The end is nigh....?

12.5.10


I fear Lily loves Lola is reaching the end. Blogging used to make me extremely happy - checking for comments, thinking up new things to write about, taking photos, chatting on Twitter. Lately I have been feeling like a bit of a blog loner, for want of a better word.

Truth is I feel like my blog doesn't fit into any particular category. Makeup? I am not into it enough to dedicate my blog to it and I'm not particularly skilled at applying it either. Healthy eating? I fall off the wagon too much. My life in general? I'm not interesting enough. My dogs? If I talk about them too much I am apparently "boring".

I remember the earlier days when I would sometimes get up to 50 comments on a post and so much positivity. Lately I feel like no-one is reading and certainly no-one is commenting. This may sound ungrateful  and I'm sorry if it does, but out of 1000+ subscribers my last post only had 6 comments. That particular post contained a video which took several hours to edit and 2 frustrated evenings attempting to upload it.

I think I have lost my blogging identity in the big wide world of the Internet.

Help....?

135 comments:

  1. I love your blog and check it most days. I also adore the pugs, in fact I'd like to pugnap them! Just because people don't comment doesn't mean no one is reading! Keep up the great work! X

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  2. please dont give up blogging? you make my day everytime you post, i love the waay you're so chatty, and you post so often. but i think you should do blogging for yourself, and you personal joy, not for how others react. so if you dont enjoy blogging anymore, then yeah, you sould stop. but please dont!
    Ella xoxo

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  3. I'm a new follower and I really like your blog! you shouldn't throw away so much hard work! how long did it take you to get to this point?
    xxxx olenka
    http://sprinklewithsunshine.blogspot.com/

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  4. Awww sweetie I am sorry to hear that! Hopefully you won't give up!

    xx

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  5. :(!!!! It will be sad to see you go, if you do.
    Think about it long and hard though, you worked so hard to get where you are!
    xx

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  6. I think a lot of us are reading we just forget to comment sometimes :)

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  7. I find the same thing sometimes, I had a post a while back and I had no comments whatsoever. It does make you question whether people just find your blog boring. BUT then I thought, I read blogs every day and I don't leave comments on every post I read. I do enjoy them, I just don't leave comments when I have nothing to add to what they have said. So don't despair, people do read and enjoy your blog and you don't have to fit into any category, I certainly don't. Your blog is just about you as a person if anything else and in my opinion, that's more than enugh to keep me reading :)

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  8. Noooooo!!!

    I absolutley LOVE your blog!! You were a 'blogspiration' to me when I was thinking about starting my own.

    I love that there isnt an exact category it falls into, I feel mine is the same, I ramble about diffrent things all the time. You dont need to be defined to be interesting, which you are!!

    Please keep blogging sweetie,
    Luv xXx

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  9. Victoria, please don't let this get to you, it has happened to me too I used to get 50 plus now only ten sometimes it is disheartening not to get feedback but don't see it like that! Ppl are still reading you and taking your advice but with so many blogs out there now its impossible to leave feedback on all! I know this from personal experience, I follow 200 plus blogs and comment maybe on 5 a day as I can't possibly do it on all!

    You are a fab blogger with a lot about you and I would personally consider it a tradegy if you stopped! Do the blog for you and noone else!
    xxx

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  10. Hi :)

    I'm a new-ish follower and new blogger .. Guess I kind of feel the same, with my just starting out, it sometimes makes me feel why/who am I writing this for!? But I guess I just have to keep going and fingers crossed my followers will increase .. I must say however, that I do enjoy reading all of your posts, even if I don't necessarily comment them :)

    Hope you get your 'mojo' back soon hehe Xx

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  11. I felt quite sad reading this post.

    Your blog is one of the very few I check daily and I love reading every single thing you write about. I love the fact that it's not about one set thing and doesn't fall into a particular category - variety is the spice of life and all that. I think it's fab that you share with us so many aspects of your life and I feel like I 'know' you without actually 'knowing' you if that makes sense. Makes me sound quite stalkerish actually lol... Blogging does take time and does take effort so to not get any feedback is frustrating. I often feel like that but I'd much rather one or two genuine responses instead of 100+ generic 'Great post - follow me back!!' types of comments.

    Ultimately it's your decision if you give up blogging, but I know for a fact I will not be the only one who will miss you xxx

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  12. I always like reading your posts. I love reading about peoples lives. Maybe you could be a life blogger? Or something phrased a bit better than that! haha.
    Don't be disheartened by the lack of comments. I don't comment people a lot but I still enjoy reading their posts :)
    x

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  13. Your blog doesnt have to fit in to a category, in fact I feel it is better if it doesn't. There are only so much you can post about make up without just forcing any crap out for the sake of posting! I prefer to know about the person I am following, so what they like/dislike, daily ramblings etc.

    In terms of comments, I am not a huge commenter on anyones blog. Not because I don't appreciate it, But unless I feel I have something worthwhile to add I tend not to just write 'Oh thats nice' etc etc.

    This blog should be for you, making you happy, so you shouldnt feel you have to take your blog in any direction you don't want to just because your followers won't like it. If they don't like it then so what, they unfollow you. I would rather write a blog I love writing and have 10 followers than write a forced blog to please people and have 1000.

    Keep smiling x

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  14. I am your 1st comment on this post, yay!!

    I am a somewhat new follower of your blog, and I LOVE IT!! Not to sound like a stalker (hehe), but I literally read your entire blog one Saturday and loved it! Don't stop blogging :(
    I know how it can feel when people don't leave as many comments as you'd like, but just know that people do care what you have to say. HUUUUUUUUGS!
    XOXOX
    Karli

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  15. Ahh don't leave Victoria! I really love your blog, even though i don't comment on everything I do look at everything you post and always take time to read what you have to say and I find all your posts useful :) maybe it's just because less people are using blogger at the mo so less acticity is going on, I'm sure that even if your post only has a few comments loads of people appreciate them and love reading what you have to say! Your an inspiration for me and I would feel really bored with Blogger if you left! xoxo

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  16. please don't delete you're blog, i can't comment for anyone else but i can for myself & i would miss your blogs & reviews.

    I know what you mean though as i don't really get many comments but the ones i do i cherish as they mean alot to me & sometimes i do feel ungreatful i don't get as many comments as others, i don't get products to review or i don't have as many followers but i blog for myself as it gives me a purpose. I do understand though as i think my blog must be rubbish!!

    The decision is yours gorgeous but i enjoy you're blog & i'm sorry i don't comment as much it's only because sometimes i don't know what to say x

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  17. Don't you dare quit blogging. I love your blog even if I don't always have comments. Your dogs are adorable. And eating right & fitness would be boring if they weren't challenging.

