Happy 1st birthday mummascribbles!

I cannot believe it’s my blog birthday.

Mummascribbles is one whole year old. 

Happy Birthday Mummascribbles

It was one year ago that I was feeling like I needed to write was I feeling down. Where I felt like I needed to have a place that I could go to when I needed to get something off my chest.

Because that’s why I started.

My first ever post, “Like the old days”, was me reflecting on a day I spent with Zachary. It was a day that reminded me of my maternity leave and the part time working. A time before full time work came along and stole those precious days that I had with him. It was a moment that I felt sad, bereft for how life used to be and I needed to get those thoughts and words out of my head. That’s how Mummascribbles came to life.

Did I think I would still be here writing a whole year later?
No way!

I’d tried blogging before with little success but suddenly I had something to write about. Suddenly I had an expertise in something and I could share that with the world.

Do I look back at those first posts in horror?
Absolutely! Have you seen some of those early posts? They are a bit pants!

Do I look back on that first logo that I ‘designed’ (if that’s what you can call it), and think it was awful?
God yes!

Do I regret any of it?
No way!

Over the past year I have written 233 posts! Wowsers!

I have worked with brands including the Gro company, Twinkl, Primula and many more.

I have been sent on holiday with Eurocamp for a blogger review.

I set up a linky that got so popular, I had to get co-hosts and it now receives somewhere between 160-170 links every single week.

I have become an official Your Baby Club blogger. (go register if you haven’t already!)

I have received my first ever sponsored post.

I am sitting at number 509 in the Tots100 chart. Out of around 8000 bloggers, I am creeping ever so close to the top 500.

I have been to my first ever blogging conference for which I was sponsored by a company called Kidster to attend. I had people coming up to me saying, “you’re Mummascribbles aren’t you?”. I felt completely famous!

I have met such a wonderful group of fellow bloggers who I have grown to know and love and some of whom I have now been fortunate enough to meet in real life.


Last month, I officially registered as self employed. So not only am I an event manager, I am a also a self employed blogger. Mummascribbles is a registered company.

A year ago, did I see any of that happening?
No way!

And you know what? It leaves me feeling a little bit emotional when I look at how far I’ve come.

I have written posts that have made people cry.

I have written posts that have made people laugh,

I have written posts that have helped people.

I have written posts that have made people click on a button and leave me a comment. Back when I started, there weren’t many comments and if there was one, it made me so happy. Receiving comments still makes me feel that way now. That person has read my post and enjoyed it enough to write to me.

So what have I learnt from a year of blogging?

Writing regularly improves your writing
Fact! Like I say, I look back in horror at those early posts! I mean they aren’t that bad but compared to what I write now they are. Writing posts several times a week, even if they are review posts, really allows you to hone in on your skills. You start to learn your own style of writing. You start to learn the types of posts that really get your audience going. You start to write better, clearer posts that you read back and think, ok, I’m actually pretty good at this.

Commenting gets you everywhere!
Seriously, if you want to get readers to your blog, you HAVE to comment on others. I have read so many blog posts that have said exactly the same thing and it was again reiterated at the conference I attended. Commenting is one of the most important things that you can do to get people back to your blog.

Linky’s are another important thing for blog traffic. Join in, comment on as many other posts linked up as you can and if you fancy it, start your own!

Be yourself
There is no point in not being yourself. Don’t think that you have to write a certain way. Don’t think you have to write about a certain topic to succeed. Write whatever you want and write it in your voice. If you accept sponsored posts, edit them so they are still in your voice. Just be you and no-one else. People will much prefer your blog/writing if you stay true to you.

You need to be a social media guru! 
I was already a bit of a social media addict but goodness have I discovered that I was a mere beginner. Facebook pages, Twitter pages, Instagram, Google+, YouTube. And now there’s Periscope (which I still have no ruddy idea about!). You HAVE to be social with your followers and your readers. You HAVE to interact as much as possible. With a full time job, a toddler and an other half that moans at me for being on my phone too much, I do pretty well, but I could do so much better with my social media interaction!

Your thumb will hurt if you constantly use your phone to blog!
I have iPhone thumb because I do most of my blogging on my phone!

You will never see a day trip or photo opportunity in the same way!
You’ll be out at a theme park and you immediately think, oh that would make a good blog post and you will take 20 of the same photo to make sure you get the best one for that post! My poor child has had so many ‘oh just do that again’ moments it’s unreal!

