Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Shameless Self Promotion

The number of followers on my blog has increased by more than a whopping 10% this week.  Considering the meagre number of followers this is probably not too impressive to most people, but makes me really happy anyway.

So to celebrate, I thought I would do a bit of shameless self promotion and list my top 5 posts of 2011

1. Sweet Poison - This is my post where I decided to give up sugar for a bit about a month. I was pretty successful, and didn't give into temptation much at all, but unfortunately had a really nasty flu during it which meant that I was unable to eat for about 3 weeks anyway. I lost a couple of kilos during it, but don't know whether that was just due to not being able to eat rather than no sugar. Since starting to eat normally again though, I have managed to put the weight back on plus a couple more kilos for luck. However, after the flu I was feeling much less tired when I woke up in the mornings and I suspect that this was due to lack of sugar. I would definitely like to cut down on sugar this year, but probably wouldn't cut it out altogether.

2. Which Brazilian would Madame like today? - This was a follow up to my story about deciding to get a Brazilian wax when I was 29 and feeling like a frumpy mum. It seemed to really resonate with people, either people who were big fans of waxing, or people who had thought about it, but didn't quite want to go there for whatever reason.

3. Sweet, Sweet Igloo - In complete contrast to giving up sugar, we did a project as a family to build an Igloo out of sugar cubes, which is something that my middle boy Rock really wanted to do. I bought the cubes and made the icing and my husband the engineer was the team leader in design and construction with 2 little boy helpers. Our little girl was chief taste tester. It was difficult, but really fun and satisfying to complete :)

4. Not another Halloween Post - This seemed to resonate with a lot of people, that we like the idea of celebrating something like Halloween, but don't want to blindly adopt and American Holiday.

5. Pink Tutu Headband - This was one of my few creative posts. I have made quite a lot of things this year, but for some reason don't get around to blogging about them.

Ok, enough self-promotion, I am linking up with Jess at Diary of a SAHM for I blog on Tuesdays.


  1. Congrats on the increase! :) I'm heading over to read your pink tutu headband post. Love crafty ones like those because I'm not that crafty myself haha..

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  2. Wonderful news - I always get so excited when I get a new follower, so I can understand you completely - and go ahead flaunt yourself shamelessy - you deserve to.

    Lou :-)

  3. That's wonderful news! It's good to revisit past posts - especially for those new followers who may not have seen them yet. Keep it up!

  4. Ok so I'm assuming you got another 5 followers this week (trying to do the math ;) ) Congratulations! That is a great, and exciting increase!

    About to pop off to read about waxing; the title immediately caught my attention!

  5. Im one of your new 10%.YAY..just bought Sweet Poison tod it was recommended by my Dr, looking forward to making some changes!!And I love sugar

  6. This is actually a really good idea!! I've been meaning to get to your blog for days now! At least this way I kind of got a summary of a few of your posts at once! I could NEVER give up sugar!!

  7. Thanks everyone for your lovely positive comments! I'm not very good at any type of self-promotion, but realise that a little bit is actually quite important (and useful) sometimes.
    Hope you are all having a beautiful week!
    x Sannah

  8. Congratulations on the increase! I know what you mean about sugar. I've not been able to totally give it up but I have to try as I'm at risk for type 2 diabetes. Ive cut it out of some things like drinks but chocolate is tough. I'm sure less sugar made me feel better when I had GDM during pregnancy but it's hard to tell since I was also preggers. Gotta try reducing again son.

  9. 10% is huge, whether you have 10 followers or 100! How exciting!

  10. Hi just popped over from 'The Beetle Shack'. Self promotion is the best marketing you will ever do. You have 49 followers, i have 48 and cant wait to hit 50....I love Samoa, i worked their as an expat for some time, I have been back a couple of times, thing change because of the cyclones. C