6 Years of Blogging

March 3, 2019 — 81 Comments

I can’t believe how quickly the years have passed since I started my studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.  Keeping my blog and sharing my experiences has been a great way for me to look back and reflect, allowing me to set new targets and goals for the years ahead.  To celebrate this, my sixth anniversary, I thought that I would select several posts at random from the last six years and share their links with you. I hope you enjoy them, maybe you have other posts that you remember, let me know.

Charlotte la Chat  ( February 8, 2013  )

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Follow the “Lieder” ( November 28, 2013 )

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My Llangollen Adventure ( July 10, 2014  )

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Opening Night – Dido And Aeneas ( March 4, 2015 )

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I’m Glad Of The Extra Day This Year ( February 28, 2016 )

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BambinO, That’s A Wrap ( November 5, 2017 )

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Paris In The Springtime ( April 9, 2018 )

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My Weekend At Waterperry House ( August 20, 2018 )

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Take a Chance ( December 9, 2018 )

Me With Anna Netrebko Photo Taken By Jenny Gorman ( Met Opera )

81 responses to 6 Years of Blogging

  1. 

    My goodness. Congratulations on your 6 years of sharing a life you love! Here’s to 6 x 6 x 6 more.

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      I just hope I’m able to keep on the momentum and interest there for everyone. Sometimes it’s just about the rehearsal and learning new music, auditioning, constantly trying to keep moving forward.
      Best wishes Annette,
      Charlotte 🙋🏼

  2. 

    Keep it going!

    • 

      I was quite sad to hear Google+ were stopping their platform I hope that WordPress keeps on with this platform and keeps us all connected as it allows us to keep ownership of our content.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  3. 

    What a fabulous 6 years they have been Charlotte,
    Keep on blogging and enjoying everything you are achieving,with lots more to come..
    Love the photos, they bring back lots of lovely memories xx

  4. 

    When you visited my blog, and I followed the link back to you in curiosity, I didn’t expect t find a teenage sporano singing music that (I’m sorry) still isn’t my favourite kind. I certainly didn’t think I’d still be following her six years later, but I look forward to your posts every Sunday night and follow your career enthusiastically. One day, you’ll sing again some time and some place I can get to, and you’ll look out and say to yourself “I know that fat old bloke in the audience…”

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      Martin, you are so lovely and supportive, I think you’d like some of the new songs I’m learning at the moment, I’m organising recitals right now, some up North so I hope I can persuade you along to one to listen to how far I’ve come, even if it’s only to have tea and cake afterwards 😆.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  5. 

    What a amazing 6 years they have been Charlotte.
    Your blogging has been brilliant, so keep up the good work.
    So many opportunities with more to come, the photos are fabulous
    With loads of lovely memories.xx

  6. 

    Congratulations on six years, here’s to the next 6.

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      Thank you, I can’t even imagine what’s in store the next six years, which seems odd having spent the last six years in institutional training programs and the previous seven years in the same High School 🎢 whoosh haha.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  7. 

    Here’s to many more years of sharing and caring…..Darlene

  8. 

    Yes! Congratulations!

  9. 

    Que de beau souvenirs !!! heureux de faire partie de ton aventure et très belle continuation à Toi !!

  10. 

    My congratulations, dear Charlotte! I wish you far more new years ahead! Prepare for some nice Russian songs! 🙂 Chin-chin! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      At the moment I’m learning a Korean song and several Italian songs and arias, I have plans for some new Russian songs and arias too. I haven’t got enough hours in a day 😁.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        I have emailed you the songs today, my dear Charlotte. Don’t hesitate to contact me regarding the songs you need. I will help you with transliterations & translation. The Russian is a difficult language. So, it is always great to have a native speaker at your side! 🙂 Have a nice week!
        Maria 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 
        Charlotte Hoather March 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        Thank you very much Maria xx

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        Always at your service, my dear singer! 🙂

  11. 

    Big congrats. Has been a real pleasure to follow you on your journey.

  12. 

    What happy memories. x

  13. 

    Happy Anniversary Charlotte and I wish you many more!

  14. 

    Congratulations Charlotte, what fantastic memories and may you make many more.😘

  15. 

    Congratulations dear Charlotte. It is great to see that you got past the stage of blogging in PJs almost immediately, while the rest of us still blog in PJs. 🙄🤗
    Have a glorious next six years my friend 🙂 <3

    • 

      My comment just disappeared and crashed me out so I’ll try again if you get my message twice apologies in advance.

      Thank you Ralph, I know your blogging in your best bib and tucker really hehe, give my love to Natasha and the cats,
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        Don’t worry dear Charlotte. WP has its falsetto moments 😉
        Yes, I’m replyijng in my James Bond suit … ha ! 😉 <3 xx

  16. 

    Wow! Hard to believe Charlotte. I have enjoyed every post. What never seems to change is your enthusiasm for your work, and the joy you project. I’m looking forward to following the wonderful Charlotte Hoather saga for years to come!

    • 

      Thank you very much Peter, it’s been wonderful having you along in the adventure and your very supportive advice and information is most welcome. I’ve some projects coming up that I can’t wait to write about and I’m doing everything I can to keep moving forward.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  17. 

