Now that the end of the year is near (New Year’s only a few days away!) I thought it might be a good time to do a Year In Review. It’s been a really good year for Anverelle and I wanted to share some of my blog highlights in 2016 :)
I’d love to hear about your (blog) accomplishments of 2016 as well! Let’s spread some positivity and support <3
Anverelle turned 2 years
First of all, this year Anverelle turned two years old! :) I can’t believe it’s only been two years, but I wouldn’t want to miss it anymore. And yes, blogging takes up a huge amount of your time – but I love putting my time in my pictures, blogposts and videos.
The satisfaction I get from working with something I’m so passionate about is enormous, but the real icing on the cake here are my readers and followers on my social platforms. It’s been such a pleasure meeting you all and the response I get from all of you lovelies out there is simply amazing.
I wouldn’t be where I am now, if it wasn’t for all of you. So a very special thanks from the bottom of my heart – I can’t express enough how grateful I am!
Over 1,000 followers on Instagram
That brings me to my next highlight: I’ve hit over 1K followers on Instagram! I started with Instagram in February and I just can’t grasp there’s now over 1,000 people that follow my blogging adventures. I love how many of you tune in to my Instagram stories as well, it’s crazy!
Instagram is definitely my favourite social platform and I’m thankful for getting to know so many of you! I also made new (blogging) friends along the way that I love to death – you know who you are! ;)
Curious for Anverelle’s first Instagram picture? Click here!
When I got my first blogger invitation I was absolutely thrilled! The first blogger event I could go to was the NYX Cosmetics store opening in Ghent. First of all, I was so excited for the store to open that I was one of those “first 50” nutjobs that stood in the pouring rain (and thunder, let’s not forget!) to enter the store – #dedicated. But a week later, at the bloggers event, I had the chance to take a good look at the store and all the goodies. And although it was a scary experience at first (I was alone and basically was afraid to talk to other bloggers – lol), I had a great time!
I can’t go to the next highlight without mentioning the pressdays. Pressdays are the key events for a blogger and they’re held twice a year, in April and November. I still remember in April I was looking with big eyes at other bloggers’ Instagram photos from the press days, wishing I was there too…
Little did I know I was going to be there as well for the next round in November! I received a few invitations for Anverelle, which I am so grateful for. Special thanks to my girl Eveline (FitGingerEef) who took me with her (You’re such a star, thanks babe!) We teamed up and were able to do all of our invitations – in the end we had to book a hotel in Antwerp because it turned out soooo late, but we made it! ;) It was an exhausting but two very interesting and fun days. It was lovely meeting so many brands and agencies!
The most recent event I went to was the Zalando Awards. Eveline took me with her to find out who would be the Style Icon of 2016. It was a wonderful experience where I had the opportunity to meet up again with some bloggers and spot a few of the bigger fishes in the blog pond ;) It’s always so exciting to see the faces behind the blogs and getting to know each other. Loads of fun with a great party afterwards!
Anverelle goes Youtube
Around the end of August I uploaded my first video on Youtube! Don’t worry, I won’t stop writing – I’m just experimenting with different mediums. I do like the process of making a video, although I still think a blogpost goes quicker ;) But it’s fun to experiment with and I’d love your opinion on this topic! Do you like the videos? Would you like to see more of them? What topics would you like to see covered? So many questions! ;)
Curious for the first videos? Go to my Youtube channel!
Going to the press days sparked a few brand collaborations, which I absolutely loved! I’m always so honoured when a brand wants to work with me, as I do not take this for granted. There were many others as well, but here are some of the biggest highlights:
On my Instagram you must have noticed my collaboration with Zalando and my posts around #Zalandolovesyoga. I’ve created two posts on yoga: one for more energy and one for finding balance. I thought this was a really fun project to work on and I’ve really gotten back into yoga thanks to Zalando :)
I’ve also had the opportunity to work together with Duifhuizen Tassen & Koffers, where they let me pick out a party handbag and review it for you. I’ve picked out my first Moschino, I was so happy! It’s also my first bright red bag, so a very welcome piece to my wardrobe.
The last highlight is with JAX PR. JAX is an agency from Brussels, run by two very lovely ladies. A blogpost on what I discovered at JAX will come soon, promise! ;) During their press day I stumbled upon a gorgeous black lace blouse from Julie Fagerholt Heartmade. Those who know me well, know that I’m a huge sucker for lace and I fell completely in love with the JUPA blouse. I had the opportunity to wear the JUPA blouse for the Zalando Awards, which was such an experience for me. Thank you JAX PR and Nordikk store, for making me feel like a million dollars that night!
2016 has been a great year and I hope 2017 will be even better!
Please don’t forget to write about your (blog) accomplishments of 2016 as well in the comments below.
I’d love to hear them!