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 - 3592Followers Gained - 362
Instagram last year - 2198Instagram 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*