A Cornish Mum is Two Today

 
Two years ago today I created A Cornish Mum and the next day posted for the first time. I have no idea where those two years have gone, but they have been absolutely amazing.

 

*For anyone in to entering competitions, I currently have two from LiveLean and Mainline Menswear running to celebrate*

 

Blog Birthday

 

I am grateful for so many things that blogging has given me. I suspect this is where people expect me to list all the ‘stuff’ and quote numbers at you. How many site views, how much I’ve earned, how many followers I have.

 

I’m not going to though. If you are really interested, then scrolling to the bottom of my site will show you all of my follower numbers on social media. The numbers aren’t the important bit at all though, my little space on the internet has given me way more than money, stuff and random statistics.

 

It has given me some hilarious moments such as;

 

The time that I called my blog a ‘bog’ in a typo within a tweet and the lovely world of Twitter retweeted it to hell.

 

When a lovely PR wanted to know my statistics and I sent over my bra size and pants size … In my defence it was concerning an underwear brand, but they actually wanted to know my average site views.

 

The time when I told the very lovely Hayleigh of Budget Food Mummy that I was going to high five myself over something and, she pointed out that high fiving yourself is actually clapping.

 

As I said in my one year blog anniversary post, blogging has given me myself back. My confidence has grown so much in the last two years and as a result I am so much happier as a person.

 

It has given me and my little family some wonderful experiences and holidays in the last two years.

 

My youngest opened a Smiggle shop with me.

 

As ambassadors for Butlin’s we visited Minehead last year and are off there again next month with friends this time in some pretty amazing accommodation. We’ve been to Seaview Holiday Village, Hendra Holiday Park and The Langstone Cliff Hotel. Si and I had a romantic night away at The Moorland Garden Hotel as well, which was just perfect.

 

We’ve had some fantastic days out through the blog. My personal favourites being getting my Harry Potter fix at Warner Studios and going on a Red Letter Days’ boat trip with Simon.

 

I’ve made a difference.

 

That sounds a bit egotistical I know, but I don’t mean I have made a humongous difference to the world by writing my blog. I have however had emails and messages online from parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes who have told me that some of my posts have made them feel a little less alone, a little less scared and a little happier.

 

Sometimes it really is the little things that count and it really feels so much to me that I’ve been able to do that. The posts I am most proud of on my site include my open letter to the BBC and Eastenders, my simple guide to Carb counting, my Meet the Parents ┬áseries and my faces of Type 1 post.

 

Friendship.

 

Of all the things my blog has given me THIS is the one that has made the biggest difference in my life. I didn’t really just how lonely I had been at times until I wasn’t anymore. I have made so many amazing friends in the last two years, that I can’t even begin to list them all.

 

These are people who share my happy days and are there for me on the bad days. There are those that I speak to pretty much every single day on Facebook Messenger who I really do have to mention. Donna, Hayleigh, Natalie and Beth – you all make me laugh til I cry, smile when I want to cry and you are all quite frankly bonkers, which is probably why I get on so well with all of you in the first place!

 

Hayleigh also puts up with my awful driving to blog events and with me pretending to be a squirrel in public.

 

There are so many other wonderful bloggers that have made the last two years a lot of fun, I won’t list them as it would take all day but you know who you are. The blogging community on a whole is pretty fantastic and I love the feeling that I belong in it.

 

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and enjoys my random ramblings on social media. I am so looking forward to what year three brings along for A Cornish Mum.

 

Stevie xx

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38 Comments

  1. 14 January 2017 / 10:39 am

    Congratulations on your two-year anniversary Stevie. My own children are off and grown these days, but your posts always come with a smile – and I get the lowdown on Cornwall! :-)

  2. 14 January 2017 / 11:35 am

    Yey, two years of being acornish, happy bog birthday haha! Thanks for the mention too, and for keeping me company by living in my phone / computer ALL the time!
    Nat.x

  3. msedollyp
    14 January 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Happy blogversary, may your next year be as exciting and fulfilling as the last!

  4. 14 January 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I giggled at this, I remember you driving me to the lingerie event and telling me about your ‘statistic’ incident haha! You’re so down to earth and a great writer, I’m so happy for you that A Cornish Mum took off because you deserve it. Well done love x

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Ha thanks lovely, getting to know all of you lot has really made the last two years a lot of fun. Such lovely words and they really mean a lot.