    You're not quitting; it's not allowed =)

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  18. it would be a shame to lose you hun, but make your blog whatever you want it to be its yours who cares what people think! if i could dedicate my blog to my dogs without upsetting myself i would!
    & as for comments from the video post, not everyone is gonna be a fan of She & Him so may have skipped the post, like i did as its not my taste so it would exlain lack of comments as they're not 'big' in this coutry that i know of anyway! just really think about it before making a decision & dont ever dare disapear for ygood oh how we'd miss you gorgeous!!
    i'll reply to your twitter ;)
    xxx

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  19. Awww sweetie *hugs* We all love your blog, don't let the amount of comments you get think people are not reading because tey still are. Yes... we all love comments, I especially do and appreciate the ones I get so much because I can honestly say Im not the best commentor in the world. I keep saying Im going to get better and make more of an effort, but that doesn't mean I still don't read and ejoy the blogs I follow, because I sure as hell do.

    You've built up a huge follwing, thats got to show something hasn't it babe. If these people didn't like your blog anymore you'd be losing followers like fly, but they are still here, just not everyone is a commenting kind of person.

    I really hope you don't give up your blog, you would be sadly missed Victoria. You're a lovely genuine lady.

    xxx

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  20. Nooooo!! I think you're interesting!! It doesn't matter if your blog doesn't really fit into any category, I like to read about your life, especially your Monday summaries! Hopefully you will get your "blogging mojo" back :)

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Sounds silly but I don't think you should have to put your blog into a certain catagory as it's your blog! Even though I'm fairly new to the blogging world I usually just ramble in some, yet others I show what I've recently bought.
    I definately agree that out of over 1000 having only a few people comment a post is a bit of an insult. I've noticed quite a lot of the time that people only 'follow' blogs due to people having giveaways or such (which I think when you have hardly any subscribers is a cheap shot at trying to win more).
    I know for the short time I've been a blogger and having followed your blog I enjoy reading what you have to say - whether it's to do with what's happening in your life, your adorable dogs or anything!

    My blog's just a little place for me to talk about the stuff which my friends and boyfriend don't care to listen about lol! xx

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  22. Don't stop! I am always reading your blog!!! It makes me smile :)

    Your blog doesn't need to fit into a catorgory, I think it is great the way it is. Sometimes its boring reading always about one thing so changing it around every time is brill!!

    I think everyone has down moments and this just might be one of yours

    <3 xxxxxx

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  23. I'd be so disappointed if you stopped blogging! I love reading your blog, but I don't always comment, mainly because I read at work (oops) and I can't always comment, but I can understand how it can feel like you are putting a lot of effort in and not getting much back. But I find everything you blog about really interesting, and I love hearing about Lily and Lola, I think it would be a real shame if you stopped blogging completely. I'd miss reading what you had to say for one, and im sure im not alone in thinking this xx

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  24. It makes me sad to see blogger leave :( especially yours... you're always so positive and happy! Yes your blog may not fit into any "genre" so to speak but since when should that matter? You still manage to have over 1000 subscribers because they're following YOU cause they enjoy reading YOUR blog... On the other hand though if it does not give you the same satisfaction it once did there isn't much of a point? I would love to see you solider on... you're great at it! Keep the head up :) xx

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  25. It's a shame you feel that way. I may not comment often but I for one love reading your blog.

    I like the variety of your blog, I don't think you need to have one specific subject matter.

    I hope you decide to stick around.

    x

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  26. Noo don't go! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog! I love your shopping finds & outfit pictures & I don't get bored reading about your dogs! My blog posts barely get 2 or 3 comments, but I keep writing! Don't be discouraged :)

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  27. Nooo please don't leave!! I read every single one of your posts, and love seeing them pop up on my blog roll. I'm sorry if I don't comment much, I'm more of a silent reader, but I appreciate your blog a lot! xx

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  28. I for one would be sad if you left.
    I like the fact your blog does not fit into a particular catagory...

    I started reading make up/beauty blogs because I love it... and came across yours and found it very sweet and charming, the mizture of topics made me realise that its nice to learn about the people behind the make up and see what else interests them too..


    People who say you are boring for talking about your dogs can click the little X at the top of the screen and look at something they feel is less boring.

    I dont think its boring, this is your blog about you and your interests and besides your dogs are adorable!!

    As for comments, I rarely get any. You should be pleased that 6 people want to comment on your blog. I understand that having so many followers must make that frsutrating though...

    I read your last post and watched the video... but didnt comment. Doesnt mean people dont like what you are posting/saying. Sometimes there is just nothing to say.

    Not trying to sound bitchy or horrible in this comment either, I really like you and your blog and would be sad if it wasnt there anymore.

    If you decide to go then that fair do, its your blog and you are unhappy then you shouldnt do something you dont enjoy.

    Just know that I for one do enjoy your blog :)

    Sj xxx

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  29. I personally LOVE your blog! I have 2 small children and rarely find the time to comment on blogs as much as I'd like to, but I can understand your frustration.

    I love the mix of your posts and the fact your blog always feels spontaneous... almost like it's just the thoughts that pop into your head!

    Maybe you should take a step back from worrying about whether you're pleasing your readers and just blog about what you find interesting, whatever is capturing your imagination. That's my approach. I probably talk about my kids as much as you talk about your dogs (well they are your babies!!) and I'm sure loads of my followers couldn't care less about them but I LOVE blogging about them.

    I hope you find your way again soon hun. You'll be much missed by me if you don't.

    xxx

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  30. I feel that way sometimes, as my blog doesn't follow a dedicated theme - it's just a bit of everything.
    But think back to why you started your blog? Was it about comments/subscribers? I know it wasn't for me. Look at the comments as a bonus.
    I know it may be frustrating when you've put so much effort into something, but people are still reading. Chin up! xxx

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  31. :(
    ive only really just found your blog and i am thoroughly enjoying it.
    if you do decide to go then i wish you well :) xx

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  32. Oh no it is so sad you feel like this, may i be the first to say don't go! I am new ot all this and I have loved reading your blog, and think your mix of topics is what makes it so interesting and fresh and it has bags of personality. I would miss your posts, so please don't give it up. I do agree though it is strange posting things and thinking no one has anything to say on it, but when you post something people want to chat on it feels nice.

