FIVE YEARS OF BLOGGING??? // Old Designs, Shoutouts, Survey & Snail Mail




I cannot believe I’ve been blogging for five years.

Five. YEARS. All back during my early NaNoWriMo days, where I returned home from school after feeling a sudden urge to start a blog and then spending the next three hours trying to customize the template because while orange is a beautiful color, my nonexistent coding skills told me the only way to decorate the template is by making everything multicolored and in the font of cranky. It would take a year before I’d open up to other bloggers besides those vested in the Young Writers forum and another year for the community to grow but by shish kebabs, we have gotten far!

My design skills have improved, by the way. A throwback to some old designs:

This was back when I had my old computer where the wifi was so bad we had to insert a chip just for it to connect and even when it did connect, it was a fifty perfect success rate. Also, back when I had my ANCIENT URL.

I'm internally sobbing.

All of these look so hopeful.

A bit naive but hopeful. Also, apparently blue is a REALLY big part of my identity as a blogger...

*sobs over all of these past design screenshots because of NOSTALGIA of when I used to update my design every season back when I used to not be busy*

I’m really excited and REALLY pumped because one, there’s a new design up!!! Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s funny, because it somewhat matches the color scheme of my wardrobe (sans the brightly colored pants, stripped t-shirts, and the three inch wedges because am short). Isn’t the match somewhat comedic? There’s a bunch of mini wardrobes and little secret pages dispersed around, if you know where to find them...

Now, there are a few of my friends I would like give shoutouts too who have impacted me in such a way along this journey. I thoroughly believe they are the world changers who are making change right now, those who are willing to discuss everything and anything, from politics down to ranting about dance teachers who like to put things off until last minute. And they aren’t going to change the world, because they already are since they perceive the world differently than everyone else does. If I didn’t shout you out, please don’t feel like I don’t value our friendship— I really do— but if I continued to write about everyone, this post would go on for such a long time.

Ayla (aka Oakstar) — We met in the comments section of a magazine both of us loved in our tween years and while we haven't chatted in awhile due to both being incredibly busy, I'm so happy to call his girl my friend. I admire her ability for being so outspoken about her opinions and offering advice when I'm down in a slump. She's going to go out and do great things-- but first, time to go and fangirl over Glee. <3

Grace Anne—The only disagreement we have is our favorite breakfast foods! This is my twin over from the East Coast who adores waffles, musical theatre, and all of the discussions about life ranging from ranting about directors down to the important things.

Jo Day— I HAVE SUCH IMMENSE RESPECT FOR HER. Jo always has the most thought-provoking posts in the history of the blogging world. Musical analysis? Politically charged posts? She’s got them. I honestly love discussing some of the subjects she tackled because having a friend you can chat about certain stuff despite having some disagreements on with is super important especially if a person wants to grow and be well informed.

Olivia— Probably the strongest person of them all. This girl talks about everything out and in between, and is vulnerable and real enough to let people know that sometimes, she isn't okay, but she's going to go on keep being strong, all while fangirling over the latest Marvel and Disney movies, of course.

Anna— My precious blue cinnamon roll! If something concerns Harry Potter or Stranger Things, we're both busy fervently chatting with one another and just feeling all the feels. That's pretty much what 99% of our chats consist of, with the one percent being how to name succulents. xD I swear, if we ever are lucky enough to meet up in real life, we're just going to be busy flailing and visit all the libraries and book shops. Watch out, world!

Autumn— Just a happy bright person all around! There's something grounding in all of her posts that just really makes you relate to her a ton. Her photography is on point, but her baking skills are fifty percent higher than I'll ever reach in my lifetime. Also, we low-key #twin on many things. CAN SHE PLEASE ALSO MAKE A RECIPE BOOK OKAY THANK YOU.

Neha— Aka Jollygirl, the sweetest most introspective soul out there. I love reading her posts because despite being so much younger than I am, she’s takes note of things going on in the world and sees them from various perspectives. Her poetry is such a great combination of story telling and reflection. She's also one of my go-to for book recommendations so if anyone needs any good reads, just ask her.

May— AKA the one True Mango Queen and probably one of the greatest kinds of queens out there. She is hilarious and just a ball of sunshine, so get acquainted with her right now, okay? Okay.

