Happy 3rd Blogiversary – Giveaway Day 1

This week sees my 3rd blogiversary. I cannot believe I have been blogging for three years now. It’s like they say, time flies when you are having fun! I’ve grown my following to over 14k in that time. It may not seem a lot to many over three years but you have to bear in mind that I’ve been working full-time during that time and had a baby girl. It’s my achievement and I’m very proud of myself.

Happy 3rd Blogiversary

In the past year, I have worked really hard and grown my little blog business to earn my family a part-time wage. It has helped us to save money for things for the new house we moved into last June. It has given us many opportunities to try new things we couldn’t afford if I didn’t blog. Plus we have a little holiday coming up in September to review for the blog. It’s somewhere we wouldn’t have thought to go if I wasn’t blogging!

I’m looking forward to what the next year brings us!

Thanks for popping by and reading, I love to read all your comments. It brightens up my day.

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Do You Want Your Blog To Be More Than A Hobby?

Running a blog is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things that you can do. After all, what could be better than spending your time writing about the things that you love and that you’re really passionate about? Of course, most of us live pretty hectic and full lives so the idea of setting aside a lot of time and effort to work on something that really doesn’t function as much more than a hobby can be kind of difficult to justify, but do you want your blog to be more than a hobby?

What if you wanted to take your blog and turn it into something more than just a hobby?

What if you wanted to take that passion and turn it into a career?

Do you want your blog to be more than a hobby?

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Well here are a few things that you need to do if you want to get started.

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5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2018

A brand new year is a brilliant time to upgrade and improve the various aspects of your blog, such as website hosting and your efforts with SEO. So, with January almost over already, discover these five ways to optimise your blog’s performance and get cracking!

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2018

 

No matter how well-written your content is, how efficiently designed your website is, or if you have an abundance of visitors every month, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to blogging. Many bloggers use the New Year as a time to reflect on their blog’s progress and set goals for the coming months. An essential part of this process is to establish the areas of your site that can be refined and making the necessary changes as soon as possible.

In this post, we’ll highlight a few of the ways you can improve your blog’s aesthetic, content, and even your ability to market your site successfully.

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Blogging Goals 2018

Here we are again at the start of a new year. This year sees my blog turn 3, baby girl turn 2 years old and of course the arrival of baby girl number 2 in April. It’s such an exciting year ahead!

Blogging Goals 2018

Last year I made a quarterly plan for 2017 on how I was going to achieve my blogging goals. I completely smashed my earnings goal which I’m extremely happy about. So my ultimate 2017 blogging goal to turn the blog into a part-time job was successful!

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The Best Diaries and Planners For 2018

I’m a huge stationery fiend and a few weeks back I had a dilemma that I’m sure most bloggers have. What planner shall I get for the start of a brand new year? There are many great ones on the market to suit all budgets. Some are generic, others you can customise to your own requirements.

I have been on a little gathering trip hunting down diaries and planners to review for you. There are many available out there and this list is just a few of them.

Poundland Diaries

Poundland 2018 Diaries

At just £1 each these beautiful diaries are A5 size and perfect for out and about. They have many designs available.

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My Year In Review: 2017

My Year In Review – 2017 has been an eventful year. Lots has happened. Happy and sad. I have decided to go back through each month of 2017 and tell you a little bit of what’s happened throughout our year. I did this last year – you can read that post here.

My Year In Review 2017

 

From the words of my favourite film – Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start….

January

Ah January, this month was a huge decluttering time. We knew our house was going to go on the market very soon so it really was just clearing up after Christmas and getting the house photograph ready! At this point I had been back to work for a few months after maternity leave so was now in some kind of routine. I was getting well into blogging and posting most days. Although I did have one huge hiccup when I got hacked. It was a horrible time and made me so upset.

You can read my post here on  – What I learned from getting hacked and how to prevent it.

February

February was a special month. Baby girl turned 1 years old! Her first year had gone so fast. It’s amazing seeing her grow and develop into her own little character with a bright personality. We had her last Baby Sensory class on her 1st birthday which was lovely as they made it very special for her.

Next up in February was that our house was officially on the market. We had quite a few viewings to start off with, but it was from investors who wanted it for a knockdown price to rent out for the students and hospitals workers as we are very close by to the hospital. I was unimpressed with their offers.

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