You’re not going to believe this, but my blog has just turned one!
That’s 12 whole months of rhyming – I just don’t know where it’s gone?
And so I thought a little rhyme to mark this special day,
Might be quite nice to share the things I’ve learned along the way.
And maybe these few words might strike a chord with someone new,
A mummy, just like I was, thinking “Could I do that too?“
This blogging thing was not what I expected at first sight,
In truth I’ve read a hundred times more posts than I could write.
I’ve learned to speak HTML though still in numpty style,
I’ve bluffed my way through most things with a hashtag and a smile :0)
I’ve squeaked whilst hitting publish, thrilled to see who might engage,
Could this one send me viral and secure me a front page?
I’ve pressed the big red button, sworn, and broken out in sweat
And phoned my hubby sobbing that I’d killed the internet!
The parent blog community has swept me off my feet,
I’ve “met” the nicest people I could ever hope to meet.
I’ve found the perfect outlet to consume my
lack of time,
A way to take the memories and capture them in rhyme.
But with this brand new year I’d like to set myself a mission.
Nothing too adventurous, just this: WORLD DOMINATION!
I’m not suggesting viral posts or anything so swish,
I’m over chasing stats now, but I do still have one wish…
From time to time (I’m such a geek) I like to check my app,
And check out who has viewed my site by looking at this map:
In all the yellow countries, someone’s kindly found my site,
(Quite possibly by accident and wondered “What’s this….. nonsense?”)
I truly am astounded that my blog has reached worldwide,
I look at all the countries and I stroke my screen with pride.
I recently “claimed” Russia and was overcome with joy!
My yellow empire doubled with one click from that big boy!
So on my bloggy birthday, may I share a little plea.
I wondered if you’d maybe do a teeny thing for me…
If any of you lovelies have a cheeky outing planned,
A little trip or holiday to somewhere like…
I realise that the wifi there might be a trifle tricky,
So any of my white bits please – I’m really not too picky.
If maybe on your holibobs you fancied checking in,
A little click from Zambia – you know, that sort of thing.
To turn my world map yellow would be really quite okay.
In fact, I’ll just be honest – it would make my fudging day!
I’m really very giddy *does a big excited face*
To keep on with my journey *rushes off to pack a case*
But looking back with fondness at my blogventures so far,
I’d like to thank you lovely peeps – each one of you’s a star! ?
The best way I could think of was to virtually bake,
A super. yummy, tasty, birthday, blogosphere sized cake!
Not only have I baked it but I’ll even share it too!
And serve it iced with #bloglove – just especially for you.
To all the lovely people that have
tolerated my nonsense read, followed and shared my posts. (Not least my amazing #blogwidow hubby!) and with special thanks to the following bloggers who have been such fantastic bloggy friends this year. If you don’t know them already please check them out – they’re exactly why the blogging world is so much fun!
and of course – Sally at Meet Other Mums
Not forgetting all the amazing people that link up to #fartglitter with The Mama and I each week, plus all of the brilliant writers who have taken part in my #Cheers guest post series. I would honestly list you all if I could!
I’ve probably missed about a gazillion of you off here and I could go on and on….
Hugs, cake and #bloglove to you all.