Mackenzie— If May’s the Mango Queen, Mackenzie is the one and only Pizza Queen! I love her never ending enthusiasm (note: whenever we chat, it involves caps lock and sparkle emojis). She’s also a great artist and editor. Just look at her art on her Etsy shop, friends!

Jada and Christina— I placed these two in the same group because I’ve known them for the longest time (since the beginning of 2013), right before I started to blog all thanks to a small event known as NaNoWriMo. While they’ve divulged from writing novels and time has caused us to grow apart, their work is awe inspiring: through Jada’s conceptual photography and Christina’s sharp sweet tongue, these two strong women are not hesitant to shed light on the more vulnerable and ugly in their art, and thus why— no matter what medium they use— their messages ring potent truths and have done so much to amassing over thousands of loyal readers and viewers. We've all grown, but in different ways.

Also, shout out to RosieRachelSophiaLexieNoorVanessaAnnaGrayNina & Nabila for all being strong and wonderful, going out into the world and doing their own thing. Again, if I did not mention you, do not feel disappointed-- these are only the small amount of people I interact with and do not think for one moment I disregard you, because I do not.


I’m thinking about changing up the topics posted on here. I won’t delineate from my typical posting topics of just life adventures & writing tips— I’d like to potentially deepen into these topics by giving more life posts, while also touching base on bookish and college related posts as well once a month. To help me make decisions regarding the future of Ups & Downs, I’ve created a survey! Please, please, please, if you have time to give feedback, let me know, as I’d love to improve and I cannot do that without hearing from other perspectives.



I wanted to host a giveaway, but when I realized how expensive shipping items are especially from a state so far off from everyone else (plus paying for tracking just to make sure the package arrives safely— YIKES), I decided to do something much more meaningful and fun instead! I’m planning on sending snail mail, with some small fun written notes (poetry, anyone?) washi tape, along with some recommendations. Thank you, Grace Anne, for helping me solidify the idea! Snail mail is US only, for now, since it’s so expensive to send internationally. If you can’t receive snail mail and still want to take part in this, you still can, though it will take me longer to assemble things electronically.

If you want to receive snail mail, please message down below with your favorite color scheme, alongside three of your favorite books and artists each. I’ll email you each individually so we can talk more about the details (please have a contactable email on your blogs, but if no, shoot me a message on my contact page). Everything must be received by February 21st so I can mail or email for those partaking digitally everything out by the end of this month!

From the bottom of my heart-- thank you all for being on this journey with me.

52 comments:

  1. Congrats on five years! That's pretty awesome! Here's to many more!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah!!! Trust me, it’s going to feel super strange once you hit five years... I’ve not even an adult yet and blogging has taken up a good third of my life??? It’s strange to think?!?!? You’re somewhat older than me so maybe if you hit five years blogging wise, it may not feel like it took that much time, but still. Five years is A LOT.

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  2. I love the new design!!! And it really is weird to think of old blog designs. I remember what mine used to look like and both cringe and feel wistful. XD

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    1. I’m so glad, Evangeline! And haha— back in the old days (way back in 2013), there were a whole lot of blog designers. Everyone designed their blogs or got it designed by a friend; there wasn’t any purchasing of templates of the sort, which is weird.

      Wistful and cringed indeed! I couldn’t agree more— my second design (which is the first of the old design photos) was so full of teenage angst, and I was still under thirteen. >.< Ah, good ol’ memories...

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  3. Ahhh congratulations on 5 years! That's a really long time omgns!!

    I'm not allowed to give out my address unfortunately, but your idea sounds so awesome!!

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    1. Indeed!!! To think it’s taken up nearly a third of my life (as of right now) still BLOWS. MY. MIND. *eternally screams*

      I totally understand! Typically I can’t give out my address either so RIP giveaways. :’( But I can still make a digital one, just like I mentioned in the post! xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  4. Congrats on 5 years! I loved looking through your old blog designs. :) I liked a lot of them, but each one got a little better!

