Happy 5th Birthday Raspberrykiss! + HUGE Giveaway

Want to hear me ramble about what blogging means to me or fancy winning my giveaway?
Happy 5th Birthday Raspberrykiss! + HUGE Giveaway

Today is a very special day here in Raspberrykiss land as it marks five years since I started my blog. When I began my blog I was a naive 15 year old who was going through a bit of a tough time. I was very, very different back then and through my blog posts alone, that really shows. A lot has also changed since then. I’ve left school, got my first proper big girl job, met someone I plan to spend the rest of my life with, I got engaged, lost friends, gained friends, lost loved ones and have even been preparing to fly the nest. I feel looking back, I was like a totally different person. My likes and views have changed and also what I consider to be important. It is amazing how much can change in just a few years, isn’t it? One thing that hasn’t changed, and I cannot see changing in the future is my love for my blog and blogging in general. It may sound sad as Raspberrykiss is essentially just a web page which I add pictures to and type on but to me it is so much more than that, it is my baby. Blogging has acted not only as a fun hobby but also an escape for when times got hard and I got down. It gave me something to focus on and really cheered me up. Not only that but blogging has given me a real love and passion for all things digital and made me realise that a career in digital marketing is what I want to do in life. And that brings me onto another thing about my blog that I am eternally grateful for, the opportunities that come my way. Because of Raspberrykiss I have been able to work on amazing projects with brands and companies which is amazing. Not only that but because of my blog I landed myself a Digital Marketing Assistant role at a fabulous company which still blows my mind. Although the opportunities are fabulous, one thing that I think truly stands out when it comes to my blog and blogging in general is the community, love and support. I love how 99.9% of bloggers are so supportive, friendly and approachable as it gives a real welcoming feel, almost as though you automatically fit in which is something I’ve always felt didn’t apply to me in other aspects of my life. I also love, love, love all the fantastic comments I receive on my blog and the emails and tweets I get, and of course the people behind them. Reading all the comments makes me smile like a Cheshire cat and sometimes they even make me laugh like a monkey. I am eternally thankful to each and every one of you who has supported Raspberrykiss by reading, commenting, emailing, tweeting and following me. I can’t put into words just how amazing it all is.

To say thank you for all your love I have decided to host a huge bundle giveaway for one of you lucky people to win. The bundle includes a lot of goodies including makeup, skincare, bath products, candles and jewellery. For a full list of everything included in the bundle, check out the Rafflecopter widget. To enter, simply follow the rules below.

Rules:
  • To be in with a chance of winning my HUGE 5 Year Birthday Bundle giveaway, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below
  • Those using multiple accounts to enter will be completely disqualified
  • There will be one winner
  • The giveaway is open internationally
  • ALL mandatory entries MUST be complete or you will be completely disqualified (Mandatory entries are the three that appear on the Rafflecopter widget before you are able to unlock any other entries.)
  • The giveaway will run from Tuesday 9th December 2014 until Friday 9th January 2015 12:00am GMT (One month)
  • Once the giveaway is over I will contact the winner directly via email. Once an email is sent the winner will then have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.

 

Good luck!

 

Shannon xo
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