Friday, 18 September 2015

It's My One Year Blogiversary!

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Our Seaside Baby, the blog, is one year old today! Hasn't time flown by. In some ways it feels like it was just yesterday. In other ways it seems like I've been blogging for years! I thought I would include a little update, some stats for those that might be interested and a list of my highlights!

BLOGGING STATS/FACTS

Number of blog posts in past year: 141! 


Number of page views: 80, 749 


Rankings: 138 on the Parent Blogger Leaderboad, 82 on Trips100, 489 on Foodies100 & 637 on Tots100. Hoping to make it into the top 500 of Tots some day!


Klout Score: 63


Topics I've written about: A lot of toddler related activites, days out, letters to my baby, recipes, travel, politics, gardening, blogging updates, photography and separation.


My five most popular posts: The ideal kitchen, A New Linky: My August Photo, YogaMy Experience of Britmums Live 2015, Six months of blogging


Social media followers: In one year I've gained nearly 7000 social media followers including 3670 on twitter :)


Conferences I've attended: Workfest and BritMums Live


Blogging events: Gosh, I've been to so many of these now. My first was a craft event, followed by many more smaller ones here and there and then two big conferences. 


Brands I've worked with: Many local brands including Stanmer House, Brighton Wheel, Brighton Dome, Lift Personal Yoga, Sea Life Brighton, Drusillas Park, Rialto Theatre, Brighton Museum, as well as national ones such as Degustabox, Braun, House of Fraser, Darlo, Panasonic, Oxotot and Toot the tiny Tugboat. I gained sponsorship for Britmums Live from Mrs Robinson's Store and GreenFrog Botanic. This month I became a Parragon book buddy!


Bloggers I've met: Too many to list here but I've loved meeting and getting to know so many lovely bloggers :)

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MY BLOGGING HIGHLIGHTS 

Developing my photography. I've really enjoy sharing photos on the blog and would love to develop my photography further. 

Working with so many wonderful brands. 

Having the freedom to write about any topic. I've written about so many things but I've enjoyed writing the letters to my little boy the most :)


Being part of #SaveSyriasChildren, a campaign led by some amazing & very organised bloggers in response to the refugee crisis. Seeing my Instagram feed that morning with photos of children carrying 'It Could Have Been Me' sign along with the hastag being the number one trending topic on twitter was overwelming. I was amazed by how many bloggers can come together so quickly to promote the work of Save the Children. I hope I and all the other bloggers made a tiny bit of difference to those affected. 


Attending Workfest, gaining so much inspiration and learning so many things!


Going to Britmums Live. I wrote about my highs and lows here


Discovering so many amazing blogs!


Last but not least, meeting so many wonderful bloggers! I've met many in person and some only online. There are too many to name but I'm sure you know who you all are. When I wrote my post on separation I was really unsure about doing so but got so much positive feedback and support from fellow bloggers, not just at the time but to this day. A BIG thank you to those bloggers, I appreciate you more than words can say! 


I still have so many blog posts to write, ideas about making little improvements here and there, exciting projects I want to start and hope I will continue blogging well into the future :)



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32 comments

  1. Wow! You have done so much on one year! Congrats!
    I've been blogging just over two and a half years..

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    1. Thanks very much Kim! Ah, I thought you have been blogging for longer :) x

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  2. What a year! I've not long started and am hooked, I'm hoping for exciting times ahead. I'm hoping to make it to Britmums next year, how did you get sponsorship?

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    1. Thanks very much. Blogging can be addictive can't it. I'm writing a piece about sponsorship, will let you know when it's up. Sounds like you're enjoying the journey so far :)

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  3. Oh a big congrats and happy anniversary - that's wonderful! You've done so much and so well already! Mim x #brilliantblogposts

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  4. Many congratulations and I hope the blog continues to go from strength to strength! #brilliantblogposts

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  5. Massive congrats on your 1 year blogoversary! (It feels lilke you've been around for longer... hope it's ok to say that!) Here's to lots more blogging fun and frolics - cheers! (Formerly Bod for tea, now The Essex Barn and soon to be The Joy Chaser too... phew!)

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    1. Opps and I meant to say, visiting from #BBP *slaps head*

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    2. Hi Michelle, thanks very much! In some ways it does feel like I've been around longer haha! :) I saw you at Britmums Live but never got a chance to say hello. Are you going to Blogfest? xx

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  6. Congratulations on your year of blogging! You have achieved so much, very inspirational! I've been blogging for about 4 months with my current blog and I'm really enjoying it. Good to find you through #brilliantblogposts x

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    1. Thanks very much Rebecca! Sounds like your blog is doing well, what is it? I wrote this little update after six months if you're interested? :)
      Six Months of Blogging

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  7. Happy blog birthday! Congratulations for hitting the year mark. Mine is in February and I'm more excited about it than my own birthday haha. You've achieved so much! Well done you! :-D x

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    1. Thanks very much Chloe! Ah it's exciting to reach a year, a real blogging milestone. Aww thank you. Are you going to Blogfest? :) xx

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  8. Happy blog birthday! It took me ages to finish this post because I kept going off on your links and then finding other links in the new posts. I really like how you write and from a new blogger's perspective it was great to read your reflections at one year, six months etc. Loved the post on anonymity too. Thanks and keep up the great work!
    The Crazy Stork Lady | www.breakingupwithcontraception.com

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    1. Thanks so much for all you've said, it's all very flattering & much appreciated! :) Popping over to your blog now! x

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  9. Happy blog birthday! You have done really well. Thanks for being part of #savesyriascampaign we raised 8k in 3 days xx

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    1. Thanks very much Aby! That campaign was great, thanks for all of your efforts. Hope the support continues :) xx

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  10. Congratulations on your anniversary! Sounds like you are doing really well. #brilliantblogposts

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  11. Happy Bloggaversary! May you have many more happy blogging years to come. Great list of highlights and some brilliant achievements :-) #TheList

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  12. Happy blog birthday! I think I've been blogging just under a year and a half and I feel like I haven't really achieved much with it. It sounds like you're doing really well x

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    1. Thanks so much! I bet you're doing more than you think. Have you done any blogging updates? Once I write everything down I'm sometimes surprised at all of my blogging related activities especially as I'm doing it around being a stay at home mum :) xx

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday! I haven't been to any conferences or blogging events yet, so you've definitely pipped me to the post there! Hope you enjoy the next year and the years after that. x

    #thelist

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    1. Thanks very much! Are you planning on attending any future events? :) x

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  14. So amazing darling, well done and here's to more incredible success x

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    1. Thanks very much Vicki, much appreciated :) xx

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  15. Congratulations on one year! It's a great achievement.

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  16. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! You have done amazingly with all the social media stuff too in a year that is impressive! Also your blogging CV is looking fab, it is such a good hobby isn't it! xxx #sundaystars Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

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  17. Congratulations on one year of blogging. You have done so much in one year. That is amazing. You must have worked really hard. I've been blogging for three years and I don't even think that I've written that many posts. Here's to the coming year. Thanks for linking to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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