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Eat Like a Girl is ONE!

eat like a girl is one

This little blog is one year old. Or, was one year old last Friday, but the bank holiday intervened, then work and since then the sunshine, so, I am celebrating late :-)

What a year! When I started I had no idea how it was going to work out, but 121 posts later, it’s now my favourite hobby. It’s forced me to be creative with my cooking, and the other wonderful food blogs out there are so inspiring on that score.

Where did I think this blog would be one year later when I wrote my first post? I was quite nervous so I did it entirely anonymously, and those early posts were quite brief, but, as I settled into it, I loved doing it and found I spent so much time thinking and arranging what I was doing around it. All in a positive way – promise!

I never would have thought that 12 months later I would have 13,922 views in one month! Nor did I think for a second that someone at the Guardian Food Blog (Word of Mouth) would blog me, or that a colleague of theirs would interview me. I was suprised and flattered to see two of my photos blogged at Slashfood (here and here). I was delighted to win the photography competition run by lastminute.com for London Restaurant Week and am very much looking forward to indulging in that lovely prize. The lovely people at Trusted Places interviewed me – you can watch the video here.

Most importantly of all, I’ve loved the gorgeous feedback from my readers.

Guardian interview

Guardian article photograph

All good? Surely not? Well, there is a downside. Lots of cooking & overeating whilst bad before, is now like an extreme sport. Not the healthiest of pursuits (but lots of fun!). So, there has been some corporal expansion which needs to be dealt with *soon*.

Have I delivered what I promised in that first post? I hope so, but I have lots of ideas for improvements in the future. I want to travel more and learn more. I want to photograph better. First stop: a better camera.

For now, I am very happy and very grateful. Thank you for coming by and making this such a lovely experience for me.

15 Comments

  1. Heather says

    A very Happy Birthday! Now you have your cake and can eat it (like a girl) too!

  2. Thanks Rachel! I must check out your blog.

    Thanks Sylvie – just checked out your blog, I didn’t know you had one – really nice!

    Thanks Heather. Lol, yes I can.

  3. shelley says

    wow has it been a year already!! well done niamh- what a year!!
    xxx

  4. KitchenGoddess83 says

    Happy Blog Birthday Niamh. Well done it’s a fabulous place to visit.

  5. Thanks Shelley! It’s been fab.

    Thanks George – very sweet of you to say. I do appreciate it.

  6. kdokeeffe says

    well done Niamh – here’s to the next year of numtious recipes and photees! -K

  7. Happy Blogday to you! My four year blogoversary is coming up later this month – where does the time go? It’s been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog and well done on all the press. Love the cookie photo!

  8. A very happy blogversary to you. Sorry I’m so late – I didn’t get time to check the blogs this week because of all the trouble with Google. You’ve come a very long way in one year. Brilliant!

  9. Happy blogday! Yours is one of my favourites, both for your writing style and the variety in your dishes. Keep up the good work!

  10. Thanks Kieran! ;-)

    Thanks Jeanne! Time flies, eh? Very kind of you to say, iI’ve really enjoyed your blog too.

    Trig – thanks! No problem, I’m super behind myself. Things are a little crazy.

    Ginger – thanks so much! So lovely of you to say. Te blogosphere is what does it for me, sharing with all the other bloggers and reading blogs such as your own. Always such a pleasure.

  11. Congrats! I just stumbled on your blog from the foodie blogroll and you are bookmarked! Great site…

  12. Thanks Deb – so lovely of you to say. Thanks for coming by! Hope to see you again soon.

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