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Welcome to #FOODIEFRIDAY Week 22
19th January 2017
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I’m A Blogging Success Because… Week #18

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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 Kris from Max and Kai Blog!

Successful is never really a word I have ever used to describe myself and especially not my blog. This is something I’m working hard to try and turn around. Slowly but surely its all coming together. 

Before becoming a mummy I worked the 9-5 in an office. I would never have said I had a successful caeerer, I did my job for a long time (8 years in fact) and I could perform all of my duties with my eyes closed. 

Making the decision to not return to my job was one of the easiest decisions I have ever had to make. 

Now I have the best job and the hardest. One that I absolutely feel I have excelled at, I’m a stay at home mummy to my 2 boys Max and Kai.

Without the boys there would be no blog, anything I may have achieved in life and in the blog has come because of them.

I often wonder how we should measure success in the blogging community. Are you successful if you have high numbers of followers or page views? Are you a success if you are approached by PR companies and brands eager to collaborate and work with you?

Success is something that is different to everyone. My successes in life are raising my children. The big one has hit terrible twos and often he is a nightmare but on the other hand, he is so intelligent. Max has just turned 2 and can count to 10. 

Max has just turned 2 and can count to 10 (with a little encouragement) he is learning new skills every day and I really couldn’t be prouder. This is a success to me, seeing my children exceeding in life and translating this into words for my blog. Having other readers want to read my posts and often engaging and returning to read others. 

Having other readers want to read my posts and often engaging and returning to read others. 

I used to play the compare game ut now I realise there is no need to compare, we are all a success in our own rights!

If you fancy reading and hearing more about Max and Kai then why not check out their social links:


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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. We’ll be joined by Rhiann from Rhianna Elizabeth Blog

Dont for get to check out Week 7, Week 8 & Week 9!


  1. I think this is extremely true in every venue in life. What one person constitutes as a success, another will bemoan!

  2. Samsam says:

    This is very inspiring, some of us measure success by their careers only (unfortunately) however I agree with Kris that you can be successful as a mum and your babies can be your biggest achievement. #ablogginggoodtime

  3. I think part of the key to success is not comparing yourself to others, like you say – accept your journey for what it is and do the best that you can for you. It’s easy to get bogged down in page views and follower numbers, but that takes all the joy out of it. #ablogginggoodtime

  4. Ahhh love this. Success is raising our children to be happy. We should always be careful to ensure that we don’t get bogged down by the numbers! #Ablogginggoodtime

  5. Rach says:

    What a gorgeous post. This really gave me food for thoughts and a bit of perspective. #ablogginggoodtime

  6. Love this, inspiring, I hate my job but love blogging and would love to see it grow X #ablogginggoodtime

  7. This is a great post and so true. I think as soon as you stop comparing yourself to others, you can properly acknowledge your own successes and accomplishments. #ablogginggoodtime

  8. Quitting to be a SAHM was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made too, and for someone who is terribly indecisive I knew it was the right thing to do.

  9. Helen says:

    Aww this is lovely – seeing the influence we have on our children has certainly got to be seen as a success. They constantly learn from us and we should be proud about that 🙂 #ablogginggoodtime

    Helen x

  10. Most important, challenging and rewarding job on the planet…

  11. Anna says:

    This is a fab post. Blogging success should be measured against our own markers not ones provided by others #ablogginggoodtime

  12. Great post! Yes, my children are my biggest success by far.

  13. Aw I enjoyed reading this one. What a lovely idea for a series! #ablogginggoodtime

  14. ohmummymia says:

    It’s really inspiring:) love that series maybe one day I will be mentioned here:D

  15. I love Kris outlook! Often we do compare ourselves when we shouldn’t but we’ve all been there. Seeing your children flourish really is a success! #ablogginggoodtime

    Jordanne ||

  16. Great post. I’m sure for most of us are blogs wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our amazing children.

  17. Very true and the worst thing you can do is compare as we are all on our own journey X #ablogginggoodtime

  18. Like you, there would be no blog without my 4 kids. I don’t consider myself a blogging success yet, still so much to learn :), but this is only based on my own goals, not on comparing myself to others.

  19. Tammymum says:

    Ah I love that – we are all a success in our own right! Fab words of wisdom #ablogginggoodtime x

  20. Very true, and I love the pictures. Kai looks very like my little one! 🙂

  21. Oops! #ablogginggoodtime

  22. Brandi says:

    I love this, very important post for me lately #ablogginggoodtime

  23. I love this. I too get bogged down by stats but I’m starting to realise there is more to success than page views and followers. i’m happy to be at home raising my beautiful girl and knowing that she’s happy and healthy. xx #ablogginggoodtime

  24. Great post! Success is much more than numbers. One of my favourite quotes is “Success is liking who you are, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” #ablogginggoodtime

  25. Helena says:

    I agree with her that the best job in the world is that of parenting. #ablogginggoodtime

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