Tuesday, 9 June 2015

New beginnings

I've been working on getting things ready over on the new housefulofboys blog and, although I don't have everything quite how I want it yet, I think it's time to make the switch.




The new blog can be found at lifeinmyhousefulofboys.com


I'd love it if you could all follow me on over there and follow that one in whichever way you used to follow this one - blogger, bloglovin, email, rss...


Although I won't be posting on this blog any more, I will be keeping it open. I'm still in the process of linking from my new blog to all the recipes on this one and I'm sure there will be plenty more links to other posts on here too.


I've updated the about section on the new blog, added the links for the eczema & allergy posts and posts have started with a look at Alasdair's 6th birthday last week.


So what are you waiting for?! Come on over and say 'hi'!






Monday, 1 June 2015

Blogiversary Makeover

Next month it will be 5 years since I started writing my blog.


5 years!


5 years since I wrote that very first post and wondered if anyone would be remotely interested in what I had to say!


In that time I've taught myself to crochet and shared my numerous makes with you all.


There have been hundreds of cakes baked and quite a few recipes shared.


The boys - then 10, 7, 4 & 1 - have all grown and changed so much in those five years, and of course there is also now the littlest man as well.


There are so many reasons that I'm glad I started writing my blog. Not only do I have a great record of what has been happening in our house over the last five years, but I have also made so many lovely friends from all across the globe.

As a result of blogging for 5 years, I have just about used up all of my available free storage space with Google, and that's why things have been kind of quiet on here lately.


I've been weighing up my options about what to do next.


I could pay Google for extra storage or I could start afresh with a new blog and a whole new vat of storage.


Although I wasn't keen on paying a monthly fee for extra storage, I also wasn't keen on starting another blog as I've built up so much readership and 'brand identity' with this one.


But I've made my decision and I'm excited about it.


There's going to be a new blog with the same name! I've got my dot.com and linked it all up.


Now I'm working on getting a pretty new look for the new blog. This is what's taking my time up just now as I'm a bit of a perfectionist! I'm aiming for a look that's simple and neutral - so many blog templates are just too girly and it just doesn't seem right to be blogging about life with boys on a pink or flowery blog! I'm looking for something with all my social media share icons on it and that I can continue to customise myself.


I'm just about certain that I've found the design I want and I'm hoping that this week I can get everything set up.


If you follow me by social media then you won't have to make any changes to how you find me. If you follow by blogger, bloglovin, rss or email then I will add links to the new blog once everything is up and running. This blog will still be here. I'll be adding links to old recipes, as well as redoing and updating them. I'll also be linking to all my articles about eczema and allergies.


And finally, as a thank you for all you lovely readers who take the time to read my posts, comment, like and share, I'm organising a giveaway to coincide with my 5 year blogiversary and new blog launch. Just watch this space!


Told you it was exciting!