400 FOLLOWERS! + Get To Know Me (and a ghost story?)

400 followers

I can’t believe I’m writing this post!

A FROLIC THROUGH FICTION REACHED 400 FOLLOWERS!

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Thank you all so so much for supporting my blog! It means so much to me!

I know I know I know that numbers aren’t the important thing, and that’s so true to me. But knowing there’s so many of you guys out there enjoying my blog is so encouraging for me ๐Ÿ˜€

Especially the people who comment on here, or talk to me on Twitter, or even go as far as sharing my posts on twitter! I can’t believe some of you actually take time out of your day to talk to little ol’ me ๐Ÿ˜† It honestly blows my mind, and I couldn’t appreciate it more โค

At the beginning of the year I set a “goal” to reach 500 by the end of the year, just as something fun to hope for. I didn’t really think that was possible…but now it sort of does. Let’s see where this little blog of mine will be in another 6 months! Also, if I can find a good video editor app for my phone or laptop, I’ve *hopefully* got something exciting planned for when I reach another milestone! *fingers crossed*

Thank you all so much. SO MUCH. I can’t thank you enough!

And since so many of you are new here, I’ve done the Get To Know Me Tag below, just in case you want to find out a little bit more about me (though most of you know a lot about me already ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Even if you DO know me, this looked like a fun tag anyway and it’s quick to read through, so enjoy!

personality

This first section isn’t part of the original tag, but I feel like I needed to explain my personality a bit first!ย 

Personality:ย I’m very much a daydreamer. I like looking for small magics in the world, meaning I imagine fantasy stories to suit where I am. I’ll see a hollow in a tree, and imagine it as a faerie’s hideaway. I can’t sit still for long, even when reading. I’m really quite opinionated, which can sometimes lead to me ranting on Twitter (though I’m sure they’re fun to read). I’ve adored Harry Potter since I was 6 years old (I’m now 18). I’m a Slytherin from the old Pottermore, but the new Pottermore says Gryffindor.I still stick to Slytherin…or just say Slytherdor ๐Ÿ˜€ My Ilvermorny house is Thunderbird. I’m appreciative of simple things. Very sarcastic. I unknowingly death glare everyone. Real girly girl. Love makeup but don’t wear much (usually concealer, powder, eyebrows and mascara. Maybe eyeliner).ย I have an awful nail biting habit that annoys the hell out of me. And I love drawing, painting and DIY.

vital stats

Name: Ashleigh

Nicknames: I don’t really have one. No nickname seems to suit me. Some people call me “Ash” if they can’t be bothered to say/type my full name, but the name Ash really doesn’t suit me. My dad did try to give me the nickname AJ (my name is Ashleigh-Jade, so it’s the initials) but that sort of failed too.

Birthday: 24th February

Star Sign: Pisces

Occupation: Still a student in college, though hoping to get a part-time job at some point.

appearance

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Hair Colour: Light brown (though my hairdresser friend says it’s “multi-tonal” so it’s about 5 different colours in one)

Hair Length: Just a bit below my collar bone

Eye Colour: Really really really dark green. They pretty much just look black.

Best Feature: I’d say my eyes

Braces: No, but I had them a couple of years ago.

Piercings: Just the usual ear ones.

Tattoos: Nope. Too indecisive.

Right or Left: Right handed to write. BUT I do rely on my left had more for some reason, and can draw left handed. It’s weird.

firsts

Real Holiday:ย I haven’t actually been on that many holidays…only a couple. And never abroad. The first was a caravan in Skegness. But the first time I left England was to visit Scotland last Summer, and I’ve been craving to go back ever since I left!

Best Friend: My first best friend I can’t actually remember when we became friends because I was that young. We were friends for years, but we don’t talk anymore.

Award: My first award was actually for reading, I think. When I was younger I used to take part in these reading challenges, to read a certain amount in a week, and we got awards for completing them. Other than that, I received an art award when I was really young.

Sport: I have no idea. We didn’t really have specific sports in school.

Concert: I’ve never actually been to a concert.

favourite

Film: The Harry Potter films, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled.

TV show: I don’t watch TV and Films that often, but my favourite TV show is Game of Thrones.

Colour: Dark Green

Song: Anything Disney, Ne Me Quitte by Regina Spektor, and Moonlight by Ariana Grande. I’m really picky when it comes to music, so these have been favourites for ages now.

