Thursday, 3 September 2015

A year of blogging

I've been blogging for a  year now and I really didn't expect to still be blogging a year on. I thought nobody would read or like anything I post about but I've been surprised at the amount of love The Life & Loves of Lolly has had over the past year.
My 1st post 
When I first started this blog it was mainly an outlet for me to woffle on about life as a new mum. I didn't know the first thing about blogging so everything was very basic. A year ago the only blog I read religiously was Lilypod & Sweetpea, now I read about 10 blogs religiously and I'm discovering new bloggers all the time.

I've dabbled in a vlog or two but I can safely say the camera doesn't love me so I'll stick to writing instead. I've had some great opportunities to do product reviews for products/brands I truly love, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Netflix Stream Team. Joey's recently been chosen to try out some Pampers which us exciting. Over the past few months we've also linked up with Sarah at knott Bump & Us with #weekendministyle which allows us mums (and dads) to show off our kiddies outfits, I love linking up with different bloggers and getting some style inspiration.
The blog design has changed quite a lot over the past year but I love it's current design. I'd love to change a few things in the next couple of months, I've seen some great illustration ideas to make the blog look even more personal.

What I love...

  • writing about the things I enjoy or love
  • having a corner of the Internet to say what I want.
  • writing posts that people find helpful.
  • connecting with other mums from all over the place
  • Learning more about parenting from blogs than any book I've read
  • getting clothes/style inspirarion, most of Joey's clothes have been inspired by bloggers or instagram.

What I don't love...

  • trolling, I haven't come across any negatives comments about my blog but I have witnessed some negative comments on other blogs I follow. There's no need and I hope I don't experience this.
  • the lack of comments I get on my blog, most of the comments I get are related to the style posts which is great. I always take the time to comment on other people's posts and sometimes the love isn't returned :(
  • the time it takes to write and edit posts
  • not having a nice fast Apple Macbook. My laptop is so old and takes ages to edit anything.

The positives definitely outweigh the negatives though.

Am I going to be the next Zoella? No definitely not, they're some amazing bloggers who deserve that kind of success over me. I'm just happy with this being a hobby for now. My goal is to get on the Tots 100 table, I'm a long way away yet though.

I'd just like to finish by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has visited the blog, left comments etc. I appreciate the time you take to read about our lives.

Here's to another year!


  1. Congratulations on blogging for a year! Here's to many more! :-) x

  2. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! :)

  3. Congrats, great work :) Nice to reach your first blogiversary isnt it :)