Thursday, 18 January 2018

My Blogiversary - 2 Years Old Plus Giveaway



And here we are again, my Blogiversary. Today marks the day where I have had my blog for 2 years! 

I must admit, this last year I have worked very hard. I think sometimes to hard on my blog as I have posted nearly every day. But looking back over my 266 posts that I wrote, I can see that I had a great year of blogging. 

The best thing about the blog is seeing all the pictures of Lily growing up. I have still continued to do My Sunday Photo through out this year and so I can now put them next to each other and see the difference. One of the biggest Differences is now Lily has grown, so has her hair and I can finally put a pony tail in. She looks so much more grown up in this recent picture of her. 


It has been really great this year to be able to record Lily's progress with moving house, going to nursery and with potty training. I plan to carry on writing all about her as she learns more and attends Nursery for more hours. 

Looking back on my social media followers from last year to this year, they have definitely increased. I would of expected them to have doubled but not quite. I expect that with each year I will gain more followers but at a slower rate due to already having so many followers. Here is how much my social media has grown - 

Twitter Last Year - 4151 
Twitter This Year - 6825 
Total Gained - 2645

Facebook Last Year - 1715 
Facebook This Year - 3230
Total Gained  - 1515

Instagram Last Year - 1346
Instagram This Year - 2198
Total Gained - 852

I would really like to try and get my Instagram following up this year. So if your not already following me then hit the Instagram button at the side bar and please follow me! 

I noted down last blogiversary that I was in the top 500 of Tots 100 but I have realised now that it doesn't really mean much. I am still in the same place as last year and I have only ever once had someone ask me for that score. 

I am still enjoying writing my blog, which is the main thing and I really can't wait to write more. I have noticed that since starting my blog my writing has become much better and so I am hoping that with each year it will keep improving.

In my last blogiversary post I wrote about a few things that I would like to do on the blog. So I think it is important for me to see if I feel I did those things. 

1. Do more Activities - I did do a lot more Activities, but still not as many as i would like to be writing about. Hopefully I can improve on this again.

2. Bake More - I failed with this only doing one or 2 baking posts this year. 

3. A monthly photography post - I have been doing this one most months, and my plan is to really try and do more photography to post about. 

4. Mid month more about me - This is another that I have managed to do most months and I shall be keeping on doing this one. 

5. Re Vamp the blog - Well I slightly did, okay I only changed the banner and got a logo but it is something. I do like the way the blog looks and works though so won't be making huge changes to it.

I don't really have a huge list of things I would like to do this year. But there are a few things I would like to do such as  - 

 Posting on social media more, 
 Posting my posts into Facebook groups. 
 Focus on more topics that people would be interested to read
 Review less and get in more paid work

So, here is to another up and coming year from Lily's Little Learners, I would love to know what you would like to see next from the blog? Is there any thing you would like to see improved about the blog itself?

To celebrate my Blogiversary I have got you a little competition to win a Retro Sweet box. For your chance to win, enter on the Gleam app below. 



Win a Retro Sweets Box

103 comments:

  1. Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I have followed you since you started up and hasn't time flown and Lily grown!? I love your blog as it is though I would love to see more art and craft ideas - esp what you can help your little ones to make and give as gifts/cards, eg to grandparents (my parents love anything homemade!) For Christmas, I helped my four to make truffles and they decorated giftboxes with fingerprint robins to give to my parents - who were thrilled! So anything like that would be great thank you!

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  2. Happy Blog 2nd BIRTHDAY
    Love your blog the way it is - Christmas gift guides were FAB
    Always insoiring me and keeping me up to date with the latest

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  3. happy bloggy birthday!!! more foodie posts are always a big help, easy bakes and quick family meals :) reviews are a great help too x

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  4. Happy Blogerversary! well done on a great site, is perfect as it is! Thanks!

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  5. Congratulations. Best of luck for the future 🤗 enjoy many more years to come

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  6. Happy blogiversary :) keep up the good work

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  7. congrats! I have enjoyed following you since the start. I like your blog the way it is.

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  8. Happy 2nd blogiversary! I love reading reviews of products

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I like your blog just the way it is.

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  10. I would like to see more of your photography posts, I enjoy looking at your talented pictures xxx

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  11. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

    I'd like to see more competitions. I'd like to win competition prize/s, as not been successful, as yet. More Arts and Crafts. Can be nice to be involved in activities, whilst it is also delightful to receive gifts from children and adults who have produced some cards, crafts, gifts. More of your photographs, your photography can be great. More about your knowledge, skills, etc in regards to Childcare ( I believe you have worked in children's Nursery). Reviews in regards to your blog, your year 2018, etc.

    I enjoy your blog, so would be delighted for you to keep up the good work. Hope you manage some outings etc as a family. Best Wishes to you all.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. Excellent blog and happy 2nd blogiversary.I'd love to hear more funny stories of being a parent and the funniest moments that you've had with the children.Maybe you could do a blog post with the happiest,scariest,proudest,funniest ect moments so far.

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  13. I love your blog the way it is. Your posts are always interesting. Happy Blogiversary x

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  14. Congrats, more family advice and competitions please xx

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  15. your blog is great as is :) keep up the good work :)

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  16. Happy Blogiversary!! I love the Blog, and the giveaways are great.

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  17. Margaret Clarkson
    Happy Blogiversary! Keep on doing what you are doing, it's great!

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  18. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    I only really visit your site for the competitions but I do like to see how Lily is growing.

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  19. Happy blogaversary! More Lily, please!

