Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Three years of blogging

I've been blogging now for three whole years! I've really surprised myself if I'm honest, after previous failed attempts at blogging I never thought that I'd make it beyond the first few months. What kept me going this time was the discovery of an amazing community of bloggers. For me, blogging is no longer about just writing these blog posts (although it's something that I love doing). I love being a part of this community and sharing my thoughts and ideas.

Blogging has also introduced me to all sorts of things that I never would have found otherwise. For example, would I have discovered Pinterest? Actually I probably would have done, but I wouldn't be using it to the same extent, it's been an amazing source of inspiration to me, both for crafts and activities to do with the children and for myself.

But I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be using Twitter, and although I'm not always particularly active at tweeting myself I'm always over there reading the fabulous content shared by others. I'm also sure that I wouldn't be using Instagram either, and now I love using it.

I've set myself little challenges via my blog, which keep me motivated and excited about trying new things. I set up my Day Zero Project list which I'm working steadily through, and last year I loved taking part in the Great Bloggers Bake Off - I tried baking so many things that I never would have done otherwise.

The world of blogging has also introduced me to trends like loom bands, and although I wanted to try out Hama beads I don't think I would have been so interested in them without the ideas shared by other bloggers!

Since BritMums, I've been really inspired with my blogging. I updated and simplified my blog design, and I've been thinking very carefully about the quality and content of the posts that I publish. Crafting has always been a big focus of my blog, right from my very first post sharing my felt biscuits. I've been crafting away like mad lately, and I have loads of crafty projects lined up which I'm really excited to share.

I'm afraid that I don't have a giveaway lined up this year but I did bake a cake to celebrate, so I will share a virtual slice with you! Thank you to all my readers, I do hope that you continue to enjoy reading my little blog!

Third birthday cake

25 comments:

  1. Happy blogging birthday! I have to agree that the community I've found through blogging has been brilliant and wasn't something I expected at all when I set out all those years ago. Looking forward to seeing your crafty posts. Got a few up my sleeve too...

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you've got planned!

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  2. Congratulations! 3 years is a really good age for an active blog, and you have so many different and varied posts at which you are good, you deserve to be proud :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary! Three years is a big achievement, I wonder what my life would have been like had I not discovered blogging

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    1. I do wonder what I'd do with all my spare time...although I'd probably find ways to waste it, at least I feel like I'm doing something productive!

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  4. Congratulations on 3 years blogging! Well done you! x

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  5. Congratulations on the big 3! I'm with you - the social side of blogging is one of the most amazing things about it. Some wonderful people out there xx

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    1. Thank you! It really is, and I would never have found it without my blog

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  6. Happy Blogversary. I am so pleased to have met you too. I think you are right about the community and think a lot of fantastic blogs were started 3 years ago, which really helps with the journey. Here's to the next 3 years :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad to have met you too :)

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  7. Congratulations on making it to three years! I'm just a couple of weeks behind you. It's amazing what we have learned and enjoyed thanks to blogging. Your cake looks delicious :)

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    1. Thank you, and congratulations to you too! It really is amazing :)

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  8. Yay happy blogaversary to you. You are a few weeks ahead of me as mine is in September. I love that there is a group of us who all started at the same time and here we all are still blogging and still loving it. Here's to the next three years.

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    1. Yes, it's a great group to be in and congratulations to you too :)

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  9. Oh I highly doubt I'd half as much as I do about social media if I wasn't a blogger.And I have met some amazing people the last five and whatever years.I think blogging has certainly made a better parent in a way and I'm more likely to try stuff if I know there others I can chat with about it.

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    1. I never used social media before my blog, barely even Facebook, and now I use it all the time (and I think that it has made my life richer!) I definitely do more with the children too

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  10. Happy blogoversary! Here's to the next three years! Is it just me or is three years of blogging quite the achievement?

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  11. Happy blogversary and I totally agree with you, it's the community that makes blogging such fun. Here's to another five years :)

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  12. Happy belated blogging birthday!! Xx

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