I woke up this morning and I had passed 1,000 followers! I actually squeaked! Before coffee that is pretty miraculous!
I was thinking about my blog yesterday and had a bit of a realisation…
Sometimes I feel a bit silly when people ask about my hobbies and I say ‘I do a nail art blog and spend an inordinate amount of time doing my nails’. I realise that nail art ISN’T changing the world, it isn’t something that is furthering my career (my actual career!) and it isn’t something that 99.9% of the world appreciate. Most people see nail art and think it’s frivolous and it’s something that is seen as a bit self indulgent.
However, most people I’ve come across have been very positive towards my hobby. Either that or just very polite to my face.
But I will always remember an anonymous message I got on here when I first started that said ‘Is this a joke? Or are you about 14 and think this is cool?’ I was really shocked by that. It seemed quite needlessly mean for something so harmless as nail art! (Welcome to the internet, I know right!)
To them, and anyone else, I say ‘No, actually, I’m 28 but yes, I think it’s very cool. It’s my hobby and my life. It’s not a joke, but it’s certainly not serious. It makes me happy and that’s all that matters surely?’
To all those who have followed me, said encouraging things, inspired me and just generally been nice - THANK YOU!
Now excuse me, I have to run around the house screaming.
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- prettylittleblings said:Love it, I’m 28 too and love nails….don’t let people destroy your spirit, congrats on 1000 x
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- cbknails said:Good for you! Don’t let haters bring you down. Congratulations on your landmark. :)
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- syntosen said:YAYYY! Congratulations :) You’re wonderful, as is your blog.
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- boraleenails said:Get it, gurl!
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- packapunchpolish said:Congrats!!! I squealed and ran around my house when I recently reached 500 followers. And I do it every time I get featured. I get laughed at for being a blogger/youtuber, but I don’t let it bother me because it’s so much fun and keeps me happy! :)
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