARY, MEL! The new blog design is adorable. And since it's your blogoversary, I'll share a little something that I love about you as a blogger: It's really awesome how extensively you connect with other bloggers and your readers. I see you comment on a lot of blogs and wonder about how much free time you have! Anyway, happy blogoversary again. :D

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    1. Awhhh, thank you so much! It's very good to hear that people appreciate it :D

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  38. Oh my oh my!! I'm IN LOVE with this design! Sooo pretty. And congrats on the 2nd blogoversary, Mel! That's quite the accomplishment, seriously. Some of my favourite bloggers have faded away with time, but I'm glad that has never happened with your blog. 2 years and still blogging strong!

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    1. I know what you mean and thanks for calling me one of your favourite bloggers :D

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  39. So I am so sorry I am two days late to say HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! Your blog looks beautiful (not that it didn't before) but I LOVE the design. The colors, the details - everything. I'm really considering paying for a design, I don't think Ashley wants to but I am not in love with ours and I don't know enough to fix it myself. Anyway, back on track - I adore you and your blog (in a non creepy way) and I am so happy we found each other (also in a non creepy way) - or rather you found us. Your blog always has such great content, and you give me my fairytale fix and I can already see how much it's grown over the past year and I can't wait to see what else is in store. Cheers to another successful year of blogging and talking books and life and feels and whatever! :D :D :D :D :D :D and CONGRATS!

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    1. <3 I'm happy I found you guys & your blog too in a non-creepy way ;) I also can't wait to see how far I can grow this year and thanks, I'm also in LOVE with the design. I'd definitely recommend looking into it. It's an awesome feeling to come to my own blog every day, haha.

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  40. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, MEL! I totally love the new design & Stephanie is just a design goddess (and she's super sweet too)! Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS *throws confetti*

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  41. Happy Blogoversary Mel, oh my this is absolutely beautiful! I love it and mint is so pretty and suits your blog.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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  42. OMGSH HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! And I love the new design, it's totally cute and it fits!!! <3

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  43. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, MEL!
    I absolutely ADORE your new blog design! <3 It's so pretty and definitely you! I'm super excited to see what you're going to be doing for your blogoversary and I'm super excited for the other posts! :D

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  44. Happy Blogoversary :) I absolutely love your new design!! IT'S GORGEOUS <3 The color scheme is beautiful!!

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  45. Happy second blogoversary, Mel! The new design is beautiful and so soft and whimsical, just like fairy tales. I'm looking forward to getting to know you a bit more through the personal posts you have planned!

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  46. Ahhhh omg your new design is GORGEOUS! I love it too so I can imagine how in love with it you are :D Congrats on two years of blogging too, here's to many happy returns as you continue growing xx

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  47. The new design is so lovely and fitting! Happy blogoversary! <3

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  48. Happy 2 years!! The layout is just so beautiful!

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  49. Happy anniversary! I love your new design!

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  50. I don't think I've ever said this to you: happy blogoversary!

    Here's to another awesome year! (Just imagine me holding a glass of champagne and toasting you. ;D)

    I absolutely adore your blog design. Stephanie did a frickin' awesome job. If I was on blogspot, she would be my go-to blog designer. :D

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