What blogging means to me…

blogging-means

I have always loved writing. When I was little girl I remember watching a TV programme about a girl who was given the opportunity to be a journalist for a day and after watching it, it was what I aspired to be. It’s funny that I now I work as a web designer in a busy newsroom room full of journalists!

I kept a diary up until my early twenties and attempted to start a couple of blogs but never really got “into” them. I guess I was too busy enjoying life back then.

Now married with two children it certainly a different type of “busy” these days and it was around this time last year I stumbled across Eeh Bah Mum’s hilarious blog and found the blogging community. I began reading blogs and agreeing to the many ups and downs of parenting and shortly after decided to jump ahead and start my own.

I’ve been blogging for a year now and I really love it. I just wish I’d started sooner so I could have documented my experiences as a first time mum back when I had E five years ago. About how nothing could have quite prepared me for the utter exhaustion a tiny baby can bring you and completely turn your life upside down (in a good, albeit sleep depriving way) how I felt like complete failure because I ended up having an emergency c-section and then to top it off he wouldn’t take to the breast either. I battled through though as we all do in our own way and loved every minute of my maternity leave.

They all tell you to find “your voice” when blogging and to be yourself but prior to this blog I think I’d lost that girl who loved to write. She was buried deep down somewhere as other things like being a wife and then a mummy took her place. She forgot to stop, look around and be ever so grateful for what she had in her life.

Blogging has re-ignited my passion for writing and for making sure I now take note of the life I have so that one day I can reminisce about them with hubby and the boys.

It has enabled me to make my memories last by documenting my family life and celebrating important milestones and achievements of my children – be it their birthday, first day at school or being awarded a certificate.

It has given me and my family some great opportunities ranging from days out to receiving great products to review.

It has thrown me into the lovely blogging community where so many have been friendly and supportive. I hope to be able to meet some of these lovely people in the future as I prepare to attend some blogging events.

Most importantly though, it has given me my own space and my own time that is not tied to the day-to-day running of the house, work, hubby or the boys.

It has given me something that I can call my own.

Thank you to Lisa over at mrssavageangel for tagging me to do this post.

I’d like to tag the following lovely ladies if they would like to join in?

8 Comments

  1. Thanks for tagging me 🙂 So much of this is similar to me, I definitely wish I’d discovered blogging earlier, but I think maybe now was just the right time 🙂

    Stevie x

     
  2. Absolutely Prabulous

    You’ve hit the nail on the head regarding it being something you can call your own. In between unloading the dishwasher and making the packed lunches…the blog is your own. I just wish it wasn’t so all consuming though. I find the social media train exhausting and want to the train to stay in the station sometimes and even want to get off sometimes! But it’s still rewarding. #brilliantblogposts

     
    • You’re so right – it can be very consuming and the social media thing too. Having to remember to link up to linkys and comment on blogs etc can be quite hard if you are already pushed for time as a busy working mum! That said, I do enjoy it usually (when I feel I’m on top of things) Not so much lately though as am quite behing! arrgghh x

       
  3. I wish I had found blogging sooner too, I spent so long procrastinating. I was terrified of the techie parts (still am)! But like you, I think the community is fabulous. Congratulations on your 1st Blog birthday x

     
    • Thank you Lisa – still doesn’t feel like I’ve been blogging for a year. Still feel like a newbie but I do enjoy it. The community is great don’t think I’d enjoy it half as much without it! 😉

       
  4. Lovely post, love Eeh Bah Mum too, blogging helped me overcome a traumatic birth and then it became my career, I never expected it to but so glad it has, it brings my family and I so much joy. Love your blog x

     

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