A review of 2014 – empfire.info

23rd December 2014

A review of 2014 empfire.info

2014 was the year I started taking blogging seriously. No more using my blog as an outlet for my anger against the world, and no more posting and then disappearing for a month.

I’ve learnt a lot this year. I know what works and what doesn’t work. I also know that I have to do what I enjoy, because it wouldn’t be fun if I was just doing this to benefit others.

It’s been a great year, so let’s take a look back at what I got up to here at empfire.info.

Blogging every other day this summer

I thought I was crazy thinking I could blog every other day this summer. Despite this I did pretty well, and you can see my archive for evidence. It was tough, but having a lot of free time on my hands, thanks to a super flexible part-time job, made it easier. It was also fun, and it helped to show me the topics that I enjoy talking about the most here on the blog.

My 1st blogger event

I attended my very first blogger event this year. Rather than mithering companies to death I sat down and waited patiently for my first invite. It was worth the wait as I was invited to a photography workshop with Joe’s Blog. I had a fantastic day, but the highlight was definitely meeting other bloggers.

My favourite posts

I produced some posts this year that I was super proud of. At the time of posting I did think anything of them but the responses I got were fantastic. I loved getting people involved with my post on Facebook Pet Peeves, and hearing your responses to my thoughts on product reviews and returning comments. Some of my most popular posts included my Big Spoon Little Spoon pillow tutorial (so popular it got stolen) and my tips on being a super organised student.

Blog in the Spotlight

I started a feature on empfire.info called “Blog in the Spotlight” in which I highlighted one of my favourite blogs each month. You can see all of the featured blogs here. Admittedly, the last couple of months I haven’t featured a blog because I just haven’t had the time to do much blog reading thanks to university work, but I promise to get back to it in January.

For 2015…?

Who know! That’s part of the excitement!

I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but one thing that is a guarantee is a new layout ready for the new year.

Was there anything you particularly enjoyed about empfire.info in 2014?

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  1. I’ve always enjoyed reading your blogs! I think you have a very fluid way of writing which is easy to read, and enjoyable. You always pick really interesting subjects to write about, be they reviews, updates on uni or regular features like The Weekend Blog. Hope you have a great Christmas, can’t wait to see what 2015 brings to empfire!

    • Holly

      Thank you so much! That’s such a sweet comment. 🙂 I’m glad you like reading my blog. I love reading yours too. 😛

      Have a great Christmas!

  2. Ella

    School got the best of me (again…) towards the end of the year. But I’m still around and have been doing my best to keep up with my readings. I think you did an amazing job with your blog this summer and have definitely made your blog one of my favourites to read. Best of luck in the New Year! 🙂

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  3. Cat

    You did a lot with your blog this year! I think that’s great that you were able to meet other bloggers and that you have posts that you’re proud of 🙂 Keep up the good work in 2015! I look forward to seeing the new layout!

  4. It’s great that you’re making some great changes to your blog! As long as you enjoy doing what you do, it’s worth it :). Congratulations on all of the achivements you have made! Especially with successfully posting every other day during the summer and going to some blogger events. I enjoyed the interaction back and forth the blogs :).

    Hope 2015 will be a bigger year for you!

  5. Congrats on an awesome 2014! Looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings you/Empfire.

    Haven’t attended a blogging event in years, I’m hoping that I can change that in 2015

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