Back in 17th of July 2015, I took a step and published my first blog post and now it has been one year; Ela BellaWorld turned 1! With ups and downs, one year is over and I hope there will be many more years to come. Blogging is fun!

I started this blog just to empty my head and write about things I was passionate about. Ela BellaWorld, a little world of mine has been here for awhile now. It doesn’t feel like it was a long time ago that I published a postΒ saying it has been 6 months and now one year. With so much happening, I wasn’t fully committed to it as I wanted and I made mistakes. Who doesn’t make mistakes, right? We learn from our mistakes and it should make us try harder.

Now I see that one year as a learning curve, seeing the things I could have done right and better so hopefully this new year will be a different. Consistency is key! After neglecting things, trying to get back to the routine is hard. So this is one of the things I will try to change and hopefully I will be more consistent this time.

Goals can be good, however, you should be careful with how many goals you set. It can put you under so much pressure and stress if you set your goals too high or if you try to achieve to many goals. Also, when you do something you love, then why make things harder for yourself? There are so many things I feel like I need to improve and I will write about this in another post. This time I am aiming to get things right as I learn new things, fair enough!

Once I read somewhere that, key of success is not doing what others do, it is all about being unique and doing what you love without copying others. This is something we should all consider, being unique as we do what we love doing. Everyone is different and I am sure everyone can come up with something different, it is all about trying.

How long have you been blogging? What have you learnt so far? Is there anything that bothers you in blogging world and you hope that is changes?

“Be who you are, not the world want to see”

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  • Happy Bloggiversary Ela, I think you are being a little hard on yourself as you have had so much going on this year with your wedding that blogging regularly too would be so much to do. Like you say why turn something you enjoy into something that stresses you out! I’m subscribed so I get the lovely posts delivered when you publish them πŸ˜€ it’s always nice to see your posts pop into my inbox. Have a great day and looking forward to reading your posts in year two. Gemma x

    • Aww thank you so much Gemma, you’re so sweet πŸ™‚ x

  • Yiotou_La

    I wish you many successful years to come and may you always have inspiration to write beautiful posts! Happy anniversary! Blogging is so much fun and I love how we interact with other people and get to know them, this is the best part! πŸ™‚


  • Happy Blog Birthday Ela! You have come so far! I love your blog so much, everything is always on point! I can’t wait to see what your blog turns into in the next year!
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  • Ashley Christabelle

    Massive congratulations to you, Ela! And happy 1st Blog birthday! *cheers*

  • Congratulations!! Love that quote too! Xx

  • Nadia

    Happy Blogiversary, Ela!! We started blogging around the same time woohoo! Miel and Mint is soon 1 too, and I still can’t believe it’s been a year!
    I love your outlook on blogging, hon. It is something we LOVE doing and ENJOY doing so it definitely has to come with that sense of joy and relief when we blog, not stress or pressure. You are 101% right about the uniqueness of each blogger. It’s heartbreaking when a blogger tries to copy someone else but in fact they are insanely talented themselves and would do so much better sticking to their ‘unique selling point’ aka your very own personality.
    I came, am coming and will be coming back to Ela Bella World because I like your personality, you’re a lovely friend, a creative photographer and a brill writer. Very excited for you & your blog on the journey forward <3
    Much love,
    xox Nadia

    • Aww thank you so much, Nadia! You’re so sweet! Everyone should show their own personalities instead of trying to be someone they are not, there’s nothing worse than being fake! xx

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing. Happy blog birthday πŸ™‚

    Camille xo

  • It has been almost two years for me, ad I have definitely learned a lot in this time. Enough to stop stressing about numbers and just doing what I enjoy. Blogging takes up so much time, you really canΒ΄t do it any other way, at least not for a long period of time.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • There’s a lot to learn and I feel like I am still not even close to the half way. Blogging takes so much time, I never thought that it would be that way but hey, if you love it then it is all fine!

      • I bet there is a lot more to learn. But that way it stays interesting.