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    1. We all get better, typically as time passes. ^.^ I kind of see this blog design kind of takes inspiration from the design from nearly three years ago (summer 2015) which is weird, because it wasn’t until I began drafting this post that I brainstormed this color scheme! I must really like the colors blue, orange, and pink, huh. >.< Emily, thank you so much for stopping by!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  5. FIVE YEARS WHOOP WHOOP!!!! *shoots off confetti*

    So much blue....but I like blue, so I'm not going to complain. :)

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    1. YAY! *dances in all of the confetti* *invites Julian and everyone to join because confetti dance parties are fun*

      Blue is SUCH a good color! No one should be blue like the song (“I’m blue ba boo de bah boo dah, dah boo dee dah boo dah dah boo dee dah boo dah....”). xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  6. Thank you for the shout out!

    I love your blog. And it was so cool to see how your design improved over the years! ^_^

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    1. Of course, Gray! It’s been fun to get to know you through Rebellious Writing. xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  7. OH MY GOSH ABIGAIL! FIVE YEARS IS AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF TIME TO BE BLOGGING! CONGRATULATION A MILLIONS TIMES OVER. I'm terribly sorry for not reading your blog very often, but I'm so glad I clicked on this post today. I wish you another spectacular 5 year and beyond. <3

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. OH MY GOSH YAY YAY YAY SEND LOVE YOUR WAY ELLA <3 <3 <3 It’s okay— I understand we all get busy in life! I wish the same to you, too. To more years of blog! *rings glass of apple cider*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  8. Congrats on your five years of blogging!! That is a true accomplishment with all the stuff you've been through. Here's to many more!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Here, here, Catherine! I can’t wait to see once you hit five years. It will be a celebration, for sure!!!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  9. CONGRATS ON FIVE YEARS!! That is such a huge achievement, and you should be proud of becoming such an influential blogger in this wonderful community. Your posts always rock my world and your photos blow my mind. Thank you for being my friend and providing so many opportunities, for myself and others!

    Also, your nostalgic blog designs reminded me of MY designing days... Oh the memories. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosie! Hearing from another old timer who has accomplished so, so much more than I have during her time blogging is just so enthralling. And of course, you are most certainly welcome.

      Um, petition for Rosie to start up her blog design business 2K18?!?!? YOUR BLOG DESIGNS ARE LEGENDARY. *cue legendary music*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  10. congrats on five years !! i haven't been keeping up with my blog, and i honestly don't know if i will ever continue to publish posts again, but regardless, i'm truly so glad to have met you!! in the past couple of years, i've always eagerly waited for your posts :) they're always so long and well thought out, and they have always sparked an interesting discussion!! (and your photography is amazing omg ?!?!)

    also, thank you so much for mentioning me. it honestly means so much <333 and although we haven't really talked much lately, i really do value our friendship, and i hope that you're doing well :) you're such a sweet, thoughtful, witty, and intelligent person, and i'd just like to thank you for being there for me (and the blogging community as a whole!) over the last couple of years. you truly deserve the best in life <333

    i think that you're in your senior year of high school ? i might be wrong, but if you are, i hope that college applications + school are going well! please remember not to overwhelm yourself, and make sure you have plenty of time just for yourself to relax :) always value your mental health / state over your grades, because that's the most important thing <33 also, remember to get lots of sleep and hydrate :) !!

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    1. JOLLYGIRL I’M SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! *tackle glomps* Okay, so I was really worried about you being gone for such a long time, then I realized you were still somewhat active on Goodreads so everything’s okay. I assumed you were really busy with school (especially how you ranted about your English teacher), if I remember correctly).

      Aww. I’m so sad if you don’t post anymore on your blog. Maybe you will come back to the blogging world, maybe you won’t. As much time passes, I do understand if it’s a stage of your life you need to let go. It’d still be super cool if you were still a member of the blogging community somehow in the future, maybe as a book blogger like Cait of Paper Fury? I honestly think you’d be really successful in it.:) I’m going to miss your voice in discussions, that’s for sure.

      Of course. You’re literally one of the kindest, most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met in the blogging community and in life, honestly. So many people tend to show a double face while you’re literally super authentic. I hope life treats you well, too.

      Thank you so much for the reminder about self-care. I’ve been so worn out these past several weeks, but I’ll give updates about college + school soon enough! A lot of things have been happening on that end which make me go, “AHHHHHH!” In both the good and bad ways. :)

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  11. Abigail, I want to say a massive well done on five years of blogging - it truly is inspiring to see such an amazing blogger continue writing brilliant, thought-provoking and interesting posts throughout the five years you've had this blog. and thank you thank you thank you for mentioning me in this post - I FEEL SO HONOURED, it means a lot!!

