THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING

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Nearly 5 years ago, I went on to blogger.com and made myself a blog. I'd been obsessed with blogs for years - Dizzy Brunette (Corrie, who I love), A Little Obsessed (Sabrina, again, who is a good friend of mine now and in this post), Laura from Buy now Blog later (who follows me on Instagram, no YOU'RE fangirling) and of course, Zoella, were just a few of my favourites - and one day nearly 5 years ago, I finally just plucked up the courage to start my own. I got my Mum to take a photo of me in the garden (lol that I ever thought that looked ok), I wrote a whole blog post on a nail polish remover... I basically just wrote whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and I adored every single second of it.

Over the next 5 years, a hobby very slowly turned into my job, and my job turned into something that totally took over my life and allowed me to travel, and meet new people daily and work with brands I'd been obsessed with my whole life and basically live a lifestyle that I could never have dreamed of. But through those years, and through all of the highlights - and there's been a bloody lot, walking the red carpet at Cannes (I know), being the face of VO5 last year (nope, no idea how that happened either) and currently having my face plastered all over London on Santander Cycles ads (lol, just lol) I'm looking at you - the best thing for me that has come from this crazy blogging journey is by far the friends that I've made.

The people that get it, the ones that understand your stresses like no other and can celebrate your achievements because they understand exactly how special they are. Blogging has brought so much to my life but my friends are without fail the best part of it all.

I'm not sure when I turned into such an old, cheesy sop, but I currently feel like a mix of Oprah and Gandhi and gal pal ain't complaining.
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Jess, Meg and Sabrina - the three absolute babe magnets in this post - are three of my favourite people in the industry. I have travelled with them, I have laughed with them, I have cried with them (looking at you Jess) and I've made so many memories over the last few years with them that when the opportunity came up for us all to work on Links of London's newest campaign, I absolutely jumped at the chance. It's funny because it actually came about after the brand saw a photo of the four of us together at Babington House having a slumber party. We were the group that went back earlier and ordered a ginger tea to the room and stayed up to 2am talking about life and that's when I thought, these are my kinda girls.


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So, Links of London is an iconic international jewellery brand that truly captures the heart, spirit, wit and general amazingness of London. With beautiful jewellery collections, watches, and stunning gifts - I'm thinking "Dear me, Love me" kinda gifts. You with me? - there really is something for everyone. I had no idea until recently but the 3 rings on the Links of London logo represents Love, London and life, and you only have to go onto my Instagram to know that that pretty much sums me up completely (I mean, love for life of course, because my actual love life is non-existent [insert cry laughter/"don't pity me I know it's tragic" emojis here])
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The babe of a bracelet we're all wearing in this post is the Links of London Sweetie Sterling silver charm bracelet, which is personally my favourite of the bunch. It's chic, sophisticated, classic with a modern twist and with the option to make it totally personal to you by adding your own charms. There were so many charms to choose from (yes I spent at least an hour trying to decide, no judgement here please) before I finally settled on the stunning Sterling silver and 18kt yellow Gold and silver globe charm. Not only does it look beautiful, but as someone who travels a lot and pretty much has wanderlust as a middle name, a globe has always been a little bit special to me. I also loved that it related to my friendship with the girls as we've been so lucky to travel around the world together at different points in our career... I sometimes forget that a lot of people aren't that lucky. A lot of people don't love their jobs, they don't meet people they adore and get to hang out with them and work together for a living, they don't get to travel all the time... they don't get to be excited and passionate and forever seeking ways to improve and grow (as a blogger and a person).

So yeah, as much as you're probably like "lol babes it's a charm stop being so drippy" something that holds a bit of meaning to me is something I've always looked for in jewellery. I also obviously love the fact that when I think of Links, I think of London, and again... anyway following away at @ellenextdoor would have seen a consistent barrage of London now since time began ;)

So I've fangirled enough about our so damn cute bracelets now and how much I love the brand and everything they stand for. I've rambled about how amazing my friends are and how lucky I am, but I guess this post was just a really lovely opportunity to be like, A) LOOK AT THESE GIRLS HOW AMAZING ARE THEY? and B) express a little thank you to everyone that reads and follows along. Because without you, I wouldn't be doing this job. And without this job, I wouldn't have some of my best friends.

I'd love to know what your favourite Links of London piece is, are you a Sweetie bracelet kinda gal? And if you're a blogger too, what's your favourite thing about blogging? I always love hearing your thoughts! :)

As always, thanks so much for reading!

xx


This post was sponsored by Links of London.


29 comments

  1. Blogger friends are the best!!

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    1. They really are, aren't they!!