    I hope anyone who has petty comments to make such as boring etc take their negativity elsewhere, this is your space to say what you want and I would love to see you still do that,

    Much Love

    Bx

    beautyh2t.blogspot.com

    But I

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  33. Hey doll! I still read but since I have you in my google reader, it's not always super convenient to comment. I think your blog is unique in that you DON'T just post about one specific genre. You post about whatever it is that is on your mind and I think people (at least I) like that and it gives readers the chance to get to know you! If it's not something that brings you joy anymore, then take a break. But if you still enjoy it but are just bummed about readership, then just keep doing it, just for yourself. 10-20 years down the road, you will be happy that you have something to look back on about what you were doing during this time.
    Oh, and tons of dog posts are NOT boring!! Heck, I would still read even if those were the ONLY things you posted about. :)

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  34. don't go!!
    or maybe if its not making you happy anymore take a break from it, but then come back!!
    you have a great blog! x

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  35. One of the reasons i like your blog is because you dom't restrict it to one subject. Why did you start blogging? For me it was a way to chatter about my interests a bit like a diary, i wasn't worried about followers or comments, they were an added bonus. Maybe just take a little break? x

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  36. I know exactly how you feel! I feel the same, spending time researching and writing about things and not getting even one comment. I'm sure people are reading your blog. At least you have 1000+ followers, I have 13 so I know no ones reading mine lol! I think your blogs really good. I think the random-ness of it makes it more interesting than just one subject. Keep it up till it stops making you happy is what I say :-)
    Shameeraxxx
    http://myfrostedworld.blogspot.com/

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  37. Lola I'm pretty new to blogger and I havent long been a follower on your page! But I love your writing. I love that you don't claim to be an expert and that you write just like the rest of us normal girls!

    I for one would miss your blog :(

    DONT LEAVE :(

    X

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  38. Awww, you sound really down! I love hearing about your lovely little pooches, they're gorgeous! The first time I looked at your blog it was Lily and Lola's squashy little furry faces that caught my attention and made me stop and read. :)

    Write about what makes you happy and people who genuinely love your blog and what you write about (like me) will stick with you and carry on following.

    xxx

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  39. I enjoy reading your blog especially because it doesn't fit into any one catagory. dogs one day, fitness the next, it's all good! i think variety makes a good blog. i always read your posts even though i don't always comment, maybe thats true for others.

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  40. That would be a shame hun but if you don't feel it's making you happy anymore then maybe it's come to a natural end?

    I guess it all depends WHY you're blogging. Are you blogging for others and the comments or are you blogging for you? I have nowhere near as many subscribers as you and certainly don't post as much but not getting any/many comments doesn't usually bother me that much as I know if i'm in a rush or tired I sometimes just read and run' and forget to comment later so others must surely do the same.

    Re the category of your blog, does it need a category? Yes, I'm naturally drawn to more beauty/fashion related posts but I do like to see bloggers change it up sometimes and I think the life in general posts help you get to know the author of the blog you're reading.

    This is becoming an increasingly long comment - sorry! Perhaps you just need a break hun, to remember why you fell in love with blogging in the first place? I think lots of people feel like that on occasion, as though blogging is becoming a chore so I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet xxxx

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  41. Nooo, don't leave! I've only just discovered your blog, and have loved reading through it - everything is so colourful and pretty and interesting. It really cheered me up :-). I think the fact that it doesn't fit into a specific category is what makes it so great and keeps it interesting - lots of variety with fashion, make-up, tips, music, books... I think it's awesome!

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  42. Please don't!! I really enjoy reading your blog as it is so varied and not just review after review. Maybe just take a break and see how you feel then?

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  43. I've been noticing a lack of comments on my blog as well. I've also been busy though so I haven't posted on a regular basis either. I wouldn't take it to heart! I love your blog :)

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  44. I sometimes feel the same, but i'm no where near the status you're at.
    I know a lot of people would miss reading your posts, even if they don't manage to comment on them it doesn't mean they don't enjoy - I know because I do it with a lot of the blogs I follow.

    There's always going to be someone who doesn't enjoy a few of your posts, but on the same level, there'll always be someone who DOES enjoy them.

    Perhaps a little break from blogging would work? See how much you miss it, if at all.

    In the end, I feel the same most of the time, but I still enjoy writing, and hoping that I might reach one or two readers.

    Hope you're ok :)

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  45. I'm really sad to hear that, your blog is wonderful sweetie. I don't see why it does have to fit into a category, it makes more for an interesting read, mine certainly doesn't.
    I will miss having a read of your Monday Summary with a cuppa, trying to think of 5 positive things that have happened through-out my week, lol :).
    I hope you don't disappear altogether!

    Lots of hugs & kisses.
    X

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  46. I usually read most of your posts and I like that you write about different topics. That's what I do too. It is sad that out of so many subscribers you only get a few comments. Thinking of myself I am not big on commenting either but love to get comments on my own blog. It's weird, I know.

    I would miss your posts if you stopped blogging.

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  47. I often feel like you do sometimes when it comes to blogging. I feel like I have no set place because I just ramble on about anything and everything and I know half the things I probably write about really don't appeal to the wider blogging audience. I read with greenest of envy those bloggers that can get verging on multiple dozens of comments and near hundreds of followers and I always wonder what I'm doing so wrong that I can't attract people.

    I guess its just my love for having a ramble, or just having a virtual way of noting everything down or at least keeping ideas for the future noted somewhere. But sometimes more often then not my life gets in the way and my inspiration totally vanishes and I feel my normal, everyday life is far too mundane to even be worthy of a mention.

    But i'd miss reading your blog love reading your hit's and misses of the week. But I totally understand where your coming from.

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  48. I love your blog :). I feel that it doesn't matter that it doesn't fit into a particular category. Personally, I find that it's enjoyable to read about loads of different things, and not just one subject. I think that when people blog about the same subject, with no variation, it gets boring after a while! I hope that makes sense! Don't leave blogspot :) xox

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  49. I love reading your blog, I don't always comment because sometimes your posts are relevant to me - doesn't mean I don't love the blog topics you write about I do comment on.
    A lot of bloggers are fickle, they'll follow for a giveaway, or for other reasons.

    I hope you don't stop blogging, I enjoy reading about your dogs, and the majority of things you write.

    X x

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  50. Don't be disheartened! :) I go through phases of making loads of effort with my blog and trying to post everyday but I get more enjoymenet out of posting sporadically about what I'm really interested in.

    Personally I think your blog has changed a little from when I first started following you to be less focused on makeup etc. and more about your life, I love it like that but maybe some of your readers just don't relate?