Restaurant: I don’t have a one

Shop: Waterstones!

Books: ย The Harry Potters, all Sarah J Maas books, The Book Thief, the A Song Of Ice And Fire series… there’s loads. But here, my favourites shelf is featured on my Goodreads page!

Shoes: Boots. I wear them whenever I can.

currently

Feeling: Delighted about my blog! Though also a bit…nervous? because after this I’ll be editing my CV and seeing if there’s any part time jobs I can apply for online, and anything job related puts me on edge.

Single or Taken: Taken ๐Ÿ™‚

Eating: Nothing right now. Though I do need to get dinner.

Thinking About: Everything. My mind goes a million miles an hour.

Watching: Daytime TV is on in the background while I write this, if that counts? For something more specific…I’m about 4 episodes into Game of Thrones Season 6.

Wearing: Pajamas.

future

Want Children: I don’t think about the future often, because like the job thing, it puts me on edge…but I’ve never imagined myself NOT having a child. So I guess so in the FAR future. Not anytime soon, no no no.

Want To Be Married: I guess so. I like the idea.

Careers In Mind: No idea, and that scares the living daylights out of me. I’m studying a course in journalism so maybe something related to that. Though I’d love to work in a Publishing company.

Where You Want To Live: In the same city I’m in now probably. Nice house, the inside will probably look a lot like 300 Fox Way (for anyone that’s read The Raven Boys) with ornaments, candles, signs, things everywhere. And a personal library.

beliefs

God: Not personally, no.

Miracles: Yes.

Love At First Sight: No. Attraction, maybe. Not love.

Ghosts: This is where I go on a ramble. Yes, absolutely. I believe I’ve seen one too, and it was honestly terrifying. I was younger, and you know when it’s dark outside and you can see reflections in windows? I was pretending to sing to a crowd, looking at the reflection in the window. Through the reflection, I saw a man walk behind me. He wore old-ish clothing. And he walked right behind me, and just seemed to vanish when he got to the wall beside me. When I saw it I just froze completely and didn’t move for a good few minutes while I tried to process what happened. Then I fell onto the floor and started screaming for my mum and dad (I was literally about 9 or something). I don’t think my dad believed me, but my mum did because we always had things moving around our house that she’d try to blame on me and realized it couldn’t be explained that way – plates going missing and turning up in places I can’t reach etc – and she could see how shaken I was. There’s been a time too where the dog I had at the time started reacting to something I couldn’t see, just barking at a random wall in my house, then when I went upstairs my cat was doing the same thing but one level up in the house. Yes, I do believe in ghosts basically. And all that will sound ridiculous if you don’t ๐Ÿ˜†

Aliens: Yes! We can’t be the only living things in all the universes. Also, it really bugs me how people are like “there’s no water on this planet so there can’t be life here.” Excuse me, how would you know what other life forms live from? There could be aliens that only need light to function, for all we know.

Soul Mates: Undecided. I like the idea of it though.

Heaven: Nope.

Hell: Nope.

Kissing On A First Date: Depends how well the date went I suppose.

Yourself: Not exactly, but I’m always determined to do my best.



So there we have it!

Thank you once again for the amazing follower milestone! โค

Do you know any good video editor apps I’d be able to get on my phone for free? (not an iphone)

Do we have anything in common from the tag?

Is there something here you didn’t know about me before and find particularly interesting?

Do you have a ghost story of your own? I’d LOVE to hear it!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time…

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39 thoughts on “400 FOLLOWERS! + Get To Know Me (and a ghost story?)

  1. Congrats on 400 followers!! ๐ŸŽ‰ I don’t have any ghost stories, but my mom has told me that my grandma’s house was haunted. I don’t know. I believe in ghosts anyway. XD And for the video editing app, I use Splice for my Booktube videos. It’s free and not complicated, although I’m not sure if it’s available on other phones besides iPhones. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you!
      I get really interested in people’s ghost stories haha ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t know why. And thank you for the app recommendation, I’ll check it out and see if I can get it on my phone!

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  2. Congrats on reaching 400 followers! And I loved this post – getting to know bloggers is onw of my favourite things. I consider myself a Slytherin as well, despite Pottermore sorting me into Ravenclaw (and then Gryffindor on the new one? No way) because I don’t see any of the Ravenclaw traits in myself. Waterstones is also my favourite shop as well, because how can it not be?!

