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Happy Blogversary To Me!

Today marks a whole year since Craftandothercrazyplans was ‘born’. 52 weeks or 366 days (cheers leap year!) of sharing craft, gardening, parenting and all of the other ponderings that have come to mind in that time. The most amazing thing is that other pe0ple (you guys!) are reading it, and commenting too. 

When I started out, I was literally clueless. I didn’t know how to create a post (I’d had a brief foray into blogging when my school made class blogs compulsory but it was very short lived!), or how to follow other people. (That last thing was pretty crucial, as I hadn’t managed to interact with other bloggers.) Once I made that amazing discovery and learned how to follow others, I ‘met’ fellow bloggers and I was away! 

One of the first things I read when researching how to start was that many blogs do not ‘make it’ past 6 months, so I’m super pleased to still be here, sharing my little world and learning about others all at the same time. 

There have been highs and lows along the way, the early days with no views at all made me wonder if I was a little crazy talking to myself. The highs far outweigh the lows, though.  Knowing that someone else has tried a craft idea you’ve shared is pretty awesome, as are the times when your posts are shared because they mean something to another person. Thank you to all of my followers, it’s lovely ‘talking’ to and getting to know you, and without you there’d not be much point in keeping this blog going and that I don’t run out of ideas.

Anyway, enough of the soppy talk, let’s just hope there’s another year or two left in this little blog of mine! Cheers!

Might have another one of these to celebrate!

68 thoughts on “Happy Blogversary To Me!

  1. Congratulations on your first blogoversary. I know that feeling, I am only just starting to find followers, and even blogs that I want to follow. I did blog some years ago and had lots of followers, but then due to becoming a carer to my Mum I didn’t have the time. After her death and personal problems of my own I decided to start again but I wanted to start anew, and it is only in the last month or so that I have started to get people following me again. Not that I am bothered about lots of followers, but its nice to hear someone likes what you do.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you started again. You’re right, it’s not the number of followers that’s important, more the interactions you have. I have a good handful of followers who frequently comment on or like my posts which is very motivating. 😊


  2. Congratulations! It’s definitely a different experience from anything else isn’t it! I’ve been blogging for a bit longer than you, but am still very much only just finding my feet and the all exciting followers! Enjoy the celebrations!

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  3. Well done on completing a year, it is certainly worth celebrating. Like you I had no idea when I first started my blog, mainly to share with my extended family what I was up to, that I would reap so many unseen benefits from blogging. I hope you continue for many years. Congratulations.

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  4. Congratulations and keep up the good work!! I’d never even heard of blogging up until a month before I started, and I thought I’ll have a go at that.. I remember getting to 10 followers and one of those was my mum 🤣 and now I’ve made so many new friends with the same interests, and even met them in real like. It’s amazing!! 😀

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