Four Years On

March 5, 2017 — 107 Comments


This week is the fourth anniversary of my blog, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the wider blogging community.

For any newcomers to my blog, when I began my goal was to improve my writing. As part of my first year as an Undergraduate, I was struggling to answer questions for the critical writing module within the word count allowed, which was often as short as 500 words long. The discipline of writing my blog posts helped, forcing me to be more concise. At that time writing for me was difficult and not something that I found enjoyable. But accessing the knowledge and receiving the assistance of some great wordsmiths through reading their blogs and them kindly commenting on mine changed my opinion and helped me to increase my enjoyment of writing.

Over the years I have met many people from all over the world, through their blogs and other social media ( Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube and more lately Instagram ) I have seen the world through their eyes and come to appreciate the vast amount that we all have in common. Blogging has become a celebration of what we share and allowed me to broaden my knowledge through the diverse interests of my friends within this enlarged community.

I hope that in return through my love of classical singing and opera I have helped introduce a few more people to this beautiful art form that means so much to me.

I don’t know where the next four years will take me, but I can’t wait to share them with you all.

107 responses to Four Years On


    Happy 4th Charlotte! x

    Peter Alexander March 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Lovely sentiments, Charlotte! And I want to say that it has been a joy to connect with you across the ocean and so many miles, via blogs. You help inspire me by reminding me of how I felt when starting out in wonderful world of music. I read and enjoy every word. Please do keep posting. I hope some day to meet you in person, but if not, you have still touched me with your work.


      Aww Peter what a lovely message for me to read, I hope I get to meet you too, I also enjoy reading about your music scene, as you know I can’t rush this process sadly or I’d be there singing this summer 😊.
      Best wishes


    Happy anniversary! 🎈🎈🎈


    Those are beautiful sentiments, Charlotte. I have learned as I’ve gone along on this journey as well and hope there will be more than 4 more years for us both. This truly is a unique experience being a blogger.


    Congratulations! I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and I would never have guessed that you once found it difficult to write. Your blog posts read easily and contain just the right amount of information and entertainment. You did well!


    You are truly an inspiration for everybody and a lovely lady as well xx


    Happy bloggiversary! You started about 8 months before I did. I think I found your blog the first year I was blogging and have really enjoyed watching your journey since then!


    Happy Anniversary for your blog. Glad to have gotten to know you through this adventure and looking forward to enjoying the places where you are headed. Cheers.


    I have enjoyed following your progress and successes, and hope to continue to find plenty of both in the future.


    Beautifully put, Charlotte! Congratulations on four years of blogging and thank-you for the great pleasure you give me each week when I read about your experiences and especially when I get to hear one of your recordings! Keep up the good work!
    Clare xx


      Thanks so much Clare, I really do appreciate your lovely messages and I enjoy learning about your neck of the woods and your lovely family posts. I hope that you can hear some improvement in my next recordings, I’m hoping to do some this summer after a full university year working so hard on technique and language improvement.
      Best wishes


    Congratulations, Charlotte. I have enjoyed the time spent with you.


    Congratulations Charlotte. Been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of your blogging world.


    Always a pleasure too read and share with you Charlotte ! An happy Birthblogday πŸ™‚ Have a great week !!


      Merci beaucoup mon ami 😊. I’m working hard on my French language c’est trΓ¨s difficile pour moi. I want to be fluent after 18 months πŸ˜„. Have a great week too.
      Best wishes


    It can’t possibly be four years already, Scorpio Girl, since you first visited my blog and tempted me back to yours out of curiosity. I’m no nearer sharing the music you adore and which you represent so beautifully, but it’s been a joy to experience these stages of your journey, and I’ll always preen myself over the privilege of being the first of your followers to actually come up and introduce themselves.

    Four more equally enjoyable years, please!


      Hi Martin, my fellow Scorpio we both must share staying power πŸ¦‚in the blogosphere. It was lovely meeting you in person and for you to come to the performances even though it wasn’t your bag, I’ll convert you yet, I’ll set myself the task of finding a full album of songs you’ll love 😊.
      Best wishes


    Dear Charlotte,
    my congratulations! I wish you another amazing year of blogging and more pleasant discoveries on your artistic way!


    Maria )))))


      Thanks so much Maria 😊 if I tell my Nana I’m going to be doing something she says “oo that’ll make a nice blog post” hehe.
      Best wishes


        Ha-ha! Indeed she is right! You are a star, so your life is always on the stage))) I’m very happy to see you among my visitors. It’s a big honour for me))))
        Best wishes,


    Happy 4th Anniversary and here’s to the next.