    As for ghost stories: both times I’ve come out of screening appointments and been upset, the car radio has gone berserk. Even when we took the keys completely out of the ignition it wouldn’t switch off or mute and none of the buttons did anything. Definitely an annoying experience, but not exactly a creepy one haha.

    Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging

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    1. Thank you!
      If you consider yourself a Slytherin, that’s what you’ll be – the sorting hat lets you choose if you really want to, after all! We both must’ve gotten somewhat braver over the last few years, judging by the new Pottermore ๐Ÿ˜†
      And that’s so weird for your car radio to react like that!

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  3. Congratulations on the 400 followers, Ashleigh! . ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ooh, your ghost story is exciting! I remember when I saw a ghost when I was really young (about 6 or 7) in our bathroom. It didn’t look typically ghostly or anything – he just looked like an ordinary person, but when my parents described what I saw to my neighbour, he said the man sounded exactly like the previous person who and lived and died in that house! So I agree with you – I definitely believe in ghosts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Congratulations on 400 followers! Thats amazing! โค
    Haha I love all the Disney films/songs as well, they’re just the best. And even though I personally haven’t had a ghostly experience, I definitely believe in them because of things other people have said and I dunno ghosts existing just makes sense???
    I love the way you described your personality – I feel like I’m very similar! ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Thank you! โค
      Disney is just great all round ๐Ÿ˜€ Ghosts just make sense to me too, I believed in them long before anything actually happened to me!
      And it's great that we sound similar ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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  5. Congrats on getting 400 followers. ๐Ÿ˜€ And thank you for writing this post, it’s nice to know more about you. I figured you’re a artsy type from your twitter and blog, but it’s nice that you don’t mind sharing some bits about yourself.
    That ghost story sounds really scary. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. Thank you!
      I’m glad you enjoyed this post! I don’t mind opening up at all, it’s just hard to know which people have seen more of me from social media etc (since I’m always on it), so figured I’d share something more on here ๐Ÿ™‚
      And the ghost thing was really scary at the time, but when I think back I’m just sort of amazed, you know?

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  6. Congratulations on hitting 400 followers! ๐Ÿ™‚
    That ghost story sounds scary! If I were young and that happened, I would never want to go into that room again hahaha My parents and I joke that we have a ghost that lives in our attic. We can hear movement up there sometimes and the door to our attic is in my little brother’s room and he used to say he could see a man standing in the doorway all the time. So creepy! I don’t know if we actually have a ghost though – it could just be our overactive imaginations haha

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€
      It was really scary at the time. I didn’t go back into the room for a while actually, though I had to eventually because it was my bedroom haha ๐Ÿ˜† And the attic situation sounds really creepy oh my god!

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  7. Congrats on 400! I’m sure you’ll be able to hit 500 come the end of the year :D. Your eyes are so pretty. I’ve never actually seen dark green eyes before. Then again, I live in Asia :P. Were you named Jade because of your eye color? Also spooky ghost story and I’m reading at night ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. Thank you! I hope so, that’d be incredible ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thank you! I wasn’t named Jade because of that no, one of my parents just really liked the name Jade, and the other one Ashleigh so they mixed it together ๐Ÿ™‚ Though it does fit! Even if they are too dark to be like actual Jade haha ๐Ÿ˜†
      Sorry if the story creeped you out! I was typing in the morning over here in England so I didn’t really think about that haha!

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  8. Congrats!!! You really do deserve it! I don’t know how you read so many books and keep coming up with so many interesting and unique blog ideas!!xx

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    1. Thank you so much Emmi!
      It’s weird because I don’t usually think I read that many books, but I suppose lately I’ve been on a roll haha ๐Ÿ˜† I do try really hard to keep my blog creative, so thank you so much for saying that! Means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Congrats again Ashleigh ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽŠ
    This was such a lovely post to read through, I remember having so much fun when I did it ๐Ÿ˜ and i like that little section you added, it gives more of an insight and I think we have a lot in common there as well as make up wise and book and tv show favorites. Oh and I almost forgot ! You look stunning โค

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Glad you enjoyed it! I thought the personality thing was lacking from the original tag, so might as well add a little bit haha ๐Ÿ˜† Glad we have a lot in common! And Aw thank you โค

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