Happy Blogiversary – One Year of MommyandRory!

It’s been a year today since I hit publish on my very first blog post. Can you believe one whole year of blogging? I can’t! If you’d asked me this time last year if I’d make it to my blogiversary, I’d have probably said no. Put it this way I wouldn’t have bet on it!

There’s a lot which goes into blogging that you don’t see. The hours bloggers put in behind the scenes takes considerably more time than you could ever imagine. The last year has been far from easy. There have been times when I’ve questioned myself. I’ve had knock backs and doubted if it’s all worth it. More recently I’ve struggled to find my mojo. Stuck in a blogging rut, it’s taken a lot for me to get back on the wagon. 

As I celebrate this blogging milestone it seems only fair to show some appreciation to the people who have supported me this past year. These are people who have given me advice, answered my questions or even unknown to them motivated me to keep going. Without any one of these people I doubt I’d be here writing today!

Becky from Cuddle Fairy

When I first started blogging Becky helped me join my very first linky (Blogger Club UK). I had literally no clue what I was doing and she was kind enough to help me through it step by step. As a newbie it’s so daunting messaging a experienced blogger and asking for help. It’s almost like asking your celebrity girl crush if they’d like a brew! Becky couldn’t have been nicer. She boosted my confidence and helped me to overcome one of many blogging hurdles.

Thank you for taking the time to be so patient when I was struggling to find my feet.

Min from Single Mum Speaks

It was a couple of years ago that I first started reading Min’s blog. I was so intrigued with her back story that I found myself trawling through her post history to read her full tale of events. I spent weeks devouring her earlier posts, following her painstaking journey to parenthood. Min’s writing opened my eyes to the possibility of blogging.

Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring others to take the leap.

Alex from Rosarts  

When MommyandRory first came about I had a free theme and homemade header. Over time, as my passion developed I upgraded to a shiny new Pipdig theme. It felt fitting to redesign my header and who better to help me than the lovely Alex. I had a vague idea of the design I was looking for but Alex used her creative flair to design me a bespoke header showcasing my personality. 

Thank you for creating gorgeous images and allowing me to express my undying love for penguins.

Harriet from Toby and Roo

I’ll be the first to admit Harriet is my super mum crush! A blogging hero if you will. She’s the writer I look up to and the instagramer I adore. Heck, if she came on poster, she’d be on my bedroom wall! Her success motivates me to keep going, her positivity makes me believe anything is possible and her honest outlook on life makes me realise that I’m doing an OK job at parenting.

Thanks for driving my ambition and for your sincere Instagram stories, you really are a true legend!

To my friend Claire @claireshutt_

I met Claire at my local NCT class. She was pregnant with Henry and I was pregnant with Rory. Over the past year we’ve bonded over our mutual love of blogging and avocados. As you grow older you naturally lose friends. Making new friends becomes harder but when you find someone special you know their for keeps.

Thanks for muddling your way through motherhood with me. I’m not sure I could have done it without you!

To the Instamums @oddhogg, @hayley_and_rory, @keep.mum, @sarah_lou78, @surrey_mama@mammasschool and @kelsieborder

I met these ladies through an Instagram pod. We came together to form a support network. What none of us realised is just how much we would have in common. We share a mutual love of Insta but now we also share a mutual love for each other. We may never meet but we’ll always have each others back.

Thanks for building a long distance friendship with a complete stranger. 

To Ryan

Our relationship has never and will never be perfect. We argue and bicker but he’s also supportive and loving. It can’t be easy living with a blogger. I know he hates the amount of pictures I take and he’ll never understand why I spend so much time on Twitter. That said he’s the first to celebrate my achievements (no matter how small) and I’m 99% sure he reads the majority of my posts.

Thank you for been my biggest fan.

The past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I’ve learnt so much but I still have a long way to go. I’m not sure what the future holds for my blog. But while ever the passion remains I’ll keep doing what I’m doing. To everyone who’s taken the time to visit my blog, like my page or leave a comment I’m truly thankful. Your support makes blogging worthwhile!

Happy Blogiversary to me! Happy blogiversary to me: It's been a year today since I hit publish on my very first blog post. Can you believe one whole year of blogging? I can't!

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Happy blogiversary to me: It's been a year today since I hit publish on my very first blog post. Can you believe one whole year of blogging? I can't!


  1. August 10, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Oh you are so welcome. I laughed out loud at the celebrity girl crush lol Happy birthday lovely. Thank you for the kind mention x

  2. August 10, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Love this post and thankyou for the mention! Happy bloggy birthday!

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