Today is my blog birthday.
Yes peeps, today my blog is a whole two weeks old!
I KNOW. I can’t believe it either. TWO WEEKS!
In celebration of this momentous event, the lovely people at MyBloggingTips.com have asked me to write a very special Two Things I Have Learned in Two Weeks. I am, like, SO EXCITED. I know all you lovely people can’t wait to hear all my words of wisdom; how I’ve created my own little space here on the World Wide Webs, worked with some amazing brands, and found inner peace after a traumatic nail break six days ago. So here goes.
1.) Write some stuff.
I KNOW. I wish I had thought of that too! Apparently that’s what blogging is about, writing stuff! WHO KNEW? Since I first put pen to paper-oops, I mean fingertips to keyboard (lucky I had those false nails from GoNailMe removed after the nail break. Only £25 for shellac nails, all in a variety of gorgeous and unique designs!) two weeks ago, I have been literally blown away by all the love out there. The other day I had a post featured on Mumsnet. You know, the one about the refugee children #hotoncurrentaffairs #compassion #RefugeesArePeopleToo, and I had sixteen likes on Facebook, raising awareness of the Save Syria’s Cats Campaign. People, our words are powerful!
2.) Set up a website.
I literally couldn’t believe how easy this was! At least, it was easy once the good people from WebHostingServices4U.com had talked me through it. Apparently, you just buy a domain name (only £600 per annum at WebHostingServices4U.com!) and then set up a WordPress account. Next thing you know, you’ve broken the internet with your recipe for Baby Mia’s First Foods Mashed Courgetti with Celery Sticks (only £4 per jar from the Baby Mia’s First Foods range at Asda).
As if this weren’t exciting enough, over the next few days I will be premiering my brand new ebook: Blogtastic! What I’ve Learned From Two Weeks of Blogging, which will be available as an exclusive download from Amazon.com, and I have an exciting brand collaboration coming up with Little Noses Baby Muslins, who are taking a very special series of photographs to commemorate the four hundred Instagram likes I got for my picture of little D blowing her nose in a field of tulips. She was wearing the most ADORABLE baby dungarees from Dotty Dora’s Baby Boutique. I can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out!
The other day I was asked by the lovely people over at the Blogging Newbies Support Group to give my advice for any aspiring would-be bloggers out there. I told them that the most important thing is to Find Your Unique Voice. Do you love baby haircare products? Or do you prefer taking photos of yourself face down in a bucket of gin on a Saturday night after having to look after the kids while hubby pops out to the shops? Whatever you love, blog about it!
After that, I would say network in the blogging community. There’s a whole world of love out there if you just go looking for it. In the past two weeks, I’ve made some friends for life. We’ve bonded over broken links, drank wine over Whatsapp and eaten cake together via Skype, and it’s been emotional. I’ve nominated twenty-six people for the Blogarama Blogging Oscars in the past two days and I’ve still got another four hundred posts to read and comment on this week alone! Hubby has forgotten who I am and is threatening to run off with the au pair!
Speaking of the au pair, yesterday was her afternoon off and I had to look after Little D for TWO HOURS! I explained to hubby that there was no way I could keep up with all my linkies #funnymummies #reviewposts #toomanycomments but he had to go to work or something. I’ve got a post in drafts about it! #Trauma
Anyway, finally I would like to say a big thank you to #BloggingCakes for my lovely blog birthday cake, which they made gluten and sugar free especially for me!
You can also catch me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, Snapchat, Tumblr, Facebook, Periscope and Grindr. Also, don’t forget my latest vlog: What’s In My Changing Bag? over on Youtube. Here’s to another two weeks, people! #Happy #Blessed.
I received my domain name from Deep Blue Domains for the reduced price of £450, in return for this post. The blogging cake was given to me free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I wasn’t paid for the Amazon.com reference. Facebook haven’t yet responded to my tweet offering free advertising.
Also, if Coco Chanel is reading this, I LOVE your handbags. The perfect match with any outfit.