A Celebration! 1 Million Views + New Design!

22 August, 2015


I am incredibly excited, and feel very proud, to be writing this post today. Over three years ago, I created Queen of Contemporary and when I started I never thought I’d reach a point where I’d be able to say, “I’ve passed one million views on my blog!” How insane is that?! To celebrate, I made some extremely sparkly butterfly cakes, and I also redesigned my blog!

Whilst there have been certain designs on my blog that I’ve loved, I’ve never felt like any of them 100% fit the image in my head. As soon as I started work on my new theme, however, I knew it was The One. Look how gorgeous it is!! I adore the professional feel to it but I also feel as if it’s a warm, community space which is what I want my blog to be. I’m looking forward to showing it off a lot more in the coming weeks and months!

Thank you so much for your continued support in my blog’s journey. It means the world to me that I am part of a loving, friendly and welcoming community.

I really hope you enjoy the upcoming content and changes on Queen of Contemporary. Take a look around, enjoy the view, and relax with a good book!

What do you think of the new Queen of Contemporary design?



  • Sophie

    22 August, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on the page views, that’s an amazing achievement! I’m loving the new theme, it’s really clean and simple, and nice to look at 🙂
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      23 August, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you! So glad you love it!

  • Michelle

    22 August, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations Lucy! I love your new design – simple, clean and fresh 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing what else you have in store! Congratulations once again – you should be so proud of all the work you’ve done to create such a large following 🙂
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      23 August, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! Thank you for your all your lovely support. You’re the best!

  • Natalie @ Flowers in my Books

    22 August, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations! That’s amazing <3

    I love the new design, I think it's professional and classy but still has a welcoming feel to it which I love.
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      22 August, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you, Natalie!

  • Rebecca @ Reading Wishes

    22 August, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I’m a very recent follow here (hi! *waves*), so this is my first time commenting and it’s a rather nice time to be commenting with all these milestones and celebrations! Huge congrats on a million views (that’s amazing!) and lovely new design! Glad you found The One.
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      22 August, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Hello! *waves*
      Thank you for your lovely comment, Rebecca!

  • Gee Stencel

    22 August, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING ONE MILLION VIEWS, LUCY!!!! The new design is absolutely beautiful, it looks professional but it really suits the blog so well! (And the cakes look so yummy to eat, by the way!) I cannot wait to read future posts from you, as this is one of my favourite bookish blogs! Once again, Lucy, congratulations! *massive hug* I’m so happy for you! x
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      23 August, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      THANK YOU!
      The cakes were extremely yummy and now nearly all gone, sadly. Thank you – that’s so lovely to hear!

  • Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic

    23 August, 2015 at 10:28 am

    EEEK CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is an outstanding achievement! 😀 I LOVE the new design too! It’s so sleek and professional! Well done, Lucy, you’ve done so well with your blog in the past 3 years! xx
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      23 August, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      THANK YOU!! It’s crazy!! The past three years have been insane. And you were one of my first ever blogging friends!!

  • Denise @ The Bibliolater

    23 August, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations on 1 million views! It’s so many people… I can barely even imagine it!
    The new design is super. I like the way it’s really clean and minimalist (I’m not a fan of busy blogs), but it still feels welcoming and a bit homely 🙂
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    1. Lucy Powrie

      23 August, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I can’t either! Thank you! So lovely to hear your feedback. 🙂

  • Jackie

    24 August, 2015 at 1:49 am

    I love the new design! I’m a sucker for crisp, clean lines 🙂 I’m also a sucker for cupcakes; those look so delicious. Congratulations ONE MILLION page views! That’s a heck of a milestone.
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  • Sarah

    1 September, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Well done Lucy, Congratulations. Hope to see you at the Bath Kids Lit Festival.

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