Sunday, 3 February 2013

Fanfare please!

Sound the trumpets! Hang out the bunting! Ready the champagne! Yesterday marked my first month in the world of blogging. And what a fabulous month it has been! I've met some truly lovely people and found some delightful blogs.

I've been a long time blog reader and wondered how I would translate that and find my own voice. I'm still very much feeling my way and I've yet to find my rhythm with posting.  I always really liked it when blogs I followed had a rhythm to their posting, either posting once a day or in a particular pattern.  I've tried to refrain from posting more than once in a day, because I don't want to overload my followers and also because blogger doesn't individually date my posts if I create more than one a day, it just bands them together under a general heading and that irks me.

I've (sort of) got my head around the things that confused me to start with, I've fiddled around with my blog format and then decided that simple is good for me.  Clear spaces and clean lines.  I'll probably make changes in the future at some point, but I look forward to those now rather than fearing them.  I've buttoned, and buttoned and buttoned again.  I've tried to get myself out there and be sociable.  I really don't see the point in blogging if you're not going to interact with anyone.  And I do love to be sociable and make new friends.  I've said it before and it may be a bit of a cliche, but my world really has just got a little bit bigger, and that can never be a bad thing, right?

I've introduced and covered some of the important aspects of my life, joined along with some really fun things like The 52 Project, Currently, and 52 weeks (of kindness) and each of these things has really added something to my life. I've got lots of exciting posts planned and many things I'd like to cover.

I'm truly grateful to all those who have taken the time to follow, comment and show me the ropes.

THANK YOU!

My stats for this month are:

43 posts
1,883 page views in total
250 comments
33 followers

Not sure if that's good, bad or indifferent, and I really don't care which it is. Figures are not what this is about for me, although I am jolly proud to have come this far.

My most popular posts are from The 52 Project and my flapjack recipe.  Key phrases searched for make me laugh.  Apparently a lot of people google "Put socks on her hands", I'm not even going to ask why!!!!

Anyway, thank you all so much.  I'm signing off with a quote, because it's true and I'm that way inclined...

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.” - C.S. Lewis. Wise dude.

Love,


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17 comments:

  1. 33 followers for your first month is amazing! I think I had less than 20 up until Christmas and I started blogging in September!

    I really really enjoy your blog, it's one of my favourites :)

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahhhhh, thank you! I can honestly say that yours is one of my favourite blogs too :) xx

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  2. Aww, this post totally made me nostalgic for when I first started blogging. I still love it, of course, but over time it has become such a part of my routine I couldn't really imagine it not being part of my life now. Congratulations on your first month and here's to many more xo

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    1. Thank you Alice, you are most kind. Here's to blogging eh? *glug, glug* :) xx

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  3. hey great blog!

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    http://rachaeldobbins.blogspot.co.uk/

    rachael x

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  4. Woohoooo!! Congrats on the milestone :D you're doing amazingly! I'm about a month or two ahead but behind in terms of everything else ;-) isn't it funny how much it becomes part of your routine?! Yours is already a fave xx

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    1. Yours too Kirsty! I bloomin' love it!

      Blogging really does just fit itself in doesn't it? It still makes me smile to find myself thinking "ooooh, I could blog about that!" :) xx

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  5. congrats on your first month of blogging! xx

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    1. Thank you! And bravo on The Blog Hop, it really is awesome xx

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  6. Amazing first month of blogging! I hope you enjoy the rest to come too!
    Rhiannon x
    thesparklypanda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you my dear! I am still imagining those chocolate chips, mmmmmm :) xx

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  7. A brilliant first month for a brilliant blog! Congrats. We're hooked. H

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you Hattie, you're ace xx

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  8. Congrats on first month :) I am so recent and new to this too but so behind in stats but as you said it becomes so much part of your life and you think about everything from different perspective!

    Yours is added to favourite...

    www.bebenus.com

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    1. Ahhh thank you! You're absolutely right, I now find myself thinking "Ooooh, there's a blog post in this!" It makes me chuckle every time :)

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    2. True and amazing how so many voices and words start over in your mind :)

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