  • Wow how exciting! Happy one year blogiversary! I’m excited to see what you get up to! x


  • Congratulations on one year of blogging, Ela! You’re doing great and you definitely have a unique voice, that’s why I enjoy reading!

    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I am so happy to hear that!

  • Nina

    Happy Blogiversary. It’s been 2 years for me and I’ve learned a lot. You are so right about being unique.

  • Well done on one year πŸ™‚

  • It’s been more than two years for me and frankly, everyday is a learning curve, there’s always something to do, something to improve, etc. Congratulations on 1 year, Ela and wishing many more successful years to you. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Totally agree that everyday is a learning curve and there is so much to learn and improve. I am wishing you many more successful years too, thank you so much πŸ™‚ xx

  • Alya Mooro

    That’s awesome, happy birthday! xx


  • Happy blog birthday! I just started last year too and my blog had its birthday at the end of April πŸ™‚

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I hope we will be having many more years πŸ™‚

  • Happy Blog Anniversary, Ela. I’ve been blogging for almost two years and I still learn something new every day.

    • Thank you so much! There is so much to learn, that’s why it never gets boring πŸ™‚

  • Happy 1st year Anniversary! =) Congratulations on an amazing year of blogging =)

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  • Happy Blog-iversary Ela! Time flies, don’t you think? Looking back on our history with blogging is super helpful, and we can actually see all the good things we’ve achieved! You are right about pressure, we shouldn’t set our goals too high, otherwise it takes out all the fun of it. Actually, I’ve just written a post about that (coming next week), because I was thinking exactly the same thing. We all need to improve, but we should enjoy what we are able to do already. I surely enjoy reading your blog and all your beauty advice! πŸ˜‰

    Julia x
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    • Thank you so much, Julia πŸ™‚ Blogging should be fun and pressuring yourself won’t bring anything more than so much stress. Like everything in life, you need to learn a lot to improve yourself in blogging too, that’s one of the things I love about it. Learning new things makes it more fun πŸ™‚
      I am looking forward to reading your post πŸ™‚ x

  • Happy blog birthday, Ela! What I’ve learnt since started blogging is that it’s a job on its own and it requires lots of time and effort but the interaction with my readers makes it absolutely worth it! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I never thought it would be that much work, but in the end I enjoy spending my hours on it and learning new things! People like you make it worth every hour I spend on it πŸ™‚ x

  • Congratulations! All your hard work has shown and I hope the best things come to you and your blog. I’ve been blogging for a little longer than a year, but I stopped blogging almost six months and I regret it a lot, now I’m back to it and I’ll try to stay comitted as possible.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • Thank you! When I took time off because of the wedding and some other things, I felt bad because blogging is something I love doing and it felt like there was something missing when I didn’t blog for awhile πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations, Ela! I absolutely love your blog and you’ve done a fantastic job with it. It’s true that you should only compare yourself to your own achievements. In a month it will be my first year as well πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Lindsey πŸ™‚ Comparing yourself to your own achievements will bring better things than envying others πŸ™‚ Crazy how time passes by right? I never thought I would make that far πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations on your one year Blog-Aversary! You’ve come such a long way Ela and you should be so proud! πŸ™‚


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  • Charlotte

    congratulations this is such a good step in the right direction! Being unique is so key!
    Charlotte //

  • Congrats on a year! I am nearly at two years and I agree about how neglecting things can make it difficult to get back into a routine! I didn’t post for ages on my blog because I didn’t feel like what I did was good enough, but I found my specialism and am loving blogging more than ever! x

    • Thank you so much! Neglecting is not good, I was away for weeks due to my wedding and other times because of being busy then getting back to the routine wasn’t easy. If you love what you are doing, never think that it is not good enough, just keep trying harder and I am sure everything will get better! x

  • congrats and great post!
    kisses from dubai ❀️

  • Congratulations, Ela! That is such a big accomplishment – and a fun one too. I love your blog! I have also learned that consistency is most important. It’s the most vital lesson I’ve learned in my two years of blogging so far!


