Who would have thought that seven years ago, when I first started this blog, that it would still be going all these years later. It is older than both my children, it has brought with it so many amazing opportunities and so many challenges along the way.

We’ve gone from Blogger to our own domain on Blogger to self hosted WordPress. We’ve gone from a primarily beauty blog to a parenting blog to the happy medium I am now – which is a little bit of everything but if I had to give it a niche, I’d say parenting and lifestyle.

This blog has enabled me to forge a career doing something I love. I always wanted to be a freelance writer and was even heading to uni to get my degree and then hopefully break into the writing business. It might have taken me a bit longer but I am finally doing a job I love – no matter how stressful it can be -and that wouldn’t be possible at all with this blog. I freelance around the blog and I have had so many opportunities because of it.

The best thing that has come from my blog? The friends I’ve made. The majority of the friends in my life now are through blogging. I even managed to reconnect with two old friends via blogging – how amazing is that?

These past seven years have been incredible and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

To thank my readers for being there for so long, I’ve got a giveaway for you all today for a Ferrero Golden Gallery. It’s UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 31st of January 2018. Good luck!

Happy 7th Blogivesary! Also well done for pursuing your goals and dreams of becoming a Freelancer! To many more years! x

I was just goggling interesting blogs, and yours came up.

I honestly don’t remember where I found you. I was just going through blogs I follow to remove inactive ones, and rediscovered you!

Congratulations on coming so far with your blog, it is incredible. And hereβs for many many more years to come.

I was just browsing through your Facebook page, and I came across it. π

i found it via google x

The Prize Finder

Happy 7th Blogversary! Congratulations on all that you have achieved!

Too many years ago to remember now! π x

Was on Facebook and found your blog details on there

I found you via Sarah over at Life in a Breakdown blog.

Facebook.

through bloglovin when i was pregnant with my son π

I’m not sure, maybe facebook

I think I found you through Facebook

seven years, wow, that is incredible. It is always interesting to hear how people get into it, so makes a change to hear that it wasn’t when you were on maternity leave like me lol

yum yum chocolates

through word of mouth

Facebook

Happy Bloggy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUU

Happy Bloggy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUU

Happy Bloggy Birthday Dear BEXY

Happy Bloggy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUU

And here’s to another seven years!

A happy 7th blogging anniversary, I will be celebrating 5 years and already think that’s crazy. I have loved reading your blog over the last couple of years having first stumbled upon it in UK bloggers group. Wishing you many more wonderful opportunities with the blog

Wow seven years, that’s such an achievement. I can’t even imagine doing my blog for so long x

Happy 7 years blogging, that’s an incredible achievement. I’ve been blogging 3 years next month and like you I’ve changed my direction of the blog to suit my life and I think it’s nice to see the growth and development not only as a person but also on how we interact with each other.

From another blogger on Facebook

The Prize Finder

Goggle brought it up under interesting blogs

Facebook I think

I’ve seen a few tweets about your blog so thought I would have a nose!

PRIZE FINDER

Competition forum

I found it through Facebook xx

I found it through Facebook x

I found your blog through MSE

Love reading mummy blogs and a friend recommended yours

I found it listed as a competition on Loquax

Loquax competition site x

Via Loquax

I found your blog through Loquax competition website

Happy BlogBday! I found you via Google. Congrats on what you’ve achieved so far. x

Facebook

From Google π Happy blogiversary!

I found it on a competition forum! X

through Facebook xx

I found it via a comping website, but enjoy it for the blog posts as well as the competitions.

I found it via a comping website.

I found it through a comping site

happy 7 years!!!! I hope theres many many more years to come π

I found it thanks to a friend who suggested it

I found it through Loquax. Congratulations on all your adventures! π

I found it through Facebook xxx

Through Facebook! I think one of my friends shared your posts.

Happy blog anniversary! 7 years is great going!! Well done for all you have achieved!

I found you through Moneysaving Expert. Congratulations and hereβs to the next 7 years.

facebook

On Prizefinder

A friend follows you and mentioned it might be of interest

A friend showed me

Competition Database

I found it on loquax. It combines two interests competitions and reading. Found lots of lovely blogs via this.

Through MSE, thank you

Browsing MSE

Good question! I think it was through a friend but it was so long ago I honestly can’t remember. Been a regular read ever since though π

On facebook – a friend shared a post.

Through a competition website – thanks for this giveaway-

I FOUND IT VIA GOGLE.thanx.

Congratulations on an incredible milestone, good luck for the next 7. I think it was through twitter.

A competition listed on Loquax…… in fact, THIS competition, listed on Loquax π

Oooh, now your testing me! lol. It was either from a competition website or Twitter

Through moneysavingexpert

Via Loquax

Wow, 7 years! Well done. Just found you now throught MSE.

Happy Blog Birthday, I’ve been doing it for the same amount of time. I’m always still a little shocked when people ask me how long I’ve been blogging for and I say seven years. We are blogging veterans now

facebook

Came across it on twitter in a retweet

Happy 7th Blogivesary xx i think it was the prizefinder x

I found your blog via another blog post.

