Tuesday 10 September 2013

My Blogging Journey So Far!

Ruby + Lottie has been running now for almost 6 months; it has been a huge learning curve for me as there is always something new to learn, and the pace of blogging changes very quickly. I am incredibly proud of the success of Ruby + Lottie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have supported me and the blog.

I feel incredibly blessed to have made so many new friends, who have given me a great deal of support and encouragement on the journey.

I have always said that this blog was to act as a record for the girls, so that in years to come they can reflect on what they did during their childhood; and also for me personally, its my space to be able to share things that are on my heart or interest me. There are some personal things that over time I will share but at the moment I do not feel it appropriate to do so.

A number of people have contacted me in recent weeks asking for my advice on how to blog and what to write about; to be honest there is no set answer, for me blogging comes from my heart, I write about whatever is on my mind. I would encourage anyone who is wanting to start a blog to write about anything they want to, there will be people who will and people who won't wan't to read certain things, but your blog is your space to write whatever you want to. If people want to read it then great, if not then, for me, it does not matter as the blog is my diary for the girls and I.

I have started to receive regular contacts from companies wanting me to review things, however I turn down the vast majority of these, as the product did not suit what Ruby + Lottie is all about. I know from reading other blogs, that a blog just based on reviews is really boring; don't get me wrong, the odd review is great as it helps me to sometimes decide if I should buy something based on a fellow mummies opinion. 

I have never really become too bothered about statistics and data and every month; I do find it interesting to see what people have been reading on my blog, and I particularly love reading comments, but some people get so upset when their blog plummets in the latest rankings; for me, as I have said this blog will always be my diary to record the girls growing up. 

Ruby has started at school full time this week and I have decided that moving forward, I will blog  as and when something catches me, rather than being so structured as to write every day.

The most important thing I would like to say to anyone considering writing a blog, is give it a go, and see where it takes you; you won't look back!


  1. Great post! Very helpful!
    Yes I totally agree....Blogs with lots of reviews do get very boring! I try to limit mine to one a week...
    Keep doing what you're doing...I love reading you're blog and thought you had been blogging a lot longer then 6 months! Wow!

  2. Lovely Post! Its nice to see the grounded perspective on what your blog means to you. I agree also that a blog which is mainly reviews can be boring. I'm nosy, so I love reading about people daily lives, finding connections and making friends in the process.
    Hope you have many more months of blogging success!

    Becks xx

  3. So refreshing to find a blog with real life posts to read and a blogger who is not fixated on stats. I'm with you on your blogging perspective and like yourself only review products and services that fit with my blog. I am enjoying your posts xxx