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If you have been a follower of this blog for a while you may or may not have noticed we took a little hiatus. The main reason for this was simply due to the fact that I lost interest in this little space of mine. I fell out of love with it, I'll be honest. I began this blog back in 2012 with the idea to write letters to Amelia who was in my belly at the time. Over the years I continued to blog on maternity leave, along side working part time, on maternity leave again and then I took the plunge and worked from home entirely on my blog. It was my main income for some time, but I felt lonely and decided to go back to work part time. From there I took promotions at work and ended up going back full time a lot quicker than I had anticipated. I don't regret it at all because I love my job and don't think I could ever give it up completely. I have worked in the same industry since I was 13 and it's something I am very passionate about even though most of my work colleagues probably think I'm crazy for admitting that. 

Anyway I digress. Since going back to work full time, I slowly lost interest in the blog, I was and still am working 40-50 hour weeks and just simply didn't have the time or the motivation to blog. You could say that I haven't been active on this blog for around a year, just scroll back through my posts and you'll see. The most recent ones were advertisement posts or photos which I did to keep the blog going. But you can see there is no passion there. I miss the days where I would sit down and write a post or work on a collaborative post that I enjoyed, took lots of photos for and wrote up a review. That was probably when this blog was at it's peak, when I decided to quit my job and work from home instead. I had time to solely work on the blog and put my full dedication to it. 

You're probably wondering why I'm back if I lost interest and don't have the time to blog anymore. Well since having time away from it I have missed it. But not only that...a lot has happened the past year. We've been to Disneyland, Harry turned 3, Amelia turned 6, had a kid free trip to Amsterdam, moved house and we also have our first holiday abroad as a family of four coming up this month and I realised that I wanted to blog about them but when I sat down to do so my blog had disappeared!! 

I lost my domain as it was linked to an old email address and I didn't receive any renewal reminders as the domain had expired. I had thought about giving up completely there and then as there just didn't seem to be any way of getting it back as someone else has bought it. I had thought about starting a new blog with a new name and starting fresh but after speaking to friends they all said "Ohsoamelia" is what I am known for. My other half who has always been so supportive of my blogging suggested to use a 0 instead of a O at the beginning so I wouldn't have to change any of the images in my posts so that's what I've done. I have lost all of my 6 years worth of building the blog up, my back links, all of the scores I had but to be honest I'm not too fussed. I'll keep this blog to document our lives like I used to and if it leads to something else again then that's a bonus.

If you've stuck around then thank you, or if you're a new reader I hope you'll stick with me while I find my place again.

Kerry x

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    1. Thanks Emma! It's good to be back and have somewhere to write again x

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  2. Welcome back Kerry! Yours was one of the first blogs I read and it made me start blogging myself! So frustrating you lost your old domain but at least you have your content x

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    1. Thanks Ali! Aww really, thats so lovely to hear. Yeah, I'm so glad i still have all my content I think i'd be more upset if I had lost all of the posts as it's a lot of memories x

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  3. Yay! Always loved your blog and I’m glad I follow you on Instagram so I saw you’re BACK!
    You’ll have it back up and running successfully in no time, I know it. You always post great content so....
    Glad to have you back!

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much. Thank you for following and it's good to be back :) x

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  4. Yay! So happy your back! I've always check up on your blog now and then throughout the year! It's always good to have a break tbh. Looking forward to reading more posts from you x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry