7 years of blogging

So here’s something quite scary – if my blog was a human, it would be attending school right now. 7 years and 751 posts. Wow!


Every year I write a birthday post saying that I’m surprised that I’ve stuck at it for so long – what a cliche I know, but still it’s true. Sometimes I go through rough patches where I’m uninspired, but I really I can’t imagine my life without blogging.

I guess it’s quite fitting that today, on my blog’s birthday, I started a new job… in blogging. After Taking control of my life I really didn’t know what I was going to do next. So I spent some time making Youtube videos (Vlogmas!), exploring London and just thinking about things – I did a lot of thinking. Most importantly I was open to new experiences and different opportunities which I didn’t have the time/space to consider whilst working my 9-6 desk job. I keep talking about all of these transferrable skills that I have thanks to blogging, so I’ve put my money where my mouth is and become Community Executive (aka Social Media Guru – that’s how I’ve explained it to my Mum anyway)!

It might be a career ‘tangent’, but it doesn’t mean that I’m leaving design forever. I’ll still have this little space on the internet where I can create things and continue to do my own thing, as per 2009.

So whether you’ve been with me since 2009 (if you’ve been following me for 7 years then 1000 points to you & you MUST comment to let me know!) or last month, THANK YOU.

What do you want to see in the 7th year of Graphique Fantastique?


P.S. Also, this time last year I was chosen as Blogger of the month (Jan 2015) – it’s funny how much things can change in a year.


  1. hookedblog@hotmail.com' 18/01/2016 / 10:27 pm

    Congratulations on the new job Natasha.

  2. adamjackholcroft@hotmail.co.uk' 18/01/2016 / 10:47 pm

    Had to comment as I’ve been following you since the beginning but never commented! I can’t remember how I found your blog but it must be something to do with mutual twitter friends from when I was considering attending Lincoln Uni way back in 2009.

    Congrats on 7 years and lots of luck with the Nuffnang job!

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:31 pm

      EEEEEEE ADAM! This comment makes me SO SO happy! As if you have been following me since the beginning… you win longest standing GF fan ha Thanks for being there on my journey with me 🙂

  3. eline.punt@gmail.com' 19/01/2016 / 8:53 am

    Congratulations on your new blog and on your blog birthday. 7 years is amazing. I don’t know if I could do that, but it shows that you must love this little place.

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks Eline! I know, I almost don’t believe it myself… time flies when you’re having fun I guess HA 😀

  4. brokeinthebigsmoke@gmail.com' 19/01/2016 / 10:53 am

    Happy blogiversary and congratulations on your new job! It sounds amazing xx

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks Leanne <3 so glad I am a blogger and have lovely blogger friends like you <3 xx

  5. e.m.veness@gmail.com'
    19/01/2016 / 12:28 pm

    Congrats on the seven years, that seems like such a long time but also, not? Also, congratulations on the new job, I’ve never actually heard of Nuffnang before, or I have and it’s flown out of my mind as these things do.
    I hope there’s another seven more years to come 🙂

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks so much Erin and yes, I know what you mean. In blog years I am pretty ancient… but I still feel like a newbie in some senses ha I hope there’s another 7 years in GF too – BRING IT ONNNN 😛 x

  6. emma@emmainks.com' 19/01/2016 / 12:30 pm

    So many congratulations are in order!! Such excited news about the new job and happy birthday. We will have to celebrate on Friday

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks lovely and for being such a babe <3 Blogging is certainly made easier by lovely people like you <3 much love! x

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Charlie – I had cake and cider to celebrate hehe 😀 xx

  7. xleptodactylous@gmail.com'
    Saoirse Sterling
    19/01/2016 / 3:21 pm

    Congrats on the new job and well done on seven years! That’s kind of insane: you rarely see that these days, really, and people get so excited over one year anniversaries! Just keep on doing whatcha doing 🙂

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks Saoirse <3 You're support means SO much lady... and 7 years is crazy isn't it? I never imagined that I would still be blogging now but I think it was just meant to be because I just can't stop ha x

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