15 August 2015

Happy 1 year blogiversary Wave to Mummy!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear blog, 
Happy birthday to you!




I can't believe my little blog is now a year old. They say time goes fast when you are having fun. Well, it feels like it was just a few weeks ago that I wrote that first post introducing myself to the blogging world.

It has been a great experience. Alongside recording our family memories and milestones of our little girl, I have connected with so many wonderful people online and offline. I have worked with some great brands doing reviews and giveaways and have also partnered with charity, Plan UK. I even have my own little linky about monthly roundups. I've written a lot, I've photographed a lot, I've learned a lot and most importantly I have had fun a lot. And to be honest, if you asked my husband, spent a lot of time doing this all!

It has been really interesting venturing into the pro-blogging side of things, even if on a very small scale. I've learned that all that work behind the screens takes a lot of time and can be incredibly frustrating when it doesn't come into fruition. And I've learned that you just can't say yes to everything. In fact, I probably say no to most things because I just don't have the time and the energy, and I try to be quite selective in terms of what ends up on my blog.

While I don't have a vast amount of time to be spent on this blog (I am, after all, a full-time working mum) I think I have created a nice little place for myself and for my musings. There are things that could be better designed, there could be better photography, more varied posts, more all kinds of things, but overall I am proud of my one year old blog-baby.

Probably the one thing I love the most about this blog are all the lovely comments. I love interacting with you guys and having a chat, and I love finding out more about you all. I am probably not the greatest at putting myself out there and marketing myself, but that's alright. I've still managed to connect with some fab folk!




I've written 130 posts in the last year. This is my 131st. Phew, it feels like a lot! Is it? Sometimes it feels like you should be posting every day, especially if you want your blog to "go" anywhere.

I am now on a quest to make my blog a bit more reader friendly and would love to hear what you think about my blog. I would love to know what has been your favourite post here or what would you like me to write about in the future.

Anything you would like to see more here? Or anything that just doesn't work, technical or otherwise? I promise, I will consider all suggestions! :)

P.S. I didn't REALLY buy a cake to celebrate my blogiversary (although I may secretly have wanted to). The pictures are from 2014 - my daughter's first birthday cake!






28 comments:

  1. Wowzers! 130 blog posts in your first year? That is incredible! Congratulations to you and your hubby for both making it through (the hubbies put up with a lot when married to a blogger wife). Happy birthday sweet little blog baby! :)

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    1. Ha ha, they certainly do! But I am not feeling too bad about it, I indulge his hobbies too :D Thanks for the birthday wishes :D

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  2. Hyvä Sanna, paljon onnea sekä Blogille että Sinulle ! Jatkuvasti luen blogipostiasi ahkerasti ja teistä on tullut jo tavallaan kuin ``perhejäseniä`´, hahaa, kun saa seurata niin tiiviisti tekemisiänne niin kotisi kuin lemppari-Lontoon seutuilla. Aina kiinnostavaa ja avartavaa lukemista. Hyvää jatkoa toivoessa, Katrin.

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    1. Kiitoksia kovasti Katrin :) Tää on kyllä hassua tämä bloggailu kun tässä melkeinpä alkaa tuntemaan sitä toista ihmistä. Sä kyllä aina jaksat ilahduttaa kivoilla kommenteilla :)

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  3. YIPPEE! Happy Birthday :-) ...130 posts - Those weren't baby steps, that was a baby marathon.!

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    1. Thank you :) And the marathon shall continue, hopefully with a bit more posts in the future :)

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  4. Congratulations!!! It's s huge milestone to reach and I'm so impressed at all those posts too. Keep up the good work Xx #brilliantblogposts

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    1. Thank you :) It feels like such a long time, and short one too, as time has really flown by!

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  5. Happy one year blog anniversary to you! And here's to many more successful blogging years for Wave to Mummy! x

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    1. Yay, hopefully many many more successful blogging years. I really do love this as a hobby so I think I will be here for a long time still :)

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  6. Happy anniversary, Sanna! Your blog is beautiful and so interesting; it's one of my favourite reads. It's my blog anniversary this month too - must get a post together for that...

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    1. Thank you, what a sweet and lovely thing to say when I know there are so many fabulous blogs out there :) Oh yes, our blogs are about the same age - looking forward to reading your blogiversary post soon! :)

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  7. Happy, happy blogiversary! 130 posts + bringing up a family + working is an epic effort!

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    1. Thank you :) Now, to find time for some sleep too! :D

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  8. Congratulations! I just found your blog #binkylinky and I've subscribed x

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    1. Thank you :) I'll have to come and gander over your side as well and I'll try find you on TW :)

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! The first year is a great one to celebrate. Hope you have many more. Thank you for linking up to #PoCoLo too today!

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    1. Thank you, and yes, hopefully many more to come :) Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  11. Happy blogaversary and lovely cake, even if it was for your daughters birthday! #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you :) Although, I still think I should have gotten cake for the blogiversary too! :D

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  12. Congratulations! A wonderful milestone! Happy blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks :) Hoping for more of these milestones to come :)

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  13. Happy blogiversary lot of posts in one year thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  14. Happy blogiversary! Here's to many more years to come! :) x

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    1. Thank you :) I am sure I will be still here, in some sort of capacity, for a long time still! :)

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