Saturday, December 31, 2016

Love letter to my readers

Lately I've been experiencing some difficulties with expressing my feelings in the form of a written word. I want to say so many things, write so many new posts but somehow everything ends in the trash bin. It's not a writer's block but probably the reaction to the end of the year that's slowly but surely approaching.

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Actually, we're only hours away from the mysterious and unknown 2017.

And the only thing I really, truly wish to say is thank you.

THANK YOU, guys.

For being the best readers I could've ever asked and hoped for.
For always being there for me, even when I felt so messed up that I had no idea what to write and how to keep my blog alive.
For supporting me like crazy.
For creating a family and incredibly friendly vibe which makes me feel like I actually know each and every one of you in person (I'm so beyond lucky to call some of you amazing ladies friends in real life too thanks to our little online corners).
For cheering not only for me but also for one another.
For believing in your dreams and not giving up even when times are tough.
For always sharing positivity and optimism.
For fighting for what you love the most.
For being amazing and selfless friends.

I've never been one of those bloggers who obsess over numbers - page views, followers and other crap. When I first started this blog (four years ago) the only thing I honestly wanted was to create a community of people who share similar passions, who cheer for each other and who can inspire and motivate.

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This was never about numbers. I always say the same thing and that will never change - I would rather have 10 loyal and amazing readers with whom I can interact on a daily basis than millions who really don't care much about this blog and its content.

So I would like to dedicate the ending of this year to YOU.

Because thanks to your comments, stories, photos and inspirations you've helped me turn this blog into a place that feels like home. Into a place I always wanted it to be.
There were so many moments when I wanted to give it all up but you were there to help me move on and continue working even harder.

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And there's one extremely important thing people pretty much never mention but it's everything to me. Most of us are not only blog owners but also blog readers.
And today I want to put emphasis on writing thoughtful and meaningful comments.

This is how we grow together, how we connect and more importantly, ONE simple sentence written from the heart can change lives. ONE sentence can make you or break you. ONE sentence can make all the difference.

So I want to reach out to all of you who take time to read my content even though it isn't perfect and I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of grammar mistakes in each and every post (but you know I'm trying my best).
Thank you for all those amazing comments I get from you guys on a daily basis, I can't tell you how many times some words from some of you have made me change my mind about certain things.
How you've helped me feel better when some things in my life were falling apart.
How you've helped me decide which projects are worth keeping.
How you've helped me create some other projects as well.
How you've helped me become a much much better version of myself.

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Dear friends, thank you for caring.
Thank you for reading.
And thank you for being the best audience ever.

I'm hoping 2017 will bring you so much joy, love, health, happiness and everything you're wishing for. I'm hoping this one will be the best year so far for all of us.
The year of dreams coming true, of finding that one true and amazing love, of letting go of all fears, of saying yes to new adventures, cheers to never stop trying and to deeply love yourselves and your lives.

And cheers to many more years of happy blogging and I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for all of us!
Love, Matea.

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  1. Divno napisano, sve si rekla. Danas se često blogovi svode na brojeve, preglede, kao da smo svi jedni drugima pokemoni koje treba uhvatiti i skupiti određeni broj bodova. Ja bi radije jednu osobu koja napiše neki smisleni komentar pa makar taj komentar bio jedna riječ ili rečenica (jer nekad se može stvarno postići više s manje i nekad ta jedna riječ koja je iz srca vrijedi najviše) nego stotinu komentara koju nemaju veze s vezom i vidi se da su tu samo da bi se promovirao vlastiti blog. Ta međusobna potpora stvarno puno znači jer svima nama dođe da odustanemo nekad...kako kod okreneš blog oduzima puno vremena, pa onda nema smisla ni baviti se s tim ako nemamo osjećaj da nešto stvaramo, a to stalno stvaranje nečega iz ničega je teško postići ako nećemo jedni druge inspirirati i poticati. Tako da ta međusobna iskrena potpora u virtualnom svijetu puno znači i prenese se i na onaj stvarni svijet:).

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    1. Puno ti hvala! Apsolutno se slažem s tobom, bit svega ovoga zaista ne bi trebalo biti manijakalno sakupljanje followera kao da su pokemoni, to mi onda ubija svaku čar i ljepotu bloganja. Ovi mali virtualni prostori su ponekad stvarno magični i više uopće ne mogu zamisliti život bez njih :) Uživaj i sve najbolje u novoj godini, draga moja Ivana! <3

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    2. hvala, također...sve najbolje ti želim:)

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  2. Nemaš riječi i onda napišeš toliko dobar post da mi suze radosnice krenu niz lice. Draga Matea, uvijek budi ovako iskrena, a život je ionako satkan od uspona i padova i u redu je pisati o tome, a mi smo tu da saslišamo, ako možemo posavjetovati posavjetovat ćemo i podržavati se međusobno. Želim ti sve najljepše u Novoj godini. Da budeš okružena onima koje voliš i koji te vole! <3

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    1. Najdraža moja Selma, puno ti hvala na ovim lijepim riječima, jako si me razveselila! Ova podrška u blogerskom svijetu je zaista nešto najposebnije u čitavoj priči i apsolutno je ništa ne može nadmašiti. Hvala ti na divnim željama, i ja tebi želim sve najbolje i najljepše u Novoj godini, neka bude najposebnija dosad! Šaljem puno pusa i zagrljaja! <3 <3

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  3. Cheers to that A.A. Milne quote - I am obsessed with Milne's writing, and have been since I was a child. Also raising my glass to you for this gorgeous letter - we readers are lucky to have someone as marvelous as you in our lives!

    xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much for these kind words, love! Cheers to you and Jake and wishing you the happiest New year! xx

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  4. Ne znam da li mi je prošao prošli komentar, ali da ne riskiram...

    Nakon ovog posta sam shvatila zašto si jedna od blogerica koje pratim i volim tako dugo, jer si ovdje sa srcem i dušom. Želim ti sljedeću godinu još bolju od prethodne, da budeš zdrava, sretna, voljena i da voliš.

    I hvala i tebi za sve riječi ohrabrenja kad mi nije išlo i za dijeljenje sreće sa mnom kad mi je krenulo. Čitamo se i u sljedećoj godini <3

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    1. Ajme kako si mi uljepšala početak nove godine s ovim riječima, ne mogu ti to uopće opisati i puno ti hvala na svemu kroz ove duge godine našeg blogerskog prijateljstva koje će, nadam se, u nekoj skorijoj budućnosti izaći iz granica ekrana :D

      Želim ti predivnu 2017-u, prepunu ljubavi, sreće, zdravlja, uspjeha, novih avantura, lutanja, otkrivanja i nadasve uživanja u životu! Idemo hrabro dalje u novu godinu! <3 <3

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  5. We love you too <3
    Divni, iskreni komentari svakome ulepšaju dan i želim da ih dobiješ na hiljade u Novoj godini. Mnogo sreće, zdravlja, ljubavi u 2017!
    Šteta što nema opcije lajkovanja komentara, pošto se slažem sa svima iznad.

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    1. Puno ti hvala, draga moja Aleksandra! Nek nam ova godina bude najposebnija dosad! :***

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  6. Aw what a lovely post Matea! I totally agree that I'd much rather have ten readers who were really engaged and who I could interact with - interaction and making friends, even if only online is the best part of blogging!
    Happy new year lovely!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy, I'm glad you liked it! Happy New Year, dear! Hope it'll be an amazing one :)

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