    Maybe your more recent posts appeal to a different type of reader and that's why you're getting less comments because you have less people following you that type of post? does that even make sense? lol! Basically I think you should just continue doing what you're doing and post about what you enjoy, not what gets you the most comments. Be proud of everything you've done so far hun because it's all great :) xx

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  51. I know that must be frustrating and obviously it's up to you but I really hope you don't stop blogging. The mixture of things you post about is what makes your blog so great and I love reading it even if I do read and run sometimes. Maybe take a break and get some of the enthusiasm back? xx

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  52. But to be fair she and him are quite a small band - so people may have saw the title and been like "hmmm not interested"

    && so many blogs are "sorry busyy", its the middle of exam period for uni, 6th form, GCSE...

    Id just hold it out..

    xx

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  53. I enjoy your reading your blog as it's a real mix of posts and topics and I'm sure that is why your other subscribers love it too. Obviously no one can stop you from getting rid of your blog but I for one would miss you if you went!
    I understand how you feel about the comments/readers thing, as my blog has been a slow burner with regards to readership but I'm hoping things pick up as I don't want to feel like I am talking away to myself half the time.
    I wouldn't take the lack of comments too personally (easier said than done) as I know that I miss half of people's new posts on my blog reader as I subscribe to so many and people are updating them so frequently it takes forever you to wade through them all!

    Hugs
    xxx

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  54. Your blog is one of very few where I really look forward to new posts. Every Monday I get excited about reading your summary! Don't worry if sometimes you don't get a lot of comments, I don't always either, but you have over 1000 followers, that shows (a lot!) of people love reading your blog, whether they comment or not! xxx

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  55. oh hun, I really hope you don't give up totally. I love a blog with a vast range of posts. Maybe take a break & find your inspiration again? I know I felt like that a while ago.
    xx

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  56. Noo! Dont. Love the blog, and your dogs are too cute :p xx

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  57. Ohhhh nooooooo! please don't stop blogging! yours is my favourite blog for many reasons but mainly because, like you said, it doesn't stick to one category...its so varied and even if you don't think your life is interesting, your followers are interested. if you are feeling uninspired maybe take a (very short! :) ) break, or change your blog background, or something to get you interested again....? i really love your blog and would miss it a lot if you stopped writing! xxx

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  58. I understand what you mean hun! I've had moments like this when I wonder whether I should continue writing my blog. It takes so much effort to create a blogpost so when you get very few comments it's disheartening. Maybe take a couple of weeks break, see how you feel afterwards. If you miss it come back, if not then you've made your decision. I know many people would miss you and your blog (Oh and of course the gorgeous Lily & Lila, you can talk about your doggies as much as you like, it's not boring to me at all :D) Hopefully you can decide what's best for you hun xxxx

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  59. Hi

    I only very recently came about your blog after it was recommended to me.

    I know what you mean about not sure which category your blog falls into, this is something I have been thinking about with mine recently.

    For me I don't blog to get comments and I find that more people write and tell me their comments about my blog on twitter or facebook than on my actual blog now.

    Maybe think about why you started blogging?

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  60. You do sound ungrateful especially as you're getting a reasonable amount of comments.

    A blog should be written for you not as a popularity contest.

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  61. This is my first ever comment left on a blog, despite reading them for months and months now (I guess I'm shy!!)

    I just wanted to say that LilyLovesLola is the reason that I discovered the blogging world - I searched google for the New Look Barbie watch I was desperate to get hold of and I was directed here.

    Your blog is interesting as it doesn't just focus on one thing - it's the variety you post about that makes it special.

    Don't give up - you're a great blogger and I'm sure your followers agree xx

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  62. Hey Victoria,

    Don't get discouraged. It gets hard for everyone at some stage. You have an awesome blog and I enjoy your writing. Please dont give up!!!!

    Chin UP

    Mez

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  63. hello lovely :)
    to be honest, i like the fact that you dont fit in to one particular category. its nice sometimes to have a change from the same thing.
    i, for one, loooooove reading your blog and you're one of my favourite bloggers.
    xxx

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  64. I totally undertsand what you saying...My blog is going thru the same phase...Only difference...you have 1000 plus subbies and I have barely 243...

    I choose to think that maybe people are reading...but not having enuf tym to comment...

    Comments are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, as the blogger feel appreciated and has the enthusiasm to write more..

    Enuf rambling frm my end...all I can say is..." If you still ENJOY blogging, keep going...no matter what subject you choose"

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  65. I'm going to be honest with you and I'm going to sound like a twat for doing so BUT the reason I sometimes didn't comment was because I was scared. I felt you were like a "blogger celebrity" Before I had a blog you were on my bookmarks as I enjoyed reading and learned from what you had to say.....

    I don't think you sound ungrateful, I feel bad if anything even though I was one of the 6 I've read and not said anything for a long time.

    I think you have a great blog, not in the slightest boring... If you aren't enjoying it now it's such a shame because it will be missed. I can only speak for myself of course but I'm sure others have reasons other than you've lost your identity xx

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  66. I'm a newer subscriber and I really can't remember how I found your blog but I have enjoyed it.

    It's my opinion that unless blogging is your full-time job it needs to come from within.

    I have a friend who's often distraught about her blog not "taking off". She has a friend who's "made it" in the blogosphere and sees it as a flaw with her for not having done the same. Often it seems like her blog is her identity rather than something she enjoys producing. Her content is where she's gone recently, what she eats, music she's found, and pictures she's taken. While I love it since she's my friend, it's not edgy enough or captivating to the general population. She struggles with the similar issues (not finding a good niche or not fitting in a particular blog category). Truth is, she'd be so much better off if she just wrote for herself (she loves words and books - it makes perfect sense!) because the people reading just want to read about her anyway. Instead it seems she judges the quality of her blog based on her readership. She tweaks the settings and changes the format often, takes wonderful pictures, and is brutally honest and open. Her blog is not lacking.

    I'm not sure what your blog used to be, but 50 positive comments on a post sounds wonderful! However, a good blog it does not make. You get to define your success. If it's coming from within you can forget about negative comments or how boring people think your dogs are to others (my heart got a bit aflutter when you mentioned one of them a week or so ago) and write for you.

    Of course, you are still welcome to define your success as positive feedback from subscribers. If you have 1000 subscribers I'll bet you have more loyal followers than comments convey.

    My blog content is 100% boring to most people but I love it because it's me. Feel free to hit me up on twitter. :) @kattehcat

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  67. I'm a newer subscriber and I really can't remember how I found your blog but I have enjoyed it.

    It's my opinion that unless blogging is your full-time job it needs to come from within.

