A Mess In A Dress | New Years’ Eve Blog Party 2016

Well, hello there.  Welcome to my first ever NYE blog party!

New Year’s Eve also marks the 3rd anniversary of starting this blog.  It was very different back then, but I wrote my very first blog post on the 31st December 2013.  It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since then, so I thought it was definitely cause for a celebration

We’ve got a delectable buffet going, stocked with every kind of food you can think of, so you’re bound to find something you like.  It’s kind of a bring-your-own-beverage affair – I might be cheeky and crack open the bottle of Prosecco I was given for Christmas.

The most important thing is that everyone’s welcome and hopefully you might meet some new blogging friends or bump into some old ones.

To join the party, here’s what you need to do.

  1. In the comments section of this post, write a brief introduction of who you are and attach a link to one of your blog posts.  It could be 2016 review, or 2017 goals or just any post you’ve been particularly proud of this year.
  2. Be sociable! Check out all the other comments and go meet lots of other bloggers and their blogs and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy, go say hello.
  3. During the time the party runs (until 8am on Monday 2nd Jan), feel free to come back and leave up to two other links to blog posts. They don’t have to be blog posts from your blog – maybe you could share a link to another blogger’s post that you’ve really enjoyed.
  4. The more the merrier, so please feel free to spread the word by sharing on your social media or on your blog.

For obvious reasons, I have comments set to be moderated before they go live, so it may take a while for your comment to appear.  I will try to be attached to my laptop this weekend so I can moderate all comments asap.

This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this so I have no idea how it will turn out, but if it’s successful then it may become a more regular feature.

Happy New Year everyone!

Enjoy the party!


  1. Viper says:

    Hello Mess in a Dress and all your lovely readers! I’m new to blogging, so I hope I get this right. I’m a guy who blogs about lifestyle, food and my daily life. My life is highly coloured by mental illness, so my blog veers from deeply depressing to, hopefully, pretty uplifting. Here’s a post that might give you a flavour of who I am. https://viperishdiscordanthero.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/a-box-of-delights/ Happy New Year to everyone! My resolution is to be a better person in some small way. I’ll work out the details later.

    • Robert says:

      Hi Viper, read your blog and can empathise with a lot of your thoughts. Read box of delights when I was in my early teens and loved it. Hoping to read it to my granddaughter one day. Happy new year.

  2. Robert says:

    Hi, I’m Robert, and I’m Stacey’s proud dad and an avid reader. And, inspired by Stacey’s success I’ve started my own blog, which is a bit of a rehash of a website / journal I ran many years ago. I’m being a bit cheeky borrowing my daughter’s blog to stretch my wings in this new blogging world, hopefully she won’t mind! I run two blogs and a website for my own original artwork. One of my blogs is a personal journal I’m writing for posterity and maybe for my grandkids to read, but I’m not sure I want that to go public. My other interest is travel and my second blog revolves around our travels, and I have bug ideas for that next year. You can find my introductory post here https://worldtraveller.me.uk/2016/11/01/first-blog-post/#more-4.

    Hopefully I will meet some people who share our interests. Thanks Stacey and happy new year everyone 🙂

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