Well I made it AND I nearly missed it! My blog Sizzling Towards 60 is celebrating it’s first birthday! Although I think the term is ‘Blogiversary’ in blogging terms.
I can’t believe I have been blogging for one year and like most bloggers probably felt like it has been 10 years!!!! LOL:)
Celebrate with me as I look back at my first year of blogging, the highs and lows and where I am now.
When I first pushed the publish button on my first post I was nervous, excited and felt a little sick! What was I doing? I’m not a blogger! However, I was at a point in my life where I had this nagging idea in the back of my mind that JUST WOULD NOT GO AWAY!
What to do? Go with it of course! I kept telling myself “What is the worst that can happen” when at the same time I was secretly hoping to become the next blogging sensation – LOL:)
As I’m celebrating I’m going to indulge myself a little in this post and share with you my journey of the last 12 months. From a novice who didn’t even know what a blog was to co-hosting link parties (another unknown area) to being asked to write guest posts and also posts for Millers Fashion. It has been a wonderful experience and one I hope to continue.
Blogging, I’ve often said is a roller coaster ride. There are many highs and many lows. It tests your patience, imagination and endurance but if you stick to it you will survive and maybe even feel proud of what you are doing. If you want to read more of my blogging journey read My Blogging Journey of 2015.
Firstly, I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to my darling husband, Mike. He probably is still scratching his head as to why I am doing this however, he has been so supportive of the time I have put into the blog – when really I should have been spending it with him! I think he has plans to write his own book – ‘How I lost my wife to her blog’!
Seriously, though he has always been so supportive of all that I do and i love and appreciate him more than he realises.
Secondly, My Website
During the past twelve months it has undergone three transformations thanks to Daniela Uslan and her Have Your Cupcake courses. The most valuable lesson I have learned is to TRUST YOURSELF! Yes, you can ask others’ opinions however, remember YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO PLEASE EVERYONE so just go with what feel right for you.
My first post was Diet is a Dirty Word which I republished at the end of last year.
Thirdly, My Blogging Friends & Mentors
I have met so many wonderful blogging friends and mentors in the last year. I cannot believe how supportive and friendly they have been. Blogging has such a wonderful way of bringing people together and I now boast ‘virtual friends’ from all corners of the world! There are so many I would love to thank but the list would be very long.
In addition to Daniela Uslan, I would just like to mention briefly (indulge me please), the following bloggers who have suppoted and mentored me. As you will see they are all blogging about different things which brings great variety to my world.
- Kathleen from 60-thenew40
- Jennifer from Nanna’s Wisdom,
- Debbie from Debbie in Shape
- Leanne from Cresting the Hill
- Marilyn from Marilyn’s Treats
- Sandy from Sandy’s POV
- Mackenzie Glanville from Reflections From Me
- Gigi from A Warm Hello
- Monica from Monica Bruno
- Orana from Crazy Little Family Adventure
- Wendy from The Art of Why Not
- Robin from Robin Follette
- Natasha from Natasha In the Studio
- Nikki from A View from In Here
All of these ladies have been so supportive and encouraging during my first year and I encourage you to check out their websites as well. I’ve shared my joys and also my not so good times with them and appreciate each and everyone of them.
FINALLY AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL – MY READERS
Thank you for your comments and feedback and just being there. I’ve loved connecting with you all and enjoy publishing my weekly newsletter for you to see what I’ve been up to and also my latest posts. You truly have added to my life and helped me achieve my dream and in return I hope I have encouraged you to follow your dream as well. From Learning to Say No and develop your self-confidence to joining the #couchpotatotofabfit community. It certainly has been a ride SO…….Let's keep riding the wave of midlife with positivity, fun and laughter for another year!Click To Tweet
Let’s Keep Sizzling!