    I have a friend who's often distraught about her blog not "taking off". She has a friend who's "made it" in the blogosphere and sees it as a flaw with her for not having done the same. Often it seems like her blog is her identity rather than something she enjoys producing. Her content is where she's gone recently, what she eats, music she's found, and pictures she's taken. While I love it since she's my friend, it's not edgy enough or captivating to the general population. She struggles with the similar issues (not finding a good niche or not fitting in a particular blog category). Truth is, she'd be so much better off if she just wrote for herself (she loves words and books - it makes perfect sense!) because the people reading just want to read about her anyway. Instead it seems she judges the quality of her blog based on her readership. She tweaks the settings and changes the format often, takes wonderful pictures, and is brutally honest and open. Her blog is not lacking.

    I'm not sure what your blog used to be, but 50 positive comments on a post sounds wonderful! However, a good blog it does not make. You get to define your success. If it's coming from within you can forget about negative comments or how boring people think your dogs are to others (my heart got a bit aflutter when you mentioned one of them a week or so ago) and write for you.

    Of course, you are still welcome to define your success as positive feedback from subscribers. If you have 1000 subscribers I'll bet you have more loyal followers than comments convey.

    My blog content is 100% boring to most people but I love it because it's me. Feel free to hit me up on twitter. :) @kattehcat

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  68. @Clairey - I don't want to be Miss Popular. I put a LOT of time into my blog and as the comments dwindle it has dishearted me a little.

    Out of 68 comments yours has been the only negative one.

    But hey, it's a free World :)

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  69. If you still enojoy blogging you should keep doing it hun. I always check your blog and I love it, just because people dont always comment doesnt mean they dont read :)

    Dont goooo!! xoxox

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  70. Don't go! I read all your posts but I don't always comment. :)

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  71. Well check out all these comments! Seems people are worried at the prospect of you leaving & have been compelled to put 'pen to paper' so to speak.

    I just wanted to say, that the fact your blog doesn't fit into a particular category as such, is actually one of the reasons why I like it so much. I much prefer that than blogs that are dedicated solely to one topic, like makeup.

    I hope you find some support & inspiration in these comments, & realise that people are still enjoying & reading your blog. I hope your enthusiasm returns for blogging..

    Take care,

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  72. I think you have a lovely blog hun. It's well designed, and your writing style is effortless and approchable. Since you already have plenty of encouragement form others on this post, let me give you some practical advice:

    1. I suggest you put just 1 Ad Sense ad on your blog. This will let you click on the "monetize" tab in your Dashboard, and you can see exactly how many people have read your blog. I get about 6-10 comments on each blog post, but my ad sense tab shows that 100 people actually read the post. So that just shows you that commenting does not equal reading!!

    2. I think the video you embedded in your post may not have worked because a LOT of readers (myself included) read these things at work, so I can't watch videos at work or I'll blow my cover. I suggest if you are into videos, think about opening up a YouTube channel.

    Just my 2 cents. I agree with many commenters here--you should take a brief vacation from blogging, and then see if you want to come back to it. I did a similar thing in January and it was actually very beneficial for me. I realize my blog was not picking up speed because I kept putting up stock images instead of photos I've taken on my own.

    I wish you all the best sweets. :)

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  73. Victoria, its your blog, write about what you want, ignore the haters and even if you don't get as many comments as you would wish, just know that many people are viewing your blog, and probs are just lazy commenters!

    i love your dog videos and pictures! loveeeee them! :)


    xx

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  74. I only started reading your blog a few weeks ago & I love it!
    And I wouldn't mind posts about your dogs - who doesn't love to coo over cute dogs?? xx

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  75. @Ashwini - I just deleted my You Tube account! Typical :)

    I just found the site too slow (& a bit negative).

    x

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  76. Aww I'm sorry you're feeling like that.

    I'll be honest here - I always read your posts, but I don't always comment - because you get so many I don't generally have anything to add that hasn't already been said by someone else, so I don't usually think to comment.

    Please don't give up on blogging, I love the fact your blog is so diverse, your life and YOU are very interesting, and well I'd miss Lily and Lola too.

    I'll make sure I do comment in future though!

    Keep your chin up my love xxxx

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  77. Please keep blogging! I know a lot of students like me have been really busy over the past couple of months (leaving work til the last minute oops!) so maybe that's part of it?

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  78. Hello bazillions of comments! Take the sheer amount of comments as a sign that just because you don't get loads of comments, doesn't mean people ain't reading. We all read this post!

    I'm sad that you don't love it as much as you once did, but it should be enjoyable. I just hope you find your blogging spirit once again and if there's anything I can do to help, just shout.

    I love that your blog is a mix of everything and I think other people do too. Something for everyone xxxx

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  79. PS that was me, oops!

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  80. I know exactly how you feel - my blog is heath/beauty/makeup/depression/blogging/random but in all honestly I think there are alot of people who love that. instead of 24/7 makeup - its a little more interesting and individual!! And I love your blog and with the amount of comment you have on this post....so do lots of people!!! You are gorgeous hun and we would all miss you soo much if you never came back!! I think take some time...enjoy your new house then come back to blogging when you feel inspired! x

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  81. At the end of the day, it's just that: YOUR BLOG. You can write about whatever you want and who cares if it's not for everyone? The reason I personally love your blog is because of it's variety. Especially with how many readers you have now, you definitely can't please everyone. You should do this for you, not for anyone else! I read your blog because I like you :) Don't change a thing. I only have 149 followers on my blog and I'm ecstatic if I get 6 comments, haha :) But I definitely understand where you're coming from and you have 10 times the readers I do!

    I wish you well in whatever you decide to do, but it would be a sad day if you left! We love you :) :) :) :) and we love Lily and Lola and Geri, too!

    Lots of love! xoxoxoxox ~Holly

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  82. Aww look at all of your lovely comments :)
    I am another one who loves your blog, and would be very sad if you stopped writing. I don't think you need to fit into a certain group... a blog all about makeup is boring, the way you mix up your posts keeps it interesting.
    I know how you feel about maybe feeling a bit left out in the blogging world, i do to. Also, I know what you mean about noone commenting... I have over 500 followers and I think the most comments I've ever had on a post is 17 :(
    Maybe take a break and come back fresh with some new ideas... I just hope you don't stop forever!

    Tor xoxo

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  83. I like how your blog doesn't "fit" into a particular category - it's interesting to read about things beside make-up/fashion and I like how your blog gives an insight into your thoughts rather than just cateloguing what you've purchased! (not that I don't like those sorts of blogs too, it's just nice to have variety) x

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  84. You're being honest with us, so we're gonna be honest with you.
    Getting 1000 followers on your blog is a pretty big feat! I mean it doesn't happen to many of us - so obviously you're doing something right. Personally, I really like your blog, yes it has no set target audience, but that's not a problem, some people'll will love reading about your dogs, some more about the nailpolish. The fact is, just because you're a bit disgrunteled at getting only 6 comments seems a bit silly to me. Comments aren't the only way of people telling you they like your work. Most bloggers on here do only get that amount of comments on each post, and are happy with it. I am not trying to attack you or be horrible, I am just saying I think you're taking every single one of your readers for granted. I mean, come on, one less commented on post does not diminish your blogs value in any way.
    Sorry if this sounded rude, hopefully you understand I am just getting my view accross.

