2014: A Blogging Review

2014 is almost over, and it has been a roller coaster of a year. My blogging endeavours began in April 2013. I was experiencing a difficult time in my personal life and as I have always found writing therapeutic, starting a blog seemed to be the perfect solution.

Twenty months later, Suzie81 Speaks has grown above and beyond all expectectations and has become the most effective form of therapy that I have ever received. I have built up a community of over 9,000 followers and hit the 300,000 view mark earlier this month. This year in particular has been wonderful – I have been featured on Mumsnet several times (which I find amazing considering the fact that I don’t have children), I was lucky enough to be invited to a blog community meet up in Birmingham a few months ago and #SundayBlogShare, my weekly Twitter party that I started in October now has hundreds of participants every week. Above all, I have been able to communicate with a truly amazing group of people from all over the world, some of whom are now email and Facebook friends.

The process has been a huge learning curve, predominantly because I knew nothing about blogging when I started. Suzie81 Speaks does not have a theme or a niche – I like to have the freedom to write about whatever topic I am interested in at the time. Consequently, I have created a collection of varied and eclectic posts. I like to take the opportunity to review these regularly, deleting and editing where necessary, and recently I have created buttons for some of my favourites which you can see in the sidebar. I wanted to be able to share with you some of these with you – you are welcome to click on the images that take you directly to the post.

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What about you? What have been your favourite posts from your blog over the last year? If you wish to share a link, you’re welcome to do so in the comment section below!

32 thoughts on “2014: A Blogging Review

  1. A great way to do a yearly round up! I’m surprised how many of these I some how managed to miss so I best subscribe :0) Your blog has always struck me as professional in it’s presentation with humorous and thought provoking content that always makes me look forward to reading it ^_^

  2. Congrats your blog success! You absolutely deserve it.

    I think it is awesome you are so supportive to other bloggers. What I like best about #SundayBlogShare is the variety of bloggers who participate. I can always find somebody new to follow each Sunday.

    Thanks for your amazing blog and blog love -n- support!

  3. Great idea Suzie to do a recap of the year. I might just do a look back at my first full year in blogging later. Congratulations on your success and thanks for making the blogging world a brighter place for the rest of us.

  4. Congrats Suzie for all of your success. You’ve earned it with a lot of hard work, creating an impressive body of quality content.
    And you just seem like a genuinely nice lady – Cheers πŸ™‚

  5. Congratulations and well done! I am glad to be one of your followers and that I have gotten to know you better this year. ❀

  6. I was thinking of doing some thing similar (shock) and when I look at my previous posts I realised one thing. Am I ever serious? Maybe I should start being a more serious blogger in 2015…

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