It’s hard to believe it was a year ago, that I launched this little blog.
At the start, it was a place to share my adventures with Ava. Over time, I’ve slowly shared more about myself and my interests. Whilst I have taken my time to share more personal stories, these posts have been really well received, which is very reassuring. It’s not the easiest thing to share stuff that is so close to your heart, but I think I’m getting there.
Blogging is a bit of a funny beast. Here you are on your own, working your butt off and you’re never quite sure if people are reading it, are interested or even get what you’re on about. Over the last year, I’ve met (some face to face, but mostly online) the most amazing people who have been so supportive and encouraging. It makes me realise that I am on the right track and I am making a difference. Even if it’s just putting a smile on someone’s face at the end of a tough day, I’ve done my job.
This is not just a blog to me, I have grand plans to create something much bigger than that. One of my best friends (who lives interstate) calls it ‘empire building’ and we often send each other update texts, followed by #empirebuilding. I love that phrase and we use it all the time. A girl’s gotta dream right?
Speaking of dreams… Earlier this year, I was nominated for a place in the Top 100 bloggers in the Kidspot Voices of 2015 program. Not long after that, I was lucky enough to receive an email confirming that Me&MyGirl had been successful. We had made it to the Top 100 within the Parenting & Lifestyle category. WOW! This was a huge achievement for me and especially in my first year of blogging. I had no idea our blog was even on anyone’s radar.
A month ago, we launched a brand new site which I’m really proud of. I love seeing comments come through and being able to connect with such lovely, like-minded people like you. The friendships I have formed are so important, and although I may not have met a lot of you face to face, it’s so reassuring to know you’re there.
It’s been an amazing ride and I’m so chuffed with how far we’ve come in such a short time. So settle in for a big week of celebrations, it’s all kicking off today!
Get ready for super cool giveaways from some fab local brands and guest posts from old and new friends. Keep your eyes peeled and tell your friends too. It’s all happening right here!