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March 25, 2017 at 7:00 am by Angela

Today is exactly 10 years since I wrote my first – less than inspiring – blog post. Ten. Whole. Years. Wow that time has flown by. Yet so much has happened! When I started blogging Sam and I had been living together in our little one bedroom, ground floor flat in West Kensington for 6 month. Flash forward to today and we’re no longer in London, are living in our second house, married and with Little H. Life couldn’t be more different. And the more time that passes, the more I appreciate my blog and the fact I can dip back into life as it was over that time.

My blog today is so different today to where I started out. Whilst some people choose to re-start their blogs as their lives and focus change, for me my blog has always been a journal of life over everything else. So once I had started, there was no going back. It was originally self-coded, I hadn’t built any image upload functionality and to style the pages I had to code the HTML directly into the box. But it was built as a ‘project’ and the writing was just a side hobby. But it grew and it evolved. I enjoyed the writing more and more. When I migrated to wordpress, I spent hours working out how to migrate my content from my personal blog because I didn’t want to lose it. A decision I have absolutely not regretted as I love reading those old posts from a different time.

It wasn’t until Little H was born though that my blog grew to what it is now. When she arrived, as for so many other parents, it became an outlet. It became a way to share my experiences, my thoughts, my frustrations. And then as I discovered linkys and the wider blogging communities, it became a way to interact and engage with others. It’s that interaction which I cherish now. It’s what keeps me writing and what motivates me to try and share posts which are enjoyable to read, meaningful or funny. Because that’s the awesome thing about blogging – it’s open to everyone!

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I’m not a ‘natural’ writer and I harbour no illusions of ever becoming on. Nor do I have no plans to monetise my blog, or do sponsored / collaborative posts. I will never dedicate the time to my blog that so many other parents do to publish posts daily or share stunningly curated images. But I do have every intention to continue writing as long as there is something in my life to write about. For prosperity, for my sanity and, well, for something to do in the evenings. Because let’s face it, sitting and having a rest is just a bit dull!

Here’s to another 10!

This post has been linked-up to some of the amazing linkys below:

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Some comments:
  1. I love this post ๐Ÿ™‚ so many bloggers now are only interested in the money! I have done a couple of sponsored ones. But nothing HUGE!
    I will definitely be following your blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lx

    • I think the important thing is to do what is right for you and not be influenced by others! Sounds like you’re doing that which is great. Thanks for reading x

  2. Congratulations on keeping it up! One day looking back on all this will mean even more than it does now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 10 years! I started to play around with blogging in 2012 and then went full time with it in 2015. There are days when I feel like chucking it all in but it’s such an absorbing hobby, isn’t it? Congrats on reaching such a milestone.

    • I stubbornly committed to things so would never start from scratch even if I wanted to. I’ll just ignore the fact that about 80% of my content has never been read by anyone other than me. Haha! Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  4. Wow congratulations on the 10 years. I bet it feels like its flown by. How nice that you’ve had the same blog for all these years so you can look back over old memories. I hope my blog is around for as long. #familyfun

    • I hope it is too – it really is good fun being able to scan back to this same month ‘x’ years ago. I think it’s easy enough to re-brand now if you need to rather than start from scratch…unless the context is completely different. Thanks for reading xx

  5. congrats. It sounds like you have the right attitude necessary to making it that long -remembering why you started and using it as a creative outlet. Good for you #familyfun

    • Thanks. I’ve got myself in a few stressed out places over the last year by trying to copy others. But I’ve realised I need to do my own thing! Thanks for reading.

  6. Wow! 10 years is amazing! I love that you have kept it how you wanted it and as a way of looking back. That’s why I started my blog. I have not been very good at it but am determined to get better at it and use it as a diary of this crazy new life as mum. ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait to read more of your posts. #dreamteam

  7. 10 years is phenomenal. I love your ethos and outlook to your blog and the story of how it has evolved. It’s very refreshing actually, especially in the blogging world we see today. Congratulations lovey, I hope I get to read your 20 year post lol. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun x

    • Thanks lovely! It would we be amazing to have 20 years of history. I’m not ready to think of being that much older though. Haha!

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