A Year In The Making…

Morning my Saturday Peeps! 🙂

I am very excited because I’m off out for a cooked breakfast with the lovely ladies from our church in a while! Then it’s Mother’s day tomorrow and there’s another thing that makes this weekend special:

A year ago I signed up with WordPress for blogging! A whole year…woah! That’s gone scarily fast! To be completely honest, it took me about 2 months to get it together enough to have something worth promoting…so I guess we get to celebrate again in May (anniversary of social media launch)…bonus! 😉

In that year I’ve (somehow) managed 327 posts, 176 followers (love you all, thanks) and over 5000 views!! As a side note, I don’t know who you are but someone in the States has obviously got my notifications on as the US is usually the first highlighted on my views map on WordPress…even when it’s ridiculously early in the morning….so thank you American supporter!

My year of blogging has taught me a lot; for a start, my computer can do a lot more than I knew it could and I can do more with it than I thought possible. I found Pinterest and Instagram for a start! 🙂

I’ve learned some discipline, being here (almost) every day makes me manage my time more efficiently and stops me doing the ‘I can’t be bothered’ thing in the mornings. I get on here and it sets me up for the day. 🙂

Most importantly, I’ve learned what lovely people there are in the world. I have lots of family and friends who read and comment on my posts as well as all of you out there who I’ve ‘met’ through blogging that are so sweet and friendly.

I just want to thank a few in particular, so if they have a blog please go and support them too:

Firstly, Crystal at Money Saving Mom was the person who convinced me I could blog! I discovered her site a few years ago when I was looking for a new way to deal with our finances, but little did I know then that I’d be blogging one day too! Honestly, if you’d said to me, or anyone who knew me as a kid, that I’d write this much voluntarily, we’d have laughed you out of the room! But Crystal says anyone can do it and I think she’s right.

Aside from my mum (thanks, mum), there are a few of you who are here literally all the time.

Cobs, from the Cobweborium Emporium is a star. Her Friday posts are highly entertaining and must take forever to research! Cobs often makes me giggle! 🙂 She’s been following me almost since the start and has actually out-commented and out-liked my mum! So thanks for being here my lovely.

Christy over at When Women Inspire is another one whose name often pops up in my notifications because she’s left me a lovely message… in fact all the messages I get are lovely, I’ve not been trolled or anything negative at all, so thanks, peeps. Anyway, back to Christy; her site is so powerful, so informative and fights for such good causes, definitely worth a look.

I wanted to blog about my faith because it’s part of every aspect of my life and I wanted to encourage people but didn’t know how to go about it. Following Jesus-Network has really helped and inspired me. They’re often over here too, so I doubly appreciate their support!

The same thing goes for Kristi Ann’s Haven. Kristi is often encouraging people to pray for disaster victims and such. We started following each other’s blogs and she will always support my faith posts as well as popping up on a lot of my other posts too. Thanks Kristi 🙂

I couldn’t possibly do a recipe post without the awesome ideas on What’s for Dinner Moms’ site. I still don’t know how she has so many recipe ideas…I may have to spend the next year trying the ones I like the look of! Thanks for the ideas and the continued support.

Last on my biggest supporters list, is my lovely Ellie at My Little World. That girl is such a sweetie and takes so much time to talk to people in depth. I tell you all now this girl is one to watch, she’s going places! Thanks for the support sweetie.

Also a shout-out to Jean for being my biggest Facebook supporter. Thanks, Jean. 🙂

There are many more of you that are here frequently, leaving me little rays of sunshine. Whether you’ve been here a year or a day I thank you for stopping by. 🙂 Please feel free to stick around for year 2!

Have a lovely day my friends,

Anna x

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