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Welcome to #FOODIEFRIDAY Week 15
17th November 2016
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I’m A Blogging Success Because… Week #11

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Success comes in all shapes and sizes doesn’t it? It can be an award you’ve waited your whole life to get. It could be recognition for something or from someone that matters. Or it could be something as small as your child saying I love you. We don’t celebrate success, in whatever form enough in my opinion and over the past few weeks and months with the madness that is blogging awards and particularity in the past week with my fight to get blogging seen as a real job, I have come to realise that everyone is a success in their own right. So, we find ourselves here and with me opening up the doors to Mummy in a Tutu for the first time to a guest post series. This series is here for any and all bloggers to talk about success; their success or the success of someone else that they want to recognise. Welcome to I’m a blogging success because… Let’s hand over to Donna from “What the Redhead Said!”


Wow, being a blogging success is such a big thing and I’m not quite sure I am a blogging success just yet. I think it comes down to what you see as successful and what blogging goals you had when you started out.

For me, when I originally started blogging I wanted to document my daughter, Athena, growing up, from her weaning female hand writing with a pen on paperdays onwards and to capture as many of the little moments of life as possible. This is something that I have definitely been a success at.#

Even now, four and a half years on, I still document our everyday. I write about days out, moments in our lives and try and capture the reality of our family as it grows. For me, this is where mycomputer with a coffee in front of it and a piece of paper blog came from, what made me a blogger and something I never want to lose sight of.

Secondary to that, when I went self hosted, I had in the back of my mind the urge to become self employed. I thought that maybe one day my blog could become my business and that I could earn money from it. I didn’t want to be rich and famous, I purely wanted to be at home with the children, working around them and spending as much time as possible with them.

This is something that I am hoping with become a reality within the next few months. I have been working hard at blogging – writing, promoting, collaborating – and putting in so many hours around my day job and the children that I hope I will achieve this goal, and be successful as far as this is concerned, by next year.

But being successful at blogging is also about continuing to write, being consistent and being part of the community. For mcomputer on a bede, that is where I am a blogging success. It’s not about money – it’s about so much more than that. It’s about paying back the help I had when I started out, helping other bloggers to carve a space for themselves online and build on their own hopes for their blogging future.

It’s about having a circle of blogging friends that you speak to each day and being an active part in the blogging community – a community that is always there to support you, pick you up, hold your hand and give you a pat on the back. A community that really appreciates what an amazing thing it is to be a blogger.

I do see myself as a blogging success because I still blog with the same focus I had when I started, I am fortunate that it has become a business for me but I still love it as much as Aril 1st 2012 when I wrote my first post. Blogging is addictive, inspiring and such a huge part of my life and it may well be the first thing in my life that I have ever been truly successful at.

If you’d like to read more from Donna then head over and give her a follow!


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If you would like to take part in this series then please email me on with your piece and all your social media links and subject it Blogging Success. I hope you join me again next week to help celebrate more blogging success. Joining us next week will be Jane from Maflingo
Thanks to all of my contributors

Dont for get to check out Week 4, Week 5 and Week 6


  1. I agree that part of being a blogging success is being active in the community, and you’ve definitely done that with the UKPB Facebook group, which is a source of advice and support for so many people. And it’s great that you still love it as much as you did when you started – loving what you do is such a huge part of success! #ablogginggoodtime

  2. Emma says:

    I agree with everything Donna says. She is a total success because of the amazing supportive network that she has established and built for new bloggers like myself. Nowadays, when I need some help, UK Parent Bloggers is always one of the first places I go to look for help #ablogginggoodtime

  3. It’s really great that Donna was able to keep focused on why she started her blog originally. I think it really helps to keep you grounded when you remember what drove you in the first place!


  4. Twin Pickle says:

    I love that your enthusiasm hasn’t changed, good for you 🙂 #ablogginggoodtime

  5. For me, success is engagement with others and making someone smile, laugh, comment and respond. Success means to keep doing it, even when time is limited. It’s therapy for me, so I need to feel better too! Bravo to you! #Ablogginggoodtime xoxo

  6. I love that she’s remembering why she started her blog, and sticking to that. I want to grow mine but I keep reminding myself why I started it, and actually all the things I wanted to do I have, and more! #ablogginggoodtime

  7. I love that Donna emphasises the community in her evaluation of blogging success – this is something I’m seeing more and more and something I didn’t really expect tbh. Another great post for a super series – I’m hooked 🙂 xx

  8. I really love this series. Sticking to your core values and not losing sight of why you started in the first place certainly sounds like success to me x

  9. Helena says:

    It’s fantastic to read Donna’s words on success. She has missed out that she’s also been a success with the fb group too and I’m sure her family see her as a success too. #ablogginggoodtime

  10. Donna is definitely a blogging success in my eyes for all the reasons she has stated. i love reading her family posts and join in with #living arrows every week. The community really is something great about blogging and of course documenting parts of our lives that could otherwise be lost. x

  11. Mummy in a Tutu says:

    Thanks lovely – me too xx

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