You will panic when there’s an upcoming holiday!
It’s been three weeks since we’ve been back from our hols and I’ve been playing catch up the whole time! A week away means coming back to a load of comments, a load of emails and a load of blog posts that you want/need to write! I still have one day trip post from our Eurocamp holiday that is sitting in my drafts waiting for me to add photos!

You will get to know some seriously amazing people
I feel so so lucky to have integrated myself into an amazing circle of bloggers. When I was able to give them all massive hugs at BritMums, go out to dinner with them and just generally hang around with them, it felt like being the popular kid at school πŸ™‚

You will read the most amazing pieces of writing ever!
Bloggers post from their hearts. They write about such personal things. They might be wonderful things, they might be tragic stories. They share love and they share heartbreak. They share happiness and they share loss. I may have made people cry with my posts but not as much as I have been made to cry reading others.

You will want the best technology
Like I say, I do most of my blogging on my phone. Sometimes I use the work computer and sometimes the home computer. The home computer is the other half’s and it’s not very good for what I need. Therefore I want an iMac 😁

I use my iPhone for all of my photos. It’s fine, it does the job, but I want a proper camera that takes amazing photos.

That your other half might leave you
Although I’ve been told this is less for the blogging and more because I’m getting old 😁Though he did just say he might stick around longer if he gets his PC back (see, I need that iMac!).

And there we have it. One year on, little old mummascribbles is going stronger than ever. The most important thing I tell myself is to enjoy it. No matter how far I come, no matter how many sponsored posts and reviews I might get, just enjoy it because at the end of the day, it is my hobby. I might work at it during any spare hour that I have, but it is a hobby. A hobby that I absolutely love.

Happy birthday to me 😁

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  • Reply Emma

    Happy Blogiversary! I admire you for being about to blog on your phone – I have to have the laptop, it’s my thing. πŸ˜‰
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    June 23, 2015 at 2:41 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much! My thumb doesn’t admire me , that’s for sure! I wouldn’t get anything done though if I didn’t use my phone! Plus I use the computer to tidy it all up before posting!

      June 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Catie

    Congratulations on your bloggy birthday! I hope you have many more happy bloggy moments. Keep up the great writing!
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    June 23, 2015 at 5:34 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much, I will certainly do my best πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows

    Wow, happy blogiversary! Quite a list of achievements. If, in 7 months I have managed half of what you have I’ll be well chuffed! x

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    June 23, 2015 at 6:20 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thank you πŸ™‚ Have you only been blogging for 5 months? I can’t believe that, it seems like you’ve been doing it far longer…might just be because I love your posts!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Mrs H

    Happy blog birthday gorgeous Lisa. It was so lovely to meet you at Britmums. You are as gorgeous inside and out as I knew you would be. I just wish I had got to chat to you a lot more. You have achieved so much in a year. Your blog is amazing and I am so proud to know you and call you a friend. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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    June 23, 2015 at 6:56 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much gorgeous lady! Those are such lovely words. It was so wonderful to meet you too and it’s definitely amazing to be able to have you as one of my wonderful blogging friends. Lots of love lady xxx

      June 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Something Crunchy Mummy

    Happy Birthday blog!! πŸ™‚ I’ve been writing for six months now and I hope to have your success, whether it be in a year or two years. Going to BritMums have inspired me to write now and I hope to go next year. Great post and has inspired me some more to keep blogging #twinklytuesday xx
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    June 23, 2015 at 7:01 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Wasn’t BritMums just fab?! I have come away so inspired and have a bunch of posts lined up which I never really had before! Thanks so much for the lovely comment – it was so lovely to meet you there πŸ™‚ xx

      June 30, 2015 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks

    Happy birthday! Your OH sounds a bit like mine, surely that just strengthens our case for a mac?! I’m with you xx
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    June 23, 2015 at 7:02 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      You’ll never guess…the other day he mentioned one to me. It was only when he realised how damn expensive they are that he realised it would take him a heck of a long time to save up for one for christmas. But HOW CUTE that he was thinking of doing it! I told him a normal laptop would be fine haha!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville