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  85. @DangerouslyBeauty - OK thanks. x

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  86. We all feel like that sometimes~. I sometimes never get any comments but I do my blog for myself... you've got 87 comment now, you should feel loved now.

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  87. There's lots of lovely and very true comments here and I don't think I can say anything that hasn't already been said.

    So I'll *sing* some Blackstreet (I think?) on behalf of the group... "Don't leave us girl..." doo dooo dooooo doo dooo dooo

    Tx

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  88. I love your blog and the fact that it is so individual!! Also, I have been blogging since January and have only THREE followers and in the 42 posts I have done, I have only received one (lone) comment! I don't let it put me off though. I write my blog for me... Like others have said, maybe when things are getting you down think back on why you started?? 1,000 followers is insane and people obviously love you... Don't give up!

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  89. Aww Victoria please don't go-I'm pretty much gonna say much the same as what the others have said, please don't feel disheartened with few comments!

    I love love love your blog! I may not comment all the time but I love reading it and check it out as soon as I see it in my blog reader!

    I love that your blog doesn't have a set category-I'm similar to you in that sense and I love that I'm not just reading about one topic all the time!

    Anyway, hope you don't go hunny xxx

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  90. Hey! So you are up to 86 comments right now on this post, I am 87, that has got to show you that there is definitely some love out here for you!!!

    I love your blog. I dont always comment but only because I read so many blogs. As for your content, I love to read about the make up - I am not good at make up at all and dont know enough about it to comment but I like to learn from you. Also obviously I ADORE the pugs, I love hearing about them, and people who dont frankly shouldnt be here on your blog which is clearly going to be talking about them given its named after them, lol!

    I have had a few blog funks in the past year that I have been blogging but I usually get through them, my latest idea to get out of my most recent funk is to theme my days (I was actually hoping to steal one of your ideas - the 5 good things.

    I hope you can get through this, I really want to know about your new place, I want to see how you decorate it etc

    ps. I didnt watch your video yet but it is on my list to watch, I read the blog post late at night next to a sleeping bf so didnt want to wake him, lol

    LOVE lilyloveslola blog!!!!

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  91. I'm sorry you feel that way, though i do love your blog. If you feel it is right for you to leave, then i wish you the very best. xx

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  92. pps. do you have google analytics? or feedjit on your blog? This would tell you just how many people are reading your blog EVERY single day! hehe, just had to add that x

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  93. Oh my goodness, I TOTALLY know how you feel. I think I enjoy reading blogs and watching the YouTube videos moreso than posting myself. I'm not that exciting - if at all. When I started my blog, I wanted to just have fun with it. I still don't even know what its purpose is! But I think as long as you are doing it for you, and no one else, and writing what you want to write about (whatever that may be), you can't really go wrong. Good luck and I wish you the best no matter what your decision!

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  94. Aw lovely I'm sorry you feel that way but just because people don't comment doesn't mean they don't read your blog look how many hits your had at least 3 times mine :) Why not take a break if your feeling disillusioned come back when your ready - I love your blog because it doesn't fit any pattern I love your outfit posts I love your doggies I love your beauty reviews - I've told you before I love your writing and I for one will miss you if you decide not to blog any more (and tweet ;) )xx do what you feel but do what will make you happy xx

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  95. No....you can't leave us sweetie! I adore you blog and read it religiously. You were one of my inspirations when i started blogging! :) xx

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  96. At the time of writing this, you have almost 100 comments on this post...so please don't think no one cares Vic!

    Personally, I adore your blog, you know I do, I would be devastated if you decided to stop...but ultimately, it is your decision. It's YOUR blog, I don't think it needs to be pigeon holed into any one category...I like reading about you, your life, your loves etc, that is why I get excited when I see a new post from you...

    I have over 800 followers now, but never ever get 800 comments, there a lot of people that follow silently, just enjoy reading etc, and I admit I really don't have the time or energy some nights to comment on every post of every persons blog I read...that's life!

    I really don't want you to be disheartened over this...at the end of the day, remember this...it it YOUR blog, write about and think what YOU like, and the minute it stops making YOU happy, stop. I love your blog, and even if I don't always comment, I'll always be reading :)

    Big love x x x x

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  97. I absolutely adore your blog and have been reading it everyday for the past 4 months. You are extremely interesting and relatable. I would say that you have a "lifestyle" blog, which I love. Make-up and fashion can only go so far.

    I really apologize for never commenting but I am sure if you look at your views the numbers are there.

    Don't leave I believe you are just getting start, I would like to start blogging more but really do not have a skill for it or patience. I really enjoy your posts, and if you stay will try to comment. I am really surprised you get negative feedback or tweets, I really cannot understand why.

    So all of this to say, please stay.

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  98. I know I am echoing what so many people have already said, but I love your blog and mainly because it is unique and a bit different to all of the other ones out there. You post on a whole variety of things which keep it so interesting to read and I can honestly say yours is one of the few blogs which I regularly check up on the see that I havn't missed any posts!
    Your blog was one of the first I ever followed, and it is still one of the best :) xxx

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  99. I love to read your blog posts- I hope you don't go away. I'm not usually one to comment... but I should have been!

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  100. ok im the 100th comment!!! so im hoping by now the other 99 people have talked you out of giving up!! I too feel frustrated sometimes when i work hard on a post and not many ppl comment, but I def think it depends on the time of year, the day, the time even when you post. I LOVE your blog and think you are one the friendliest bloggers i have come across. Unfortunately i dont comment enough as I dont get on to blog everyday. Please dont give up! you just need to get your blogger mojo back!! ps Fashion Toast has 6000 followers and only roughly 100 ppl comment a post. :)
    vicki xo

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  101. noooo! don't go!
    i always read your posts even though i comment!
    which i should have and you're perfectly right!
    but please dont go!