    Happy blogging anniversary! I’ve been following your blog for most (maybe all) of that time and thoroughly enjoying your posts. Keep up the good work, and best wishes!

  18. 

    Bravo, Charlotte! I admire that you’ve stuck with it, cultivated it and grew it for this long! I’ve only celebrated my 1st year. I hope I can one day celebrate my 6th! Do you have any advice to share that may help me keep the fire burning?

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      Charlotte Hoather March 4, 2019 at 8:24 am

      You’ve made a great start Laura, blogging everyday is tough, I only manage once per week now, always keep up your blog friendships, comment freely and experiment with post topics 🙋🏼 hope to see you again.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  19. 
    Amrit Pal Singh March 4, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Very nice Good morning

  20. 

    Congratulations, Charlotte! Well done!

  21. 
    Charlotte Hoather March 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

    You’re not alone, loads of people type Heather 😁 no problem 👨🏼‍🎨

  22. 

    Congratulations, Charlotte! The years do certainly go by quickly and the older you get – the faster time flies! 🙂 I begin to feel like I should just leave the Christmas decorations up!!

  23. 

    What a roller-coaster and what beautiful moments to remember!

    • 

      Thank you Hilary, I thought I was busy at University but having to take care of everything myself was a real wake up call, finding my own opportunities with pay, no more student discount, just being left to decide everything for yourself is quite daunting but I’m getting used to it now, six months later hehe. Here’s to making some more moments….
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  24. 

    Congratulations, Charlotte. You have matured into a spectacular woman!

    • 

      Thank you for your confidence in me Noelle, I still have to call my Mum to check what temperature to wash my coat in the machine and call up my coach to ask if I can learn such a song in three weeks, but I’m getting there 😁 hehe.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  25. 

    Congratulations…Keep sharing your thoughts your experience

    • 

      I will do, it’s a nice anchor part of my weekly routine, and sometimes I’m doing something I just think oh this will make a great blog post to share. Let’s hope I can keep on rolling forward,
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  26. 

    Congratulations! I started following you because my son was considering an opera career. He decided to keep singing for a hobby and pursue other career goals. But I kept following because it’s been such fun to watch (and hear) you grow as an artist. Hope you keep finding time to blog!

    • 

      Thank you Lynn, I like blogging because as I’ve said above it keeps some structure into my week. I hope your son still finds time to sing, I know dentist singers and men returning into training after getting their business qualifications just because the desire to perform never leaves. My two brothers chose to pursue careers in banks but they still dance competitively, both given up the singing though sadly.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  27. 

    Congratulations, Charlotte! Six years is a long time in the world of blogging. I always enjoy reading your posts, as they are always cheerful and positive. Like you, no doubt! Here’s to the next six years 🥂

  28. 

    Congratulations, Charlotte! Yes, these years have passed by so quickly! I enjoyed being reminded of these posts very much and I hope you are able to continue to let us know how you are getting on in the future. xx

  29. 

    Happy Anniversary! I subscribed to your blog soon after I began my own. I have enjoyed watching your journey.

  30. 

    It has been that long! Wow!

    Finding your blog in the beginning of my blogging exercise was great. It opened my eyes to the huge variety of people who blog. And to find someone who had a had different passion (activity wise) and to find commonalities in process was a game changer too.

    Achieving anything requires dedication and determination. It has been great to see you take on tasks and grow.

    Thanks for letting us all in on the journey!

    • 

      That’s exactly what I love about blogging the variety and things I’ve learned over the years, I’m very curious and you can get very insular as a musician and tied up in music so to expand my horizon and talk regularly with a wide variety of people has been a god send to me. Also to have the support and know people are cheering me on helps me to pick myself back up.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  31. 

    Seems amazing that it has been six years! They have been packed with adventure.

    • 

      Wait till you read what I’ve got coming up in the next six months 😁 even I’m wondering how I’m going to learn it all hehe. That reminds me where are my vitamins and energy drink! Hehe.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        If you’re changing up a gear yet again, I hardly dare look. Watch out for burnout!

      • 
        Charlotte Hoather March 10, 2019 at 7:55 pm

        I’m pacing myself, it’s more getting back into performance gear, you can have weeks with no performances but lots of preparation.
        All my best wishes
        Charlotte

  32. 

    You have done such amazing work in a short while. Here is to more successes.

    • 

      Thank you, I’m so happy I have my blog history to remind me if I feel I’m stuck or have had one rejection too many in a week, it’s nice to focus on the positives and read all my supportive messages so thanks again for commenting.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  33. 

    Hi, Charlotte- I feel like I’ve been on this journey with you! It has been wonderful following your blog. The journey continues!

  34. 

    Dear Charlotte,
    What a blessing to be blogging for six years and I have enjoyed every year of it. May the Lord continue to bless you my Beloved.

  35. 

    Happy 6th blogversary, Charlotte! Thanks for bringing us along on your adventure, and I look forward to reading about whatever’s next for you. 🙂

  36. 

    Congratulations!!

  37. 

    Congratulations!!!! I love all of the pics!!!

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