Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Mad Blog Awards

It's that time of year again...

...yes I'm talking about the Mad Blog Awards

I think every Mummy and Daddy blogger out there is thinking about it, posting about it and tweeting about it. So I thought I'd follow suit.

Last year when the Mad Blogs was on I was still a newbie blogger. Still blissfully unaware at quite how addictive blogging can become and spending most of my time either telling everyone that would listen that I just got a new comment on my blog, logging into blogger every 5 minutes to check my page views for that day or googling 'how to get more traffic to your blog'!

Now a year and a bit later and I'm just starting to feel like I'm getting my head around it all, what with all the tweeting, tagging, linking, memes and comments. There are still things that I just can't get my head around but I'll get there one day I'm sure.

So if you haven't already voted and you are going to then I'd just like to say that I would love some nominations for either one or (if you are feeling the love) both of my blogs . I know it's a big ask as there are so many, much better, blogs out there but if you find yourself with a space in a category then feel free to put me in. It really would make my day year!


 If you would like to vote or just find out more info about the Mad Blog Awards then click here.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Lost in a Sea of Nothing in Particular!

It's happened, it was inevitable really. This is how it always goes and probably always will throughout my life.
I got bored and lost interest. 
I'm taking about my blog that I was so enthusiastic about at the start (like most of my 'projects') and then I find something new that captures my attention and I'm off on the next 'great idea'. Hence why one of my 100 things to do before I die is 'follow through on at least one of my ideas'!
The only thing I have ever seen through in my life is being a mother and that's probably only because I don't really have a choice in the matter now.

These past few weeks have been a bit of a blur really. I've hardly been out of the house at all and haven't seen any of my friends. I think I've gone into full blown hiebernation mode. I wouldn't say that I'm in a depressive state right now but I can feel it there just lingering in the background, waiting to pounce. 
 I find it so tiring trying to fight it all the time and sometimes it's just easier to give into it but for now I'm still fighting it.

So what have I missed in blog land while I've been gone??

Monday, 25 June 2012

Regaining Control

My blog feels neglected, poor blog! 
We were so busy last week that I literally had no time to think let alone write.
I know it's bad but I've felt nervous all week that I might be missing out on the goings on in the blog world. Whoever says blogging isn't addictive is lying, well I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to aren't there?

I've decided this week, what with my anxiety levels still rising, that I need to get organised, I need to have a system, I need a way of prioritising my time. So I have made a home central area...

This is my way of getting everything in one place. I am a self confessed lover of lists. I have lists everywhere and for everything. Lists for shopping, lists of things I need to do, lists of things I want to do, lists of things I want the OH to do. 

I feel that I have lost control of the house this week and everything is piling on top of me, hopefully this 'home central' idea is the answer. 

The trouble is now I've organised one aspect of the house I want to do the rest, look out linen cupboard here I come!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A Thank You Post

When I first started blogging I had absoultely no idea what I was doing and it's only now that I'm just starting to feel that I'm really getting the hang of it all.
My blog is starting to look how I want it to, I've got some lovely followers and people have started commenting on my blog. It all seems to be heading in the right direction.

I never knew what a great community Mummy blogging was. Everyone seems so nice and plenty of people have offered me help when I've been seconds away from throwing my computer out the window! (I'm not great with technology).

I wouldn't have got to this point without you, the lovely people that read this. I just wanted to take the time to thank a few people that have helped me along the way. You are truly lovely people.

Tara at Sticky Fingers

Erica at Little Mummy  (without your Mum Blogger E-Course I would never had made it this far)

and of course all of my lovely followers. 

Thank you x

Friday, 9 March 2012

Follow a Newbie Friday

This is my first time for joining in with this so I hope I get it right.
Since starting my Blog I have come across so many other great ones.
Most of my free time now is taken up either reading other people's or working on my own, much to the other half's disgust.

So this week I'm going to share with you some of the other Newbie Blogs that I have found and really enjoy reading...

Karen was the first ever other Mummy blogger I made contact with, I have followed her blog from the start and always enjoy reading it. I love the way she always seems so down to earth and relaxed about parenting.

This is Chloe's blog and It's great. She has a fab sense of humour and I always find myself laughing out loud while reading it. Always puts a smile on my face when I see she has written a new post.

To join in with Follow a Newbie Friday then go to

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


I find myself becoming obsessed with my blog.
I spend a huge proportion of my day thinking about what I can write next.
I have even gone as far as to carry a blog notebook around with me, for any random ideas or thoughts that pop up in my head. This really is addictive!
In any one day I seem to have a billion thoughts going round in my head and now having somewhere to express and share that is great.

I am still finding it a little hard to learn the correct blogging etiquette though.
I never realsied there were so many rules to blogging.
I still have so many questions about blogging, like should I only be posting once a week or once a day, am I not suppose to use pictures that I have found on the internet in my blog and do I have to comment on other people's blogs for them to comment on mine?
I never realised it was quite so complicated or am I just missing something?

Putting all that aside though I am enjoying this x