Whoop! Today is my 1 year blogiversary! A year ago today I decided to share my life and create my little space. What a year it’s been! I look back on my first ever post on the 11.01.16 here and it feels like a lifetime ago. I didn’t write much, just an introduction but I knew NOTHING about blogging, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. My knowledge and skills have improved drastically over the last 12 months and what I love about blogging is that it’s a continuous learning journey! I don’t feel like I’ll ever be up there with the best but I don’t strive to be. I just enjoy writing about my life and my little bubble and I hope when I’m older I can look back on this with fond memories and think “ahhh, I forgot we did that”.
I have major blogging goals for 2017 and I intend to put my all in to this little online diary because towards the back end of last year it did tail off as I was so busy – but not this year. When I get to 11th January 2018 I want to look back and think “bloody hell, 2017 was such a good year!” I won’t go into too much detail about what my blogging goals are just yet but I intend to work hard on them.
One of the best things about my blog, which I think I’ll forever be grateful for is the photo’s it MADE me take. If you know me at all you know I absolutely adore my camera! I love taking pictures, I love capturing the moment and I love making the memories and it’s very easy when your busy to forget to take those photos and those memories. Having this blog makes me remember to take them and most importantly to share them! Even my husband has jumped on the band wagon and prompts me to take them because he knows how special they are too. My photography skills are definitely not on par with the likes of David Bailey but I have noticed a huge improvement in the last 12 months and again, it’s definitely something I want to work on for the next 12 months!
Lastly, I want to thank the people that read my blog (this sounds a bit like an acceptance speech at the BAFTAs! -It’s not! ha!) because without those readers and the engagement I get with them I probably would have give this up ages ago. Readership is hugely special in blogging and the fact that people take the time out of their day to read my little musings and more importantly, relate to it, just makes it all the more worthwhile!
Here’s to a fantastic 2017!