A year in blogging

I realised a few days ago that I have been blogging here now for a year now, and as has been the case for the last year I have managed to find an hour and am writing 3 blog posts as this might be the only chance I get for the combination of brain working, not too exhausted, laptop in turned on and cbeebies isn’t blaring and there is no “MMMUUUUUMMMMMYYYYY?????” screeching at me every 2 minutes.

When I started the blog it was as an extension of twitter and seeing a few other people I followed and their blogs and the fact it enabled them to brain dump, and be part of a community, share their knowledge and also recommend things that have worked for them.

I didn’t ever imagine I would be writing anything that people would read or on a very rare occasion share with others.

I don’t and never will fit into the neat box when blogging, my brain and life don’t work that way.  The majority of my writing is stored up in my head and explodes through my fingers when I am passionate  about something.

I accepted a long time ago I will never be a ‘writer’ but I love the fact that here I can write in exactly the same way I talk (fast, missing bits, making sense to a few people) and it doesn’t matter as those that get me accept this and those that tut at the spelling can just tut.

I guess one of the major highlights of the year in blogging was the Single Parents are Brilliant campaign.  Again it was one a late night insomnia thought that got bigger and took off.

A few weeks ago I was trying to write a tag line for the blog, and after a while just had to give up as apart from listing words or the cop out ‘Mummy Blogger’ I realised that I can’t put here in a category, as it really is just an extension of me and the chaos of my head.

I would just like to say a really big thank you to the people out there who have supported me, answered my queries and written comments.  An extra special thank you to Kairen at Confessions of a Single Mum who has held my hand through many a crisis, given my virtual kicks up the back side and fixed my technical mess ups more than once.

So I guess here goes year 2…

Jo x




  1. 7 March , 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! And you *are* a writer. You write a blog. You’ve written it for a year. Being a writer isn’t just for the well-paid elite – it’s for anyone who feels that urge to put their words to paper or screen.

    So well done you. A year is no mean feat in the blogiverse 🙂

    • 2 Stars and a Swirl
      7 March , 2012 / 7:13 pm

      Ah thank you :o)

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