The Frenchie Mummy Blog is officially turning 2 months today. Yes, we actually published our first ever post not so long ago. How exciting!
Two things today to celebrate. I have l’honneur et le privilège to be the guest of Mummascribbles with her fabulous interviews series, so go and check out my answers to her questions! It’s here ??.
A quick reminder as well, just in case you haven’t seen it before (even though I doubt it very much, as I put it all over my blog ?). Please nominate us for the Best Comic Writer category at the Mumsnet Blogging Awards 2016 if you think our posts are somehow funny or make you chuckle.
So let’s rewind a bit and reflect on what has been going on over the last couple of weeks. This project started because a first-time maman didn’t like the idea that she was not working anymore. Yes, I said it. Even though I was very happy to have brought out little Baba into the world, I still felt like I was missing something in my life. Being a SAHM was not enough.
That’s when the blogging project came along with the doubts and the fears that you (probably?) all felt when you started your own one. Hopefully, I read all the top tips to be a super maman blogeuse.
So I decided to go along with it, despite les obstacles:
- Grumpy Boyfriend worried that I would beg for his support all the time
- A very little knowledge of la blogosphère or technical stuff like a router
- A newborn baby who indeed could turned easily into a diva
- A great passion for shopping that could be a distraction
- A partner working from home. Yeah, it meant that I would have to put up with him and his terrible music preferences all day long!
- A very basic knowledge of social media platforms. Indeed, I used to think that hashtags were only for teens and youngsters.
- A very concerned grandmother who thought her daughter was insane to put her baby’s pictures all over the place ‘Et les pédophiles?!’
- A perplexed family-in-law who thought that I had better things to do, like cleaning more the house, taking care of le bébé more thoroughly instead of putting him in a Jumperoo or outside on the balcony. (He loves observing the nature and some fresh air is always good!)
But Frenchie Mummy knew that she had some good points:
- A witty sense of humour: I hope so. Please if you disagree with this statement, just keep it for yourself, would you?
- A gorgeous Baba that will be featured in her posts and for sure become a star. I mean, seriously, you all read the post about his fabulous sunglasses. So he definitely has something cute about him!
- A good work ethic: Frenchie Mummy was never scared to put the effort into it. Even if it meant taking part in many linkies to promote her posts or just neglecting Grumpy Boyfriend. Deep down, we know that he is quite happy about that …
- Some Frenchie vocabulary, especially some naughty words like ‘merde’ that people would love to hear. That would remind them of their GCSEs and how they were young and powerful. Nostalgia is always a good catch and makes people click on your posts!
Now two months in the blogosphere and Frenchie Mummy is very happy with what she achieved. From very little views the first month – basically my family and friends having a nose at my deepest thoughts ?, we now have a very decent number of people clicking on our pages.
Merci beaucoup dearest readers! It’s all because of you! And the fact that you had no choice but to read my stuff. My linkies’ obsession and my constant messages on twitter reminding you to read our last post for sure helped!
And we must not forget all the fabulous bloggers we met along the way. Merci for making me crying, dreaming, hoping and laughing. I encounter some fabulous people over the last two months. No need to write a list. It would be too long. Basically, if I tweeted or messaged you with kisses and funny gifs, you’re part of it.
Now if you excuse me, Grumpy Boyfriend just reminded that I have a 5 months old who needs some attention and wants to be played with. Priorities first. Blogging is just a hobby…? I have a lot ahead of me today, including the following:
- making up some bubbles solution for Baba to be emerveillé
- practising baby talk
- rolling on the floor. No choice here I have to encourage my son to develop, so I personally join in the fun. Yep, you pictured it right; it involves rolling like a sushi and laughing at it
- dancing to the tune of average music, generally whatever is the on the top chart
- going for a walk so that we both get fresh air
- watching French cartoons for 15 minutes at least
- trying to get some food down my son’s throat, meaning that it won’t end up in his ears or his nose. Wish me luck, today we are trying carrots! It might involve me being kicked and pinched… So looking forward to it!
- cleaning the kitchen – actually, this one is optional, very unlikely to happen, to say the least…
Joyeux Anniversaire Frenchie Mummy Blog! ? To all the fabulous adventures ahead of us in the future.
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Wow I didn’t realise your blog was so new you seem a pro! Well done x
?I would not say that but thanks x
Always enjoy reading your blog! You have a lovely way with words, as my Mum used to say.
Thank you very much ?
