Two Years of Queen of Contemporary!

Two years ago to the day, I sat down at my laptop and created a blog. It may not have seemed a big deal at the time, but two years later I can see  how it has affected my life. When I started my blog – then called Read, Write, Sleep, Eat! – I had no idea there was a massive community out there. It wasn’t until I joined Twitter a few months later that I started to realise how amazing and wonderful blogging can actually be.

In the past year, since my first blogoversary, things have changed a lot. For one, I moved to WordPress in August and while there have been times I wish I had never done it (usually in moments of hosting panic), I think it was the right decision to make. Moving to WordPress meant, really, building my blog up again from scratch but I don’t regret it – I think moving really gave me the shove to show dedication to my blog, and I’m a lot happier now.

In myself, I definitely think I’ve changed since April 2013. In the past year, I’ve gone to lots of book events, and attended my first blogging event too. I’ve really emerged out of my shell and I definitely think I’m more confident than I was. I loved going up to London in March for the Hot Key Blogger’s Brunch where I got to meet lots of lovely bloggers and booktubers. I still get incredibly nervous before events, but I do love it once I get used to PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUAL PEOPLE AND NOT JUST ON THE INTERNET.

I’m not going to write a long list of people to thank, because I’m sure I’d miss lots of people out. So thank you, yes YOU, for supporting me over the past year, whether you’ve been here from the beginning or have just found Queen of Contemporary. Thank you to everyone who has followed, left a comment, or just clicked on a post by chance. Thank you to the bloggers who are all so lovely, to the authors who I love to pieces, and to the publishers for being so generous. I love each and every one of you – my friends.

In the past year, my favourite blog posts have been:

Is Age Just a Number? – I’m so proud of this post. It’s one of the most honest posts I’ve ever written, but I’m so glad I did. Sometimes it’s nice to just write your thoughts down!

On Supporting Your Favourite Blogs – I’m not sure why I like this post so much but I just do. It springs to mind as one of my favourites!


Thank you for such a brilliant year of Queen of Contemporary. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve half of the things I have and I can’t express my gratitude enough. Thank you! Here’s to many more years of Queen of Contemporary!

Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.


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    Emily @ Simply YA Reviews

    20 April, 2014

    Congrats on two years! That’s such a wonderful accomplishment! 🙂
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    Rachel Hamilton

    20 April, 2014

    Happy Blogaversary x

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    20 April, 2014

    Happy Blogoversary, Lucy! The UK book blogging community wouldn’t be the same without you. 🙂
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    20 April, 2014

    A BIG congratulations to you Lucy! Two years is a huge accomplishment and I always enjoy reading your posts!
    I’m super happy I got to know you a bit through blogging 🙂

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    Jesse Owen

    20 April, 2014

    Congratulations on 2 years Lucy – I hope they’ll be many more of them to come 🙂
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    20 April, 2014

    Well done and congratulations. I love Queen of Contemporary and I just think you are a wonderful person. I admire your work so much. Carry on and I can’t wait till next years bloggerversery 😉

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    Rita @ Weaving Pages

    20 April, 2014

    *flies around your blog like a fairy* HAPPY BLOGOVERSARYYYY! You’ve been an awesome bloggy friend in the year I’ve known you, and your blog is just as awesome as you are! Hope your third year of blogging goes really well too!

    rita xx
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    Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile

    20 April, 2014

    Yayyy. Happy Blogoversary, Lucy!

    Blogging is a wonderful experience and as the years pass, it just gets more and more of an experience. I’m glad you stuck with it as long as you have and I wish more awesome years of blogging for you. =D
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    Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa

    20 April, 2014

    Happy blogoversary! I cant believe you have only been blogging for two years. It was so great to meet you, and yes I AM AN ACTUAL PERSON. I hope I get to see you more this year and next! I think your posts are always so thoughtful and you have some amazing ideas. Heres to another great blogging year 😀
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    Erika @ The Red Bookmark

    21 April, 2014

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY LUCY!!! 2 years. That’s a BIG accomplishment. Congrats x
    Erika x
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    21 April, 2014

    Happy Blogoversary Lucy!
    Keep going because you’re doing brilliantly 🙂

    Holly x
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    21 April, 2014

    Happy blogoversary, Lucy! 😀
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    Chrissi Reads

    21 April, 2014

    Happy Blogoversary Lucy! Here’s to many more years.
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    Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)

    22 April, 2014

    Happy blogoversary! x
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    22 April, 2014

    Happy Blogoversary!!! 2 years is such a long time to stick with something and such a great achievement. Well done! I hope to reach this some day.
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    22 April, 2014

    Just realised I never properly commented on this post!

    But what can I really say? I FREAKIN love everything about your blog and I hope you blog for many more years. Just that really, short and sweet. 🙂
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