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A year on

I'm sitting here in my snug this morning, feeling a bit bored to be honest.  I've just finished my weekly meeting and tea drinking with the book keeper and now I'm doing a combination of nail picking, Radio 1 listening, video content uploading, customer emailing and tweet reading.  It's not possible to do those things brilliantly and in unison, I'm forever telling (sorry, encouraging) my hubby to just focus on doing one thing at a time, as too much constant plate spinning leads to frustration, discontent and noncompletion.  Well, it does for me anyway.

But, something has helped me focus...

Having commented on Annie from Insideology's latest blog post this morning, I then led on (via various steps that I cannot for the life of me remember now) to Erin at like/want/need's, and read that she has just celebrated her blog's 1st birthday.

And then it struck me, a light bulb moment - when did I start my blog?  A quick click back through to my site later, and there was the answer... 7th February 2011.

Remembering key, personal dates such as birthdays and anniversaries has never been my strong point.  At least, those for family and close friends are always fixed in the mind, but anything outside of that, I'm absolutely useless, so it's no surprise that I forgot my Bright Space's birthday.

A year on, and reflecting on the first post and the words written, my blog now has more of an identity and a load more of my personality and style. Since my New Year's resolution was to write more, I've certainly achieved that so far, the content ideas are more free-flowing and I'm really enjoying the experience.  On the days when I wake up and struggle for something interesting, useful and unique to say, then to hell with writing, I don't think the blog police are going to haul me in and lock me up (do they exist?).

So, I shall say mucho thanks to all you lovely people that visit and particularly to my new found design friends that I've met through social media and KLC who give me lots of words of encouragement, you know who you are.

And here's to another year of happy blogging.

Forget pancakes, let's celebrate and eat cake



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Reader Comments (5)

Oooh Happy Birthday Sam!! It's mine on Thursday! *sshhh*

Love your blog, so glad to have found it. And I think we could all do with remembering that the blog police won't get us if we miss a day here or there xx

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannie

Happy Birthday from your Hubby XX (Currently plate spinning in a film studio in Chicago)
I'm very proud of your commitment to your family and your design life . See you can do it all x

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDen

Happy 1 year! Man, I think a bunch of us started our blogs at the beginning of 2011. Must've been struck with the same inspiration. Congrats on your first year, it's a great milestone! Here's to the next one (and the one after, and the one after....)

Also, that rainbow cake is insane!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Ooooh, another blog birthday this month, we all look forward to Thursdays celebratory discussion then Annie.

Erin, It seems we were all online looking for inspiration at the same time, seeing others blog and the doors that have opened to them and the friends they've made has made us all want to give it a go too. I do wonder though whether some of them spend too much time online, how do they get anything else done?

Thanks to you both for your kind words x

And darling (yes, that's you dear), thank you too *mwah*

February 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterSamantha Lennie

Happy 1st Birthday Bright Space! What an achievement, congratulations!

I'm looking forward to the next year of posts!

ps. Rocking birthday cake...

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElly @ Caribbean Living

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