With everything going on over the weekend I had almost missed that today is A Spoonful of Style’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed – scary how fast time goes. I started the blog as a way to keep my writing going while being a stay at home mum and in many ways it has become my little cyber haven away from the chaos of everyday life. When I published that very first blog post I had no idea that I was about to join a wonderful community full of friendship and support. I want to say a big thank you to each and every one who has taken the time to visit my blog, read my ramblings, like my posts or leave a comment.
My blog was something of a slow starter, held back to some extent by my own technical inabilities, but in time I managed to get myself set up with both Twitter and Instagram, and recently I even created a Facebook page for A Spoonful of Style. I know we shouldn’t just focus on the stats but I thought it would be fun to do a quick roundup of my blog year in numbers:
Number of posts: 259
Page views: 20,675
Best ever day for views: 327
Small potatoes compared to some of the bigger blogs out there, but my quest has never been world domination. I’m happy to let my little corner of the blogging world grow organically and am determined not to get too hung up on numbers – it’s quality not quantity that counts in my book! That’s not to say that I plan to rest on my laurels. A Spoonful of Style is still only half the blog I would like it to be and the main reason for that is lack of time. When I landed a ‘proper’ job just before Christmas I did consider giving up the blog as I knew it would be hard to find the time to keep it going. But I’m very glad that I decided to carry on even though my posts are sometimes rushed and not as frequent as I would like. Oh what I would give for an extra three hours in each day!
Going forward, I would like to use more of my own pictures on the blog, which goes hand in hand with my ongoing quest to improve my photography skills. I would also love to feature recipes every week, more outfit pictures (unfortunately a lot of the time what I wear is not worthy of a blog post!) and guides to things like the best places to shop for interiors, fashion etc. Hopefully, this will be the year that I realise some of those plans.
But in the meantime I’m going to blow out the candle on my cyber birthday cake and start thinking about a giveaway to celebrate this 12 month milestone.
Thanks for reading! xoxo