Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Looking back

I was sitting thinking about my blog and what to chat about today.  I thought it would be fun to look back to when I first started.  It was 2010 and I was such a novice. I really had no idea. Lucky my niece Emma from  The syders. , who is a great writer and blogger helped me get started. I have to be honest I really did not think I could carry it on. I really thought that no one would want to read anything that a woman like me had to say.
I have older children who have their own lives and I am not living a huge interesting life myself.
I thought I owed it to Emma to try and so off I went. Once my son helped me design my header, I had an identity and Jollyjillys was really alive.

I can't say I have not made mistakes and I still have, and will I am sure. In general fellow bloggers are kind and helpful, but I have had those that do not have patience which is a shame. We all need to learn and I would be honoured if I could help a fellow blogger in anyway. I am still learning all the time.
In general I have met some really nice people, and I can say blogging has opened out my world which has got to be good.

I looked back and re read some of my early blog post. It was funny how short and lacking in information, or me opening up in general they were. I think that was mainly because I had no idea what I was doing lol.
Some days when I sit down to write I still think "What am I doing" but then I get going and words are there for the world to see.

So those who blog why not do the same? Look back at your first posts and see how far you have come, I think in general you will be surprised at how much you have achieved over time.
So thank you for everyone  from so many places for taking time to read Jollyjillys, it means the world to me.
I hope that like me from my start in 2010 , 2014 is going to be even bigger and better.


  1. Im glad you started blogging Jill, your blog is brilliant xxx

    1. Thanks Em if it hadn't been for you kicking me off I never would have started lol xxx

  2. Thanks, Jill. I am a new blogger (started in September of this year) and I am so encouraged by you. I am so glad that you continued through the down times. Your blog is fantastic!

    1. It's never too late to start and if they are kind any blogger will help . I'm glad you enjoyed the blog I hope you come back often. Any advice you need please ask


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