"Mum when are you going to start your blog?" This was a question I was asked over and over again after I first muted this idea at the start of the year. Well after two years of reading other wonderful blogs I finally started Just a little less at the end of September.

So after fifty consecutive days of posting what have I learnt?

 That I love writing.
◊ That there are some fabulous blogs out there that I didn't know about       
   and wouldn't have discovered if I hadn't started this blog. 
That the blog community is supportive and friendly.
◊ That writing about minimalism/simple living in the UK is something that 
   people want to read about, both in this country and around the world.
◊ That I'm slowly getting better at photography.
◊ That I like a routine of regular posts for some days of the week.
◊ I like writing random posts too.
◊ That writing has to be personal and from the heart.
◊ That my family hate their food going cold if I'm photographing it.
◊ Posts about clothes and interiors are popular.
◊ There is never a right time to start a blog.
◊ Blogging about your interests or values can help keep you focused.

Where do I go from here?

I started this blog because of my enjoyment of reading other peoples' blogs. I wanted to create a blog which would inspire simple living and minimalism in the UK. I also wanted to create a personal blog that readers would feel at home with. 

Regular posting is something that's important to me when I read other blogs, so I'll stick with my daily posts, but I will let you know if I have to miss a day or two.

As a newbie blogger, I am interested in knowing what you like reading about at Just a little less so please feel free to comment. 

Thank you all for reading, commenting and following.



  1. Many congratulations on 50 posts! I enjoy all your posts, it's nice getting to know you. x

  2. I love your blog - and understand your family's frustration at meal times [oh no! she wants to take a picture before we eat this!!] Your reasons for blogging are so similar to my own [mine grew out of reading other blogs first]

    I enjoy the variety of your posts - and don't worry if you cannot post daily [it is too easy to get some sort of false guilt about 'letting followers down']

    blessings to you and yours xx

    1. A helpful comment - you are so right about the pressure of regular posting xo

  3. Congratulations on your 50th post. It made me smile reading through your comments about photographing food! I have experienced that too!
    The number of blogs I follow has increased dramatically since I started blogging because I keep finding great new ones! I haven't found yet a way of Keeping this to a mimimum!
    Sarah x

  4. Congratulations on 50 posts ... I am fairly new to blogging too and have found I really enjoy the process ... sometimes I wonder will I have anything to say that anyone will want to read ... but there are always lovely fellow bloggers to support and encourage ... wishing you many more posts on your lovely blog ... Bee xx

  5. 50 days in a row is really quite impressive. I do think your blog is well written and interesting. I'm always trying to de-clutter and like the idea of living with less, although it's a slow process! I like to read about it, nice to have met you, Heather x

  6. Congratulations.....I'm glad you started blogging :)

  7. Happy 50th and I'm glad that I came upon your blog! I'm looking forward to your many future posts :)

  8. Congratulations on your 50th post, that's quite an achievement. I enjoy reading all your different posts and look forward to reading more in the future too. x

  9. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement. I am delighted to be a part of the blogging community xo

  10. Congrats on getting this far! I'm very impressed that you blog every day too (and a little bit jealous!) x

  11. Congratulations on your 50th post :)
    Well, I really like that your writing is personal and from the heart - it feels real, lovely and friendly! Many more posts to come ;)

  12. Thanks Mopsa, your support means a lot xo


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