About Me

Hey everyone!

Though my name’s not actually Elm, I use it on this blog and it’s now become something that means so much more to me than a simple name. It’s part of my identity and it’s a place to go when things get out of hand. If there’s a horrible situation I’m experiencing, I step into my Elm persona and think, “I can do this. What would my blogging friends say?”

I’m 18 and I come from rainy old England. Also, I’m almost completely blind with very little useful sight and if you’ve got any questions about that then please feel free to ask (I don’t get offended unless you threaten to poke my eyes out, so don’t do that).

I’m a self-proclaimed ‘rebel’, even if the most rebellious thing I’ve ever done is tell a teacher that I forgot to print off my homework. Occasionally, I come out with a phrase that some people think is vaguely funny, though I don’t quite understand how. If you’re anything like me, this will be one of the first things you’ll read if you come to my blog so I want it to represent me. Really, though, how can something so small represent the intricacies of an entire Elm?

I love to read, write, sing, talk to friends and blog. That’s a given, isn’t it? If I didn’t like blogging, I’d pretty much despair for the entire human race – er, I mean, just me. Reading my posts will give you a much better idea of who I am, through my ups and downs, anger and confusion and bursts of laughter. From posts about my so-called ‘love life’, to apparently inspirational pieces that I hope can help someone, I pretty much write on any topic I feel is necessary to my blog. To know a person, you need to know the good and bad.

One thing I will always say is that I’m going to be here for everyone and anyone, as much as I can. You all deserve to have a voice and to rant about what’s bothering you; if I’m the person that helps you to do that, it makes my day. However, remember that there are so many people here to help you – in the Blogosphere, in real life and anywhere else. You’ll never be alone and there’s always going to be people here to pick you up when you fall. It’s what a blog can be for, after all.

If there’s anything you want to talk about, you can email me or visit my contact page. My skype’s always open for a chat and I don’t want you to think I’m unreachable.

Just for a laugh, I’m going to link to my first ever post so that you can all cringe at what a moron I was – am? Seriously though, my writing style and general attitude has changed immensely and you can just see that through my very early posts compared to my later ones.

If you really want to cee part of my past, my blog before this one can be found here. I hardly ever go by Gemma any more, yet it’s a strain of who I was that I can never forget. Unfortunately, all of the posts have been deleted except some that I posted after the end of this blog because I pretty much threw a tantrum and got rid of them. You can read about why it got deleted to get a better idea of the entire situation, even if it was a long time ago.

Names can be confusing things, and so I’ve compiled a list of the ones I use, which can be found on this page. Honestly I get mixed up as to who’s who, so I can completely understand if you ask yourself, “Who the hell is Wren, then?”

I’m just one girl, in one country on one planet, but I want to let people know that whatever happens, I’ll still be Elm.

396 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Elm! You’ve probably been nominated for this countless times, but I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award on my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi, I wasn’t sure where to put this, and I know you’ve probably been nominated for it a thousand times, but I love your blog, and I also wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the happiness tag ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. You run quite a blog here, truly fascinating as much as it is inspiring. Your posts are a complete package all around. Keep going. Looking forward to seeing more. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Cezane

    • You’ve honestly made my day, and let me smile! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes me happy when people connect to my words and I’m SO glad you like my blog!

  4. Hey! I challenged you to the 3 Day Quote Challenge! If you accept this challenge, you are supposed to post one to three quotes for three consecutive days. Each of those days, you also challenge three other bloggers to do the same. If youโ€™ve already done it or do not want to, thatโ€™s completely fine! Just let me know if you are, so I can read your quotes!

    • That’s awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve already done this one, but I think I actually might do it again! Haven’t done it in so long after all

  5. hey elm! Not sure if you’re going to see this, but I can’t find your email anywhere and I’ve been trying to contact you. I know this seems a little out of place, but if you don’t mind, I just need a piece of advice.. thank you anyways for being a great blogger ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

      IT’s A SEQUEL
      Luna thank you YES ILLUMINAE is one of my favourite books EVER! It has a sequel! EEEE!!

  6. i cannot believe i hadn’t read your blog until now, it’s brilliant! your content is absolutely lovely, keep on keeping on. if you wouldn’t mind checking out my blog, that’d be awesome. thanks, just had to say i love what i’ve read of yours so far. xxx abi

    • Hey Abi!
      Thank you so much – I’ve got the largest smile on my face right now. I’m so so happy that you like my blog! I’ll definitely check out yours – I wouldn’t dream of not having a look after your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Elm! It’s been quite a while!! You’re the Blogging Queen ๐Ÿ™‚ I admire you for posting so often (something I’m trying to improve on) and how active you are in the blogosphere — you know everyone. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your posts are always relatable and I just love hearing about your life. Because of this, I really respect you as a writer and friend and fellow blogger. So, I nominated you for the Respect Award! Check it out here: https://wordpress.com/post/aditipallod.wordpress.com/969


    • Ahh Aditi, you just made my day! Thank you so much; that means the world. We MUST talk more, because I respect you too; your comments make me smile and you’re so helpful towards me and everyone else.

