Today StressedMum turns 3 years old, in some ways it only seems like yesterday when I started my blog, and feel very proud that 3 years on I am still here.
I remember the day I decided to start writing a blog, I have always loved reading blogs, and thought I would start my own. We were nearing a new chapter in our lives where C was leaving her Primary School and heading off to Secondary School, which would mean I would have more me time and wanted to do something proactive. I mentioned to my Husband that I wanted to start writing my own blog.
He knew me well, and asked how long will this little idea be for, but something inside me knew that this was something I really wanted to do. He said he would set up a website for me, and asked what I wanted to call it. At the time I was stressed as C had done something, so StressedMum just came to my mind and thought it was quite apt.
After he had set up the website he passed it all over to me, now I had no prior knowledge of having a website, so learnt as I went along, also setting up social media accounts. I was then ready to write my very first post New Beginnings.
After I had published my post, and proudly showed my husband, he asked what I wanted out of the blog, and honestly, I had no idea, if no one read it, that was fine I could use it as a diary to look back on.
One thing I did not realise is the hardwork that goes into running a blog, and although it gives me the freedom to take time out, it also means quite often I am working late into the evenings, people often say when I get items to review I would love to receive free products, it is not free as a lot of work goes on in the background, and when I tell them about a typical day they are shocked, but as I love my blog it is not work to me.
At the start, my blog was going to be about living with a pre-teen, the stressful argumentative times and the fun happy times. Sadly a few months later that changed when C became ill, so my blog did change direction slightly, as she was no longer living her life as a normal pre-teen.
Over the past 3 years StressedMum has gone from strength to strength, I have made some good friends in the Blogging community, and found it to be so supportive. where in other industries everyone is out for themselves.
Over the past 3 years you have followed me on a journey of my daughter becoming ill with a chronic illness, and the joy of becoming grandparents. I get lovely emails and messages from regular followers and they really do mean a lot to me,
So to you all thank you for your support and here’s to another year of StressedMum