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    2. I want to thank Dr.Kala for bringing back my ex husband, we broke up for more than 9 months and he told me that he never want to see me in his life again. I love him so much and he was my first and only love, I was confused and depressed due to the love i had for him.I did everything i could to have him come back to me but all went in vain. I search for tips i could use to get him back online and i saw so many testimonies about Dr Kala and how he help people to get back lost love and i decide to give him a try, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. I contacted Dr.Kala for help on his email (kalalovespell@gmail.com), he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to start it and after 2 days as Dr Kala told me,my husband called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me.He return to me and beg me to forgive him which i did and accepted him. I was very happy and i thank Dr.Kala for helping me get back my ex husband to my LIFE. His spell is the the greatest all over the world, it was the love spell he cast on my husband that make him to come back to me. All you ladies who want their ex husband back i want you to contact Dr.Kala at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..you can contact him via Email: KALALOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM or you can call and WhatsApp him on +2347051705853

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  2. My friend gave me a Links Of London bracelet for Christmas 2 years ago and I love it!

    Isn't it amazing that your hobby turned into your job & you've had so many positive experiences through it! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Oh wow, what an amazing friend, lucky you!! Thank you lovely, I do feel so lucky!

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  3. That charm is beautiful!! Ngl I kind of love reading soppy posts about friends because it makes me think of my own friends and how important they are to me! xo
    www.misszarabelle.com

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    1. Ahh I'm so happy you like these kinda posts, maybe I'll have to do more :)

      xx

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  4. Yay for blogger friends! Meeting new people, even friends for life through blogging is definitely one of the biggest perks and reasons for blogging.

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Ahh I'm so glad you agree and have had the same lovely, it's so nice isn't it!

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  5. Love this! You guys are so cute together! MY favourite thing about blogging is all the lovely people i've met too! xx

    franceskayleigh.com

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    1. Ahh thank you so much lovely, love those girls!!

      xx

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  6. Aww such a lovely post! It's amazing you are doing a job you love, while being surrounded by friends you've made - inspirational!!

    Holly x
    www.ldnmuse.com

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    1. Thanks so much Holly, such a lovely comment!

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  7. Ah this is such a lovely post! I love making friends through blogging - it's 100% the best thing especially when they become real life friends! Gorgeous pictures of you all.
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Ahh thank you so much beaut, couldn't agree with you more!

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  8. Such a sweet post! You should be so proud of how far you've come Ellie! My best friends now are those that I've made through blogging, I never could have predicted that!

    Kirstie | www.behindthescent.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you so much Kirstie, that's so kind of you to say!! So happy you've made best friends from blogging too!

      xx

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  9. Iced coffee, cupcakes, fantastic jewelry AND blogger buds?!
    Can I move to London and join the team?!

    www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

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  10. I love these photos, they are really cute. You know, I wish I could relate to you about making friends as the best part of it. I am just a small blogger, and I live in a really small town in the United States, and it seems like I'm the only one in town who blogs, so I wish I had blogger friends in my area so then we can all relate to each other, and become friends.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  11. Awe this post is so cute, I love your bracelet
    xo
    www.lauajaneatelier.com

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  12. I'm actually on the look out for new bracelet at the moment as I proke my favourte beyond repair at the weekend. Sob. So this post and that bracelet couldn't have come along at a better time.

    I think my favourite thing about blogging is the support - the support that you get from people you never have met (and probably never will). Sometimes it is that that keeps me going.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

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  14. This is so cute. The greatest thing about blogging has been the real sisters I've met thanks to it-and of course the amazing opps for my little fam. Adore Links of London. I actually gave my Mum my charm bracelet which she loves as a little gift for her. I want to get some more pieces though, adore their watches too. You guys are the sweetest x

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  15. Blogging has been part of my life for a number of years now and, although it's still 'only' a hobby for me, it means an awful lot. It's given me the opportunity to express myself, reach out to others going through the same difficult health situations that I go through and make friends, which isn't very easy when you have a chronic illness. It's so lovely to see other bloggers and their blogger friends happily enjoying the benefits blogging can bring - you girls are all awesome! And those bracelets are so adorable - such a lovely way to celebrate friendship with your gal pals :)

    Jenny xx

    www.jaffacat.co.uk

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  16. Lovely post Elle. You deserve all the friends and opportunities that come your way.
    I'd have to say that it's those things that I love most about blogging also. The people I've met along the way are a biggie, they make it all what it is.
    :)

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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  18. I want to thank Dr.Kala for bringing back my ex husband, we broke up for more than 9 months and he told me that he never want to see me in his life again. I love him so much and he was my first and only love, I was confused and depressed due to the love i had for him.I did everything i could to have him come back to me but all went in vain. I search for tips i could use to get him back online and i saw so many testimonies about Dr Kala and how he help people to get back lost love and i decide to give him a try, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. I contacted Dr.Kala for help on his email (kalalovespell@gmail.com), he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to start it and after 2 days as Dr Kala told me,my husband called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me.He return to me and beg me to forgive him which i did and accepted him. I was very happy and i thank Dr.Kala for helping me get back my ex husband to my LIFE. His spell is the the greatest all over the world, it was the love spell he cast on my husband that make him to come back to me. All you ladies who want their ex husband back i want you to contact Dr.Kala at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..you can contact him via Email: KALALOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM or you can call and WhatsApp him on +2347051705853

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  20. My favourite thing about blogging is that I have a creative space, and blogging has given me the opportunities to collaborate with brands and meet other bloggers. :)

    Chichi
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