Everything Erin Turns Five!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Happy 5th birthday, Everything Erin!

On 14th July 2014, I clicked publish on my very first blog post, An Introductory Blog Post, where I shared 20 facts about me. Although I went and updated the facts a couple of years later, it is still highly cringeworthy and I recommend you don't go and read it, nor any other posts from five years ago!

Five years is definitely a long time to keep up a hobby, and I am really proud that I am making this milestone on my blog, that I have kept it up for so long. Of course, some months I have posted less than others (I'm looking at you, exam season), but my blog has kept progressing to where it is today.

A lot has changed since I began blogging five years ago. I primarily love to write about beauty, and that is something I discovered whilst I have been blogging - five years ago I didn't own a single lipstick, now I own way too many. I've documented a lot of life events on my blog, such as GCSEs, A Levels and applying to university. Meanwhile I have explored my personal style and shared my favourite products or music releases.

Where are we going next with Everything Erin? I wrote this post to coincide with my brand new blog design. It was very much overdue an update, since I had used the same theme (with a couple of header changes) for three years, and I was super bored of it to the point I hated looking at it! I am so excited by my new layout, it feels so professional, really reflecting where I want my blog to be, and it has spurred on lots of fresh inspiration and ideas.

Going forward, I want to write about some topics that I am really passionate about. I love writing about lipstick, don't get me wrong, but I want to alternate this with some posts that I put a lot of research and interest into, more topical. Sustainability, particularly in fashion, is a really crucial topic right now and I would love to put my own spin on this, amongst a bunch of other topics, so stay tuned for a slightly different focus. While editing my previous posts as I changed my theme I read through some and made notes of what I liked, from my writing style, photography, to the sort of content I wrote which also helped to get me really inspired - a really useful tip if you're stuck in a blogging rut.

I have read so many amazing posts on this journey, got to know so many great people including making some of my closest friends through blogging! I have always loved the community side of blogging and it is something I really want to get even more involved with lately. I think at times, like I am going through now, where the Instagram numbers suddenly drop, it can feel like there's a lack of community spirit between bloggers and I really want to reignite it. I have also learnt a lot, not only improving my writing style but what sort of career I would like in the future. I would love to hear about your blogging journey and what you have learnt through blogging!

I have loved my last five years on Everything Erin, made possible by all of you reading my posts which I am so grateful for. Here's to the next five!

EG x


  1. Congratulations on the milestone! Loving the new blog design too x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I love your new design. It's beautiful!


  3. Congrats on the milestone, five years is insane! I'm also loving your new theme, it's gorgeous xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. Congratulations on blogging for 5 years! x


  5. I absolutely adore your new blog design, it's honestly lovely and looks so professional! Also, congratulations on blogging for 5 years! What a huge milestone, and I can't wait to see what's ahead! x

    Daisy / By Daisy Bradbury

    1. Thank you so much Daisy!! I can't believe it has been this long still! x

  6. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging lovely!

    Lucy | Forever September