Two Years of Taking Blogging Seriously

Two years ago today I decided to take blogging seriously. I was writing on my old WordPress blog – Red and Babyled sporadically and thought it might be nice to go self hosted and focus on it a bit more, aim to try and make something of it or at least to give me something to do in the evenings when Hubby was at work and until I went back to work after maternity leave.

So at 6am that morning, when Little Man woke for the day, I bought three years hosting and a brand new domain name – Redhead Babyled was born. Since then I have blogged every single day and some days I have posted more than once depending on the amount of content I have that I need to get online. It’s been a busy two years but I wouldn’t change a moment of it.

Two Years of Taking Blogging Seriously

The last two years have been amazing, full of opportunities, exciting emails and great conversations with PRs but more than that the last two years have seen me build such a great network of friends both online and off, who I can talk to, laugh with and who completely understand this thing that I do online.

Back in January What the Redhead said was born – with the help of Zoe – and it feels like I have come home. This space online now feels like me, it feels like a slightly older, slightly more grown up Redhead Babyled and I know it is where I will always be – there won’t be any more name changes here – although I may tweak the colour scheme every so often!

Two Years of Taking Blogging Seriously

In two years I feel like I have learnt so much, achieved so much and changed so much. I have taught myself a lot about blogging, about social media, planning my time and being organised. I have learnt about tax returns and the wonder that is self employment. I have learnt about a whole world that I didn’t even know existed before I went self hosted with the blog and I love this world I have found myself in. I love the friends I have made, the experiences I have had and I absolutely love being a blogger.

Here’s to many more years doing this thing that we do on our little spaces online. I love it and can’t wait to see where the next few years take us.

Two Years of Taking Blogging Seriously


  1. August 10, 2015 / 7:18 am

    You said to me early on to go self hosted sooner rather than later and I took your advice and am very thankful!
    I love your blog as you know and it’s one I come to regardless. Keep up the good work! xx

  2. Natalie
    August 10, 2015 / 7:31 am

    Happy blogoversary, Donna!

    Wishing you many more awesome years of opportunity xoxo

  3. August 10, 2015 / 9:33 am

    You have come so far in that time and I hope I can say that I have achieved as much as you in two years time. Well done and I love the new blog x

  4. August 10, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Let’s hope the next two years are even more fun x

  5. August 10, 2015 / 11:05 am

    How exciting – well done you. i wish i had gone self hosted long ago x

  6. August 10, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Congrats on the two years!! Here’s to many more x

  7. August 10, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Woop! Woop! And here’s to many more years to come…! xx

  8. August 10, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Happy Blogiversary and well done you for working so hard alongside your day job. I don’t even manage to blog ever day and blogging is all I do! X

  9. August 10, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!
    You really are a shining example of how to blog, you’ve archived so much and all so well deserved from all your hard work xx

    • August 10, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks Amanda. I guess I just had an aim and something to focus on. I’m really proud of where I have got to x

  10. August 10, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    You are a wonderful and supportive member of the blogging community Donna and should be so proud of all you have achieved. Happy Blog Birthday! Here’s to many more. x

  11. August 11, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Well done Donna! Great work and a wonderful inspiration to many of us x

  12. August 12, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Brilliant, well done you on all you’ve achieved so far. Here’s to the next two…. or twenty! xx

  13. August 12, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Success could not happen to a nicer person. You are so lovely, Donna, and I’m a bit proud of you for what you’ve made of your space on the internet. I’m very, very glad that you’re here and that I know you.

    • August 12, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Amber, that may be the loveliest comment anyone has ever left me and I might be a bit emotional by it. Thanks for always being so supportive and lovely x

  14. August 16, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Happy 2 years blogging Donna. I am coming up to my 2 years blogging birthday and I really need to make the leap and go self hosted. I have my own domain name but just need to sit down and DO IT. I love your blog and all the help and advice you give to people x

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