Celebrating Three Months of My Boys Club with Cake

My Boys Club is three months old today. It's a proud moment. It's made it this far and a few people (more than just family and friends) have actually read my blog. And now I have cake!

My Boys Club launched at the end of summer 2016 to share lifestyle, food and travel posts about life in a family of boys. I've had friends say that actually, it is not that much different to what I posted on social media anyway - maybe just a little more professional looking. I love my friends!

But although its fun, I love writing, I've had lots of great opportunities in these three months, and met lots of lovely bloggers (both online and offline), building a successful blog is not easy. 

There is a lot of hard work involved. It's not just about writing but there are photographs to source and take, then edit, content to create, layouts to choose, code to understand, and when the post is complete the even harder work begins of trying to get people to read it. Many people give up after a few months, a year, and it's not difficult to see why.

In three months I've gained over 500 followers on Twitter, Instgram and Facebook, a handful on Pinterest and Bloglovin and seen over 6000 hits to the website from nearly 1000 unique users. but that's small fry to many other blogs out there. 

But a massive thanks to everyone who has read a My Boys Club post so far. Hope you enjoy reading it. I love writing it.

My Top 5 tips for blogging:

  • Write about what you love and be yourself - that way people will enjoy what you write.
  • Don't put pressure on yourself - it is your blog - write it and post content when you want to.
  • Don't be a slave to social media - but do find online tools to make your life easier
  • Be honest about your opinions - explore the reasons why you did or did not like something.
  • Be truthful about your motivation - if you are being paid or received something for free, then say so.

Caketoppers fortuitously contacted me last week to see if I'd like to review their cake (of course) which can be topped with any image you wish. I chose to use our logo ' My Boys Club'. 

The cakes arrived and were perfect for a late launch and to celebrate three months since going live.

And so to the cake. It was delicious. The whole family ate it and wanted more. They arrived fresh, moist, securely packaged, and on an overnight delivery. If I was organising a big event I'd have no hesitation in ordering some. 

Caketoppers specialise in cakes, cupcakes and printed icing edible toppers for delivery across the UK. These can be personalised with a photo, logo or message making them perfect for any special occasion.  

Find out more on their website but if you are interested you can gain a 10% discount by entering MBC10 at the checkout stage (the code makes me no money just gains you a discount!) Prices start at £14.29 for 6 for cupcakes with a logo or brand design.


  1. What a fab way to celebrate - your cakes almost look too good to eat!

  2. Thank you. And they tasted as good as they looked too :)