Successful Women; A Belated Blog Birthday – Wednesday Wisdom 21

Successful Women; A Belated Blog Birthday – Wednesday Wisdom 21

There have been quite a few blog birthdays over the last week and it’s been so lovely to see so many successful fellow bloggers celebrating their achievements. As I’ve previously mentioned on this blog, in various posts, I have been blogging here for the last four years but only consistently for the last year. I knew that my first official blog birthday was around this time, but I was pretty convinced it was next month. Yesterday I checked. It turns out JakiJellz was born on 23rd March 2016 – I have missed my first official blog birthday!

Needless to say I was gutted. Had I been more organised I would have had a proper online celebration, maybe even done a couple of giveaways. But unfortunately, I do feel like I’ve missed the boat now and so I am celebrating now, albeit a little late, in the form of this blog post.

I’ve thanked my fellow bloggers before in a post called Big Up The Bloggers. That was early on in my blogging journey of the last twelve months. Nothing can really prepare you for just how much hard work is involved in running a blog – if of course you want it to be a success. All of a sudden, you find yourself up to your eyes in talk of DA’s, PA’s, SEO and any other number of blogger jargon. It can be overwhelming to say the least. You can feel totally out of your depth and wonder where to turn and what to do next.

I have to say, if it hadn’t been for the amazing help and support of my fellow blogger buddies, I’m not sure I would be sat here writing this post one year on. I’ll be honest. When I bought the domain a year ago, I did think “Is this a waste of money?”. Knowing that I had stopped and started on this blogging journey so many times before – why would this time be any different?

If I’m honest, I don’t know the answer to that question. This was just my time. But what I do know, is that I have had a tremendous amount of help and guidance from those successful bloggers before me. Those amazing, knowledgeable, fabulous bloggers who have been on hand to answer my questions and point me in the right direction. And now I find myself here, the owner of a one year old successful blog and in the position that I am now the one that some newer bloggers are coming to for advice. Who knew?!

So my Wednesday Wisdom this week is for all of you beauties out there that have helped me. You know who you are.

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back!”

Thank you to all of you that have helped me along the way. Thank you to those who have chosen me as a featured blogger and thank you to all of you who have ever shared one of my blog posts. Thank you to all of my readers and thank you to those who come back week after week. You all mean more than you realise.

This weekend I’m going to have a glass (or bottle) of Prosecco and toast JakiJellz a Happy First Birthday. I wouldn’t be doing that without all of you. So thank you, so very much.

See you next week.

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  1. Rachel Turner
    29th March 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Happy blogging birthday!!!!! I love that quote. Life is so much easier and more fun if you have people supporting you. #triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      29th March 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you x

  2. 29th March 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Happy blog birthday 🎂🍾🎈🎉 I know what you mean about blogging being hard work. I’m 6 months in and still feel as confused as day 1 sometimes. The blogging community is fantastic though and you know someone is always willing to help. Your blog is fab by the way x

    • Jaki
      29th March 2017 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks Sam! That means a lot 🙂 x

  3. Jaki
    29th March 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Thank you x

  4. 29th March 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Happy birthday Jaki! Hope you enjoyed your Prosecco:D that’s really lovely anniversary 🙂

  5. 30th March 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Love the quote, it’s so true and this blogging community is amazing for having your back x

  6. 30th March 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I’ve always been so in awe of your total professional blog Jaki, from really early on. This is definitely your time!
    Happy birthday from #coolmumclub!

  7. Collette | Family life and me
    31st March 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Happy belated blogiversary! The blogging world is such a tough one but with the right people behind you, you can achieve anything! #ablogginggoodtime

  8. 31st March 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Happy blogging birthday!!! And I love that quote, so true xxx #BloggerClubUK

  9. 31st March 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Awww happy belated blogiversary. #bestandworst

  10. 31st March 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I love this empowering quote! #CandidCuddles

  11. 1st April 2017 / 10:20 am

    Happy blog birthday! I missed mine too this year as was so busy. I still wish I had my head around it all when it came to blogging. In fact I’ve just asked one of my groups a question now! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  12. 2nd April 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Happy blog birthday lovely and a massive congratulations. I love that quote it is very true. 💙 ##FamilyFun

  13. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    2nd April 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Happy blog birthday! Even if it is a bit belated! I love how supportive the blogging world is, however silly you feel your question is, there’s always someone out there happy to help. Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved – and I hope the prosecco went down well! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  14. 3rd April 2017 / 11:36 am

    Oh I totally agree with the quote – that is right on & I wrote similar sentiment in my 2-year-old blog birthday post – as you know. Congrats on blogging for 4 yrs & 1 year stepped up blogging. It’s a lot of work sometimes & so great to know there’s a team of strong women right there with you! Thanks for sharing the love with us at #candidcuddles xx

  15. 3rd April 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Yes to this. This is totally what blogging is about, a lovely group of people who help, motivate, inspire and just chat to you. Couldn’t and wouldn’t be without them. Happy belated blog birthday lovey!! Hanks for joining us at #familyfun x

  16. 3rd April 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Happy belated blog birthday. The support from other bloggers has been what has surprised me the most and been the best thing to come out of blogging for me. thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  17. 6th April 2017 / 5:47 am

    Happy belated blog birthday!! My blogging friends and their support is amazing!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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