On Blogging, Glancing Back & Looking Forward To 2019

 

Like a lot of people I dont make new year resolutions. I do however, make goals and lists of ‘would like to achieve’ who doesn’t love a ‘to do’ list? After all nothing can be achieved without making plans. I dont like looking back and I dont do regrets, life is what it is and you can’t change the past. I still love blogging and no matter what anyone says about the future of these online spaces, I will continue to blog for as long as it makes me happy. I am looking forward to 2019, as a family we are ready for whatever it may bring. I hope you are too?

 

On Blogging Glancing Back & Looking Forward To 2019

 

I am looking forward to 2019 and as a family we are ready for whatever it may bring. I hope you are too?  

 

A glance back at 2018 my blogging highs:

Blogging wise, nothing major happened in 2018; my blog continued to grow and I was overjoyed to welcome new readers. I was however, very proud to be nominated for two big awards in 2018:

 

  1. For a ‘Best interiors Craft blog’ from the Amara Interior Blog awards
  2. For an ‘Amazing Women 50 over 50’ award, nominated as one of Woman and Home Magazines top 5 social Influencers 

 

Here are Marc and I, wearing our glad rags at the brilliant Amara Interior Blog awards…I think he scrubs up rather well don’t you?

 

Lately 5 things we got up to in October 2018

 

Have to admit I didn’t win any of the above but I was very proud just to be nominated, it was a superb feeling to know that people actually read and enjoy my blog.

 

On Being In Woman And Home Magazine Why It Means So Much To Me

 

 

I had some fun days out with my best blogging pal Laurie, and planning many more for 2019!

 

 

Too Old For Twinning? Take 2 Style Bloggers Add Jeans & Jackets

 

…and a low

Seeing a few people on instagram who have cheated to gain followers being rewarded with brand campaigns, whilst other people I know who are genuinely brilliant at blogging being over looked. That was a low point for me in 2018 and I hope brands get their acts together in 2019 to help stamp out the cheating.

 

Looking Forward to January and the rest of 2019…

I am aiming for more of the same in 2019, to enjoy writing and photography, to hopefully work with more lovely brands, to get out and about, meet new friends and basically challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone.

I’d love to share more of my beautiful Dorset with you and continue my ‘Wearing Vintage’ style series. I have lots of plans so please do sign up to my mailing list at the bottom of the page if you want to keep up with me?

 

On Blogging Glancing Back & Looking Forward To 2019

 

Thank you once again for your support and for reading Lazy Daisy Jones in 2018

Wishing you and yours a Joyful 2019!

 

bestest wishes Ashley

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27 Comments

  1. 18/01/2019 / 18:57

    Like you the New Year for me is about setting goals and not resolutions. I was happy to have discovered your blog and to meet you in 2018. Your blog is lovely and I hope you carry on loving it for many more years to come.

    • Ashley
      Author
      21/01/2019 / 16:43

      Thank you Claire, I have to say the same about you and yours! You are so clever at what you do and you do it like no one else!
      xxx

  2. 16/01/2019 / 19:47

    Finally managed to get sme time to read this! And I’m so glad I did. I’m with you – if only one person says they liked my blog and they enjoyed reading it, then I’m going to keep on going. To touch someone is so special and if you can help them or make them happy, then that’s even better.

    Keep up the good work
    x

    • Ashley
      Author
      16/01/2019 / 20:21

      Hi Elizabeth!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to rad this, I appreciate your kind words. You are right I aim to inspire and even if I inspire one other person then I know it cant be all that bad right?
      bestest wishes
      Ashhley xx

  3. Ang
    09/01/2019 / 16:24

    I have wanted to blog for quite a while but haven’t found my mojo yet, maybe I’ll Instagram first. Either way, I have a wonderful role model in your blog. I love it. Thank you for your style tips, I have a wonderful summer bag from Laura Ashley, which I can’t wait to get out again, bought following reading your blog, and I’ve worn jumpers over summer dresses, with boots, never did that before. Please keep on doing just what you’re doing, thanks again

    • Ashley
      Author
      14/01/2019 / 12:01

      Ang thank you, so much for your lovely comment and inspiring words. I have taken a long break to clear my mind over the holidays and have come back with renewed inspiration and fresh ideas.
      Thank you, I really appreciate hearing this.
      bestest wishes
      Ashley

  4. 07/01/2019 / 01:47

    Wishing you a great 2019, Ashley and here’s to more, and enjoyable, blogging. How fantastic about your nominations. That is so special. I have a very humble blog, not too well known and I get so frustrated at a fellow blogger from my own country who has a big following, stealing my “stuff”, for her blog, and even for a book, as it is unethical. It is indeed a low point that these things happen. I find it hard to be too philosophical about it. But I guess that we just plaster on a smile and carry on, which is my current plan.

    • Ashley
      Author
      07/01/2019 / 09:09

      That is a good plan, and sometimes a hard thing to do!
      I have just visited your blog and was delighted to read about using your intuition.
      Happy 2019 indeed.
      best wishes
      Ashley

  5. 06/01/2019 / 13:30

    Hi Ashley! Happy New Year! I had a 3 week break and have just come back, was looking you up on Instagram… you probably know where I’m going with this… anyway I hope you’re okay. Xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      07/01/2019 / 09:11

      Hi Sue
      Thank you so much for enquiring.
      I am OK just a little tired of social media, I need to get it all into perspective again.
      I hope you enjoyed your break?
      Happy new year to you and yours!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xxxx

      • 12/01/2019 / 20:08

        Hiya- I did thanks. I’ve 99% removed myself from FB, got a plan for enjoying IG again and I’ve not bothered reinstalling Twitter to my phone 🤣🤣🤣
        Hope the break works for you, would love to see a blog post about it if you fancied sharing xx

        • Ashley
          Author
          14/01/2019 / 11:57

          Hiya Sue, I just want a FB page and not a personal Fb, but pages cant interact with groups (I think?) so keeping it for awhile. I’m enjoying twitter more and more and starting again on ig!
          bestest Ash
          PS Im working on a post, thanks for the input and the inspo. Have you written about how you feel about it all yet?
          Ash xx

  6. 03/01/2019 / 18:26

    So great that you are in a happy place. Glad your time with the lovely Laurie is a highlight. Yes, those of us growing organically are on the eternal struggle. Happy New year.

    • Ashley
      Author
      04/01/2019 / 12:51

      Thank you Anna and a Happy New year to you! xx

  7. 01/01/2019 / 19:25

    Loved your post Ashley. Being relatively new to blogging and Instagram there is great advice for the likes of me. I’m taking baby steps. I, like you love the photography, learning as I go, and the writing. It is very time consuming but, I am still enjoying it and that’s the main thing.
    Hope you had a fab new year!
    Alison xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 20:57

      Hi Alison
      Happy New year!
      I’m so pleased you are enjoying blogging.
      Yes it really does take along time. Writing and photographing a post can sometimes take me all day from start to finish, I dont think people realise what goes into it?
      Good luck with your blog this year you are doing brilliantly, please do let me know if you have any questions, always happy to help out a fellow blogger!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xx

      • 03/01/2019 / 17:34

        That’s so kind and much appreciated – I must admit it’s a learning curve, especially the IT – there has been a few days when the frustration has set in I must admit!
        Xx

  8. Linda
    01/01/2019 / 13:46

    It doesn’t matter what “they” say, carry on blogging. I look forward to reading them all. Happy and healthy 2019

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 20:52

      Linda, thank you so much for that, I needed to hear it!
      A happy new year to you too!
      …and thank you for following and reading
      Ashley xxx

  9. 01/01/2019 / 10:51

    Here’s to many fun days spent with you, my friend! I always laugh more with you xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 20:48

      Amen to that Laurie and you too, you always make me laugh cheers darl!
      Ash xx

  10. 01/01/2019 / 07:35

    Happy New Year Ashley!

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 20:51

      Happy New year Nancy! love to catch up with you when you are next in the uk?
      bestest
      xxx

  11. Shirley
    01/01/2019 / 06:27

    Happy New Year Ashley! Please don’t be disheartened – I’m so happy when I see your name in my in box. I found you via “Woman & Home” & was happy to vote for you. Stunning dress by the way!

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 20:50

      Shirley your comments are always so lovely and always encouraging, you inspire me. So a big thank you for that and for following and reading!
      Happy 2019!
      Ashley x

  12. marilyn buchfink
    31/12/2018 / 22:27

    What are people saying about these online spaces?

    • Ashley
      Author
      01/01/2019 / 00:42

      Hello Marilyn, that blogging is a dying art!