    • Aww thank you so much! There’s so much to learn in blogging and I am trying to learn as much as possible so I can improve myself! x

  • Happy Blog Birthday! I have been blogging for a while, but I have been blogging seriously for about a year I would say. Xx


  • Congrats on your blog turning one and Happy Blog Birthday! woo! I have been blogging a while, on and off, mostly because I cannot keep track with uni work and blog at the same time. Multi tasking and managing everything is quite hard πŸ™ xx

    Bollianaxo | Student’s Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ With uni, it is hard to keep track which is understandable. You can always use blogging as an excuse to take your mind off stuff and when you have more time then you can focus it on a little more πŸ™‚ Multitasking is hard and I am really bad at it! x

  • Happy bloggybday!

  • Happy Blogiversary, beautiful! I wish you many more years of growth, success, and endless creativity! I love how open you are in this post because I can certainly relate to everything you’ve shared here. Though my blog will be turning 4 in November, I feel like my first two years were actually a learning curve for me, haha. Prior to starting a blog, I had no social media accounts at all, including Facebook. I was primarily focused on my studies and family, so I never really took an interest and no one I knew had a blog or knew anything about starting one, so it was all trial and error. I feel those moments are what makes us stronger in every aspect and I’m thankful for it all. I’m so used to reading posts or watching YouTube videos about setting goals and how great setting goals are and while I do agree, I agree more with what you’ve mentioned here in creating smaller more realistic/attainable ones that don’t put so much pressure on us. Thanks for sharing your special day with us and I hope you have an amazing week ahead, beautiful!



    • Thank you so much, lovely! Oh wow 4 years? That’s amazing and I hope there will be many more successful years. A few years ago social media wasn’t that important, however now it is one of the important traffic driving factors, it is like if you are not popular and don’t have social media then it is possible that you won’t succeed much. I used to set myself so many hard goals then it didn’t bring anything to me, so instead of just putting myself under so much pressure, it is best to have smaller goals which will lead to a better result like domino effect.
      I hope you are having an amazing week! x

  • Congrats! To many more!


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  • Happy Blogiversary! July is my 2 year blogiversary & I am still enjoying it so much! Here’s to many more years of blogging! xx

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    • Thank you so much! I hope there will be many more successful years to come for us! x

  • Happy anniversary!! This is so exciting. I wish you just the best with your blog in the future. I’ve been blogging for over the year now and I am loving every minute of it. Yes, there are few things that I absolutely despise about it but I can look past it for the good it offers πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Even though there are ups and downs, I really enjoy blogging πŸ™‚

  • Wow congrats on 1 year of blogging! Such a great accomplishment! Many more years to come!

  • Congratulations on your milestone! x

  • Congratulations!! Im turning one as well next month!

  • Happy Birthday Ela Bella World! You are doing such a fantastic job, I’m looking forward to reading your blog for years to come!

  • congratulations on your first year of blogging! here’s to many more!

    xx Melis

  • Happy 1st year! All the best and keep the good work!

  • Huge congrats on turning 1 with your blog! you re doing so well, I love your posts and your photos in particular are stunning also x

    Beauty with charm

  • Congratulations on your blog’s first birthday! You’ve come so far in year! xo

  • Erin Russell

    Happy Blog Birthday! Such a huge milestone!! Congratulations πŸ˜€

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  • Samileen

    Thats a great mile stone, and you really have come a long way in such short period of time. Love your blog and your style. One of the sweetest person on internet. Wishing you lots of love, luck and success.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • Aww thank you so much, you’re the sweetest πŸ™‚ Wishing you a lots of love, luck and success too πŸ™‚

  • Amazing results from a year!! Congratulations πŸ™‚ I’ve only been blogging since February and I can definitely say that there are ups and downs as there is to almost every situation πŸ™‚
    Kathy x