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  102. I really hope you change your mind hun. Your blog is my very favourite and the only one I genuinely feel really excited to read when there's a new update. You're so down to earth and personable and I love your blog - I read every single post and while I may not comment rest assured I've enjoyed each and every single one. Blogger will be that little less sunny without you! Please don't goooo =(

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  103. Thius makes me quite sad and disappointed.
    First of all, because I really enjoy reading, and commenting, on your blog. I look forward to your posts. I follow a LOT of blogs, and yours is one that has always stuck in my mind and it one of the first ones I've followed.
    But secondly, because I think it's very sad that anybody would base their happiness of their blog on the popularity I dont even know how many followers I have. last time I checked it was 60, a couple of times it has even gone down. Sometimes I post and get no comments. I don't think I've ever had more than 20. Yeah it's nice to have people reading your blog, of course it is, but why does it matter whether its more, less, comparable to other blogs, whatever? I write and contribute my blog to the blogging world for me, and nobody else. I think it;s lovely that some people have chosen to read it and share their thoughts with me when they choose to, ut I don;t base my whole purpose of blogging around it. Does my blog have a theme? No. Bit of this, bit of that, just like me.

    I really hope that you continue your blog, it would be disappointing for such a great blog to be off the scene, but more than anything I hope you change how you see blogging.

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  104. I think everyone above has probably said exactly what I wanted to say but I read every one of your posts and love the mixture of things you write about. Its nice to read a blog and feel like you 'know' about the person you're reading about and to have someone like you to look up to.
    Like Laura said its your blog so it's completely up to you if you want to continue with it, if you're not enjoying it take a break and just enjoy reading other peoples and see if you can get your inspiration back :) I'm sure every blogger has felt like you do, I know I have!
    I read over 450 blogs and I leave very few comments - I love reading each post but its not easy to leave comments when you're reading through Google Reader. Every now and again I make a special effort to leave comments when I have the time as I really appreciate every comment I get.
    You're a really genuine person and I feel like I can relate to you a lot more than a lot of other bloggers but at the end of the day it's your blog so make sure you make the right decision for you :)
    xxx

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  105. Just replying to the comment u left on my blog.

    Well I don't like to see someone upset, when it seems to me that this is something that u love doing! As long as you enjoy doing what u do - even if sometimes it may seem "boring" (my blog is well boring lol) but to others it may be the greatest/most interesting etc, then don't give it up!

    xx

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  106. I LOVE your blog, I check it every day, you are on of the people who got me into blogging, I really enjoy reading your blog, and sein what you get up too, and reading about your life moving and with your dogs, I really hope you change your mind because the blogging world wouldnt be the same without you, But I know why you feel like you do, I get like it too! I hope you change your mind! XO

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  107. The amount of comments you've gotten here say it all, we don't want you to leave girly! :)

    Maybe the best thing to do is take a week or two off from the whole blogging world and then come back to it if you feel like it. We'd all understand and welcome you back straight away if you decide to carry on.

    I know I don't comment all the time but I do read every post :)
    xxxx

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  108. I hope you don't decide to give it up! Look how many comments of love you have received tonight :)
    I agree with Holly - there's far too many blogs out there to comment on them ALL. I read new post all the time but I only ever comment these days if I REALLY feel compelled to say something e.g. something I strongly agree/disagree with!
    I usually only get about 6-10 comments a post, but I don't take that to heart at all.
    xxxx

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  109. Hello gorgeous. You know I'm a huge fan - of your blog and you as a person. I will always cite you as an inspiration to me and you REALLY helped me out in the early days. If you left I'd be heartbroken!

    I've noticed that you're less active on other blogs than you used to be - it's probably a lot to do with work, moving, life in general. For me, interacting with other bloggers is what drives the majority of my traffic. If I leave it too long without catching up, I lose readers. It's all a bit tit for tat but that's the way it works for me.

    Also, I sometimes have problems viewing your blog (especially when you have a video uploaded) because there's a script issue. My page freezes and I get a warning message that asks me if I want to abort a certain script. It happened on your Zooey vid and I was too impatient to wait for it to sort itself out! So maybe get some techy type to check out your HTML?

    You are a wonderful person and one of the nicest, friendliest bloggers I've met and the response to this post proves people don't want you to leave. Don't take it personally - use it as inspiration to take your blog somewhere new.

    I really hope this doesn't come across as patronising in any way - I honestly don't mean it like that. I really don't know much about this stuff, it's just my observation! I'm always here to chat if you need me...

    xxxx

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  110. I am here to add my comment and support too. I think we started blogging around the same time and my thoughts echo yours at the moment ;) However, this is about you. I love your blog. I love the thought, care and honesty that goes into your posts. I love reading your reviews and I adore reading about Lily and Lola. I too, don't always comment but I do read your blog daily. It was very sad to read today's post. The decision you make needs to be yours and what you feel comfortable with but know that your presence will be missed from the blogsphere if you go . Best wishes hon xx

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  111. I´m a new follower and I just want to say that blogs don´t need to be about one particular subject, I think ecclectic is a perfect term for blogging, so If you feel ocasionally you want to write about something it´s ok and don´t be "framed" on one thing

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  112. I think the number of comments on this post speaks volumes! I know I'm not the best commenter in the world but I've read every single one of your posts & loved them all. I'd definitely miss you if you left. x

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  113. girl, you've got 101 people begging you not to go! i read every post of yours- sorry for not commenting often. i know i should comment more. =/

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  114. i think the (now 102) comments on this blog prove that like me, a lot of people read but simply dont have time to comment or may not have anything particularly interesting to say!

    i love reading your blog, and particularly enjoy its 'mongrel' identity!! variation is always a good thing and i love how when i log on, sometimes its a pic of lily and lola and sometimes you're talking about hair removal!!

    i cant force ou to stay, but i would be a very happy bean if you did! x

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  115. haha...I checked back to see what people are saying...
    This post is a morale booster for me as well...I still stick to my old line...
    "I choose to think that people read posts, they just don;t have enuf tym to post comment"///

    xoxo...:)

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  116. Please don't give up!! i check ur blog most days and LOVE the variety! if you need to, take a break. But don't give up!!! xxxxx

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  117. Oh no!! :( I'm afraid I'll give up on the world of reading blogs if you give up on your writing..

    I have to confess that I did not watch the last video you posted - mostly because my internet connect is slower that a snail and I generally don't bother even trying to load videos.. I am not defending anyone, but it might be that some people had the same trouble as me..

    Other than that, I read your every post.. I don't always comment, simply because I don't always have something to add, and commenting just to comment is not really my thing :)

    Sure, your blog doesn't fit into any particular category, but it does have a certain charm to it, and somehow you always manage to make your posts interesting! :)

    Please don't give up.. on the world.. of blogging &hearts

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  118. Hiya,
    I've just actually started to follow your blog, I'm a bit of a technophobe, but have been reading it for a while now. I love how you write, I love reading about the little things you're passionate about. You are down to earth and "real" I'm a Mum of 2 and don't always get the chance to comment on things but doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it. See you have spurred me on to join and write you a comment, you are obviously "loved"
    ;-)
    Hope you keep going hun (I'm also a Zooey Deschanel fan)
    Emma x

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  119. Oh honey, I read every day but don't always comment. Don't give up.

