Don’t get me wrong I bloody love blogging but there are times when it’s as if I am bashing my head against a brick wall. I’ve worked hard over the past year or so to build my readership, gain social media following and generally improve my statistics through a number of ways and means but at the end of the day what do figures even matter?

I never set out to write a blog for followers, figures or fame. I first began blogging purely and simply as a way in which to express my thoughts and feelings never really expecting anyone other than family and friends ever to stumble across my work.… Read more from this post

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Twelve months ago I pressed ‘publish’ on my first post as ‘RachelSwirl’. Back then it was only close friends and family that read my blog, I never expected anything more from my blog as it was designed purely as an outlet for me to jot down the musings of Motherhood now and then.

Throughout the year my blog seemed to attract attention online and somehow took off in a way in which I never really expected. I very quickly became part of an online community, receiving responses from other bloggers, partaking in linkys, being sent review opportunities, creating and sharing my own blogging linky and even attending blogging conferences!… Read more from this post

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I would like to think that I am pretty self-aware. I certainly what I like and dislike and I know that I love a ‘Tag post’ that’s for sure! So when I saw a few bloggers posting tag posts titled ‘The A-Z Of Me’ I thought why not jump on the band wagon and give it a shot myself?

Likewise if you fancy taking part in this tag then please by all means go ahead but be sure to let me know so I can have a read!

A is for Arty

I love painting, drawing and anything crafty so I guess that makes me an ‘Arty’ kinda gal.… Read more from this post

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There was once a time when I lived with a JVC camera wedged in my hand as I followed J around in a similar fashion to the paparazzi. When you’ve just got the one child its easy to focus your attentions upon them and recording their every moment seems completely acceptable. However, when you have two children, a husband, a dog, a part-time job and a house to keep clean along with all of the other day-to-day bits and bats you barely have time to fart never mind to shoot videos.

I used to upload videos religiously onto youtube recording each and every one of J’s months as they passed by.… Read more from this post

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I’m never really sure where to begin when starting a new journal. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a blog and whilst I should really start from the very beginning and give you the back story, I’d probably only bore you shitless and it’s most likely that over time my posts will yo-yo back and forth filling in the gaps. That and I’m a bit of a self confessed whinge and I do tend to harp on about the past all too often as I’m not like Elsa (I can’t ‘let it go’). That being said, this once I’m actually going to start from the most important point, the here and now.… Read more from this post

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