I’m not sure why, and I know its only November, but I am already reflecting on the past blogging year. There have been twists and turns that I never envisaged at the start of the year. I never thought I would get the chance to travel as much as I have through blogging. This past year has been incredible for meeting new people and visiting so many different countries I’ve never been to before. I started a collaborative travel blog 5 months ago, with two of my blogging friends. So we had a platform to show off our writing and photography, and fulfil our passions of travel, and already we are seeing it grow. It’s great to do something with other people, as blogging can be a lonely art at times.
This is the image, I posted on Instagram on the night of the awards.
Another cool thing that happened was I was shortlisted in the Amara Interior Blog Awards. I know I’m not a straight interior blogger, more lifestyle really. I struggle with titles and being really niche, it makes my want to rebel. I couldn’t ever just blog about one subject I think, I prefer my blogging life to be changed up a little. One of my real loves though is interiors, and I’ve been looking at my blog over this year and most of it have been about mine and other peoples homes. I am so proud of being shortlisted in the Amara’s, and recognised. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the ceremony last-minute, but the amazing Amara people sent me a goody bag filled to the brim with gorgeous things, it was so lovely of them.
The Ana Mum Diary has also been ranked the No1 Homes and Interior Blog on the HIBs network for three straight months this year, I can’t tell you how happy this has made me!
I’ve also lots of makeover projects in my home happening. Its been a real pleasure and can’t thank the companies I worked with enough for their help. I think sometimes people think that this blogging job is easy, and maybe it is for some. I am passionate about it, and I absolutely love it but it is my job, and consider myself really lucky that I love my job. There have been times when I have been frustrated, and not known if this was really what I wanted to do, but it will only last a few days before I realise it was just tiredness, or too much social media and I just need to turn everything off for a while.
This year when I look back has been crazy busy, and I am sorry if I have written far too many posts. I promise this year it will be less…well maybe a little.