The Spoiled Mummy is now one! Happy First Anniversary!!!
Allow me to be sentimental a bit since this is quite a milestone for me, as I never even imagined that the blog would reach its first year! It has been one big roller coaster ride as I was suddenly thrown into the unknown! I had to learn and re-learn everything as quickly as I could — from the technical aspects of starting a blog to the creative side of maintaining one. Now I can say that the blog has taught me a lot of things I never thought I would learn. It has also started a lot of good friendships for me that would not have been possible without this online community. I may not know each and every one of you personally, but I am grateful for all your emails, comments and feedback – both the ones that you send privately and the ones you post publicly. I am humbled when you say that The Spoiled Mummy has helped you or inspired you in one way or another. Thank you.
You all know my story. What was once my idea of having just a personal online diary to be shared amongst family and closest friends has now turned into a full-pledged public blog for everyone to see, read, praise and criticize. Scary? Definitely. Rewarding? Absolutely. I have no regrets whatsoever sharing what I know because you have also shown me your generosity in appreciation. Admittedly though, I still get those occasional moments when I ask myself if I am doing it right or if I should go on, but seeing your positive responses here inspire me to carry on.
I am still a far-cry from all the other bloggers and their success stories out there. Because in reality, I am not here to win any awards or gather as many hits as possible in a day. (But if that happens, oh my, thank you!! ) My intention in creating this blog was, is and will always be pure, honest and consistent. It may not be perfect, but it is all real. This is ME and this is as real as it gets. And as you have probably noticed by now, I only allow positivity and inspiration here. I am definitely not one to accept negative vibes! (There are other blogs for that.) I want to be true to you and to myself all throughout.
Bear with me too if I am unable to post as many articles as we all would want. Believe me, I want to write as much as I could, but my duties as a wife and mum take precedence over anything else — as I am sure you all understand. The “OC” in me makes me think, research and edit a million times before I post. I look at each and every article here as something born out of love because it requires a lot of my time and energy. Suffice to say that I don’t just write for the sake of writing or post for the sake of posting. (Again, there are other blogs for that! ) Most recently too, as some of you may be aware, my last big trip took me away from home for a very long time… and so I came back with a mountain load of work to do and settle! So lately has been a struggle for me to find time to sit down, gather my thoughts and write again. So here’s hoping that the next month/s will be more relaxed because I am itching to write and share more!
So enough of the serious, sentimental side of this post and on to the fun part of our First Anniversary!
It’s my first Blogiversary!!!
For my 1st Blogiversary, I am giving away 30 pieces of this customized, environment- friendly The Spoiled Mummy tote bag to 30 lucky followers of the blog! (Yes, you read that right : 30!!!)
All you have to do is give me an answer to the question : WHAT MAKES YOU A SPOILED MUMMY???
There are 3 ways of sending me your answers :
1) Facebook page – Click the link here to go to our Facebook page, click the LIKE button and send me your answer through the inbox/private message of the Facebook page.
2) Instagram – Follow me in my Instagram account @thespoiledmummy and send me your answer by leaving your comment on the photo of the giveaway bag.
3) Blog – Just leave your answers in the comments section at the end of this post.
I will choose 10 names each from the Facebook page, Instagram and the Blog, for a total of 30 winners. The 10 most creative answers from each category will of course win!
Deadline of submission is on August 18, Sunday at 10pm.
That’s it! All you have to do after sending your answer is to wait for my reply as to how, when and where you can pick up your prize in the week of August 19th.
(Pickup address will be somewhere in Makati so please be sure that you will be able to pick up your prize even before joining this giveaway!)
Once again, thank you for all the loving and spoiling!
Happy First Anniversary, everyone!!!