Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Blogging: A Month On...

So a month ago I decided to start a little blog. A week into doing it I wrote a piece on what it was like after a week. So I thought I would chart my progress a month later, then six months. And then if I'm still loving it, a year!

A month ago I never knew what a 'gadget' was. Never ever heard of a 'linky' or knew that pin party's took place on a regular basis. I had 64 followers on twitter and never dreamt of buying my own website. Let alone creating one!

Oh Pinterest how I love your pretty ways

Now I'm joining linkys left right and centre. Have refound my love of the beauty that is Pinterest. Regularly take part in blog hops and even was involved in a flash blog the other day! And have 363 twitter followers! That's like ten a day! (Excuse the exclamations. I'm excited). 

By far the craziest thing is I have had over 5300 page views! What the actual hell???! People have read my little blog in countries like China and India. Other bloggers from the US of A have messaged me. It is unbelievable.

Lots of new twitter friends

But what I love the most is, the other bloggers. The friendship that is out there with other people who are in exactly the same position as me. They have kids. They love their kids. And they want to talk about their kids, write about their kids, photograph their kids. Talk about happy things their kids have done or even if their kids are driving them crackers.

I have found it fascinating that there are so many universal truths about children. Wherever you live in the world. From whatever background you grew up in. All our little munchkins are pretty much the same. I loved posting a picture of Erin mid tantrum and everyone was like "hell yeah that's what my kids does". Or talking about my husband and how he makes my kids mad. Other moms from different parts of the country could relate.

 Erin. Mid tantrum. 

So in a nutshell a month on I'm still enjoying blogging and hope to continue throughout the year. I have a few little plans in my head. It so far has been a really positive experience. It's made me look at my life in a slightly different way. It's made the mundane (sleepless nights, tantrums, maniac baby etc etc) seem. Well exciting.

*Cheese Alert* it's helped me realise that yeah I'm a Mom. Yeah I'm mid thirties. But you know what? It's fun being me. And this time is so fleeting I plan to blog my arse off and read it back when I'm 100 on some magic computer screen in my eye (we'll be flying then too, it's the future!) and be bloody proud.

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34 comments:

  1. Love this! I didn't realise you'd only just started blogging. I do enjoy reading yours :)

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  2. Ahh I hadn't realised you've only been blogging a month. You write really well and like you've been blogging ages :)

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    1. Oh brilliant! Thanks so much thats really nice. I'm really enjoying it and my friends seem to like me doing it too. Nosy cows! xxx

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  3. Rah... not sure I'd clicked you were so new to blogging, how amazing and so pleased that you've been linking in with #AllAboutYou since pretty much the start of your blog and the start of our link and pin party... btw 'gadget'... do you mean 'widget' or is there something I haven't got to grips with yet (well, actually there's a tonne I haven't got to grips with yet!) Here's to your next month! Thanks for linking up #AllAboutYou

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    1. Ohhhh what's a widget??? On blogger the magic bit where you add like your bio and other bits is called a gadget? I don't get it at all. I'm so useless at it! Think deep down there is still some pr in me so I get stuck in with the self promotion ;) xxx

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    2. See, I told you there was a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know... so on blogger it's a gadget and on wordpress it's a widget!

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  4. Like the other ladies, I didn't realise you were new to this. It's so lovely to virtually mingle sent it!

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    1. Thanks! It's funny as it seems longer than a month. Still a few things that frustrate me that I can't get my head round with the it stuff. But hopefully I will soon! xxx

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  5. I'm new to blogging too, almost 3 weeks here, and I have to say i'm loving it too, getting to grips with linkys and yes blogger calls widgets gadgets (confused me too). i'm now following you on bloglovin, maybe you'd like to follow me too?? Love reading your blog x

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    1. Oh yes I will have a look on bloglovin. That confuses me a bit to be honest! And klout and kred. Its funny you just think oh I'll write and people will read it but it doesn't quite work like that does it? Nice to have met you xxx

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  6. You'll have a blast blogging and before you know it, you have done it for a year, or two, or ten...it's addictive! And such a great way to meet people!

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    1. Sooooo addictive. I've hardly watched any tele since I've been doing it and I love the tele! Enjoying it so far but lots to learn xxx

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  7. Well done you! I started blogging in Jan too, and am also really enjoying it too though you have been a lot more successful with your stats then I have, that's an amazing achievement for such a short amount of time!
    PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks! Bearing in mind my mom probably reads it 100 times a day! ;) will pop and look at yours now xxx

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  8. WOW! What great success you are having. I have just found your blog and I hope you keep it up :) Found you on SITS

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    1. Thanks. Can I just say how amazing is your name? Mampotamus is brilliant!!! I defo hope to keep it up. I'm loving it xxx

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  9. Congratulations! Only a month and you've done so well! :) #PoCoLo.

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  10. You're doing great! I love blogging and connecting with people.

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  11. Wow, your doing so well. I'm so happy for you. Isn't it fun making all those new friends?

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    1. It is so much fun I'm really enjoying it xxx

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    2. It is so much fun I'm really enjoying it xxx

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  12. Wow you are doing so well! I have been going three months or so and already have more engagement than I do. Well done! I'm loving having my own little project and speaking to new people while getting advice along the way
    Jenni x
    #PoCoLo

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    1. I'm really enjoying it at the mo. Will defo have a little look at your site in a bit when the babies calm down a bit! Mornings are crackers x

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  13. So pleased you're enjoying this blogging lark - and yes, there are SO many things to discover and enjoy, especially the people who read and engage with you. I hadn't realized at all that you hadn't been blogging for long at all, keep enjoying it, and delighted that you've been joining in with #AllAboutYou from the start - yours and ours! Hope to see you back again on Tuesday

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Defo see you Tues. Its so nice to not write about the children all the time. As you kinda forget that you are a person too. See you then! xxx

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  14. Great post and welcome to blogging!! Its amazing how fast your blog can grow whenever you link up to hops or get lost in the pinning world of pinterest! I'm so glad your loving it and thanks so much for linking to the Mad Mid-Week Blog hop!! xx

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    1. I know! Its proper crazy isn't it. I could spend hours on pinterest. It is so beautiful xxx

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  15. wow well done on your huge following. ur blog is pretty superb :):)) xx

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    1. Thanks so much! What a lovely thing to say! :)))) xxx

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  16. GOOD for YOU lady, you are doing brilliantly. The blogging community is such a wonderful place to be and it is one of the reasons I love PoCoLo so much - thank you for linking up x

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    1. Thanks! I am really enjoying it. However it is a bit addictive isn't it? I've had to set myself time limits as I would be on it all day. And Pinterest! xxx

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