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Welcome to #FOODIEFRIDAY Week 38
12th May 2017
Highlights of the Week: #36
14th May 2017

I’m A Blogging Success Because… Week #27

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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 Lisa from Pass the Prosecco!

I have been blogging for seven months now and I jumped at the chance to take part in this guest series; it seemed a perfect opportunity to celebrate the best bits of blog life and show some bloggerhood love.shot from above, a womans legs on a grey bed, wearing dark leggings, bare feet, with a silver laptop and one of her hands on the mouse pad

I started my blog as an outlet – I was in a bad place with depression and anxiety and I was bottling everything up, and ashamed of the way I felt. My GP suggested a diary or a blog and I figured I would give it a go. It quickly become a parenting, mental health and lifestyle blog with a pinch of bad humor thrown in!

Initially and still now I have a moment of self doubt as soon as I hit ‘publish’ – is what I write any good, am I ever going to make it as a blogger?

It is easy to get sucked in to the blogging world of statistics, mass marketing and money making and I had got a little disheartened a month or so back; wwoman laptop work blog coffee computer phoneas blogging for me, would I fall out of love with it if it became a job or a chore?

I decided to sit down and go back to basics. I read my blog from my very first post onwards, and spent some time rediscovering my love for it. I remembered why I started, and what I wanted to achieve.

Blogging is also more than just the blog itself and I am guilty of not realising how much goes into it behind the scenes. As much as it is hard work it’s very enjoyable and I have rediscovered my love for building a brand and using skills I have spent years studying for and learning(I worked in IT for many years).

Social media has been the biggest and best thing for me, I have (virtually) met so many people and I love interacting with other bloggers and people who read my blog and enjoy it.woman looking out at the sea. facing away from the camera

As well as interacting with other bloggers I have found so many who motivate and inspire me daily; reading other blogs and seeing different writing styles, points of view and tips and tricks.

I am a blogging success, and I’m proud of what I do. I sometimes forget how therapeutic and healing my blog is for me, and how it has given me a new passion for writing as well as being a part of the bloggerhood. I will continue to write and hope that one day I can help others who have been a similar place to the one I was in.

So thank you, my blog, for helping me feel better and for giving me a purpose and hobby I love; and thank you to every blogger who has helped me, supported me, made me laugh and inspired me.

If like me you want to read more from Lisa, why not head over to her Blog:

or Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram

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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 Nicola from Mummy to Dex!

Dont for get to check out Week 13, Week 14 & Week 15


  1. Jennifer says:

    I started a blog last year and ended up quitting due to a series of events. First, was an unexpected pregnancy that drained my energy and ability to stay up past 9pm to do any writing, the next was getting caught up in numbers and the promotion through social media. I became so discouraged that I no longer enjoyed writing, and the pursuit of perfection paralyzed my creativity. One of the reasons I started the blog was like you to have an outlet. I also wanted to use it to help others as well. Technical issues with our computer also prevented me from being able to efficiently write anything without the use of the onscreen keyboard. A few weeks ago I started another blog with the same idea as I had before to use it as a blessing to others. I am going into this new project with the lessons I learned from my previous blog. Right now I am not willing to spend any money on Web hosting because of what happened with my previous blog. I am starting fresh. The focus is not perfection or numbers but to be a blessing to others and to share my heart. If the numbers happen that will be fine, but if not that’s okay too.

  2. Liz Deacle says:

    I started my blog three months ago and you’re right… how quickly you get drawn into “oh my god, 20 less people read that one so I must be crap”. So far it’s been the most liberating hobby I’ve undertaken, but also probably one of the most terrifying. In saying that, facing vulnerability everyday, well surely that’s got to be a good thing? The thing I live the most though is just how friendly and supportive other bloggers seem to be. I’ve already made a couple of ‘friends’ through blogging and I hope to make a company of them!

  3. Kate says:

    Its great that you have re-descovered your love of blogging and been reminded of the reason you are doing it. Keep going! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. Keep going, you are doing a great job. #ablogginggoodtime

  5. Tubbs says:

    It’s weird how many people in the series have said how important it is to never lose sight of why you started otherwise you get distracted by other things. I love this series. It’s so interesting to find out more about the people behind the blog 🙂

  6. Oh how wonderful that your GP suggested this. What an absolute treat of a hobby – I’m so pleased that you have found it has helped. The blogging community really is a place of total joy and support and I wish you all the very best going forward #ablogginggoodtime

  7. I love that you went back to basics and rediscovered why and how you started this blog in the first place. A great idea. Thanks for hosting #ABloggingGoodTime

  8. Love this blog 🙂

  9. Mama Grace says:

    This is lovely. Not everything has to be measured how others want to measure. #ablogginggoodtime

  10. I always try to remember that my blog is for me first. If I don’t reach the numbers I want to on a certain week, that’s okay, as long as I’m proud of what I published.

  11. Great to use your blog as an outlet. I created mine to give myself a voice when I felt a bit lost as a person. I wish I’d started it earlier when I had my first born #ablogginggoodtime

  12. Heidi Brown says:

    I recently had a break as I was getting stressed over a number of things, not blog related but I know what you mean about stats and thinking no one reads my blog I must be rubbish. I realised now I like to blog to write and vent, not to please and appeal to everyone else. Your blog is great though, keep it up!!

  13. Misa says:

    I started my blog because I wanted to write about the changes I was making to myself and my home, and it’s been one of my better decisions.

  14. Nicola says:

    Glad you are sticking with it. It’s amazing how we doubt ourselves and have to remember why we started! #ablogginggoodtime

  15. Sounds like you have a great GP. Blogging has definitely been like therapy for me, and has given me back a sense of me and of another purpose x

  16. Helena says:

    I wonder how many gps recommend blogging. May blogging continue to help you. #ablogginggoodtime

  17. Emma Reed says:

    I’m so glad you are still doing this series because it gives such an insight into all the fab bloggers there are around. #ablogginggoodtime

  18. Surrey mama says:

    It’s so true you can get sucked into the stats thing. So good to hear you’ve found the real reason / passion. Blogging really is an amazing thing #ablogginggoodtime

  19. Tammymum says:

    Oh what a good idea going back and reading your blog from the beginning. I think I would cringe at some of my posts to be honest. I do like social media too, most of the time, sometimes I find it a bit much but when its good its really good! #ablogginggoodtime

  20. Im someone who started writing a blog because of my mental health. It doesnt feature as much these days which is a positive thing, but I also found it amazingly theraputic. #ablogginggoodtime

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