Mazel Tov! I’m happy to have found you, met you, read you….whatever is the right term.
I seriously thought you had been blogging longer than two months, congrats on two months blogging #MMBC
Always a joy to read your posts and I do enjoy the french words that set you apart. #mmbc
Glad you have found the first two months so enjoyable! Hope it continues for you. #whatimwriting
Congrats on two months – the rest is easy!! ;0 Morgan said you’d got in touch about featuring as our #newbieshowcase we’d love to have you so do send some stuff over (and we have a gap this week – nudge, nudge!) #mmbc
You have achieved so much in 2 months and obviously love it! Good on you and congrats #whatimwriting
Congratulations on hitting the two month mark! The early weeks are such a massive learning curve – there’s so much to figure out and think about. Glad you’re getting so much out of blogging and thanks for linking to #whatImWriting. xx
Congratulations on 2 months of blogging!
Really enjoy your style of writing and the occasional French word popping up!! I thought you’d been doing it much longer too – all very pro! Keep up the good work ? #BloggerClubUK
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
I can’t believe you have only been blogging two months! I’m really enjoying your posts, and keeping me on top of my very very basic French 😉 xxx #BloggerClubUK
Congratulations on your 2-month anniversary. I didn’t realize your blog was so new. Well done.
PS Hope the carrots went well 🙂
It was ok in the end. A lot of ‘yummy’ and the little train to convince him he wasn’t going to be poisoned. Thanks for stopping by x
Wow wow wow – I seriously didn’t know you were so new – I adore your blog and writing style so am thrilled you took the plunge and started. Love the image of your sushi rolling on the floor! Can’t wait to read more lovely x #BloggerClubUK
Thanks so much. I love your blog too. One of the first I followed. Hope you are getting my comments and I am not on your spam list anymore xx
No and I’ve checked spam but nothing! so odd xx thank you for your kind words lovely xx
I will try again! Still hoping. Next time I will RT on Twitter. At least I will do something x
Bon Anniversaire! Happy 2 months! #BloggerClubUK
I cannot believe you have achieved so much in 2 months! I would have said your blog was much older. What is your secret?? Love your posts, you do a French Mummy very well! Good luck in the Mumsnet Comic Awards, will head over and give you a vote. #BloggerClubUK
Thank you so much for your nice comment. And thanks for voting for me ? My secret is simple: I am obsessed with blogging hahaha x
Happy 2 month blogging anniversary! ????. Congratulations and keep it up because I love your posts!! Wishing all the best blogging for many more months to come. #BloggerClubUK
Thank you so much! It’s great to have people like you on board xx
Aww, thanks ?. Xx
well done Frenchie – youre only a couple of weeks older than me i think! you have a really unique writing style which is always so enjoyable! glad to have met you in blogland! #brillblogposts
Merci ? I return the compliment xxx
Wow happy 2 months! I assumed you had been blogging for much longer! Love your blog! #stayclassymama
Thank you! I love yours too, but every time I try to comment, it doesn’t work ? I must be on your spam list …
Oh no really? I have no idea why that happens? Is it my settings? Will check it out, I don’t even know what a spam list is, lol! xxx
in your comments on your dashboard, you will see a folder ‘spam’ just click allow and hopefully you will see my comments. Not that I don’t like your blog ?
Oh wow!! I just found hundreds of comments in there I had no idea about!! Whoops! I hope people don’t think that I have been being rude and ignoring them, I had no idea!!! xx
? I am sure it’s fine don’t worry x
Happy 2 months blogging!! I just came across your blog on Twitter & absolutely love it! You have a knack for it as I didn’t know your blog was so new either 🙂 Keep it up!
So happy to have a new reader. Thanks for stopping by xx
No probs at all – pleasure is all mine really! Love the French swear words – they make me giggle like a schoolgirl lol 🙂
Super! I am swearing a lot, but I am allowed as Baba doesn’t hear them ?
Ah happy 2 months! Agree with many above, I very much assumed you had been blogging much longer. Many more to come..
Merci for stopping by x
Well done for working so bloody hard! It’s obvious you enjoy it so much. Happy anniversary! 🙂 Tor xx
Thanks for stopping by x
Congrats on your success so far! I didn’t know you were a “newbie” blogger either! I have a post coming up next week with my 3 month update on my blog. Sometimes it’s amazing to think how quickly you can get into the ‘blogosphere’ and learn so much!
