Today my little blog is 2!
It only seems like yesterday that I was thinking about a name and setting it up wondering where it would all lead and if I would still be blogging in a years time. Now two years on and here I am, I bought my own domain and took the plunge and went self hosted, astonishingly my blog has been viewed over a quarter of a million times since I started blogging – amazing!
I can honestly say hand on heart I love blogging, I love the friends I’ve made, the experience I’ve had and the amazing opportunities I have had through blogging. I don’t always find it easy, there are days where I can spend hours taking photographs and not like any of them or spend hours staring at the computer but not being able to get the blog post to flow. It can be frustrating but I get a huge a sense of accomplishment when I do manage to take the perfect picture or when I get amazing feedback from the people I work with, that makes it all worth while.
I want to say some heart felt thank you’s starting with you, the people who read my blog whether it be regularly or whether you came across it by chance, thank you for taking the time to stop by, read and comment. I really appreciate it. Secondly I want to say a huge thank you to the people and companies I have worked with, I have had some amazing opportunities through blogging including reviewing amazing products, reviewing restaurants and services and had a lot of fun along the way. I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you so thank you. The final thank you goes to my family and friends who put up with me talking abut blogging all of the time and give me ideas and support, you guys are amazing – thank you!
There are a lot of things I really want to do in the coming year, I’m still not happy with the layout. I know I’ve changed it about a couple of times but I’m hoping when I have it right it will just click but its not quite there yet so expect it to change some time soon. I’m currently working on a project which I’m really excited about, I’m not going to tell you what it is until it’s ready to go public but I’m sure I’ll be blogging all about it when the time comes.
As a thank you to all of you lovely people for reading, commenting and generally being awesome I have some fantastic competitions lined up thanks to some lovely people and generous companies so keep your eyes peeled as the first one will be live soon.
Over the next year I want to continue to expand my blogging knowledge so I can continue to improve my blog and my skills, I really enjoy learning new things and am hoping to attend the Britmums conference next year. I think my ticket will be a Blogiversary present to myself!
I’m looking forward to another year of blogging and cant wait to see what the coming year will bring, one thing I know is that I will continue to blog and enjoy it as long as people enjoy reading what I write. Here’s to another year of blogging and to my 3rd Blogiversary!