      Stevie xx

  5. 14 January 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Happy second blog birthday Stevie. Where does time fly! I spent most of 2016 away from the blogging world mostly through procrastinating too much. It wasn’t until a blogger turned author inspired me to get blogging again that I realised how much I missed the blogging community. So reconnecting with it is one of my new year’s goals. It sounds as though your blog is going from strength to strength and that through it you’ve been on many adventures. I’m sure that 2017 will bring lots more and I’m looking forward to reading about them. Enjoy your birthday celebrations and make sure you enjoy bubbles and cake. Their mandatory for all birthdays ! xx

    • 14 January 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you Bree! Lovely to see you back, I did wonder where you’d disappeared.

      Stevie xx

  6. 14 January 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Your blog was one of the first ones I read back over two years ago when I first started mine as well. You have achieved loads in two years it’s amazing! Good luck for the forthcoming years and may it bring you lots more fabulous opportunities xx

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Jo, I expect there are a few more embarrassing ones I’ve forgotten as well ha!

      Stevie x

  7. 14 January 2017 / 6:04 pm

    People like YOU are the reason why I love blogging so much. You are bloody ace as is your BOG haha. Keep writing, keep making a difference and I reckon in your 3 year anniversary you’ll be number 1 in THE chart xxxx

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Aw thank you beaut but I doubt the number one bit ha! ;) Bloggy friends are the very best things about blogging :))

      Stevie xx

  8. 14 January 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I’m so glad the high five clap made the list, I still cry with laughter every time I think of it!
    You have done so much to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and I’m very proud to have you as my blogging buddy!

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:53 pm

      I had to put it in there ha! I roll my eyes at myself sometimes but it was hilarious ;) Thanks Hayleee

      Stevie x

  9. 14 January 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Happy blog birthday Stevie! You’ve achieved so much and you deserve it all. You are one of the kindest and loveliest bloggers I’ve met and I will always love our trip to London together. I’m excited to see what this year brings you X

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks lovely :) It was brilliant meeting you as well, I hope we can do it again sometime!

      Stevie xx

  10. 14 January 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog and lol at your funny moments….
    Here’s to many, many more years x

    • 14 January 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Kim, I expect there’s a few more embarrassing ones I’ve forgotten for now ha!

      Stevie x

  11. Keri Jones
    14 January 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Ahhh such a lovely post. Happy blogiversary, here’s to many more xxx

  12. 15 January 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Aw that is such a lovely post and I think that the things you have talked about are far more important than the statistics. I have been blogging for nearly six years now and I agree that there are so many positives to blogging and it is important to stop and remember those things.

    • 16 January 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thanks Nikki, I am so glad I started blogging for all of the reasons I’ve said :)

      Stevie x

  13. 15 January 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Happy Birthday and I hope you are around for many more to come.

  14. 16 January 2017 / 11:16 am

    Happy blog anniversary Stevie, it’s amazing how much you have achieved in just two years! Well done on everything – and I hope you did something nice to celebrate! :) x

    • 16 January 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks lovely, it is really one of the best things I have ever done starting this site :)

      Stevie xx

  15. 17 January 2017 / 11:47 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!
    Lol on the bra and pants size!
    You have achieved so much in those two year well done Stevie. x
    It’s been just over two years since I relaunched my blog, we must have started doing things at a very similar time.

  16. 18 January 2017 / 8:36 am

    Oh Happy 2 Years lovely lady! Ha ha I love those funny moments!! Your bog is amazing :) x x

  17. 19 January 2017 / 4:16 pm

    lol sending over your bra size … ha ha can’t stop laughing.
    Happy belated blog birthday my love x

  18. 22 January 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Ah happy blog birthday Stevie, its such a lovely community isn’t it? And I agree about helping other with type 1, its lovely to help even 1 person isn’t it? Its a hard condition to get your head around and to be able support others is wonderful, heres to many more blog birthdays lovely lady x

    • 22 January 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Sarah, it really is. My life has changed so much for the better since I started blogging and made such amazing friends through it :)

      Stevie xx

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