Why I Started Blogging
I’ve wanted to write a post for a while on why I started blogging.
I first started this blog in June 2013. My first baby was 2 months’ old and during the very long day (and night!) feeds, I spent a lot of time looking up answers to the endless questions I had about raising a baby, getting them to sleep, baby products to try and reading how other mums were doing it all.
It inspired me to capture my own thoughts in my own blog and I wrote a few early posts with some tips I’d picked up and reviewing some of the baby products I’d bought and liked.
Life then got busy as I went back to work after maternity leave, we then moved from Australia back to the UK.
Fast forward to July 2014 when I got pregnant with my second baby! I decided to start writing again, this time to predominantly ‘track’ my pregnancy, with a weekly pregnancy update that was more like a diary and outlet for me to complain about my symptoms!
As the weeks went by, I started engaging more with the blogging community – a wonderfully, welcoming group that I didn’t know existed! Of course I knew that many people blogged, but I didn’t know how friendly, helpful and supportive they all would be.
I joined in with linkys, enjoyed reading and commenting on other blogs and soon enough, more readers began I visit my little corner of the Internet too. I especially loved hearing from other pregnant ladies, comparing notes and symptoms and following each other’s journeys to the big birth day!
The more I blogged, the more I wanted to blog.
After my second baby was born, my pregnancy updates turned into post partum updates where I’ve been sharing how we are all adapting to being a family of four.
Soon after I really started blogging consistently in 2014, companies started contacting me to see if I’d like to review some of their products and doors have opened to collaborate more with brands along the way as I’m now a Blog Ambassador for Huggies Wipes and Babymoov as well as raising awareness for an amazing charity, MAMA Academy.
My head is constantly filled with new ideas for blog posts and my email inbox is never empty with offers of collaborations and fun opportunities but there just isn’t enough time in the day to do as much as I’d like. My family are my number one priority and I’m enjoying watching my children grow as they really are only this little once.
Blogging has given us some wonderful opportunities already and I hope to be able to continue blogging for a long time to come. I feel like I’ve finally found a hobby that I truly love – combining my love for writing, interacting with people and constantly learning. I’m so happy I started.
If you share those passions, I’d strongly recommend setting up your own blog. Aby at at Live Love Blog has a wonderful post on how to start a Blog really easily – I’d recommend you take a read!
If you already blog, I’d love to know why you started and why you enjoy it – let me know in the Comments below.