My 2012 blog highlights: Andrew Lincoln, William and Kate, being on TV, coffee with the PM and blogging for Syria

December 28, 2012

Sleeping Beauty's castleOne of the best things about having a blog is that it can act as a diary, a record of all your favourite moments from the past year. 2012 has been quite an eventful one for me – a few downs as well as ups, but mostly a pretty good one. Here are some of my blogging highlights:

At the start of the year I was working on the Mum of the Year awards, which meant that I *had* to go and record the voiceovers with Andrew Lincoln *swoon*.

I was also able to accompany the extraordinary winners to Downing Street where we had coffee and Jammie Dodgers with the PM.

In April I took my niece to the Disneyland Paris 20th anniversary celebrations and ended up appearing on Channel 5 as a result – complete with facepaint. I don’t look quite as bad on TV as I thought I would, but I don’t think Lorraine Kelly has too much to worry about.

I was very excited to be invited to attend the Royal premiere of African Cats, where we got to see William and Kate in the flesh and discovered that Kate has the tiniest body and shiniest hair of any woman ever.

Of course I don’t blog for the glory (does anyone?) but I was thrilled to be shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding’ category and be a finalist in the ‘Go’ category at this year’s Brit Mums awards. Sometimes it’s just nice to know other people appreciate your blog.

Another highlight was winning a cruise from Rome to Barcelona via Portofino with Mumsnet.

But my biggest personal blogging highlight of the year was being able to use my blogging voice to raise awareness of something I feel strongly about. I was proud to be part of a group of bloggers who got together to blog for Syria, encouraging other bloggers to join in, and it was really incredible to see so many different blogging factions coming together for a great cause. My biggest blogging resolution is to continue to use my blogging voice to raise awareness wherever I can.

Here’s to an incredible 2013.

Happy New Year.


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  • Liz Weston aka @TheLizWeston December 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I’ve had phases of being really into my personal blogging in 2012 and it’s made me feel really good. So I’m doing more of it already, before 2013 actually starts!

    I know that lots of people think that everyone needs to have a theme for their blog but the things that I think to write about don’t have one common element. And in 2013, I intend to stick to that lack of theme – because it’s working for me.

    Like you, my blogging in 2012 has brought me some great opportunities, so here’s hoping that 2013 brings us both more of whatever it is that floats our respective boats :))

  • HerMelness Speaks December 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

    It’s always interesting to see the blogging year through someone else’s blog. A really interesting round-up and beautifully written…as always.