Beth's Box

The A-Z of Me – B is for Blog

7th February 2018

A while back I started the A-Z of me… I started with A is for Additional Needs.  Today, it’s time for B is for Blog. 

So, what can I say about my blog? 

To start, I haven’t always been Beth in a Box.  I’ve had a number of different blogs over the last 8.5 years of blogging. 

Diary of a Scatty Mammy

My first ever blog was started in August 2009.  It was on Blogger.  I called it ‘Diary of a Scatty Mammy’.  Then I read the definition of Scatty on the Urban Dictionary.  I didn’t like it. 

My Good Life

My second blog of note was My Good Life.  It was around April 2010 and I ventured into the world of self-hosting.  I wanted the ability to do more with my blog.  But I still really didn’t understand it.  In June of the same year I met my bestie, Sim of Sim’s Life.  She was still SFR at the time.  We became good friends and shared many opportunities.  We actually met for the first time at CyberMummy in June 2011.  We’ve met each other several times since then and speak on the phone almost every day.

In late 2011, I took a break from blogging, only to start back up in November 2012.

The Musing Housewife

November 2012 and I started The Musing Housewife.  I was Mum of 2, a part time student, and planning my wedding.

The Musing Housewife gave me so many great experiences.  We worked with the National Trust on their 50 things campaign between April 2013 and June 2013.  It was an incredible experience. 

The Musing Housewife saw the huge Wedding Weight Loss Challenge… and the start of my pregnancy with Macsen and the start of my pregnancy with Enfys.

I’ve taken many breaks… but in April 2015, my heart and soul needed a reboot. I felt uninspired by The Musing Housewife.  I was fed up of being in such a limited niche.  I wanted the scope to expand my topics.

Beth in a Box

I spent weeks planning my move to Beth in a Box.  I secured all the accounts and the domain.  I transferred everything over.  It went well.

And that brings me to the here and now.

Beth in a Box is an evolving work of art.  Things aren’t perfect with it right now and things do change regularly.  However, it gives me the scope to talk about anything and everything I want to talk about.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t tell you where Beth in a Box will be in 5 years time, I can’t even tell you where it will be next month… but as time progresses, so will I!

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    the frenchie mummy
    16th February 2018 at 8:45 am

    wow you have been going for so long! Well done because it a big commitment

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    Michelle Kellogg
    13th February 2018 at 12:51 pm

    That’s many names to go through but I think it’s sometimes necessary until you find “the one” ya know? I like Beth in a Box. But as long as your happy with it, that’s all that counts:)

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      13th February 2018 at 1:08 pm

      I think I am happy with Beth in a Box. IT’s too vague to tie me down to any one thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rhian Westbury
    13th February 2018 at 9:41 am

    Wow 8.5 years, that is seriously impressive as a blogging history x

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    13th February 2018 at 8:09 am

    Wow what a blogging journey youโ€™ve had. I really love your attitude of being present with your blogging, rather than getting too caught up in plans or itโ€™s future direction. Best of luck! PS love your blog name x

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    12th February 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Aww what a journey to get to where your blog is today. It must have been so helpful learning along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

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    12th February 2018 at 5:44 pm

    This is a great post. I love reading about other bloggers journey’s. I’ve had many blog names / youtube names. In fact my current blog is near 1 year old – although I’ve been blogging for just over 6 years now. I think for me the transition has evolved from just beauty to wanting to incorporate other topics on my blog. Thanks for sharing! x

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    12th February 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Wow you’ve been blogging for a long time! It’s great that you’ve got so much experience x

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    12th February 2018 at 10:37 am

    Wow you have been doing this for such a long time. I love that you have been able to evolve the blog along with your evolving life, it definitely makes it more personal.

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    Sim's Life
    11th February 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Where has that time gone? I remember My Good Life and Cybermummy like it was yesterday – good times! Glad we found each other lovely, you forgot to mention how much I have nagged you over the years to get back into blogging when you have had a break ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beth In A Box is much more you, glad you have found your groove! Sim x

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