I got a lovely reminder from WordPress that the blog started a year ago (last Thursday technically!). We were away for the weekend so this is the first chance I’ve had to reflect on it (in writing).
So which way to look at it? There’s the numbers approach (which I will summarise later), the photo approach (again, keep scrolling…) and a selection of my favourite posts so far.I reckon that’ll do…
What of the blogging experience so far then? I’ve really enjoyed putting our time with Bea into words so far. I’m not always as up to date as I’d like, I’m also not often confident to voice my opinion too much on here like a lot of other bloggers are (credit to them by the way!) and I still have no idea what shape this blog will take in the longer run. It’s hard finding the time outside of work, and in the last few months in particular, there has just been too much to comment on so I’ve been sat back and just enjoying the experiences in real life, sorry!
The blogging world has been an interesting world to enter too – there’s a wealth of information, opinion and bloggers out there, and there’s a lot to learn should I wish. I can say fairly confidently that I won’t be quitting the day job any time soon though!
So, the blog by numbers (sorry, can’t help it, I know Lucy will be tutting as she reads this…):
3544 views (which is bonkers!)
1,779 visitors (not sure how this one works!)
29 WordPress followers
5 Email followers
There’s also a smattering of Instagram and Facebook likes/follows too, which I’m very gratfeul for! I’m glad people like to come and read, it’s a real sense of achievement when people actually do!
That’s the numbers out of the way.
Favourite posts? Not entirely sure, but I’ve picked some of these out to reminisce.
Here’s where it all began…
This one brings back some strong memories of starting out as parents: LINK
This one was the first post that resonated with a friend: LINK
We’re still hooked on this particular series: LINK
The start of a manic December: LINK
We all make mistakes: LINK
And finally, time for some of my favourite photos. We’ve taken soooo many, and I made the decision early on not to share any photos of Bea’s full face – this has been a challenge, but one I’m glad I did. She might want to be involved in the future, but I want that to be her decision! Anyway, I’ve selected (and added) my favourites from the blog so far!
Just looking through all these makes me excited for the year ahead!