2014, the year that was

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As usual the turning of the year from one to the next leads to a period of reflection.. I have been blogging for two and a half years now, how time flies!

The TOP 5 posts viewed in 2014:

Upcycled tweed skirt

5 Wallett Tutorials

Rush Hour blog hop

Recycled denim foot pouf

5 tablet case tutorials

 

In terms of followers I am touched by how many people have connected with me over the year.

 

 

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2013

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2014

Bloglovin Email followers

22

84

108

159

Facebook  464  657
Twitter  555 931
Pinterest  169  467

 

Every comment brings a smile to my face, thank you:)

As the blog grows I gain opportunities – some of the highlights for me are joining blog hops, taking part in blogging competitions, pattern testing (increasing my sewing skills) and writing guest blog posts for others.

Personally I enjoyed particularly enjoyed the challenge of joining in zero waste week. Signing up at the last minute with little thought in advance the week was thought provoking and led to a blog post every day… and I continue to compost all vegetable peelings:)

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The beginning of the year found a feature in Reloved Magazine – of course I would love to gain media coverage in some of the crafting magazines – who knows what 2015 holds?

 

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2015

 

As we turn the year I am thinking about the future blogging year, I have some plans afoot.. and some personal goals. Firstly I would love to improve the images I share. Secondly I am going to learn to use my overlocker.

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It is easy to fall into the trap of comparing oneself to high profile bloggers, resulting in a desire to have the perfect blog, whatever that is! This week  two posts particularly resonate with me. The first is by the fabulous photographer blogger mammasaurus, there is room for all in the blogging world.

If you look, you will find people just like you to share your corner of the community with, whatever you choose to write about. End of.

The second is that its OK to fail by the great upcycler Agy.

let’s approach our making journeys differently – it’s okay to fail – and we’ll definitely come out better!

I highly recommend taking the time to read both blog posts. Here’s to whatever direction I am led in in 2015, failing as I go.

Happy New Year and all the year ahead holds for you.

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11 Comments

  1. Vicky
    December 30, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Thank you Barbara, you too:)

  2. December 31, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Great round up. Photography’s on my list for next year too.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, and once I’ve got the hang of my mum’s sewing machine that I’ve now got, I’m sure I’ll be back to check out all the posts I pinned.
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    • Vicky
      January 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      I look forward to reading how you get on with your sewing machine:)
      I have joined up for a free years worth of photography tips for bloggers – check out emmas facebook page photography for blogs if you fancy it:) https://www.facebook.com/photographyforblogs?fref=ts

    • Vicky
      January 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Stephanie, looking forward to 2015:)

  3. Knitnrun4sanity
    January 1, 2015 / 8:53 am

    Happy new year. Let’s hope it is a great one.xx

    • Vicky
      January 1, 2015 / 6:02 pm

      And to you too:)

  4. Elizabeth
    January 1, 2015 / 9:03 am

    A lovely blog post to round up the year. Hope 2015 has lots of exciting new creative (& otherwise) adventures for you. xx

    • Vicky
      January 1, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth, here’s to lots of creativity in 2015:) wondering what great sewing tools you will introduce me to this year!

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