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One Year Of Blogging

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Hello everyone,


I hope you are all well and having a lovely week. I have a very exciting post for you all as today is my blog's first birthday! Exactly one year ago today I published my first blog post here on Mimi Rose & Me. Last July at time when I just felt so low and my anxiety was at an all time high I decided to create a blog that I could really get focused on and hopefully get back to my old self. I wanted to create a place for me, be creative, write about things that are important to me and most of all document my life as a new parent. I remember that moment of publishing my first post so clearly. Sitting in bed, giving my post one last read through and then clicking the publish button. Ahhh! 

And so my little journey began. This blog has done so many things for me as a person, it has kept me focused, encouraged me to be a positive person and take that extra step outside of my comfort zone. I have got to know so many amazing and brilliant people from writing this blog and I would never had expected the blogging community to be so welcoming. I would love to list all my favourite blogging buddies but you guys know who you are and without such lovely bloggers to get advice from or who are always up for a chat I probably wouldn't love blogging as much a I do.
So today, a year later, I am thrilled with the direction that Mimi Rose & Me is headed. I have worked with some amazing companies, become friends with so many great bloggers and written over 100 posts! I have so much more planned for Mimi Rose & Me with collaborations, a parenting series and working with more fantastic companies and bloggers. I am so excited for the year coming. 
There is so  much that I have learned since becoming a blogger and there is so much more to learn. I wanted to share with you all three things that I have come to find during my first year of blogging...

Blogging is hard...

There is so much involved with blogging and it can take up quite a lot of your time. The only person in my life who truly understands how much time I have spent building my blog up is my husband - that's because he lives with me! So when people say that blogging is hard, they really do mean it and I shouldn't have underestimated how hard it can be. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE it. There is so  much too beyond reading blog posts and sharing your love with the world. There is writing the content, snapping the perfect photos, sharing on social media, commenting, reading other blogs and taking part in chats or linkies. It its hard work and despite it all I really wouldn't change it!

You will do anything to get the best photo...

Bloggers, you know exactly what I mean. No one takes a photo like a blogger. Every opportunity to snap is an opportunity for a blog post and when I say this I really mean it. The lengths I will go for that one perfect shot, whether I am standing on a chair on one leg or planking across the table...it has to be perfect. I cannot eat something without taking a snap all for an opportunity to upload to Instagram and hashtag, you got to love a hashtag! My uncle thinks I am a little obsessed with them! Even my husband knows the deal with food in our home as he will always give me the best presented plate without me even asking!

Stay strong, be patient and don't change who you are...

I am not the most confident person I am pretty shy at times, until you get to know me and so sometimes I have a hard time putting myself out there. I started this blog because I wanted a place where I could channel my creativity and to have a place that was just for me. But it has become much more than that...over the last year I have taken chances to see where it takes me.

There are so many talented and clever bloggers out there, I find it exciting, entertaining but terribly intimidating. I always think 'I am not good enough' at least every other month! But despite this the blogging community is very supportive and it completely amazes me how the these groups support and celebrates one another.  I am forever learning new things when it comes to blogging and it is always great to want to do better for yourself and improve.

I am happy to say that it has been such an amazing experience and the success I have had in my first year of blogging has shown me what little self-confidence and taking steps outside my comfort zone can do.

Thank you to everyone for all your support over the last year. I love reading your comments and tweets I do truly feel loved. I have been blogging a year, what a difference a year makes and its been a great journey so far. 
32 comments on "One Year Of Blogging"
  1. Happy blogging birthday! I'm new to blogging but I already know the struggle for the perfect instagram photo! #fortheloveofblog

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    1. Thank you lovely. I cannot believe its been a year already. Good luck with your blog!!!

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  2. I've just written my first birthday blogging post, so I really enjoyed this and it resonated with me. Happy first blogging birthday! #fortheloveofBLOG :)

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    1. Happy blogging birthday to you too!

