Hip, Hip, Horay, NASD turns four today!!!
So, not so long ago I turned the big 4-OH!! But today I turn 4, a far more fun age. And I hope you will all celebrate with me!
It’s hard to believe that FOUR whole years have passed since I wrote my first post on Not another slippery dip. My blog has been like my 4th baby in many ways. I remember the combined excitement and nervousness I felt when I pressed PUBLISH and sent my post out to the blogosphere. I say blogosphere because it’s sounds a lot more impressive than the two readers (my husband, and my sister) who were the only ones following my blog at the time! My first post was called “Kids. Who’d have ’em?”, which gives you an insight into my state of mind at the time!! Well, it appears I didn’t turn anyone off with that post, least of all myself as I prepare for baby no. 4 to enter our lives!!
Blogging is a lot like parenting. It can be a steep learning curve and it takes some time to find your feet. It is a journey that is as exciting as it is perplexing. It requires more than I can give at times. I love it. I am emotional about it. I am confused by it. I lose patience with it at times. Personal blogging can be revealing, leaving you feeling vulnerable. It can also be liberating – the freedom to write what you like without constraint. Just like parenting it’s a personal journey.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I am so happy that you are reading. Each and every comment from my readers means a great deal to me. In the blogging world it’s easy to get fixated on site stats, traffic and new followers. I don’t have huge numbers, but like most things in life, quality over quantity wins out every time. I love writing and I blog to express; to connect; to capture, and to create.
What will be in store for my fifth year? Well, it’s fair to say it will involve more challenges, more twists and turns, and yep, more slippery dips! Oh, and a 4th baby, just to add to my busy schedule. He or she is sure to provide lots of content inspiration, and lots of newborn baby spam. I’ll try not to bore the pants off you with overdoing the newborn spam 🙂
Thanks for navigating the slippery dips with me. In a virtual sense, the champagne is on me! I hope you will celebrate with me. Hip, Hip, HORAY!!!!
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All you have to do is sign up to my monthly newsletter (if you’re viewing from a desktop you will see subscription box on the right hand side) and you are automatically entered into the drawer to win. It’ll take you less than 10 seconds! Competition closes at midnight AEST on Wednesday 7th September. GOOD LUCK!!!
Thanks again for being part of my online community.
Here’s to a fabulous 5th year ahead!