Today StressedMum turns 3 years old. In some ways it only seems like yesterday when I started my blog. But I feel very proud that 3 years on I am still here.
The Start of StressedMum
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.
I learnt as I went along
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 I 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.
I never realised how much work went into Blogging
One thing I did not realise is the hardwork that goes into running a blog. 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.
The past three years
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