WOW, I've officially been a "Blogger" for a whole year! Whaat, that's so crazy!

Ever since I was younger I've always loved writing and I've always been a makeup obsessed teen so last year I finally took the plunge and started my little blog!

I was born in Warrington and then moved to a little village called Formby (near Liverpool) when I was 4. I've loved living in Formby, but when I moved to Sheffield for Uni, I finally felt myself. I contemplated starting my blog when I first started Uni, but something stopped me. I didn't want my friends to judge me for it and was scared it would be shit so decided against the idea. It wasn't until I started my placement year a year ago when I had to move to Manchester on my own and I didn't know a single sole there. I thought to myself, "what better time to start" and so here I am a year on and I've loved every minute of it. 

Over this past year I've watched my little corner of the internet grow and expand and have met so many lovely people through blogging. I know my blog doesn't have the biggest following, but that doesn't matter to me. What matters most is that writing my thoughts and feelings down makes me happy and seeing people like and enjoy what I write about is more than enough to make this blog worthwhile. I am so happy I started one. 

I never actually told any of my friends about my blog (apart from my friend who started a blog too) ... they all kind of just found out. Which I guess is a good thing. Being the shy girl that I was, I didn't exactly want to shout it from the roof tops so I created separate social media accounts and used them to promote my blog instead! 

Blogging is now a passion as well as a hobby and I am so so so glad I started my blog. So what can you expect on my blog throughout the next year? 

Well as you can see from the title of this post, I have changed my blog name. Don't get me wrong I loved "What Katie Did Next" but I think it's time for a re brand and something a little bit more professional, more of a brand. I have wanted to get a domain name for a little while now and I feel like I'm finally ready to make the leap. One problem - What Katie Did Next is already taken so I thought why not re brand my blog and change the name all at the same time?! 

I've decided to call my blog "JustKatiee". Some of you may be thinking, what's the meaning behind that? What made you change? Well, there isn't really a lot of meaning behind it truth be told. I am simply Just Katiee. The reason I changed my blog name is because "What Katie Did Next" was already taken so I wanted to keep it as simple and as easy to remember as possible, but still me. 

I hope you don't all run away after this re jig on the blog, I hope it will be a positive change and will help this blog grow even more throughout the next year.

So my goals for another year are:
- I want to attend a blogger meet up/event
- I want to grow my followers 
- I want to engage more with my readers 
- I want to engage more with brands 
- I want to inspire my friends to start blogs 
- I want to travel more and blog about it 
- I want to find and perfect the best blogging schedule that works for me 
- I want to buy a camera and improve my image quality 
- I want to be more active on social media 
- I want to take part in regular blogger chats 

And most of all, throughout this next year on my blog, I want to keep the happiness. I never want to have a reason to be unhappy in the year of blogging to come. I want to enjoy every minute of it and I want you to all enjoy the time you spend on this blog too. This website is like the diary of my life and of everything I'm doing and loving so I want to continue that and prove that anything is possible if you set your mind to it, you just need that push of confidence and you'll be on your way. 


  1. Hi Katie! This is amazing! I can't believe you've been blogging for a year! I Just nominated you for the Liebster Award and the Brotherhood of the World Award! Check out your nomination here: http://tiffanyandcouture.com/2015/09/04/liebster-award-brotherhood-of-the-world-award/ :)

    1. Thanks Tiffany! I know, it's gone so fast! Aww thanks! XX

  2. Hi Katie. It's the first time I read your blog and I really like it. Even if I don't read you for 1 year, happy 1st birthday to your blog ;)

  3. I love the rebrand Katie, nice and fresh! Great goals too, i hope you achieve them all!! xx

    1. Thanks Emily, so glad you like it :) What are your goals!? XX