Year Two..

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Today marks the second birthday of Mummy Cat Notes, I still remember the day I made it, it was raining and I had my tiny baby resting on my chest while I sat up at the computer reading other blogs and wanting to start one myself.. I had the name planned but I of course started over on Blogger and made the switch to WordPress early last year, because Mr S also uses WordPress for his website and I wanted to be able to get help when I needed it from him if things went wrong.

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How has year two been compared to year one, well frankly and honestly, its been hard.. on fathers day last year I was told what I said on twitter had upset someone, all I said was that I was proud of my husband working hard and how we didn’t need to rely so much on the government, I probably worded it wrong and like anything on the internet, it doesn’t matter how you say something, someone will take offence to it, I felt insulted and upset and that I was being made out to be a bad person when I honestly do not think that I am, it escalated into being accused of copying another blogger and then finally resting on me being accused of being bully to then end up being bullied myself by those who believe this other person over me, without even asking me for the other side of the story.. thankfully there is the amazing thing known as the block button and I made it my goal to completely block out anyone who associated with those who accuse me and compared to how I was back when it all happened, I don’t care anymore, I have come out of the other side with a smile on my face and know that while some may think I am a horrible person, I have many friends online and in real life and I realize now that those people who seek to make me feel like I am worth nothing shouldn’t even be on my radar and in the words of King Theoden from the Lord of the Rings trilogy..

‘You have no power here’

..but enough about that, I wanted this post to be a positive one because despite the bad times, there has been some amazing times in year two, I FINALLY plucked up the courage and started contacting brands, I was always so fearful of doing it but I made it my goal for 2018 to start doing it and I have done some really fun reviews and posts, and of course have plenty yet to come for year three! its really boost my confidence and I feel like I am stepping in the right direction with my blogging, I still want to keep everything personal, I always wanted to just use it as more of a journal to document days out and silly events along with products that I purchase and want to share, I always find it odd when everyone is obsessed with the selling part of blogging, cant you just enjoy telling your story as well as selling? I get that others want to make this a job but for me, right now and as always, blogging is a hobby that I have always loved, even back when I use to write in my little green notebook… however theses days its more about my children than which celebrity I have a crush on that week/month (Richard Hammond) but blogging now has helped me feel more creative than I have ever been, I am taking more photos and investing more and more time with writing not only here but I have even dabbled in some stories too, none will see the light of day of course but its been so wonderful just being able to stretch my braincells and maybe make me feel a little less of a mombie! I honestly had forgotten how much I love photography until I started my Photograph Sunday series, I make it my mission each week to take a photo of something so that I can add it to the post and its made me really learn how to use my camera and lenses properly and for the first time ever save up to buy my own lens rather than having to rely on my wonderful uncle for his help in that department.

I have a mad year three ahead of me, with meeting the amazing Becca from My Girls and Me in the summer holidays and even going to The London Baby Show in the autumn which I cannot wait to go and meet some wonderful brands and maybe even bump into more bloggers, Year Three is going to be my best year yet, and I am so excited to continue my journal as a blogger, sharing my world with those who want to read it and because I have been watching a LOT of Ugly Betty lately inspire others to create their own little space on the internet to rant and to connect with others.

Happy Birthday Mummy Cat Notes!!

xx

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22 Comments

  1. May 31, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Happy blog anniversary! So proud of how far you’ve come, keep up the good work xx

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      thank you! I do like how the day I started two years ago was just as rainy as it is today haha

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      thank you πŸ™‚ heres to more years!

  2. May 31, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness!! CONGRATS!! I absolutely adore your blog!! So happy you made it <3 Also happy to have you in our little group <3

  3. May 31, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Happy blogger anniversary!! Here’s to another two years! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

  4. Sarah
    May 31, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Happy blog birthday xx

  5. June 1, 2018 / 12:27 am

    Happy bloggiversary!!! I’m so happy we met through bloggong!!!

  6. June 1, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Happy blog birthday! Eeek, excited for you going to The Baby Show! It’s such a great day out!

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Im so excited for it! ive always wanted to go along to one

  7. June 1, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Happy blog birthday πŸ™‚ x

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 9:52 am

      candles and cake at the ready haha

  8. June 1, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Wow well done you for keeping up for two years! Year two sounded rocky but here’s to a better year for number three! You have some exciting things planned and who knows what else will crop up! xx

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 9:55 am

      its been hard but I am glad i pushed through, i cannot wait to see what year 3 brings!

  9. June 1, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversay!!! I’m glad you decided to keep going even though you had a few bad experiences.Though I can’t believe you guys are meeting without me πŸ˜‰

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 8:39 am

      if I let all the bad experiences get to me then I wouldve stopped when i first started! haha more the merrier!

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 8:38 am

      thank you πŸ˜€ year three is going to be good

  10. June 4, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Congrats Sarah! I hope you have many more blog years!

  11. June 4, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Contacting brands helps you grow so much, so glad I started doing it!

  12. June 5, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Keep growing!

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