      • Thank youuu! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a crazy busy summer, and I wish I was as active on here as you are!! You ALWAYS have to make time for blogging, right? ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve been posting a whole lot more often (daily), so I guess that’s a start to success!

  8. just leaving this here but ;
    I very admire how you’re outgoing and be able to deal with situations :0!
    also you have quite the humor ;’))

  9. […] Elm. not just cuz she nominated me. it’s because she’s so supportive and knows what to say to brighten your day up when you need it most. and she can be funny, and intelligent and also sometimes kinda wise๐Ÿ˜‰ one thing i respect most about Elm is the way she talks out her issues to solve them. i’ve always been scared of that and i just avoid mine, but Elm’s shown me how to go through it, see the different perspectives and ish, and come to a resolution even if it’s hard. […]

  10. I don’t why I haven’t followed you (I must be an idiot). But, Hey, dude you are amazing. I love what you have created here. This is incredible. I love your blog. And people like you inspire me to keep posting on my blog. Keep slaying and hope you have a great day ahead. Xx


    • Hi Tanya!
      First, can I just say that you made my day? To get such a lovely comment is so nice; you sound like a great person! Thank you so much – I’m so so happy that I inspired you, because that’s what I love to do. It makes me happy when I make others happy, or help them to write/post more. Thanks for the comment; it means the world!

  11. Oh my goodness!! Elm!! I just found your blog and I love it soo much. Your name is beautiful, and it’s so cool how you go by different ones (I changed the spelling of my name a while ago, so it’s cool to see someone who also has a thing for names, you know? haha). You seem like me in so many ways, and I’m definitely looking to you for blogging inspiration. I just started, so I have a lot to learn ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, can’t wait to read more!
    – Mairi

    • OMG HI!!! Sorry, I got really happy. Whenever I get a comment like yours, so thought out and beautiful, I can’t help getting that warm feeling in my chest which makes me grin. Your writing style is brilliant, and so is your blog! Keep doing what you’re doing, and I’m SO happy you look to me for inspiration! I’m always here if you ever need advice.
      Do you have an email? I’d love to get in contact with you outside of WP, though I’m notoriously bad at doing that. My email’s gemmabaristol@yahoo.co.uk ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Aaaaaarghhh thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And remember: success is relative. As long as you’re happy with your blog, you find a voice and people get something from reading your posts, Ow call that success. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hello there~ ^_^ I’ve finally managed to get some time to actually comment on your blog- it’s really wonderful! I’m absolutely amazed by how carefree,relaxed yet how intricate your style of writing is. It’s really no wonder that you’ve been nominated several times to be recognized- you deserve it. I’m really excited to read all your works since I’m bound to both enjoy and learn something from you. Have a nice day~

    • Oh my GOODNESS, you have no idea how much your comment made my day! Just learning that people love my blog enough to leave lovely comments like that makes me SO happy. If I can ever help you in any way, let me know; I just want to make people as happy as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again; you are truly lovely!

      • Aw, I’m really glad that it made your day~ Thank you for your offer-You’re a really nice and caring person ^_^ I believe that you are a living proof that humanity is not lost. I’ve managed to read your first post- in this blog, and you’ve faced a lot of things and because of those you’ve managed to grow into the lovely and helpful person you are~ โค ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ahhhh THANK YOU! You brightened up my day again ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep being who you are, and saying such lovely things because you really know how to make someone feel better about themselves.

  13. Hi Elm! I’m to lazy to log onto the Blogwarts forums and didn’t know if you had a blog email or not, but I just wanted to let you know that or the current task I’ve got all the books, including the 3 Hogwarts library books. I’m sure loads of other people have it but I thought I’d let you know:)

  14. You showed interest on my first post yesterday and I decided to take a look at yours as soon as I found the time and you seem really cool and interesting based on my first impression, I think I’m definitely going to keep reading and I really hope I could get to know you at some point ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. To know a person, you need to know the good and bad.

    I definitely agree with what you said here. I’m just strolling by the blogosphere. I hope you dont mind that I’m taking a walk around your place here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m honoured that you did – that means a lot! I hope you enjoyed my little corner of the blogosphere. Really like your blog by the way!

  16. […] Elmย – I love Elm and her blog. She is so popular tbh but also so humble! She takes the time out to read other people’s posts and comment and she is compassionate and kind and helpful. (Hey Elm, I know you’ve been going through a bit of a rough time, I’m here if you ever need me!๐Ÿ™‚ ) […]

  17. Hi Elm
    I love your blog and I know how you feel when you say that you want to be a rebel, but aren’t very rebellious. Same here! Haha! Really nice ‘About Me’ page.
    Gracie from graciechicksblog.wordpress.com

  18. Hi Elm so happy I came across your Beautiful Blog thanks to Erika Kind and her nominations for the 2016 Bloggers Award I am thrilled because she nominated me for The Most Creative Blogger! I hope that you will visit my blog too and I am happy to connect with such a lovely soul that you are! I follow you now so we will be connected! Wish you love and happiness! โค ๐Ÿ™‚ Carolina

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