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  4. Happy (blog) birthday!!! that's great. I'm approaching the first birthday soon. I also set up my blog to give myself something creative to focus as I was coming out of the baby blues.Agree that it can be hard work. But it's my little sanctuary and I will never let go of it now.I know i have to be organised if I want to keeping blogging whilst being back at work. Enjoy your blog birthday celebrations!! Nice to have met you through #fortheloveofBLOG x Sunita Enjoy Lucky Things

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    1. Aw thank you Sunita! I love being a blogger it really is so much fun. I am exactly the same about my blog. Good luck with your blog.

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  5. Happy one year blogiversary! Mine is in September and I created it when pregnant. Blogging is such a fun and therapeutic method of writing. I love it. Thanks for linking up with us at #fortheloveofBLOG!

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    1. Thank you for hosting. Oohhh lots of celebrating to look forward to in September then...it really is therapeutic. I absolutely love the blogging community too, they are very welcoming! Thank you for your comments :)

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary! It is mine next month and I cannot believe where the time has gone #bestandworst

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    1. Aww thank you that's very kind! To be honest it really did creep up on me...good luck with your celebrations next month!!!

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  7. Happy blogday!! It's one hell of a ride isn't it? I'm so glad you've found all the benefits blogging brings. xx #Bestandworst

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    1. Yes, I did indeed. There is no looking back now. Thank you for your lovely comments

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  8. Happy bloggiversary! Lovely to discover you blog from also working on the Bing Bunny party....hope you have just as successful a second year. I agree that blogging is so time consuming, it seems easier than it is ;-) #bestandworst

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    1. Just popping by again from the #dreamteam to say thanks for linking up - huge congrats again at reaching the 1 year milestone! xx

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    2. The Bing Bunny party was lots of fun wasn't it? Thank you for popping by and for your lovely comments.

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  9. Congrats and happy blog birthday! It's a fab achievement and you are sooo right blogging is hard work! Loads of fun but loads of work. My hubby likes it because of all the freebies that I then write about!! Here's to another year of fun and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    1. Thank you very much Sarah. It has definitely been a great year so far and we have lots more to look forward to. Thank you so much for hosting and we shall see you for the next #BestAndWorst

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  10. Happy birthday to your blog! Well done :)

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  11. It's amazing how far you can come in a year in the world of blogging. It sounds like your blog has been a key part of your journey to a happy place. Happy Birthday Mimi Rose & me! All our love #coolmumclub - thanks for linking

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    1. It really has been a crazy year. I have met some lovely people through the blog and it's a fab community. Thank you for hosting again and see you next week!

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  12. Congrats on your first anniversary! How cool. Definitely sounds like you've learned a lot, and I'm sure there are many more amazing things to come thanks to your blog! Well done :) #fortheloveofBLOG

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    1. That is so kind to say Fern. It really has been a busy year but I really have had so much fun. I have learned so much and I shall continue to do so until I master HTML!!!!

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  13. Happy blog birthday! Blogging is amazing isn't it but also blooming hard work at times x #fortheloveofblog

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    1. Definitely couldn't agree more Emma! But it's lots of fun. I am beginning to build a really good following so lots to look forward to. Thank you for coming over and for your comments!

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  14. Happy Birthday! I love this post. You for sure love blogging but at the same time, you are so honest about the whole thing and what it really means. I so agree with you about feeling like you're not super good and wanting the perfect pic. I am rubbish at photo so very happy to use my boyfriend's talent in my blog. You've done very well and I like your blog. Just check some of your instagram pics as well. Beautiful moments shared here xx #fortheloveofBLOG

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    1. Thank you. You could say that I am a little obsessed with Instagram!!! I spend most my time uploading pictures of my little lady. Yes blogging in no walk in the park...but lots of fun!

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  15. Happy blogiversary. I am like you, very shy person. I am constantly thinking I shouldn't be blogging as there are far better blogs out there than mine, I think we are our biggest critics #fortheloveofblog

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  16. Oh yes we are. There are good weeks and bad weeks for me but I can honestly say that there are more good weeks than bad! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

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  17. ive been blogging nearly a year too and it has helped with my feelings of self esteem and confidence sooo much. happy blog birthday :) thanks for joining #fortheloveofblog hope you can come back next week!

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    1. Thank you that is very kind. That pretty great for you if blogging can help with your self esteem and your confidence. Blogging is about so much more than just writing and photos!

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