Happy 1st Blog Birthday To Me

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!

My blog seems to have opened up a whole array of opportunities which I could never have imagined happening when typing my first post.

I have learnt so much since then in terms of design, technical issues, social media, SEO, working with brands and a whole load of other stuff which comes part and parcel of being a blogger.

I would like to thank you all for reading, following, sharing and simply being there for the past twelve months as I have slowly found my blogging feet. I have loved each and every moment and am looking forward to the future as a blogger, whatever that may bring.




  1. lisalambert38 - Mumdadplus4.co.uk
    February 10, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday have a wonderful blogging day 🙂

  2. elituesbay
    February 10, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Happy Blogging birthday Rachel!! You’re doing great and I wish you all the best for the many years to come as a blogger, mummy and wife 🙂 xx

  3. RaisieBay
    February 10, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday, you’ve achieved so much in your first year, I wish you many more happy blogging years x

  4. February 10, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Fab year you’ve had! x

  5. February 10, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog….I don’t now why but I thought you had been blogging longer. You have done so well in just a year x

  6. cupcakemumma
    February 10, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    A huge well done Rachel it’s a wonderful blog! X

  7. February 14, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Happy blog birthday! You have achieved so much in one year, I’ve been blogging for 3 now and still feel like there is so much that just goes right over my head!

  8. February 14, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Happy blog birthday! All this blogging malarkey still has my head in a spin, but it’s all coming together. #TuesdayTreasures

  9. February 14, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Well done you’ve achieved so much in your year. It’s my blogs birthday at the end of the month, I can’t believe how time has flown! #TuesdayTreasures

    • February 14, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Time flies when you’re having fun!

  10. February 15, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Happy blogaversary! Isn’t it amazing the amount you learn in the first year x #tuesdaytreasures

  11. February 15, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    congrats! I just renewed and am starting year 3. Still don’t always know what I’m doing! #tuesdaytreasures

  12. February 15, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Happy blog birthday! You’ve achieved such a lot in just a year! I’ve been going 6 months and feel progress is slow but I am loving blogging which I know is the main thing! #TuesdayTreasures

    • February 15, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Six months is great x keep it up !

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