    Wow I can’t believe how far you’ve come in a year! I’m at 7 and a half months now and it’s hard work sometimes but I love it too. I can relate to the going away thing, it is hard to have time away the emails and comments add up, but I wish I was getting more comments, like you say I get excited when I get a comment too. I really hope my blog grows, I have started a linky but it’s hard here in Australia as not as many people blog or connect. I am so glad I have found your blog, you inspire me xx Congrats and happy birthday
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    June 23, 2015 at 7:13 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww bless you Mac, that is such a lovely comment to read. I am so sorry that I haven’t been taking part in your linkies – to be honest, I have barely been taking part in anything since Twinkly Tuesday exploded! We are reigning it in though so hopefully I’ll have some time back to join in with a few others and yours is definitely one. If ever I can help you spread the word, do let me know! You have been such a wonderfully loyal follower and linker and I so appreciate that πŸ™‚ xxx

      June 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Betty and the Bumps

    Happy Birthday! Lots of useful stuff here. I know what you mean about those early posts; I hate looking at some of mine. But, like you said, my writing has come on leaps and bounds just through writing, writing, writing. I’m interested in this going self-employed thing, though. I’ve been wondering if I should do that? So many things to think about! x

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    June 23, 2015 at 7:15 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      It’s funny looking back isn’t it? It’s good to have them though, no matter how cringy they are as we have something to compare to! The self employed thing – I decided to register myself early on as soon as I started earning money from my blog. I work full time so this additional money needs to sadly be known about by the tax man! I thought it was better to be honest and in control of it from the start!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Potty Mouthed Mummy

    Happy blog birthday. You have truly done so well and it sounds like you are having an amazing time. Well done! xx
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:18 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much, it has been pretty amazing, I never really imagined I’d be this far on with my blog when I started it. I didn’t even know if I’d still be writing but I have so much more i me and I can’t wait to let it all out!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Sammy at Seize each day

    What a gorgeous post and a mahoosive happy first birthday to you and your fabby post – wowsers you’ve come a long way in a year – hope I can be as good as you.
    Love n hugs, Sammy xxx
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:38 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww bless you, thank you so much! It’s been a massive learning curve and is still very much that! I very much want to work on my design more although in all honestly, at the moment I just don’t have the time!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Sammy at Seize each day

    Should have said fabby blog, doh!! xxx
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life

    Happy blog birthday, you have had an amazing first year x
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks lovely – it has been pretty incredible πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Sabrina (The Mummy Stylist)

    Happy blog birthday! You have achieved so much in a year, wow, and even more amazing that you’ve done it without your own laptop or a fancy camera – what?!?! That really shows it’s all about what you write and how you interact that counts. Well done you! Yours is one of the first blogs I stumbled across when I started blogging in January, so I have always looked to yours for inspiration. Thank you and looking forward to reading many more great posts! Sabrina xx
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:54 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww Sabrina, that is such a wonderful comment to read. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ A lot of blogging is about the interaction with others. I like to think I write ok too hehe! Thanks again lovely πŸ™‚ x

      June 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Sophie @ Mum, M & More

    Happy birthday and congrats on achieving so much in that year! πŸ™‚ x #twinklytuedsday
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Eimear

    Congrats, what an exciting year you have had!!
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    June 23, 2015 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks lovely! I’m looking forward to the next – I came away from BritMums inspired hehe!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid

    Happy blog birthday! You have achieved so much in a year! Also, blogging on your phone – impressive! #twinklytuesday
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    June 23, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      My poor hands would argue against that! It doesn’t help that I spend all day on a computer as well! Thanks so much for the lovely comment πŸ™‚
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      June 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply mummyofboygirltwins

    Wow what a year!! Happy anniversary to you!! Yay πŸ™‚ You’ve achieved so much and in such a short space. Congrats lovely. Jess x #twinklytuesday
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    June 23, 2015 at 10:23 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much lovely lady, it has been an amazing year tipped with meeting all you lovelies at Britmums. I came out feeling inspired for the next year!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers

    Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! This is the first post of yours I have read and I have come away with lots of tips! Like the need to get up to scratch with some social media platforms I am unfamiliar with (like Twitter! I seriously don’t get it, even though it says I have been a member since 2011!). I started blogging again after a break and on a new platform and I totally agree, it was hard getting started but the more I write, the better my writing gets and the easier the words flow. I’m also discovering so many amazing blogs in the process πŸ™‚ I have linked up this week for the first time on one of my older posts and I’m loving the blogs I have been stumbling across so far! Nice to ‘meet’ you. (PS: The comment luv is hooking up to my latest post, not the one I linked to – just in case you wonder where the badge is!)
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    June 23, 2015 at 10:41 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Oh bless you, don’t worry about the comment luv ting…it’s always fab that it shows your last post! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for joining in with us at Twinkly Tuesday. I truly hope that you enjoyed it. So glad you got some tips from this post – I hadn’t really delved into Twitter either – I had an account but hardly used it!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Happy First Birthday!! And a big congratulations on how far you have come. You sound like you have done so incredibly well…..and in such a short amount of time. Love your story :). #TwinklyTuesday
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    June 23, 2015 at 10:49 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much. I hope this post has been inspiring to those who have just started out. So much is possible in the blogging world and it’s incredible to be experiencing it πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Emma's Mamma

    Happy 1st birthday! Well done! Wow so close to the 500s! Looking forward to another year and many more πŸ˜‰ x #TwinklyTuesday
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    June 23, 2015 at 11:48 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Arrrgh so close! how amazing would it have been to get into that top 500?! Mission for next month of course hehe!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot

    Happy blog birthday! Wow you have achieved loads since you started. My blog is a year old next month πŸ™‚

    June 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much! I hope you write a one year blog too! It’s so great to look back on everything you’ve done and reflect. It left me feeling inspired for the next year!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply jeremy@thirstydaddy

    congrats Lisa. That’s a lot to accomplish in a year
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    June 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much! Hopefully there’s much more to come!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Mum's Hideout

    Happy Blog Birthday!
    I’m only a couple of months into blogging and find this post very inspiring, you have achieved so much. Long may it continue πŸ™‚
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    June 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much – that’s so lovely to read. Welcome to the blogging world…it’s amazing!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Megan - Truly Madly Kids

    Happy blog birthday! What a fab year you have! You have achieved so much and I hope you are rightly proud! I love your blogger tips – I too have an I mac now, and never look at a day trip without thinking how I can blog it!

    Glad to know you and your lovely blog xxx
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    June 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Ooo you lucky thing having an iMac! SO jealous! It’s funny how blogging changes us all hehe!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Mymummylikes

    Happy Blogging birthday!!! Hope you treated yourself to some cake πŸ™‚ xx
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    June 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      I think I did actually! i definitely treated myself to wine!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Ashley Beolens

    Happy first birthday, sounds like it has been an amazing year, well done πŸ™‚
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Sarah Howe

    Happy Birthday! I love this post and you have come sooo far!! I really hope you get you imac! So fab to meet you at BritMums! Was a pleasure xx #twinklytuesday
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    June 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much gorgeous! So lovely to read. Not sure I’ll get the iMac – a normal laptop yes! Although I’ve done the lottery tonight!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Cat

    I shall take heed of the tips and keep plugging away, congratulations on your successes. If I try to blog on my phone – my 9 month old wants it to dribble in (how can I resist that gummy smile?) and getting my laptop out around my toddler is like a moth to a flame. Its late nights for me, which doesn’t mix well with my boys insomnia. One thing I didn’t realise is just how bloody addictive this whole business is!

    June 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      I have a couple of times tried to sit down on a weekend morning to edit something that needs posting…I usually last about 30 seconds before the Cbeebies games are on hehe! And he no longer dribbles on my phone but launches it across the room. Such challenges to our blogging at every age and stage haha!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Melanie Redd

    Hey Lisa,

    I found your site via Twinkly Tuesday. This is my first time to visit, and I’m glad to find you.

    This post is great. I love the practicality and honesty with which you write. And, so much of what you say I have experienced in these 5 months of starting my own blog.

    Thanks for sharing a piece that so well connects.

    It’s nice to meet you~

    June 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Melanie, it was so lovely to read πŸ™‚ Thanks for finding me and joining in with us – I hope you have enjoyed πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Michelle (@AFamilyChatter)

    Happy Blog Birthday! You’ve done amazing in your first year and I bet you’re so proud! πŸ™‚ x
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    June 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much, I am really chuffed with how far I have come. Still so far to go though hehe!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    HURRAY!!! And happy, happy blog birthday!!!! What an amazing year you’ve had! You’ve launched one of the most successful linkys EVER and have managed to hold down a home, a job and a blog!! You’re amazing pet πŸ™‚ Absolutely loved meeting you last weekend!!! πŸ™‚ xxx Thanks for being a fab #TwinklyTuesday host pet x

