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One Year Down…

Hello June! This month has been super exciting for me so far, from vacations, to attending BBQ’s and completing my third novel, I must say that I’m having a great time! However, that’s not all that I’m blushing over! Can you believe that it’s been ONE YEAR since I officially launched Monique Elise?! Happy Birthday to moniqueelise.com! Looking back on when I first began, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew is that I wanted to write, share my thoughts and connect with my readers. When I first launched my site, I hit the ground running! I wanted to blog about everything – beauty, travel, lifestyle. But after a couple of months I hit a brick wall, I went from blogging every week to every two weeks and then not at all. I was stumped, unmotivated and second guessing myself. Blogging stopped being fun and started feeling like work. I mean from having content, pictures, building a following, writing books, marketing, it can become so exhausting if you let it! And unfortunately – I did.

I also fell victim to comparing myself and trying to replicate others.Trying to find your own special lane in such a large world of bloggers is TOUGH and intimidating! There are so many of us and it can be quite competitive. Luckily I had my AH HA moment and finally snapped out of it. I realized why I was feeling so stressed and upset. It’s because I wasn’t being true to myself. Yes I love beauty, fashion, etc. but that’s not all that I’m about. My favorite thing to do is give advice and help others, enjoy girl’s talk and meaningful conversations! I was comparing myself to others that knew exactly what their blogging voice was. It took me a while to find mine, but I did! I can truly say that I’ve grown as a person, blogger, author, and BRAND. I’m so excited for the next chapter in this book and I’m looking to get BIGGER AND BETTER!

So here’s to one year down and hopefully many more to go. Thank you all that have been on this journey with me. I’m committed to only growing from here. I wouldn’t trade the lessons I’ve learned for anything! So for anyone that’s thinking about trying something new, GO FOR IT but remember to stay true to who you are! You never know – it just might work! Just give it a little time, patience, and hard work.

 

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  • Reply
    Laura
    June 14, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats on your first year! And even bigger congratulations on sorting through to figure out how to love your blog again. Your voice is unique, and life’s too short to do something you don’t love.

    🙂 Laura

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      June 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much Laura!! And I agree 100% <3

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    Ashtyn
    June 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Congratulations on your first year!!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      June 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you love!

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    Shay
    June 14, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Congrats on making it through your first year. That’s a huge accomplishment!
    -Shay
    http://www.shayshaytries.com

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      Monique Elise
      June 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    kumamonjeng
    June 24, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    This post is so encouraging, it helps me to stay focus and keep doing the thing I like and make everyday count. Congrats on yours achivement too!

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      Monique Elise
      June 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you!

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    Paige Marie
    June 24, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on your 1st year! Your post is very inspiring and empowering!

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      Monique Elise
      June 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Trina Dinnar
    June 25, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Kudos to you too for being a novelist — how exciting!

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    TheSocial Nubian
    June 25, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Congratulations and best of luck on everything. Have you ever thought about guest blogging with a cross collaboration guest blog. It would help alot; even having guest bloggers on your site that focuses on your brand.

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    Davindra
    June 25, 2018 at 3:43 am

    Congratulations on your first year. Here’s to many more to come!

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    Joanna
    June 25, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Happy one year anniversary! Blogging is not easy, it might start out of fun but soon enough people realise how much work it involves and give up. Good on you that you didn’t! 🙂

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    Sue Tanya Mchorgh
    June 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Wohoo. Congrats on making it through your first year. I am sure you learnt a lot.

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    Nati
    June 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Congratulations for your first year an for many many more! You’ve learnt a lot in this path and you’ll keep growing!

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    Holly Lasha
    June 25, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations. One year is a big accomplishment. You should be proud of yourself for sure.

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    veronica@inveronicascorner
    June 25, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I love it and congratulations for hitting this milestone! Wishing you many more years of success in all you do.

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    Twinspirational
    June 26, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Congrats on your blog-versary! We’ve learned so much over the past year of blogging. Good luck in year 2.

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    Karla
    June 26, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Congratulations! Many more years to go! Keep going! Thank you for creating this inspiring post!

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    maria
    June 26, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Congratulations for completing your one year here
    I wish you more in the years to come

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    Elizabeth O
    June 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Congratulations on your first year! You are doing an amazing job, heres to many more successful years of blogging!

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      Monique Elise
      July 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Alexine
    June 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations to you! One year is achieved! Blogging is indeed a hard job to do. More successs to you and more projects! two thumbs up for all your efforts, cheers!

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    Amanda Rosson
    June 26, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats on your first year! I can definitely relate a lot to your story even after doing this for many years. Sounds like you’ve learned a lot and I wish you and your blog the best and many more years!

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