Can you believe it? It’s been a year since I first started the blog.
A lot has happened this year and there are certainly some things that I would change if I could, but I can say with certainty that starting the blog is not one of them.
I remember when Mike first suggested the idea, mostly as a way to encourage me to talk less at him as soon as he stepped foot in the door of an evening. I thought to myself, I can’t do it I wouldn’t have anything to say (laughable I know, when have you ever known me lost for words! Ha ha). And even if I did have something to say who would read it? Probably just my mum!
Well my mum does read the blog, and is definitely one of my biggest supporters but I have been surprised, pleased and grateful at just how many people have read the blog. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not talking about thousands upon thousands of page views like some amazing and well-known mummy bloggers. But it’s not the numbers that matter, its just knowing that someone or anyone has enjoyed reading something or that it has resonated with them means the world to me.
If I am honest though I think probably you guys who read and follow me on social media have helped me infinitely more than I have you. You have been there with a virtual shoulder to cry on or a hug, with your kind words of support and encouragement throughout this year. I’m not sure I would have gotten through this year without all your support, and for that I thank you all so much.
Starting the blog has opened me up to so many things that I had no idea about previously including social media, websites and opened my eyes to other avenues of creativity in the small business, Mama Be Kind, I have recently started.
I am due to return to work next month, and although I really want to continue blogging, I am not entirely sure how well I am going to manage to juggle everything. But I am certainly gonna try. It may just not be quite as often as before.
I love to talk to people, and I am a bit of an oversharer. But I think when it comes to motherhood that’s not a bad thing. I think we need to keep talking openly about how things really are, the highs and lows, the snot and the poonamis.
A year on I still love blogging and find the whole blogging community very friendly and supportive. I am proud of myself for continuing with it, even when times were difficult, for all the time I have put into it.
I am really pleased to say that this month I have been ranked 636 in the T0TS100 chart, which is a site that ranks all registered parent blogs in the UK (approx 10,000). Again this is not a biggy in the blogging world but means a lot to me, and shows me how far I have come in a year. But as I said before even if this wasn’t the case I think I would still be blogging as Im just really enjoying it.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the blog this year, and continue to read and enjoy it!
Thank you for reading!