I can’t really remember, sorry!

Happy blog birthday! You have lots of brilliant posts weldone you π

I found your blog on facebook last year I have a funny feeling it was a post about a book you had read π

I started blogging 7 years ago too – it’s amazing how fast the time goes! Here’s to another seven. π

Happy 7th bloggaversary. I’ve been on and off since 2007, such a long time!!

Keep up the great work.

Katie xoxo

I originally came across your blog via http://www.loquax.co.uk but I keep coming back directly.

From a competition forum.

Facebook and have known your blog for years now.

i think it was from facebook

The Prize Finder π

Loquax.. a competition website

Found via a competition site

I came across it some time ago on Loquax competition website

From Loquax

Congratulations!! This is so inspiring. I hope that my blog is still going in 7 years!

A comping website originally!

I found it through my amazing sister who recommended you to me! π

It was recommended to me

I think I saw it shared on Facebook

I think it was a friend that told me about it originally

Through a competition site called Loquax

The comping site Prizefinder

On Loquax competition website

From a friend

Happy Seventh Birthday! Seven years is an amazing amount of time to be blogging, I hope I can keep going for as long. It’s so brilliant it’s given you the career writing that you wanted too.

I really don’t remember, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was from comping somehow. Whether from loquax or spotting something on twitter maybe.

from a friend

Via Facebook I think

This is so inspiring! I only started in September but this makes me look forwards to everything that is to come! I really hope things continue to go well for you x

loquax.co.uk

facebook

Congratulations on 7 years. My blog has been going for the same amount of time but again in different guises and now, like you, I am a self-hosted wordpress user. x

A friend recommended it

I found it either through a competition tweet or when it was shared by a friend.

I think its lovely to hear about how your blog has grown over the years. Its nice to reminisce x We’re yet to go self hosted but hopefully this year x

I think it was a google search but I cannot be sure

I originally found it through one of my favourite blogs, Life in a Breakdown.

I found you via Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert site.

I found you via the Loquax community

through Facebook

i cant remember think it might have been facebook or twitter

I have googled it!

I too found your blog on The Prize Finder.

i found out from a friend x

I have two blogs. One on blogger, the other wordpress. I’ve been thinking of changing my other blog to wordpress

Happy 7th bloggaversiary, I found you a few years ago through the lovely Life in a Breakdown blog

I found you in a google search xx

Originally via The Prize Finder.

From Competition database

My friend liked your page on facebook and it popped up on my page, therefore I found you through a friend, through facebook π

Google search engine

Google!

Found you via an online site x

I found it from a competition link on Loquax

through google! π

Facebook.

Via Loquax

I saw your blog on Facebook. x

Through one of your Facebook posts.

Through a Facebook post from one of my friends I think x

Loquax

From another blogs link.

While checking out blogs

While googling blogs

Found you through Twitter one of my friend was retweeting your Competition tweets π

found your blog via Loquax

I have no idea – it was a long time ago, most likely Facebook or Twitter π

I found it through google

Through a giveaway site, but your content is wonderful!

Loquax

A friend told me about it

Prize finder entering this competition

Happy Blog birthday!

It was from Loquax site.

Loquax

I found it on Twitter!

i just happened acros your blog one night when I was just noseying around x

Loquax x

The Prize finder

Originally through Loquax, I think

Facebook. Heres to another 7 years!

link from a competition website

Just came across it

through prizefinder

Google search π

its been a while i cant remember but heres to another 7 years whoop whoop

Great anniversary

MoneySavingExpert!

I found you through the Loquax Competitions site.

I found it on the PrizeFinder website. Happy Anniversary!

I discovered this in a google search that I did

Happy Anniversary. I found it on a competition website

I found your lovely blog through Twitter.

Keep up the amazing work, I love reading your blogs.

Fro m loquax

I found it on google

I think via Loquax competition forums. You’ve done a great job with it; so easy to read and user-friendly. Congratulations on seven years!

From a friend

Competition database

Loquax

I found your blog throgh competition database

I imagine it was a while back on Loquax competition website, that or facebook

Via a friend sharing your blog on Facebook.

I can’t remember, sorry!

through prize finder

I found it via a friend

Through a competitions website π

I found you on a competition forum

I think I discovered you in a linky from Life in a Breakdown. Congratulations on your blogging milestone!

Prizefinder

A competition website I love your blogging and fab competition thanks for the chance

the prizefinder

I can’t remember. Great giveaway

I found your blog on the prize finder competition website x

Was recommended to me by a very good friend. So glad they did too.

I found your blog from facebook or from google π

My friend told me about it π

stumbling around Instagram!

https://www.theprizefinder.com

Via life in a breakdown blog.

Through your Facebook page. Happy 7th Blog Birthday! xx

I found you on the prizefinder

Through prizefinder

I’m pretty sure it was google a few years ago now!

I really can’t remember as it was so long ago, but probably twitter

Happy blogiversary. I think I came across your blog in a Facebook group

I found this through Competition Database x

Found it via competition database x