CINDY’S NAILS TURNED 2!
I can’t believe this blog has turned two years old! I’ve been on the Internet with my nail blog for four years, but it wasn’t until 2 years ago, I found a loving community that welcomed me with open arms and a following of people that loved what I had created.
Thank you to all of my followers for continuing to share my work, those that have given me unbelievable opportunities, and to all of the friends that I have made on this long journey. I wouldn’t have made it this far without you!
You are all so special to me. Thank you for these last two incredible years, and (hopefully) many more to come!
Video tutorials… Yay or nay?
Would you rather do a contest (I have a few ideas of what the contest would be) with a prize, or just a giveaway?
So most of the responses and e-mails I received said to get Instagram. Here’s my follow-up question:
I have never set up an Instagram account, meaning that I don’t have a personal account or anything. Would you rather keep it strictly nail art/nail polish (like my nail account on Twitter), or would you rather me combine both worlds and be on a more personal level? Please leave responses; I want to be able to make the best decision for you!
I’m trying to find better ways to interact with my followers. I already have a Twitter account, but I’d like some input from you all. Should I do Pinterest? Instagram? Please let me know!
It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, and on this particular day, people share what they’re thankful for. I don’t need a special day to be thankful for my family (including my pets), few friends, etc.; I’m thankful for that every day, no matter how the day goes or whether I’m aware or unaware of it. However, I am making this post for all of you: my followers.
As of early June, many things in my life began to get out of control: Relationships falling apart, family issues, and plenty more that I won’t get into. It was just one thing after another after another, that I didn’t know when it was going to end. Has it all ended? No. But I have been finding ways to cope.
I just got so caught up into my feelings. I continuously beat myself up because I couldn’t fix everything and I felt like I wasn’t good enough for other people. So much to the point that I became the most unhappy person. But more importantly, it made me forget about you all.
I couldn’t bring myself to do nail art because nail art is a big part of my life that makes me happy, and I didn’t want to ruin it. I ended up forgetting about the people that got me this far; the people that believed in me, the ones that didn’t give up on my abilities. I disregarded the ones that I inspired to start doing nail art and their blogs, the ones that have sent me positive messages, the people that have thanked me for helping them get through a rough patch in their life or supporting family and friends that were having troubles of their own. I completely shuffled the people that I’ve made smile to the back of my mind.
I honestly feel horrible about it, because I’ve never been that kind of person. I’ve always felt the need to put other people first before myself. Instead, over these few months, I’ve taken the selfish route and put myself first, and I’m ashamed of myself, and slightly disgusted.
Do I still beat myself up over the previously mentioned? Definitely. Am I back to my more happy, cheerful, self? Not exactly. But I’m finding different ways to deal with it all. And, most importantly, I’ve remembered to keep you all in mind.
To you, to all four-thousand-something of you, I truly and deeply apologize. From now on, I will try my very best to do better. I’m thankful for every single one of you! I don’t want you to ever feel like you’re just a number.
With everything in me,