The Small Adventurer’s FIRST EVER Reader Survey!

I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a reader survey ALL MONTH, and today I finally broke down and did it!

I’ve always wanted to create a survey and get feedback from all of you so you can directly let me know what you do and don’t like about The Small Adventurer, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure anyone actually took surveys anymore.

However, SO MANY BLOGGERS that I personally read and follow have shared their own surveys this year, so here I am. And here is the actual survey!

The survey I created is super short and quick, anonymous, and has no “must answer” questions so you can skip what you aren’t interested in. I really hope you take it! Whether you read every post, or just a few here and there, I would LOVE to hear from you!

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10 Bloggers You Need to Follow in 2019

The blogging community is such an incredible one; I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it now that I have been a part of it. I love people in general – which is why I thrive in a customer service job – but I can also be very introverted, so it’s hard for me to maintain friendships when I’d much rather stay home most of the time 😂 That’s where the online community comes in.

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I can make and maintain friendships without ever leaving the house, plus I can be friends with people from all over the world! Don’t get me wrong, I do love hanging out with friends in person as well – and I’d love to meet some of the people I’ve become friends with online – but it’s nice to come home from a day at work talking to people for hours on end and be able to have lovely conversations through the magic of the internet.

I really don’t know where I’d be without the blogging community these last couple of months, as my health deteriorated and my level of happiness went along with it. The bloggers I follow and engage with online (particularly on Instagram) – helped me get through those darker days – even if it was just by posting their own content that helped bring a smile to my face – and I could not be more grateful.

So, today’s post is a tribute to some of the amazing bloggers that I am lucky enough to call friends, and a few others that I may not have talked to much directly, but am still constantly inspired by their creativity and the content that they put out into the world. If you’re looking to make your online community a little more positive and inspiring for the New Year, I highly recommend checking out these bloggers and their little corners of the internet. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Read More »

The Small Adventurer’s Top 10 Posts of 2018

I know you’re probably tired of hearing this, but I cannot believe another year is over. In a few days we’ll officially be in 2019, and I’ll be on my way to celebrating my SIXTH anniversary with Daniel, and eventually turning 23. To use a term I only ever use ironically, the thought of ageing more is scary AF.

As terrifying as time passing is when I start to think about it, I do enjoy looking back on the time that has passed. Whilst these last two months have been quite rough for me – and I am going to be completely honest here and say I’m still not 100% back to being myself again just yet – this year WAS good.

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In January I announced that my Word of the Year would be “flourish”, and I truly think I lived up to that word as much as I possibly could. I grew so much as a creator and a person. My photography improved, as did my recipes and DIY projects. I made more friends online than I ever would have thought possible and even began corresponding with some of my favourite brands of all time, such as Queen Fine Foods and Dollar Sweets.

Of course, though, as any other creator, I am far from content. I hope to keep growing until the end of time. I want my photography, baking, and creating skills to increase exponentially, and for The Small Adventurer to finally become everything I know it can be – but that’s for a future post. Today, I am going to share my personal top ten favourite Small Adventurer posts of 2018.

These aren’t necessarily all popular posts, but they’re ones that I feel proud to have written, and that I hope a lot of you newer followers will enjoy giving a read as well. For those who have been following this journey for a while, let me know if any of your favourites of the year made it to the list – if not, let me know which ones your favourites were!

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