Happy Blogoversary To Me!

As I go into my fifth year of blogging, I couldn’t resist looking back at some of my older posts. I must admit that these kind of anniversaries often pass me by and I’ll realise a week or so later but this time, for whatever reason I knew the date was coming up and I couldn’t resist revisiting my very first post. It’s here if you want to take a peek too. Actually, as first posts go, it’s not all that bad (well it could have been a lot worse anyway) but it certainly feels like a million years ago!

Of course, there are posts that I do look back on and cringe. I was quite ranty in my earlier blogging years and looking back now, I can see how I used to use my blog almost as a way of working out my own feelings especially when life wasn’t too rosy. I started out completely anonymously and I really would write like nobody was reading. To be fair, hardly anyone was reading in those early days, I still remember being cockahoop when I reached 100 visitors! Ha! I’d never delete old posts though even the ones that are really really cringey. Even the worst of posts tell a story of sorts. And yes, even the ones that are really badly written. They just show how my writing has (hopefully!) grown over the years.

(Mostly) Yummy Mummy BlogI started my blog on a whim. I had stumbled across lots of parenting blogs through Twitter and with lots of encouragement from my pal Susan, wanted to try my hand at it too. I can’t believe that I have stuck at it so long, being the flibbertygibert that I am. But looking back I can see how my blog has grown along with me and my family and I think that’s exactly why I’ve stuck at it so long. My blog has always been whatever I want it to be but mostly, it has been my happy place. I’ve never conformed to so called blog rules (they can bore right off!) and I’m a big believer that my blog’s niche is in fact me. I have seen so many bloggers get bogged down in the politics that can come along with blogging if you let it, and I’m so glad that I never get sucked into that rubbish. I think some people actually forget that this is supposed to be FUN!

I have had the chance to work with so many great companies through review opportunities and also lend my support to charities that I truly believe in which makes me feel very lucky looking back. I’ve also made the most incredible friends who I love the absolute bones of which I never saw coming when I started out. But best of all is being able to look back at such an incredible record of this time in my life. It’s so lovely to stumble across an old post that I can’t even remember writing. Blogs have a way of capturing the minutiae of life that I’m quite certain would be otherwise lost over time.

So thank you for still reading, especially to those of you have been here for the whole journey. It means so much to me. My blog is all about the conversation and it wouldn’t be what it is without all of your lovely comments here and over on social media as well of course. So cheers everybody! And here’s to (hopefully) another year of blogging!

(Mostly) Yummy Mummy Blog

About Sarah Maginnis

Blissfully happy (mostly) yummy mummy to four children and (occasional) domestic goddess. Aspiring author and blogger extraordinaire.
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37 Responses to Happy Blogoversary To Me!

  1. sarvjit says:

    Congratulations! But where’s the party?

  2. happy anniversary! :)

  3. Gill says:

    Happy Anniversary love reading your blog,especially weds what I wore today Happy new year sorry its late.

  4. Lauren says:

    Happy Blogoversary.
    I adore your blog and sometimes when I’m feeling a bit passive aggressive and want to write a blog post, or feel like doing it on Twitter when I get annoyed, I actually think of you because I admire that you don’t get involved in all that nonsense. So thank you for being an inspiration.
    I hope I get to meet you one day xx

  5. Your blog was one of the very first I read and I still read every post. I may not comment all the time, although I do occasionally, but know I am reading! I also admire you for not getting involved in all the rubbish, I do that as well! Happy Blog Birthday! x

  6. Kim Carberry says:

    Well done!! Happy Blogoversary!!

  7. WallyMummy says:

    wow – five years! that’s brilliant! Congrats on your Blogoversary xxx

  8. Amy says:

    Happy Blogoversary!!

  9. Jo Prado says:

    Happy Blogoversary! It’s been a joy to discover your blog, read your lovely posts and chat to you in the virtual world! Xx

  10. Happy anniversary! I love your blog and you made me realise that I don’t have to blog to fit a niche; I can just be me and blog about whatever takes my fancy at any given time x

  11. PhotoPuddle says:

    Happy blog birthday. I hope you have bought it something pretty xxx

  12. mummylimited says:

    Oh lovely, lovely Mostly. Happy anniversary. I do love your blog. Enjoy every post and am so glad I know you. Well, until you got sent a Emma Bridgewater teapot to review and now I pretty much despise you ;)
    Here’s to another five years and meeting up in person again some day.

  13. Jenny says:

    Happy anniversary! So glad you stuck to it because I love reading your blog!! I cringe already at some of my past post and I have only been doing it a short while. Lol

  14. 5 years! you are the grande dame of blogging my dear.
    I love your writing style. Your blogging as such a wonderful feel and style and it comes across as so effortless – very ‘you’ and as a reader that’s wonderful. Your blog is a happy place to hang out, I’ve had many a happy hour passing from post to post.
    I’m a mere baby at 3 years, but I’ve seen people come and go and people grow. I’ve seen you step out a bit more and reveal yourself, it’s the joy of blogging it how we all evolve along side each other.

    • My blog is my happy place so for somebody to say that they find it a happy place to be too, means so much to me. Especially when that somebody is you! Now if you will excuse me, I seem to have something in my eye…. :-D

  15. Oh happy blogoversary to you lovely!!! I hope there was big cake?

  16. Happy blogiversary darling, you are fabulous as is your blog, love you long time, always and forever xx

  17. laurachora says:

    Happy Blogovesary x
    PS Love the word flibbertygibert

  18. Kirsty says:

    i LOVE your blog! just about to follow so i can read up when i have time. im a former fashion student currently a stay at home mummy til i can break free again and hopefully take on the fashion industry wahooo

    ive just started my own as a young wife and mother to 3 gorgeous girls.
    please have a read. im a newbieee :)

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