    The snail mail project sounds so cool!! (although unfortunately I can't take part since I'm UK :(( )

    here's to the next year of blogging, being happy and fun *cheers*

    Lexie x
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    1. Lexie, you’re practically like one of my little sisters in the blogging community. Of course I’m mentioning you. I have more thought-provoking posts on the way and up my sleeve, don’t worry— they’re not going to stop any time soon.

      GAH, I’m so sorry!!! I know it sucks, but I can still make an electronic version of the snail mail project. It will just take a bit longer, of course.

      *cheers back*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  12. I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING.

    ...Okay, maybe I am crying. BUT IT'S ONLY BECAUSE YOU ARE SO AMAZING AND I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE YOUR FRIENDSHIP. <333 Thank you so much for the mention. *sniffles and wipes cheeks* You really know how to make someone feel special, huh? But for real. You are so real and genuine, Abigail. You always remember specific details about people and when you talk to someone, you always put your full focus on them. If that makes sense? Anywho. Every time we talk, I get a jolt of excitement because it's like "Wow! She's talking to me! Me! Wow! This is amazing!"

    So, yeah, I guess you can say that I fangirl a bit whenever we chat. :} WHICH IS AWESOME BECAUSE WE CAN TALK ABOUT SO MANY THINGS AND IT ALMOST ALWAYS LEADS TO *COUGH* STRANGER THINGS *COUGH* (Poor Barb). I cannot wait for that blogger party! It'll definitely be a moment to remember and treasure forever. <3 Congratulations on 5 years! I honestly don't know what the blogging community would do without you. <3 It also feels like you've always been part of the blogging world??? So, like, was there ever a time without your greatness? I can't even remember how dark those days must have been.

    ALSO! ASDFGHJKL YOUR BLOG DESIGN!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! IT LOOKS SO GOOD. I'm so in love with all the colors and just everything. <3-<3 *insert sparkle emojis here*

    I love you, girly!

    xx Kenzie

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    1. Oh, and here's my entry to your giveaway BECAUSE IT WOULD BE AN HONOR TO RECEIVE SNAIL MAIL FROM YOU.

      Favorite Color Scheme: I absolutely adore anything pastel. I'm such a girly girl when it comes to pastels. <3 I guess for this I'm going to go with my blog's color scheme! Yellow, pastel pink (aka coral), and pastel/mint green!

      Three Favorite Books: UGH. Must you do this to me?? This is pure torture. o-o But I guess I'll narrow it down and pick stand-alone books instead of series just to make it easier on my poor fangirling soul.
      - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (but CROSSING MY FINGERS AND HOPING SHE'LL WRITE MORE FOR ME.)
      - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
      - Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

      Three Favorite Artists: As in *artists* or music artists? I'm going to go with both.
      - VINCENT VAN GOGH (YO!)
      - Claude Monet
      - Birdy (because I'm listening to her right now and wow, she's just amazing.)

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    2. OKAY BUT LET’S BE REAL WE’RE ALL CRYING.

      FACT NUMBER ONE: KENZIE IS ALSO AN AMAZING HUMAN BEAN. <3 <3 <3 Honestly, it’s funny that you say that, because my math teacher has been telling me the exact same thing about fully paying attention when someone is talking (since most of the time, she gets ignored when we go over attendance of our freakishly tiny class). You always making conversations so fun and enthusiastic, and I love it so much.

      Seriously, the fact that we fangirl over our chats is THE BEST. IT’S NOT A BAD THING THAT WE TALK ABOUT STRANGER THINGS BECAUSE HONESTLY IT IS THE BEST THING EVER. (Poor Barb indeed— I know Sharon Purser who plays her is going to be in Rise, which is an upcoming NBC drama about musical theatre in a high school which I’m so stoked about. Also THE GOONIES IS ON MY TV AND I CAN SEE BABY BOB COME TO LIFE ASDFGHJKL). And honestly, it may be just me, but I definitely felt like 2014 was a weird turning point for the blogging world since I knew so many people from prior to then and the vibes I get before and after that particular year are starkly different. It’s a rather saddening change, but it has some good points to it, as well. We’re one of the remaining few standing from the pre-2014 bunch.

