29 August 2017

A Letter From My Blog to You || 2nd Blog Birthday

Dear you,

Now, I must apologise for the way I started this letter. I wish in place of 'you' could be your wonderful name, but let's just go with it, and please forgive me.
Today is my birthday. On the 29th of August 2015, AKA 2 years ago today, Steph started writing to me when something made her feel like a deflated balloon on a winter's day. You can read that post here if you're at all eager to see how I came to exist. It's a long story- and a sad story- but an important one because it has led to this, two years later.

A fact that Steph has mentioned very subtly, somewhere, is that I was either conceived in the Dubai airport or the Abu Dhabi airport (Steph's memory seems to be a bit hazy on which one). All she remembers is that whilst awaiting a 7 hour flight transfer from Greece to South Africa, she made sweet words with a keyboard...and well, the rest is history. Apparently, all Steph remembers about the first of many-2AM-writing-escapade is that she pressed 'publish' on the very first post whilst caressing a cocoon-like chair which looked more comfortable than it was.
Another little known fact about me is that I've had three names. THREE! So, for obvious reasons, I grew up very confused and discombobulated. But who can blame me? I blame bad parenting! Now, you know me as 'Social Spying' but it hasn't always been that way. I was first called 'Having A Down Day' and even 'Reel Life' at some point in time. I don't know what you're thinking, but I'm more chuffed than I'd like to admit that those names never stuck.

I've had great thrills and triumphs in the past two years; Steph is so grateful that she has been able to share the small- and the BIG things with you all; Strangers from different cities, countries and continents have become friends. All those everest-like highs are because of YOU! I just want to say thank you; So often you've come back to read me, laugh with me, accepted advice from me, interacted and lifted Steph high when she felt low. That gratitude is immeasurable. Most comments have been as sweet as peaches in summer and some emails have been a hopeful light in the dark. I know those meant so much to Steph. Thank you. Each peak at my pages never went unnoticed.
I've only just turned two. The global life expectancy is 71,5 years, which means that I could be here for a while, but what an honour it has been so far.

All the best,

The Blog,
Social Spying
How old is your blog? Do you know when its birthday is?

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30 comments

  1. I relaunched my blog 60 days ago and I love it xx on the 30th June 2017 I deleted all my old posts and started anew. Can't wait to see where blogging will take me.
    Laila
    www.lailabee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's so exciting! You sound like you're very happy!
      Starting anew is a great opportunity to drive your blog wherever you want to take it!

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  2. Steph! This post is so awesome. And I must say, I'm glad you went with "Social Spying" as the name for your blog - I love it.
    Happy 2nd Birthday to you, Social Spying!! And here's to many more :)

    I truly started my blog in February of 2015 but I only posted twice and gave it up so I'd have to say my blog was born then... died... and born again 5 months ago!

    Allie
    www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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    1. I'm so glad that you like the name. I sometimes doubt its meaning to my content and sometimes question the name but on most days I like it.

      To put it into your words, this blog has also lived, died and been re-born (haven't they all?).
      In that case, my blog is only a few months old, too

      Thanks for the comment, Allie!

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  3. This is such a cute post Steph! Happy Blog Birthday! I think I started mine around March 2014.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Thanks Jennifer!
      Your blog is also over 2 years old! That's exciting!

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  4. Hello Steph!
    Would you mind if I do this kind of blog birthday post on my first anniversary of blogging? I began my blog on the 31st December (New Years eve) and this letter idea seems amazing as I love letter writing. Would you like to be my own pal? I have been looking for one for a while now and it would be AMAZING if you could because I live in London too, and you are moving there.
    I nominated your blog for the Mystery Blogger Award. All details on my blog!
    anaeldaydreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Anael!

      You're more than welcome to do this style of post (provided you reference to this post and my blog in your post).

      Your first blogaversary is also approaching very soon! One full years of blogging-how exciting!

      Thanks for the tag!

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  5. Loved this post, happy birthday blog! haha :) x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. Thank you, Ariadna! I'm glad you liked it!

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  6. STEPHHHH I LOVED THE STYLE OF THIS POST! Congratulations, you deserve it! x To many more years (exactly 71.5yrs) xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. N!
      Thank you!
      In 71.5 years I'll be near 90 years old! Oh my word! Imagine Social Spying is still up!
      What a crazy thought!

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  7. YAY! Happy blog birthday! Fun fact- I have never changed my blog name. For the four years I have had it it has always been Simply Me.

    I hope you keep writing lovely things!

    Simply Me

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, V!
      I think that's quite interesting. Most people have change did numerous times. It looks like you found a great name from the get-go!

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  8. Happy birthday to your blog ! I love this post very well written !
    I started my blog 3 months ago !
    https://afrenchgirlsthoughts.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm sure those 3 months have flown by!

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  9. Loved this post Steph. Happy 2nd birthday, so many more to come.

    Shay x

    dearhumanswithlove.com

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    1. Thank you for those lovely wishes!

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  10. Happy birthday Social Spying! My blog is almost 4 years old which is weird and crazy. I might have to steal this blog post idea in November which I'm pretty sure is when I started my blog. :)

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    1. 4 years old! That's incredible, Nabila! You should be immensely proud of yourself!
      Feel free to use this post as inspiration (please just reference me).

      Looking forward to reading your post!

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  11. happy 2nd birthday!!! Mine actually is next month. It's funny how time flies! I love Social Spying blogs and I hope you continue to produce such great work on here! All the best!

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you!
      Your blog birthday is near approaching!

      Thank you for those lovely wishes! I hope I get to continue writing on here for many more years to come.

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  12. Happy blog birthday! I've been blogging for 6(!) years and it's had 4 names haha x

    What Josie Did Next

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    1. 6 years!?!
      WOW! That is really incredible! I'm sure you've seen the blogging world change, adapt and grow. Lucky you!

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  13. Happy blog's bday! :)
    Happy Monday!
    https://anjage.com

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  14. Ahhh I love the way this post is written, it's so perfect! My blog turned five in January or something, I can't really remember. It's always so great to look back and see how far you've come also, back when my blog began it was about books and my life at secondary school haha, so I think my blog has definitely started to grow into an adult. Or at least a very mature child. Maybe.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy!
      You've been running a blog for 5 years- I'm impressed! That's a testament to your passion and love for blogging!

      Haha, It's wonderful that you can look back on different parts of your life- from secondary school to now.

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