Next week right? Make sure you tweet it to me so that I can read it. xx
I’m only a month in so this was a really interested read – made me chuckle too! Will be sure to follow your blog for a few more laughs 🙂 #bloggerclubuk
Well done for all that you have achieved in two months. Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics
Wow! You have achieved so much in two months! I can’t wait for more witty posts! 🙂 Hope to see you next week at #FridayFrolics
Wow what a fab two months its been for you! Well done and keep going your amazing x #picknmix
Ahh, I remember speaking to you when you first started out! You left a very nice comment on my blog – you have done brilliantly and I LOVE your blog <3 #FridayFrolics
Thanks so much. Sorry I never joined tribalchat as you invited me in my first week blogging. It’s the time where Baba gets his last feed and I can have some time with Grumpy Boyfriend. Trying to have a life outside blogging ☺ But I will one day xxx
Wow only 2 months? You have stunned just about everyone!! Congratulations!! ? #brillblogposts
Congratulations on getting this far! We’ve not been blogging long but will be very happy if we end up being even half as popular! x
Your little ones are gorgeous! Following you now on twitter xx
Aw thank you! Yours is pretty cute too! xx
Wow! I didn’t realise that your blog was only two months old. That’s amazing and well done. I love blog its so funny. #FridayFrolics
Sounds like a seriously impressive start to your blogging adventure! Congratulations:)
This blogging malarky is a little addictive isn’t it?! 😉 Here’s to many more months and years of blogging fun. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
Hi Cecile, the kitchen will still be there tomorrow… and the day after… and the day after that. In fact if you make a habit of keeping it too clean, people start to expect it!
I love the way you inject a little Frenchness into your posts, in my head the narrator has a definite French accent, which keeps me amused.
Be warned, but blogging becomes more and more addictive! Meaning your son may never learn how to get food into his mouth (or develop much more) and there is a chance Grumpy boyfriend will end up even more grumpy!
haha, thanks for letting me know and stopping by again. I will take the risk. Let’s see xx
Congratulations on your two months – you’ve achieved so much! I seem to recall, however, that I specifically was not allowed to use ‘merde’ during my French GCSE! ‘Tais-toi’ was the worst we were allowed to say! Beyond that it was all asking for a hotel room, for two nights, with a large bed & a shower, and finding out if breakfast was included! The shower always confused me. No one in England has ever booked a hotel specifically requesting a shower. The presence of a shower is implied. So unless hotels are really different in France…
Thank you so much for linking up with #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you again next week!
Tais-toi is formal but not rude. I can tell you the very rude one if you want ☺
Congratulations on 2 months blogging!! Here’s to the future of ‘frenchiemummy’ 🙂
Thanks so much x
Congratulations on two months! I love your blog – you are my favourite recent discovery and I really look forward to reading your posts, they never fail to make me smile! #HappyDays
☺ happy days! Thanks for reading x
Congratulations on your 2 months! #justanotherlinky
Hey, we are very similar in reasons why I wanted to start a blog. I wanted something for myself while on maternity leave and my partner works from home too! Luckily we have the same taste in music ; ). The only thing is that I am now working full-time, yikes! But you know what I think it is as hard as taking care of the little one, it’s just a different kind of “hard.” (Sorry I’m not trying to be dirty haha!) Happy 2 Month Anniversary, I am loving your blog! Thank you so much for coming every week to #StayClassyMama, I’m seriously so glad you joined. Side note: I love the sunglasses post.
?I had the impression you liked the ? post lol. Good luck with your work. I am back in January and not looking forward to it ? xx
Well I must say that you have made quite the mark in the blogosphere since coming on the scene. Regardless of what grumpy boyfriend says. I too had to figure out every technical issue on my own as there is no one in my household…including my 16 year old…that knows anything about computers except how to turn them on. They still look at me like there isn’t anything exciting or knowledgable to blogging but I don’t care. It’s my little space in the web that they can’t touch or figure out. I am visiting very late from #bloggerclubuk. Why? Well because late is my middle name.
Congratulations – I cannot believe your blog is so young! I love the way you write and I love your determination to make sure you have an amazing blog!! Salut to months and years more to come!
Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime
I am kind of obsessed with it ☺
Well done on your 2 months of blogging. It’s addictive isn’t it. Thanks for linking to #picknmix
Ah happy 2 months to you! Before you know it you’ll have been blogging 2 years! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x
Wow to say you have only been going for two months you are a breath of fresh air and your blog is doing soooo well ! Thanks so much for joining in with #TuesdayTreasures