As I sit watching Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone on News Years Eve with a bar of toblerone, I thought I’d put together my last blog post of 2017. I’m not the sort of organised blogger than had pre-planned to do this, I just thought it would be fun to do!
2017 marked my fifth year blogging and whilst I may not have been such a prolific blogger this year as in previous years – mostly due to returning to work after maternity leave – I am still inspired every month to keep creating content. Although, I will be honest and say I am currently more inspired to create video content than written at the moment. I have been doing videos for four years and I now find myself devouring content more and more on Youtube than on blogs.
Whilst I’m not sure what 2018 has in store, I will be continuing on my Willow Lane ventures and seeking to bring you quality content which I hope you will want to read/watch. If you had a spare minute I’d love for you to let me know what kind of content you like seeing most from me. Comment on this post, my Youtube channel of through social media and I will be sure to get back to you and take on board your feedback.
So as I bid farewell to 2017, here are some of my most memorable pieces of written content and video content, I hope you enjoy 🙂
Thanks so much for following Willow Lane this year. I hope you have a wonderful 2018. Peace, Love & Prosperity. Ruth xo
My Favourite Blog Post of 2017 – ‘5 Life Lessons From My Little One’
As much as I love to do written updates on family life on Willow Lane I also like to do more thoughtful and reflective pieces of content. I really enjoyed writing ‘5 Life Lessons from My Little One‘ – a piece which was of course inspired by my one year old daughter Rose. I really want to try and do more of this type of content in 2018.
My Most Read Blog Post of 2017 – ‘My Thoughts on Baby-Led Weaning’
It turns out lots of people want to read about baby-led weaning…and last year I was most definitely one of them. I started weaning Rose in February of this year, which now seems like a lifetime ago. Based on my experience of weaning Rose, I talked about my thoughts on baby-led weaning – the good and the bad!
My Favourite Video of 2017 – ‘Mid-Century Modern Living Room Tour’
In early Decemeber I did my first ever interiors video and I loved showing you around my mid-century modern living room. It may be a big long and rambly, but I am proud of this video and for pushing myself to do something different. I’d definitely be up for doing more room tours in 2018. Would this be something you’d like to see?
My Most Watched Video of 2017 – ‘Lanzarote Travel Vlog’
Phill, Rose and I spent our first holiday together in Lanzarote in February of this year and I vlogged the whole holiday. I have been doing travel vlogs for a long time but this was my first family travel vlog, and it turns out my most popular video of the year! You can check out my more recent Majorca travel vlog if you like that sort of thing!