When I started my blogging journey, I started as more of a diary of our lives. C was just about to leave Primary School and start her new journey. I was faced with having more time on my hands as obviously C would not need me as much.
I had always loved reading blogs, and thought why not give it a go. Finding my blog name was easy as I was stressed at the time and it seemed to fit.
Where do I start
Once you have thought of your blog name, then what do you do? I did start to make a free word press site, but my husband told me he would set one up so was starting out self hosted.
He got my site live and it was over to me, what could go wrong. So I had my site but needed to think about social media. I knew about Facebook, but never really used the other platforms.
I now had platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so far so good. I then set to writing my very first post. This was easy as I wanted to focus as a parenting blog, and offer my stories and support to other parents. I found this easy as C really did keep us on our toes with her antics and meltdowns and funny moments.
I joined Blogging groups, these groups had other bloggers of all levels of experience. From those who had been blogging for a long time, to those like me at the start of our blogging journeys. You could ask questions and get help to understand, or read someone elses questions about something you had not thought of before. Years on I am still a member of these groups and made some great friends along the way.
Joining groups you will find that the blogging community is a supportive one, where we look out for each other and support each other. I often find myself drawn into reading their latest blog posts and forgetting what I was meant to be doing.
Helping each other
As a community we will be there if you have had a bad day, blogging or home related. We can laugh at the same things and wipe away tears of frustration at times. We also share opportunities with each other. Which is something you would think would not happen.
One thing you would think would be something we would clash on is current trends. Where we all write about the same topic, wanting to get our thoughts and views and opinions across. Like in life we all look at things in a different way, which is why blogging is so interesting and why we all have our own styles.
I take part in a weekly linky at the moment, where we all answer the same questions each week. But we all answer and view the questions differently.
Have you ever thought about blogging before, or are you a blogger? What do you love about blogging? I love the fact no two days are the same.