WordPress has just reminded me that it’s been a year since I first signed up with them to begin creating my blog. I can hardly believe it’s flown by so quickly (but don’t we say that kind of thing every year?) 🙂
It all started with a tentative first post but soon kicked off properly with a post about – of all things! – cayenne pepper. After muddling around a bit with my doomed-from-the-start Fascinating Womanhood experiment, I branched out into a variety topics ranging from ratties to baking to setting goals. Along the way I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I’ve discovered some very special fellow bloggers and their writings. I received a few blog rewards, which was an honour, and I gained a few more followers over time.
But a lot has also changed in my life over the year that’s passed. When I first began, I had just recently quit my job to become a freelancer and housewife. I had so much free time to spend creatively, and I had a good idea of why I wanted to blog here. A year later and I’m back in the routine of an office job, which, although a blessing in its own right, leaves me with precious little time and energy for so many of the things I’d like to do.
I’ve realised that this blog is going to have to grow and change with me. I’ve been letting it lie fallow for a while (which by all accounts is blogocidal!) in order to think about my goals for this space. You may have noticed I’ve been posting infrequently, and I thank you for your patience. Just know that it’s with good reason. I want the Sunshine Scrapbook to be something more than a happy, messy jumble of rats, recipes and randoms 😉
Here’s to a new year filled with fresh perspective, fun ideas and new friends!
Despite all the sad stuff I’ve been dealing with lately, one ray of light has been that I’ve reached 100 followers on this blog!
Thank you all so much for finding my ramblings interesting
When I started out I didn’t even think a single person would stumble on this blog. But pretty soon you found me and I figured out the world of WordPress and the lovely interaction with this pleasant community took me by surprise.
It’s been such fun ‘meeting’ people from around the world who share many of my interests and hobbies. Although I don’t endorse all the blogs/bloggers who have clicked ‘Follow’ on the Sunshine Scrapbook, the majority of you are an amazing bunch whose own blogs amuse, encourage and inspire me.
I was never aiming for followers for the sake of numbers, so if you’re here coz you genuinely enjoy what I have to say, then I’m grateful. And I’ll continue to send my (mostly) sunny thoughts out into cyberspace in the hope that I can be a blessing 🙂
To my 100+ sunflowers, thank you for following the sun!
Now here’s an award that’s just made for the Sunshine Scrapbook
Dear Lou from the beautiful and popular Lou’s Labyrinth generously nominated my little blog for the Sunshine Blog Award! Thank you so much, Lou 🙂
The Sunshine Blog Award
The rules of the game are as follows:
1. Link back to your nominator.
2. Add the award image to your page.
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 5–10 other blogs (and let them know).
Seven random facts about me
- I love dogs but am not overly fond of Rottweilers; probably because I was bitten by one as a kid.
- I absolutely adore my birthday 😀
- My dream home is a log cabin in a forest clearing.
- As a kid my favourite series was Farthing Wood Friends.
- I’ve recently developed a miserable allergic reaction to caffeine: my upper lip gets itchy and flaky 😕
- My favourite Bollywood movie is Kal Ho Naa Ho.
- Yesterday I slammed my fingers in a closing magnetic door. Owwww!
Some sunny blogs I can recommend
Well, the sun has long since set where I am, so off I go 🙂