Wow. Just wow. What a year 2018 was for Mommalikeme! If I think back to this time last year, I never thought this little pipeline dream and passion project of mine would have achieved so many highs in such a short space of time. Besides my blog turning one, so many dreams have been realised. I’ve gotten to work with brands I never thought I’d ever be exposed to. I got to explore my creativity in party planning and styling, initially through this avenue, which in turn, launched my very own company – Bunting + Blooms. I was featured on Kara’s Party Ideas, an absolute goal of mine that I got to smash, twice. I gave away loads of amazing products and prizes, putting smiles on people’s faces across the expanse of South Africa. No two days have been the same. The unknown absolutely thrills me. I’ve worked until the early hours of the morning some days, to meet deadlines and create content I believed you, my dear reader, would be interested in. But most importantly of all, I grew a steady following of people whose trust I have earned, who genuinely enjoy my posts – that for me has been the ultimate highlight.
2019 is going to see giveaways happening a little differently, for the most part. I want to be able to reward loyal followers who consistently engage, comment and introduce friends to the Blog, not those who just Like the page for the duration of the competition. I want people who actually really want to win the product or giveaway to win – whether you enter all the competitions, I know you, or you won a year ago. I just don’t want the people that sell their prizes on Gumtree to win. That’s not fair. I want Mommalikeme to be a community, not a one-sided conversation, help me build that, please.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the love, support and just being there. Every Like, comment, share, tag and DM makes the long, long nights worth it. Stay tuned for some exciting collaborations, giveaways and another year of adventuring through parenthood with me!
*On a side note, how gorgeous is this magnetic calendar from Toogela Creative for 2019? It’s up on my fridge, so I can hopefully schedule all our important meetings and appointments without missing a thing, the best way to ease the anxiety for a busy year to come!