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    June 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much gorgeous! And I may have launched it but you definitely helped to grow it! I wonder what’s going to crack first of course…the home, job or blog hehe! Was so amazing meeting you too, just as lovely as I imagined!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Sarah Chrsitie

    Happy birthday lovely lady, it was so great to meet you at the weekend what a fab time we all had, I loved it, and yes I have never seen a day the same ha ha x
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    June 23, 2015 at 11:10 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much. It was so wonderful meeting you too, we did have such fun πŸ™‚ xx

      June 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Random Musings

    Happy blog Birthday! What you have achieved in a year is amazing. Well done! Thanks for hosting #twinklytuesday
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    June 24, 2015 at 3:51 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much, there is so much more to achieve but I’m so proud of the last year πŸ™‚ Here’s to many more πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Charlene

    Congratulations darling! Many happy returns x
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    June 24, 2015 at 6:13 am
  • Reply LittleOandMe

    Ah, Happy Blogiversary! You have achieved so much in a year, well done!! We must of started blogging around the same time. I’m glad you had a gab time at Britmums
    Becky xx
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    June 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks lovely! It’s been a fab year! It must have been a popular time to start blogging – I have seen a couple of blogiversary posts now hehe!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Cat

    I shall take heed of the tips and keep plugging away, congratulations on your successes. If I try to blog on my phone – my 9 month old wants it to dribble in (how can I resist that gummy smile?) and getting my laptop out around my toddler is like a moth to a flame. Its late nights for me, which doesn’t mix well with my boys insomnia. One thing I didn’t realise is just how bloody addictive this whole business is!

    June 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Mim

    Oh happy happy blogiversary!! I’m thrilled for you – that’s so exciting! You’ve achieved so much in the last year too and you should be very proud of yourself – I love your blog! Mim x #twinklytuesdays
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    June 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thank you so much lovely and thanks for all the support I’ve had from you on the way! You are fab πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Lucy at occupation:(m)other

    Ahh happy birthday, this is a lovely post and a useful one. I fear I am doomed…a social media guru is definitely not something that I will ever be called! I am absolutely loving the community I’ve wandered into though and think you are so right about reading some of the best writing I’ve ever read…because people are honest and finding (or have found) their voice…it’s amazing. Enjoy the bloggyversary celebrations…hope you get an iMac as a pressie! #twinklytuesdays
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    June 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thank you for the lovely comment! I reckon you can get away without being a compte guru! Just have your hand in social media and it will help you out until you get completely used to it. There is still so much I don’t know about it myself! It is a fantastic community πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply MudpieFridays

    Happy Birthday – what a wonderful post and all the things you have achieved I am truly inspired! I have only been blogging for 3 months and struggling a bit if Im honest so its great to hear how well you have done and that you are now self employed. Well done you πŸ™‚ thank you for all the tips as well πŸ˜€ #TwinklyTuesdays
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    June 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much lovely – can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for three months! Although I registered as self employed I have still only earnt pennies really. But on top of my usual salary, Mr Tax man needed to know about it haha! Keep going with your blog, youare doing fab πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Tim

    A slightly belated happy blogiversary – well done!

    Blogging *so* justifies shiny new tech! I bought myself an new iMac on the basis of how long I spend in front of a screen. So now I have a huge 27-inch one – and it’s brilliant! Better still, I paid for it out of money I’ve earned from one of my other blogs (I still only earn a pittance on an ad hoc basis from Slouching, which is fine as I’m regularly turning away paid content anyway). Some way to go before I could call myself self-employed, though.

    Bring on year 2!
    Tim recently posted…A new chapter begins (literally)My Profile

    June 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      I definitely can’t call myself completely self employed! Just registered as so I can ;egally earn money from my blog on top of the usual salary I get! I’d love to be completely self employed though…maybe one day! It’s definitely good to save money from the extra blog income – out sit all to good use! I still hope for the iMac!

      June 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy

    Ah such a lovely post! Happy Blog Birthday! What a fabulous year you have had! Here’s to an even better 2nd year πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x
    (if you could add our badge or link back that would be awesome, thanks)
    You Baby Me Mummy recently posted…Good Old Fashioned FunMy Profile

    June 29, 2015 at 11:34 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much lovely (and sorry again about the badge!). It’s been such an amazing year, I can’t wait for the next πŸ™‚

      June 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm

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