Hello and welcome! I’m Anna McConnell, I am 17 years old and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. This year is my final year of school, Year 13, and I am currently working towards gaining my NCEA Level 3 qualifications. The subjects I take are English, Biology, History, Geography and Health Sociology. However, in my spare time I thoroughly enjoy photography, paper crafts, typography art and making beautiful things! I am also a Ballet dancer, however a few years ago I decided to stop dancing competitively, so now I take classes for fun 3 times a week. So as you can see, there are quite a few aspects to my personality!
When I was 15, I started my Instagram @annasdesk in 2015, originally just for two of my best friends to follow because they loved to see my stationery, planner and study notes. To start with, it was anonymous because I was worried about getting teased by some of the girls but mainly the boys I was friends with at the time (stupid, I know!). I was quite taken aback when I started to gain quite a lot of followers from around the world. When I reached 100, I upped my game and started to post more content and use hashtags. This was when it really went wild. Once I had gained 1000 followers, I was confident enough to reveal who I was and told more of my friends about it, and sure enough I was made fun of by the boys. But I was confident and I had my 1000 followers behind me. They just watched over the next few years as I gained thousands more followers and that’s when they shut up. And that was how Anna’s Desk began!
After my Instagram was so successful, I decided I wanted to make this blog to share with everyone how to make/do many of the things that are featured in my posts. I really hope you guys like it, and let me know what kind of posts you’d like to see!
For any questions or inquiries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org