New blogger: 2 month update

New blogger: 2 month update

Last week was my 2 month blogging anniversary as a new blogger with Muffin top mummy (woohoooo).

Since I wrote a post outlining my learning as a new blogger last month, I thought I’d update it with all the new stuff I’ve been up to. So much seems to have happened in such a short time – the blogging world really moves quickly!

So without further ado, I give you my new blogger update:

  • My organisational ability is being tested. It certainly hasn’t got any easier juggling a new baby and growing a blog. With all of the learning and promotion, I struggle to find time to actually write the damn blog posts to begin with. Recently, I decided to reduce the amount of posts in a week to 3. They’re live Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except this one which is going after the bank hol as I’m feeling lazy). If I get inspired, I’ll write another – but at least the pressure is off!
  • I’ve started writing reviews. Another happy dance moment (lots of dancing this month) was when I was asked to do a couple of book reviews. So far, I’ve read and completed my review on Mum Hacks and am reading another. Again, this is a small win, but for a new blogger, it’s all good practice on writing reviews in my own style. Plus, the book was bloody helpful too!

New Blogger What I've Learned 2 Months In

  • I’m growing my social channels. The main channels I’m focusing on are Twitter (930 followers as of now), Instagram (516 followers) and Facebook (114 followers). I find Facebook the hardest to grow so any tips on that would be very welcome. I’ve also discovered tonnes of Facebook groups that have helped me find guest posts, Instagram pods and like/comment threads. These are invaluable to my growth and I urge anyone who hasn’t made use of them to join a few now!
  • I’m having to limit the number guest posts I commit to writing. I get over-excited when I see adverts for guest posts. I say yes to them all and then realise I’ve got to write my own posts first. I’ve promised myself I won’t commit to more than one a week. And yet, as I type this I’ve just signed up to another despite having two to write already.

What’s next for Muffin top mummy?

  • Keep learning – from everything Youbabymemummy has to offer, to a paid for phone photography course.
  • New banners – I’m in talks with a designer to get some new banners to look all sexy and professional.
  • Vlogging – yes, I’m thinking of expanding into video. I just need to do something with my face first…
  • Bloody Pinterest and StumbleUpon – can someone please sort these out for me!?

Is there anything you were doing 2 months in that you think I’m missing? Let me know in the comments below!

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19 Comments

  1. April 18, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I’m a new blogger too and lots of this info is invaluable – thanks for sharing! I too am finding it hard to grow Facebook followers! It’s sooo slow whereas Twitter and Instagram are booming! Xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

      I know – I need to start looking for some FB ‘how-to’s’ by other bloggers!

  2. April 18, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This is very interesting, it sounds like you have such a clear plan and are focused on where you want to be. I can’t believe you are writing 3 posts a week that’s fantastic! I think you will get to exactly where you want to be if you continue the way you are. Sounds like you are smashing it!! Nicky xx #DreamTeam

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Thank you – what a lovely comment 😊 I really appreciate it x

  3. April 18, 2017 / 11:48 am

    You are so organised….When I had been blogging for 2 months I didn’t have clue. lol
    I have been blogging for over 4 years and I have always found Facebook the hardest to grow. I have practically given up with it. lol x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you! Yeah I’m at a bit of a loss on how to actually get likes!

  4. April 18, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Getting organised is so overwhelming, I’m still rubbish at it! Haha! #dreamteam

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Yep, I’m sitting now doing nothing despite the fact Baby is asleep! πŸ™ˆ

  5. April 18, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Hello from one new blogger to another I wish you success. Great blog post i find organisation is key

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you fellow newbie 😊

  6. themuddledmother
    April 18, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Well done, you’ve done amazing for two months in. As for facebook, always remember to invite people to like the page who have liked a post, also ask friends to invite their friends to like the page. Keep it going #dreamteam

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 18, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you – and really helpful tips 😊

  7. April 19, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Haha, I think I’ve been blogging for about two months too and compared to you I’m still chilling on the starting blocks! Thanks for the tips!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 19, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Haha oh I’m definitely still there with you on the starting blocks!

  8. April 19, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Hi Lucy,
    congratulation to your Britmums-newbie-winning and start-writing-reviews πŸ™‚ ThatΒ΄s great. By the way, youΒ΄ve done gorgeous for “only” two month. It sounds you have a clear plan and writing 3 posts a week is amazing. Please be proud! πŸ™‚
    Hugs and Kisses
    Trixilie & Bea

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 19, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much – very lovely of you to say πŸ™‚

  9. April 20, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    It sounds to me that you are on it Missus! I can’t believe you’re only 2 months in as you seem to have all of your plates spinning perfectly to me! Congratulations and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Looking forward to the vlogs! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 20, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you lovely! What a kind comment 😊

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