    I enjoy your Pug talk, we're all only human and if you fall of the wagon so what.

    Jo x

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  120. hello victoria..

    i read this post last night, but as i don't have internet access at home, i usually catch up and read posts with google reader on my phone..which means i can read, but i can't access the sign-in page to leave comments. which is why i rarely comment on most of the blogs i read - sorry if that's bad, but by the time i get to work the next morning, i usually dont' get chance to..

    also, i think that blogging should be about what you want- it's an escape from work, school or college, or anything else in your life, and it doesn't have to fall into any category other than that which you define it.

    i started my own blog last year, and have just done a giveaway to thank the 50 followers i have now managed to get..that's not to say i get 50 comments on any posts..i get genuinely excited if i get 5 or more comments, as i blog for me, not for follwers, but it does make me happy to see that others like what they read ;)it amazes me that i don't bore them..

    i hope that you give a little thought to the reason you are blogging..my opinion is that it should be for you, and should be about what you want to talk about..and if it isn't, maybe you're not doing it for the right reasons..

    but i think that you should be proud of what you have achieved - 1000 followers and so many lovely comments from people who think your blog is brilliant,is a fantastic achievement - please don't be disheartened!

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  121. I recently found your blog and I love it! I don't often comment but I still read regularly. Please don't give up!!! Your blog doesn't have to fit a particular category...it can just be things that inspire you.

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  122. Victoria noooooooo..you know what i was thinking the exact same the other day, why do i have so many followers and no comments?? Makes me feel like no-one enjoys what i write about! I love your blog i find you so down to earth and for this reason i respect and trust your opinions on things/products 100%. I also feel that there is a little group of us that started blogs at the same time and would be gutted if any of us stopped, i feel like you are my friends and your blog is one of the few that no matter what it is about i will always read your post because i think your great and i have so much in common with you! Please, please dont stop your blog, ive always looked up to you and though i hope i can have as many followers as you so there you go!! lots of love and pugs xx

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  123. On one hand, I want to say don't give up blogging,
    because yours is one of the ones I read daily and truly enjoy.

    But on the other hand you need to do what is right for YOU.

    I do apologise for my general lack of comments. Like I said, I read daily,
    but often struggle for words for a decent/meaningful comment and therefore don't leave one.

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  124. I love your blog :) one of my favs xx

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  125. I'd be extremely sad to see you go and from reading your other comments on this post I'm clearly not the only one.

    I feel the same as you about not getting feedback on your posts, that's one of the reasons i gave up blogging six months ago. I recently decided to return to blogging and I'm getting less feedback now than i used to but I'm not all that bothered because I'm blogging for me. I know it's frustrating when a lot of work goes into a blog post and you feel like no ones reading it but alot of time I read blogs and just forget to comment or don't feel I can add anything else useful. I've read all of your posts and probably only commented on a handful of them but thats certainly not because I didn't enjoy them because I asolutely love reading your posts.

    I hope you don't decide to give up blogging because you've put in a lot of hard work to get where you are now but whatever you do, do it for yourself.

    Laura x

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  126. I think we all feel a bit like this sometimes. But surely, isn't blogging a bit like life...? Labels are to be avoided?? I don't think it matters that you're not concerned with one thing - nor am I.
    Fundamentally though, you should blog for you, and no one else. It shouldn't matter who's reading or who isn't. But I understand. Maybe have a break, but one thing is for certain - there are a lot of people, myself included, who will miss you.
    Xxx

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  127. Aw no don't go! I am only just reading this as I have had a massive week at work, am in a similar job to you so I know what its like. i.e. ur knackered haha! But I do always read your posts and at work I can only read posts through google reader as blogger is banned so I physically cannot comment xx

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  128. I'm definitely among those who read often and comment rarely, I follow a lot of blogs (probably too many!), I used to try and make the effort to comment on every single one but loading about 3 windows with over 40 tabs in each, I find it easier to just read 'em all and comment on those that require comments/I feel I need to comment on :/ but I promise I check your blog on a daily basis and enjoy reading what you write so please don't stop? :)

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  129. I think the number of comments on this post speaks volumes! I read so many posts a day and probably only comment on 10 of them (if that to be honest). I love yours and I love the variety. Maybe a break will help? xx

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  130. I think lots of us bloggers don't get so many comments nowadays, but people do read. Do you comment on many peoples posts?? I'm sure at times you just read too.

    I think a mixed blog is more interesting than one particular category :).

    Sadie x

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  131. @Sadie - Yes, I comment on 90% of the posts that are on my Blogger reader. x

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  132. Victoria - I am so late to comment but life has taken over and it's been hard for me to keep up with all the blogs I follow. I've started to catch up (at least try to) finally. I have always loved and love your blog. you are genuine in your posts and the response you get from readers/followers is proof of that.

    I have a hard time finding time to comment on all the blogs I read regularly given my crazy busy life-- know that we love reading your blog and though we are 'lurking' in the backgrounds you give us a lot to think about and often a reason to smile.

    Michelle
    xo

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  133. Hi Victoria, Im a pretty new reader to your blog and have literally started from the beginning :) Im a big traveller and got into travel blogs initially. I cant remember how I stumbled across your blog, but ive been a bit more interested in general lifestyle as well as travel blogs lately and your is the only one i read. I love that you do mini breaks abroad and in the UK as they interests my travel side, as for your make up posts and style ideas - i really enjoy those too as i have no interest in reading just a make up blog as im pretty low key in that area, but as ive grown to enjoy your blog, its actually nice to hear about products you use and recommend from interiors to style, to candles and make up. Glad you didnt give up! You have a fab blog :) x

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  134. Hi Victoria, Im a pretty new reader to your blog and have literally started from the beginning :) Im a big traveller and got into travel blogs initially. I cant remember how I stumbled across your blog, but ive been a bit more interested in general lifestyle as well as travel blogs lately and your is the only one i read. I love that you do mini breaks abroad and in the UK as they interests my travel side, as for your make up posts and style ideas - i really enjoy those too as i have no interest in reading just a make up blog as im pretty low key in that area, but as ive grown to enjoy your blog, its actually nice to hear about products you use and recommend from interiors to style, to candles and make up. Glad you didnt give up! You have a fab blog :) x

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