      BELIEVE ME I have been meaning to add gold glitter confetti in the bottom IT WILL HAPPEN PRETTY SOON. *throws glitter in the air*

      OKAY CAN I JUST SAY THIS: I have an idea of exactly what I’m making for your letter and honestly if you remember any pizza related photos I sent you a long time ago you may know exactly what I’m basing this off of. (Also ft. a terrible sketch of Albion, our one and only president for the win?!?!?) XD Also I THINK YOU’LL REALLY LIKE THE SONG RECS I’M GOING TO SEND.

      Love you too, Kenz!!! <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    3. Basically going to sum up my whole response to this in four words: YOU. ARE. THE. BEST. <3333

      xx Kenzie

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  13. THIS IS SUCH A COOL GIVEAWAY IDEA!!!

    Favorite color scheme: Anything bright with aqua and yellow! Maybe some pinks and purples?

    Three favorite books: The Book Thief, Wuthering Heights, and The Secret Language of Sisters

    Three favorite artists: I don't really have any fave painting artists so I'm going with music haha. Coldplay, Angus and Julia Stone, and Fitz and the Tantrums

    Thanks dude!! I hope I win!!! I'm so curious what this looks like. Please take pics of how you end up doing the winners' notes! I may steal the idea for a not for friends lol.

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    1. ISN’T IT THE COOLEST THING??? Honestly hats off to Grace Anne who literally helped me brainstorm this after realizing shipping costs would be super pricey...

      Actually, everyone’s getting a snail mail letter, Amanda, so it will be really exciting! I’ll be sure to snap some photos before I write down anyone’s addresses and all of that. xD And honestly, if you want to go with this idea for whatever reason, whether it’s for SKG Fun or just for the sake for it, go for it!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  14. I love love your new blog design! It's been so fun to watch your blog evolve and change over the years <3

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    1. I’m so happy you like it!!! *smiles* It’s been so fun seeing you also evolve too, Lauren— you always had a touch for writing such thought-provoking posts which I enjoy reading every time. <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  15. Happy anniversary!! <3 I pray that God blesses you and this blog for the next five years and beyond <333

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    1. Thank you so much, Abigail! Blessings to you too!!! <3 <3 <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  16. AHHH ABBY I ADORE YOU HAPPY ANNIVERSARY <33

    also snail mail from you?? YES:

    favorite color scheme: i love pink and white, but dark green and silver is gorgeous also!!
    three favorite books: harry potter & the deathly hallows, lord of shadows, and simon vs the homo sapiens agenda
    three favorite artists: arctic monkeys, childish gambino, and billie eilish <33

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    1. HI NOOR I DOTE ON YOU TOO.

      Also TO BE HONEST I BRAINSTORMED HOW YOUR LETTER IS GOING TO LOOK. I can already feel the Slytherin vibes coming, yes... *rubs palms together and claps*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  17. Though I've only been here recently, I'd like to congratulate you on doing this for 5 years! That's a ruddy long time.

    It's nice to see that people are productive when they're so busy with school. I'm a bit busy with schoolwork at the moment but thankfully there's a mid term break next week so I won't die ^^

    I hope you keep on being a positive person in this negative world. We really need it <3

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    1. Thank you so much!

      And I SYMPATHIZE WITH MIDTERM BREAKS. Currently, the district decided to cancel school for today, which is why I've been super productive with just blogging and scholarships and everything that screams stress during normal days. I your midterms come by ASAP!!!

      And hey, while positivity by one person is great, we need more forces to join in. *nudges* ^.^

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  18. AH I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN. It's so cool to see from where you started -- your designs have definitely improved. xD

    Five years is a long time, and I'm so inspired with how you've kept with it. I don't know how you've had enough ideas for all those posts, honestly. I keep getting worried that my brain will eventually run dry with inspiration one of these days. xD

    *hands pizza and cookies* CONGRATULATIONS. You deserve every bit of celebration. <3 <3

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. GAH I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE IT. <333 And yes, ugh, all of the terrible blog designs from before... I still cringe at how angsty they were, but alas, it was a phase that the blog did go through.

      I wouldn't worry about running out of ideas, honestly. Take it from me: you're going to constantly be bombarded with something new and something fascinating almost every single day that it's going to be hard to get a post drought, and during those times where it feels like no posts may come to life whatsoever, blog breaks do help. I also think (partially) that the amount of ideas comes from a somewhat non-identified niche-- my spectrum is a bit wider than yours, which has both it's good and bad sides. But honestly, don't worry. ^.^ Just look around and the ideas will never stop.

