Today is my 1st Blog Anniversary, and what a year it has been 🙂
I started my blog last year, because I enjoyed reading blogs. It was at a stage in my life where I thought this was something I would like to do. I had no idea about blogging really, and reading blogs from your favourite and new bloggers, is totally different to when you actually start blogging.
So, a year ago today, after telling my husband I wanted to start writing a blog, he set me up and off I went. I started blogging for me and never really thought about people following my blog, or reading my blog, but they do.
The blogging community, can seem quite daunting at first. But I have not met a blogger who is not supportive or helpful. Everyone seems to care about each other. At times of crisis they are one of the most supportive people you could have around.
I have also, made some great new friends through my blogging both other bloggers and readers. The support has been amazing and I feel honoured to call them my friends.
I started my blog about being a ‘StressedMum’ to a pre-teen. At the time my Daughter was 11 and we were just starting a new phase of her getting ready to leave her Primary School and head into Secondary School. I have also written a few posts that even now get mentioned
A few of my posts
Being a Stepmum – this is where I spoke about being a Step Mum to my two boys
Being a Stepmum – The older years – this is a recent post where I updated on the boys now they are older and how our relationship is now.
Dear Daughter – My Daughter was having a bit of a rough time, and I wrote this for her
A Letter to my Beautiful Daughter – I wrote this on ME Awareness Day to my Daughter who suffers with ME
There are a lot of other posts that I could highlight. But these are the main ones that seem to have people messaging me.
Why my blog has changed
My life has changed totally, since I began my blog. For that reason I have changed it slightly. My Daughter has been diagnosed with ME/CFS and if trying to cope with the chronic illness was not enough. The side that I don’t talk about is a lot harder, everything is a battle and a fight. I want to make people aware of this awful illness and promote it as and when I can. Gone (for now) are our little daily battles, the cheekiness and arguments that come with pre-teens. But I know in time we will get that back.
We also lost one of our dogs, but now have a totally mad 4 month old puppy and I have started when I can, baking with the dogs.
I am so glad I decided to take the plunge and start writing my own blog, the opportunities I have had have been amazing, I managed to actually attend my first blogging event last week, and had a great time and met some other bloggers face to face. This has led me to work with some amazing companies and had the opportunity to review products I have loved. I have new friends and a great following.
Here is to another year of blogging and a HUGE thank you to you all for making this possible, for reading my blog and following my journey and supporting me. You all mean a lot and I appreciate every single comment and message you send me.