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My Second Blog Birthday

The 31st of January was a day of celebration in our house. Not only was it my son’s seventh birthday, but my blog birthday too. Blogger Mummy Lauren is now officially two years old!

Of course, my son’s birthday was the priority, and so in all of the preparation and celebration, my little blog milestone went by without much thought. I do remember wondering to myself, ‘why did I have to go and start a blog on one of my children’s birthdays’, it is a bit of an awkward time!

In reality I know the reason why. I always feel really sentimental on my children’s birthday, particularly in the evening when everyone is in bed and I have time to reflect. Obviously two years ago I was feeling it more than usual. Realising that my children were growing up at a speed which I couldn’t keep up with, I knew I had to do something. And blogging was that something. A way to record our memories, share our photographs. Something that would grow alongside the children.

On the 31st of January 2014, I started typing words on to a blank screen, with no idea about where this little blog would take me. On my one year blog anniversary I wrote this post, which mirrors a lot of what I am saying now. Since then, blogging has become so much more than just a hobby.

While I still work part time, in the last year I have registered as a self employed blogger and freelance writer, and I’m starting to earn a small income from my writing. It’s not much, but it’s a start, and something I will continue to work hard at, and hopefully one day I will earn enough to write full time.

It blows my mind, that what I thought may turn out to be a silly idea two years ago has gone on to open up a new career path for me. And the best thing is, I’m doing something I love. Writing. Being creative. Enjoying time with my family. It’s all pretty amazing and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store for me and my blog.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me during the last two years. To all of my readers, both the regulars and the one timers. As much as I blog for my own happiness, it feels amazing to know that people are actually reading, so thank you.

Happy Bloggy Birthday to me!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Leah Miller February 10, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Happy Bloggerversary!! As a brand new blogger, your post kind of resonates with me. I don’t want anything from blogging other than the chance to write, and record, my family life, as it all changes so quickly.

    Leah xx

  • Reply Lindsay Newcastle Family Life February 10, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Happy blog birthday , it is mine soon too . I love that you started on your sons birthday as you will always remember when you started , I don’t have a clue when I started just that it was in March xx

  • Reply Emma T February 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Happy blogiversary. It’s such an achievement to keep a blog going with everything else going on, but good luck for moving more into the pro side

  • Reply Ana De Jesus February 10, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Happy blog birthday to you hun you have done so well especially to be earning an income as well I would like to learn how to do that myself! What has been the best part of blogging for you?

  • Reply Miranda (Anosa) February 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Happy blogaversary, I will be celebrating 3 years this year and it’s been a journey. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging.

  • Reply Mudpie Fridays February 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Ahh congratulations and happy blog anniversary. Its great you have started making money from it – wishing you the best of luck will be keeping my fingers crossed for you 🙂 xx

  • Reply Ickle Pickle February 10, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Oh wow – your blog is one day older than mine! I too love it, and can’t believe where the two years has taken me. I hope you have a great 2016. Kaz x

  • Reply Kerry norris February 11, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Wow happy blog birthday. How wonderful that you have changed it into a new career path for you doing something you love. Congrats x

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase February 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations. 2 years is an amazing blog milestone and reaching 7 is a pretty special birthday too, so very happy birthday to both of you

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