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  20. Happy Bloganniversary, dont change a thing, its wonderful the way it is

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  21. Think it is good how it is just enough to keep me interested and obviously stick with the great giveaways 😁

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  22. It's great as it is -- just stick at it, that's the main thing. :-)

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  23. dont change a thing and happy birthday x

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  24. Happy Blogiversary..I love the content the way it is..perfect

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  25. Happy blogiversary! I love your blog just how it is xx

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  26. I love your blog but even more giveaways can never be a bad thing!

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  27. Happy 2nd blog birthday. I like to see fitness posts.

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  28. Congrats on the 2 year Birthday - great stuff

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  29. Happy blog birthday! What an amazing way to chart your families growth! And something for Lily to look back on one day and see how hard mummy word.

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  30. Happy Blog Birthday! I like the pictures of your family and the adventures you get up to x

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  31. Happy blog birthday. Seems pretty good as it is. Keep up the good work.

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  32. happy 2nd birthday lol yews have a nice day peace out!

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  33. Just more of the same, keep it coming lovely blog and many thanks....

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  34. I think a more of a range of topics would be good!

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  35. A lovely giveaway and blog. Thank you.
    I do not use social media but enjoy dipping in occasionally and reading your posts which are varied and interesting. I like to know about new products, places and services for my family.
    Thank you very much for your inclusive giveaways.
    Wishing you continued success with the blog.

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  36. Congratulations on your Blogiversary - thanks for all the interesting posts and great competitions

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  37. Happy Blogiversary, I would love to see more home-made art and craft ideas but suspect this may happen naturally as Lily is certainly growing up fast! Thanks for your efforts

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  38. happy blogiversary more reviews and competitions

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  39. I'd love to see more reviews and competitions. Days out are always the best reviews to read

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  40. Happy blogiversary! I'd love to read some true stories and see some photographs submitted by your readers. It's nice to feel a bond with other families going through lifes daily challenges

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  41. Happy 2nd birthday for your blog ❤
    Well done

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  42. Lorraine Langham28 January 2018 at 11:40

    Happy blogiversary! The blog is great as it is - maybe a few more "real life" stories from other readers?

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  43. Days Out reviews are something I always enjoy reading?

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  44. I love your blog, your pics and your comps, just as they are x

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  45. more competitions would be the only suggestion :)

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  46. Maybe a little bit of a redesign, the pages do seem over to the left.

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  47. I'd like to see something about male grooming and recommended smellies.

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  48. Happy Blog Birthday! More reviews & giveaways :)

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  49. Happy Blog birthday

    I always enjoy reading reviews

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  50. Happy blog birthday and i hope many more come for your blog, I really enjoy reading product reviews and recipes as i love cooking in the kitchen.

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  51. Blog is great but always looking for more comps :) Hope 2018 is good for you

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  52. Happy blogiversary! I'd enjoy more pictures of what you're up to.

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  53. Happy 2nd Blogiversary. I love all the arts, crafts and activities so would love to see more ideas like that.

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  54. I think you're doing great, keep up the good work!

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  55. I enjoy entering your comps, I think your blogs are fine

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  56. monthly favourites might be a nice idea.. or maybe family budgeting?

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  57. Of all the blogs I read I think yours is really good, the way it is set out is good, the fact you can easily click on reviews and activities that you get up to is easily laid out. I dont think you need to change anything. It's a great blog.

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  58. The blog is already good but advice on money saving tips always come in handy

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  59. Love this blog, I hope you achieve your goals in the next year

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  60. Good luck in future even though you don’t need it.

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  61. Keep up the good work! your blog is great as it is

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  62. Well done you! i like to read reviews

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  63. no idea. ive only been following for a month

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  64. I love reading your toy reviews and of course, your giveaways!

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  65. I love to see your activities and learning, crafts, floating items, and Christmas cards.

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  66. Your Blog is excellent - just more of the same

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  67. Please keep it as it is because I think you have it nailed!!!

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  68. Amazing prize

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  69. Hi! I love to read about ideas for activities... with lots of photos!

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  70. my sister is pregnant for the first time would love to see reviews on new baby things out mine are in primary school now would love to share reviews with my sister

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  71. Congratulations! Thanks for running the competition and prize.

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  72. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!🎉🎉
    I do love your blog as it is, I’d love to hear your advice on starting a blog.. Taking the first steps etc, the early days!

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  73. Congratulation and Thank You.xxx

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  74. Happy blogiversary. Don't change anything its all good

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  75. wonderful reading ,happy birthday and many more to come a real tasty giveaway a real sweet treat

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  76. I would love to see more competitions x

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  77. I love the blog. Visit daily. I love competitions, rare finds/reviews :) xx

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  78. Oooh I love anything to do with food! But your blogs are great x

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  79. competitions, bargains in the shops
    happy anniversary xxxx

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  80. Parenting tips .. I have a two year old (and 20/16/12 year old girls ) but will be looking after my grandson he is due next month

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  81. I love it as it is! Especially the competitions and gift guides.

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  82. Happy 2nd Blogiversary. You have done a wonderful job :-) Nice to have a mix of reviews and family days out. Put some more of your photography posts that you are good at too

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  83. Happy Blog birthday i love your blogs x

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  84. Happy 2nd anniversary 🎆🎉

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  85. Happy blogiversary, I’d love to see more craft ideas.
    Kate Davies

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  86. I love your blog as it is, Happy anniversary x x x x x x

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  87. happy blogiversary i like it as is :)

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  88. I think more cooking recipies for kids would be nice

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