Happy blogiversary to me!

This week marks a year of blogging on Untold Morsels. Like most bloggers I think it is an important milestone due to the sheer amount of effort that goes in to writing, creating content and building an audience. That part is important. If I didn’t want my work to be read and viewed I would be writing a personal journal.

blogiversary - celebrating a year of blogging

Background

I started the blog as a creative outlet and to improve my writing skills. Having re-read my first post I think I am making some progress in that department ?. I also think my photography, photo editing and organisation skills are improving as a result of blogging.

In my previous job as a marketing manager we had huge expectations of social and new media influencers. Building this blog and an audience brought me down from my strategy tower to the coal face. I am not too proud to say I have learnt many marketing lessons along the way. Most of these have been tactical skills and I now appreciate much more deeply the effort and consideration it takes to build content.

I have also had to keep pace with the ever-changing social media landscape. New tools, new processes and changes to existing platforms happen nearly every week and it takes a lot of effort to keep up to date.

The numbers

Those of you who know me best know all about my nerdy analytical side. From (very) humble beginnings you are now among an audience of over 4,500 viewers of this site per month. You are a very international bunch with nearly 80 countries represented. And unsurprisingly you are mainly women.

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Top 5 posts from my first year of blogging

  1. Deciding to move country with small children – read here
  2. Staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam – read here
  3. How to plan your ultimate foodie trip to Paris – read here
  4. 10 quirky alternatives to hotels – read here
  5. Zadar photo journal – read here

My favourite post

The subject was difficult but in the end I found it easy to write. Earlier this year we set off on a trip to Belgium shortly after the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Writing this piece helped me a lot when I questioned our motivation for continuing the journey. Read.. On traveling and terrorism

Thank you

A big heartfelt thanks to all of my readers. Some of you are my oldest and dearest friends, some of you I have met in person via this blog and some are virtual friends and acquaintances. Many of you are fellow bloggers. I continue to learn so much from all of you and really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my posts. It keeps me motivated and energised to learn and do more.

Last, but by no means least, thank you to my lovely husband who has read (nearly) every post and has asked me how it is going almost every day. And to my beautiful twinlets who inspire me to try new things and take them to amazing places. I feel very lucky to have such a supportive family.

Feedback

I would love your feedback on topics for future posts and on the blog in general. I have a backlog of content building on recent trips and experiences  in the UK, Europe and Australia. But if there is anything you would like me to do research and report back on I am happy to write about that too.

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4 Comments

  1. 26th May 2016 / 1:15 PM

    Congratulations, Katy! A year feels like a huge achievement – I’ve still got a month to go… I can certainly agree with you about blogging taking up SO much time and effort. In your case it’s been absolutely worth it. Enjoy celebrating later!

    • 26th May 2016 / 3:18 PM

      thanks so much Clare. It means the world to have encouragement from talented writers such as yourself. I am not quite sure how to celebrate but wine and a long sleep sounds good!

  2. 30th May 2016 / 10:57 AM

    Tillykke from Copenhagen! Congratulations. Virtual cheers and glass of wine to you! – Erin

    • 30th May 2016 / 1:00 PM

      Thanks Erin! x

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