Since the summer of 2014 I have been publishing blog posts here on Empfire three times a week, almost every single week. Yes, sometimes I missed a day or two, or even a week or a month, but generally I’ve been quite good at keeping up with the routine of posting Tuesdays, Thursdays and one day at the weekend.

However, since I devised this schedule a lot has changed in my life; mainly the fact I now work full-time, and commute to work, which means I have less time to work on my blog.

My dislike of Bloglovin’ is no secret. I’ve moaned about it on Twitter and in several blog posts including “My thoughts on blogging…if I owned Bloglovin'”.

Since writing that post, Bloglovin’ has got worse and worse and it is clear that they don’t care about their users anymore.


6 years ago this month I discovered that I had enough money in my bank account to finally buy my own domain. And I purchased empfire.info.

The rest is history!

I thought I’d celebrating the 6th anniversary of Empfire with a little giveaway considering I’ve been promising one since 2014. I was going to do a giveaway last year for the 5th anniversary, but to be completely honest, I totally forgot. You’ll have to forgive me; this time last year I’d just moved into my house and life was as little hectic!