      *shares pizza and cookies with Katie Grace* Thank you, m'dear. :D

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  19. This new design is so cute! You've come so far in 5 years, which is such a freaking long time, compared to my one and a half! Huge congratulations are in order for that!

    I'm a new follower, but the positivity of your posts is inspiring. Here's to many more years!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Annie! Hey, a year and a half is still impressive-- so much growth can happen despite the seemingly short time span!

      Thank you! And ooh, I'll check out your blog. ^.^

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  20. I remember all of those blog designs, dear Abby! You're blog has grown so much. I love how you have remained honest and genuine throughout your years of blogging and how your positivity is still such an encouragement to all of your readers (including me). It has been an honor to get to know you through the blogging world. <3

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    1. EEEPPP it's actually kind of neat for someone to remember all of those past designs. And that means a lot, coming from you-- staying genuine is something I value greatly so, in myself and in my friends. And honestly? You're seriously one of my favorite people ever. Time and other events has caused us to drift apart, but I'm so glad we have the opportunity this year to start anew again. ^.^ <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  21. Reading this made me feel so many emotions. It's been such an amazing journey watching you and your blog grow for almost (4?) years. I'm absolutely honoured you mentioned me, you have been such a large part of my own blogging journey and I'm so grateful to have discovered your blog online (I would not be here without it). I love the new design, and I can't wait to see where you go next.

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    1. It literally freaks me out sometimes that you and Neha are literally now teens because I've literally met you two on the Discovery Girls website. I know life has been busy, and like I told Neha, sometimes life may pull us to another chapter and make our current ones close, and I know you're swamped with being busy with what life has to offer you, but I know there's still fire in your words, and whether or not its heard on the blogosphere or in your personal life, people need to hear it. Thank you, m'dear.

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    2. Hey so what you said to me right here in your reply gave me a big idea for a blog post, is it okay if I mention you in my next one and give you total inspiration creds?

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  22. SO PROUD OF YOU. <3 Love being blogger besties with you, Abby. :) Also, can you please teach me design??? You're incredible at it.

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  23. ABBY WOW WHAT A JOURNEY <3 I read this post, like, last week and I was going to comment then kept forgetting. #procrastinatingisevil

    WOW yes I relate to this so much :) It's so crazy to think about how the blogging world has changed so much over the years. Even just to think back to where we started from way back in the day and then now to the current community...WOW. So much change, but it's been good. AND YES I relate so much to the designs lol

    My first blog design was so cringe-worthy, but I remember thinking that it was so cool back then xD That's so awesome that you have pictures of all of your designs to document your journey. I remember what my design looked like (kind of? it was like four/five years ago!), but I don't have any pictures of it. :P

    FIVE YEARS IS AN AMAZING FEAT GIRL <3 Your blog has always been a wonderful place, and I'm so proud of how far you've come and how far you'll go. Working with you is always a pleasure too :) *showers you with homemade cupcakes*

    ALSO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE MENTION. I am literally crying tears of joy you're so sweet. OMG A RECIPE BOOK DUDE THAT'S A STELLAR IDEA. Wow I should actually maybe consider that one day lol. I feel like it would combine photography and cooking so, um WIN-WIN. You're a genius. BUT thank you so much, Abby <3 You made my day honestly, and I'm SO FREAKING HAPPY I KNOW YOU THROUGH BLOGGER. Keep on :)

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  24. Abby!!! I'm so sorry I haven't visited your blog in forever and I'm so sorry I haven't commented at all for a while, either!!

    Firstly, happy five years!! That is incredible. I'm so glad I found your blog, and I love how beautiful, inspiring, and heartwarming your posts always are. And I'm so glad we've become friends :)

    I don't know if you saw, but I've added some questions, etc, to the Marvel doc, and I'm hoping to add some more soon. Sorry I haven't been that active with that whole thing! I'm hoping to concentrate on it again soon. So excited to be doing it with you, though! <3

    Wonderful post :) Chat soon! Xx

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  25. CONGRATS!!!! That is so awesome Abby!!! 5 years!!!! *gasp* What are you talking about? All your blog designs are so pretty!!!!

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