Almost one year ago to the day, I set up this little blog. I had previously dabbled, somewhat cluelessly, in the blogging world, back in 2012, using blogger (anyone remember ‘Young, Hip and Homely’? Nah, me neither…). The dabbling that I did then was really amateur, and I had absolutely no idea how the world of blogs worked- that there was a HUGE community, that there were so many resources out there for the budding blogger, and that you could actually GET PAID for it.
In those tentative early days I felt like I was talking to myself a lot of the time, and self-conscious about revealing too much on the internet. So I stopped. But after a while, I got the bug again, and couldn’t resist setting up a new blog.Initially the aim was that it would be a craft/activities blog for preschoolers. That way, I could be blogging away and have the creativity, without the pressure and potential weirdness of people knowing personal info and what you’re up to. Well, whilst I still do blog about crafts for small people every now and again, in true over-sharers-anonymous-style, I couldn’t resist writing more! From about March this year, this 3rd baby of mine has become a place to document our lives, and a diary of our children growing up. It has also become a creative outlet for me, for food, fashion, style, interiors- anything that takes my fancy. It really is my own personal space, my own little magazine and diary rolled in to one- and I BLOODY LOVE IT. Over the last few months I’ve began to get fire in my belly again- for writing, photography, the creative planning of blog posts, social media, coding (yes, coding!)… I really do love it all. It has totally enhanced and changed my life. I’ve worked with some amazing companies and household names, have been selected to be a Butlins brand ambassador for 2014/15, attended some incredible events that would never happen without this blog, made friends- both online and in real life, and have started to make some money from doing what I love.
Thank you to everyone who bothers to come across here and have a read every now and again.- it really is fabulous, and spurs me on when I have such lovely comments from visitors, or I see my regular traffic gradually increase. I would still do it though, even if I had just one regular reader, as I really do love the whole process so much.
To anyone wondering if they could/should set up a blog (and it could be about anything)
It really could be the best thing you’ve ever done. 😉