TMT 1 year blogger-versary

TMT 1 Year Blogger-versary

The Mummy Toolbox Turns 1 Today!!

TMT 1 year blogger-versary

That’s right, 1 year ago today I decided that I would ramble to the world and share anything and everything I have learned about stuff. It’s gone pretty well I think so far and I have definitely learned a lot along the way and little did I know that my site would become my second child so quickly!

So much has changed since I started blogging so I thought I would combine my commemorative blog birthday with some highlights and upcoming treats for you all for next year!

Last Years Highlights For Each Category

I’ve Shared a lot this year and there have been some definite favourites., I enjoyed writing everything that I have posted and there wasn’t anything that I regret! I am glad you all enjoyed reading them as much as I did writing about them (plus I hope they helped!) Here the top contenders for each category…

what I’ve learned

  • Patience – When I first started blogging I thought everything was going to happen instantaneously in reality as well as with the blog and I took everything personally when I didn’t go viral in the first week!
  • Confidence – I’ve always enjoyed writing creatively and writing for myself but didn’t think anyone would take me seriously or like my work but blogging has allowed me the confidence to go self-employed and start writing as a freelancer for a living.
  • Priorities – I have had to change my blogging priorities a lot of times over the past year while trying to find the right work/life balance and blogging has helped me to realise that I don’t want to write about parenting and life without being a great parent and actually living life. I realised that I became a better blogger, parent, wife and person after cutting back my hours and focusing on what was important. I became more passionate about how I spend my time and it translated on the screen and into figures.
  • Relevance – Not everyone wants to hear about everything and while I will always stay true to myself and my life, I have learned the importance of giving something to the reader when I am writing. I am going to work on this next year too and try and always write about my life and circumstances while helping others too!

Upcoming for next year!

I’m a bit of a planner and organiser (you have to be when you juggle as many projects as I do!) so I already have some fab things lined up for this year;

  • Clean Eating Recipes
  • Fitness Reviews
  • Training Tips and Advice
  • More Netball Related Posts
  • Even more cat care tips (including tips for finding lost cats)
  • 12 Days of Fitmas (Part 2) – Christmas Fitness Challenge
  • For the Bloggers – I will continue to co-host The Pinterest Game and keep improving social media strategies!

I have had a lot of compliments about my recent money saving posts so I will be expanding into a new money saving category that focuses on frugal parenting and pet ownership too with hopefully some new competitions! Watch this space!!

What You Won’t See…

I wanted to write a bit about what I have NOT decided to do next year because I have had a few people ask me about certain aspects of my blogging.

  • How to Blog – As my blog is only a year old I don’t feel like I am the best person to write about a successful blog (whether mine is successful currently or not) There are some excellent established bloggers out there and I will not write about something I don’t feel passionately about. (also, I have no idea how I am doing it most of the time I just write what I know)
  • Vlogging – This is an area that I want to explore but it won’t be next year! I have set up my business, we are moving house and the little one is starting school so I will not be vlogging or on YouTube just yet and as far as i’m concerned, if you can’t do something properly, then you shouldn’t do it at all.

Overall, this year has been exciting, fun and most of all educational!! I am looking forward to another excellent year, expanding and sharing everything with you all.

Lastly – Happy Blogger-versary to me, happy blogger-versary to me, happy blogger-versary to The Mummy Toolbox…. Happy Blogger-versary to me!

TMT 1 Year Blogger-versary

I would love to hear if any of you have suggestions about categories or ideas that you want to hear about or see!! Drop me a message via email (Check out my “About me” page for contact details) or in the comments section for suggestions.

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox

12 Comments

  • Alyson World Travel Family (#)
    August 29th, 2016

    Well done for sticking with it, so many quit in the early days. I think I’m on 5 years now, 6 different blogs. 4 that make money, 1 big one. They take ALL my time, but it’s the best job in the world,I’d never go back to working for somebody else ( I was a medical scientist)

  • Leandra (#)
    August 6th, 2016

    Happy blog birthday!!! Wishing you many more

  • BloggerMummyLauren (#)
    August 2nd, 2016

    Happy blog birthday to you, fab to read such a milestone. It sounds like you have some great stuffed planned for the next year, I wish I was as organised as you! I have barely planned what I’m blogging about this week, never mind for the rest of the year!

  • Fashion and Style Police (#)
    August 2nd, 2016

    Congrats on your first blog anniversary. Wishing you many more years of blogging fun.

  • Happy blogging anniversary! And wishing you many more to come 🙂

  • Ana (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    HAPPY BLOGGING-VERSARY! Congrats and I’m sure that you will make many more exciting topics to blog about and good luck with your business 😀

  • Lyndsey O'Halloran (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    Happy Blogaversary!! It’s nice to have a plan for where you want to take things, as well as things you won’t be doing.

  • Sarah - Craft Invaders (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    Happy Blog Birthday! Love this list of what you have learned – it’s amazing how we all develop in our first year isn’t it. It’s such a steep (and fun) learning curve 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    Charlotte, Congratulations! So happy for you. The Mommy Toolbox is a great place to spend time. I can see how you’ve grown and adapted over the last year, and cannot wait to see what the next year brings. So excited for you and I’m really impressed with what you’ve done and the plan for the new year!

    Congrats again, and cheers to many more blogiversaries!!!

    • Charlotte (#)
      August 1st, 2016

      Thanks so much Nikki! That means a lot coming from you.

  • Jordanne (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    Happy blogger-versary! It sounds like you have a lot planned for the next year. I look forward to reading your money saving category.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • The Love of a Captain blog (#)
    August 1st, 2016

    Congratulations!! I hope your next year in blogging is even more enjoyable and rewarding 🙂 xx

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