Friday, 18 January 2019

My Blogiversary - 3 Years old Plus giveaway!


I can't believe today marks the day that I first started my blog. It doesn't feel like 3 years since I started it and it doesn't seem 2 min since I was writing this post last year celebrating my 2nd birthday.

I must admit, this year has been very full on and I have taken a slight more back seat with the blog due to personal life things going on. I haven't written as many posts this year and haven't put as much creativity into them either. But I was determined to still keep my blog going and I plan to carry on keeping it going at what ever pace I manage.

Would you believe now that my total blog posts I have written is 735! I was never very good at writing so If you would of told me years ago that I would have written that many blog posts I would have never believed you. But writing for me has now become such a love of mine and I am really quite proud of myself for progressing with my writing. I look at this blog just like I look at Lily, it is something that I have helped grow, by putting lots of effort and love into. 


Something you may have noticed, is that I have stopped doing My Sunday Photo. For me I felt that I was panicking if I hadden't got a photo for it or if I had forgotten to do it and this last year I have wanted to take a little bit of pressure off myself and that was one little way to do it. 

But Lily has changed so much over the year from the first Sunday Photo to the last photo of her placed on here. 



So now to look at my social media followings as I always do on this day.

Twitter last year - 6825
Twitter this year - 7923
Followers Gained - 1098

Facebook last Year - 3230
Facebook this Year - 3592
Followers Gained - 362

Instagram last year - 2198
Instagram this year - 2614
Followers Gained - 416

Not had as many people follow me this year as I did last year but considering I haven't been posting as much that would make sense. Facebook really is the hardest to gain followers for and so would love to try and get that built up more this year.

This year I have made a huge leap in the Tots 100 score. I am now up in the top 250 and have a number displayed. Last month I was at 204, this month 220. But very happy to be in the top 250 instead of top 500. 

I haven't as many new plans for the blog this year. I am very much going to be trying to throw myself back into my photography. I also want to get out more. So this year is going to be a year of more days out and going for more walks. So I think I will try and document all the walks I take and write all about them on here. 

So as always I have a giveaway for you to celebrate. 

I have a American Sweetie Hamper to give away to one lucky winner. 
For your chance to win, enter on the gleam app below. 

*Please note prize items may vary from in photograph*


Win an American Retro Sweetie Hamper

58 comments:

  1. I love your ideas for art activities, as I love anything arty and crafty!

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  2. I love your competitions and reviews. I love seeing all the fun activities you do and days out you and lily go on

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  3. Congratulations xx. these looks lovely and i forgot what the question was so not sure if i have answered it lol

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  4. i love seeing lily grow up and reviews

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  5. I love your reviews and activities and learning posts and would like to see more of them.

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  6. Fantastic giveaways love your reviews and pictures

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  7. Congratulations on 3 years - lots of variety already - keep it up

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  8. Love giveaways and reviews. Would love to see more ideas on what to buy people from small businesses (eg for Christmas) and rainy day ideas!

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  9. Giveaways. Variety :- Arts and Crafts, Outings, Reviews, Your Photography, etc. More giveaways and more blogs on activities, learning experiences, etc. Always nice to get updates regarding Lily, ideas for outings, activities, etc. Your photography is good, and nice to get updates on how you are doing with your photography.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. I like the reviews and your top tips posts

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  11. Margaret Clarkson
    I like reading about Lily and your reviews - just do more of the same!

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  12. I love your giveaways and family features

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  13. I love the reviews and seeing Lily grow up and of course the fab competitions x

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  14. I love all the various fab competitions, and your reviews. Having someone elses opinions on things is always great to read.

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  15. I love seeing Lily grow up as she is just a little bit older than my granddaughter. I also like the arts and crafts activities, as I always try to do an activity with my granddaughter when we go to visit her or when she comes to visit us.

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  16. I really enjoy getting some ideas on what to do with my kids (eg christmas card making, growing cress, halloween activities). Would really like some more 'rainy' day activities :)

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  17. love watching your family develop and grow - it gives me heart and makes me happy! I'd love to see more of the little things that happen that aren't peaches and roses though, just more balance and reality, as these days it's hard to feel good when everyone else is having such a brilliant time of life! There are days I want to see reality and less 'everything's rosy' I guess!!

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  18. Happy anniversary. I love to read your reviews and your activities. Keep it up!

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  19. Love reading your reviews and how Lily is doing . I think your great as you are .Happy Anniversary x

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  20. love the giveaways and the reviews

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  21. Like most parents and grandparents, I love seeing Lily. It is delightful watching children grow, experience new things and have fun. I particularly enjoy reading about outings, reviews and competitions.

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  22. I enjoy your competitions mostly. And it would great to see more of them. :)

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  23. lots of absorbing topics to read about, more of the same

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  24. I enjoy competitions and review, well done on steadily growing your social media, I think its a good idea tracking it like you do x

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  25. I love your giveaways as you always have the best prizes. More of those would be fab x

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  26. i love reviews so they are my fave thing to read

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  27. I love the reviews and more giveaways are always appreciated!

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  28. I love your reviews and seeing how your family is doing to and coming away with some tips lol

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  29. I like the reviews and competitions and would like more game reviews for children

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  30. I like the reviews and Comps I would like more giveaways tho

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  31. I've just pasted the wrong link into the Rafflecopter. I blame nana brain! the correct link should be http://www.lilyslittlelearners.com/2019/01/keeping-household-costs-down-this-winter.html

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  32. I always like reading the reviews always handy to read

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  33. I would like to see your weekly food shop and ideas for easy meals for fussy kids lol x

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  34. love your reviews and would love more competititons

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  35. I enjoy reading the reviews also love the photos you put on instagrm

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  36. I love the competitions you run and would like to see more of them

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  37. Omg i love sweeties please let me to win lol

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  38. Just discovered this page its brilliant ��

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  39. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I enjoy your reviews, and competitions of course! :)

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  40. I love the top tips and activities. It is really nice to read your blog :)

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  41. Love looking at the pictures - thanks for the competitions

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  42. I love your reviews, and would love to see even more tied into giveaways.

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  43. Love the arts & crafts stuff and your amazing reviews! Keep them coming x

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  44. Great reviews, pictures and competitions, of course. Thank you very much.x

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  45. I love your blog, really enjoy the competitions and reviews, especially reviews on things I can buy my baby nephews!

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  46. Lovely giveaway again xx

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  47. I love your reviews as they're always honest

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  48. I like looking at what activities you & Lily have been doing, it gives me idea's when I've ran out of my own.

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  49. I love your reviews. I would love to see meal ideas

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  50. I always love to see the activities people have been doing, the odd recipe would be nice.

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  51. I love the reviews. Its great to read others peoples views! I would love food recipes!

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  52. I like the friendliness and I love the photos x

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  53. I always enjoy your reviews and would love to see more of them

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