    Congratulations for your 4th anniversary!


    Congratulations on the four years, and what a fantastic reason to start writing a blog, it’s certainly paid dividends. Look forward to hearing more from you soon (come back to the North sometime!) πŸ™‚


    Happy 4th. Anniversary.


    Happy blogging birthday Charlotte! I have enjoyed tagging along with you for the past four years and look forward to the next four! You rock, operatically speaking of course….


      Thank you for tagging along Cindy your photographs are so amazing they give me wanderlust. Rock opera must look into that hehe, I performed in We Will Rock You at school and Barcelona by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe was amazing.

      Best wishes


    Happy anniversary, Charlotte! The years have flown by. It has been a peasure to follow you along your wonderful musical journey. I wish you many more successful years ahead. Hugs xxoo ❀


    I have been following you since you started. I have been enjoying witnessing your growth. Keep it up.


    Congratulations on four years, I’ve had my blog for nearly as long and I think I’ve been following you for most of the past four years.
    I’ve learned a lot about music from your blog and I look forward to learning more over the coming years, thank you for sharing so much of your musical knowledge with us.


    Congrats, Charlotte!


    Congratulations Charlotte! I can’t believe it’s been four years, time is flying by! X


    Well done for the last 4 yrs ,here’s to the next 4 .
    Fab reading , beautiful photo’s keep up the good work .xxπŸ’


      Sam Pyatt took the photo, can you remember him from the Youth Positive event at The Etihad stadium, and he’s doing well and living in London now.

      Best wishes


    Happy fourth, Charlotte! May you ‘give voice’ to many more! πŸ™‚


    Happy anniversary. I enjoy reading about your singing adventures! Here’s to many more πŸ˜€ x


    Thanks so much for your wonderful songs, Charlotte, and also for your fascinating blog (I never miss a post). Best wishes for much success in the forthcoming four years!


    Congratulations Charlotte ! πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’ .


    Awesome! I’m not sure how long I’ve been following, maybe two years, but it’s a pleasure to see you go to so many places. I wish you well …break a leg. If I could I’d write you an opera. Ha!


    Best wishes Charlotte!


    Congrats. I love seeing the joy of the world through your eyes and hearing the magic through your voice. Good luck on the next 4. <3


    Congratulations, Charlotte! I enjoy your blog posts a lot.


    I’ve said this on Facebook already, but I’ve really enjoyed reading about your musical adventures, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. πŸ™‚


      Thank you Stephanie πŸ˜€ I’ve a couple of events this month that I’m preparing for and a performance exam 😳. Thanks for your lovely messages.
      Best wishes


    Hi again Charlotte,
    Congratulations on your 4th Blogiversary, It has been a pleasure following you and your wonderful blog.

    Best wishes πŸ™‚ xx


    Happy 4th Blogiversary, Charlotte! This is such a lovely post. I have enjoyed your blog and following your career. I must thank you for introducing me to more opera. I’m looking forward to the next four years and more! All the best!


    And we can’t wait to hear them. Happy Blogoversary.


    It must be my 4th too, as I started not long before you. My experience at a much later time in my life, is similar to yours and I get the bonus of watching you and your wonderful career flowering. Good luck ahead… remember to get enough sleep!


      I’ve loved reading your blog Hilary and your books, sleep isn’t a problem, I only have to put my head down a few minutes and I’m fast asleep, it’s remembering to eat sufficient and healthy when I’m very busy, I think I’ve got a better routine now.
      Best wishes


    Happy 4th anniversary, Charlotte! May there be many more!


    Beautiful New site.


    Happy 4th Anniversary!


    Dear Charlotte – happy 4th anniversary πŸ™‚ someone who does not know wordpress community does not know how it is to communicate with so wonderful people all around the world. and we know πŸ™‚ all the best for you!


    happy anniversary


    Congrats! I’m just finding your blog now πŸ™‚


    I love the new lookπŸ’–
    And I wish a lot blog posts in the future!
    What a great way to communicate even we haven’t ever met in person!
    Keep blogging πŸŽ€


    Can’t wait for the next four years. It’s been great to be part of your journey so far


      Thanks Alex, that Click film reminded me to live and enjoy every moment not just constantly keep looking to the next thing, so sharing a little bit of each week makes me value it even more. Thanks for reading along.
      Best wishes


    I’m in! Looking forward to coming along!!


    I know you’re set to see some Korea He this link is to one just back from his son’s wedding there. Perhaps old guy ramble and some pictures πŸ™‚ add to your curiosity.

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