Those that know blogging might be familiar with the phrase ‘Blogs change Lives’ as coined by the rather inspiring Aby Moore (You Baby Me Mummy) and the title of her excellent ‘Blogging how to’ book.more “Blogs change lives; lives change blogs”
Sometimes, as a blogger running a website, occasionally publishing a blogging tip post or two, I can feel like a bit of a fraud. more “I need to ask you, my readers, for your help…”
When I started blogging almost three years ago, I had a clear and concise idea of how it would pan out. Kids sleeping / at nursery + laptop out = blog. Wearing slippers, TV on in the background and a brew on the side. more “Blogging; When opportunity knocks (but you aren’t coming out to play)”
Blogging advice…if you want it, it’s out there. In fact, even if you don’t want it, it’s out there. You can delve deep into the words of the blogging icons, or revisit your past in the ‘things I’ve learnt in my first hour / week / month / year / decade of blogging posts. more “10 things bloggers should probably be doing”
A few weekends ago I was finally lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket to a ‘Lucky Things Meet Up’ event in London – a seminar and networking event organised by Sunita from ‘Lucky Things Blog‘. The theme of the event was ‘Career confidence’, and whilst I planned my journey and my outfit it occurred to me that this perhaps was the worst themed event I could have gone to. After all, I’m on a career break, being ‘just’ a stay at home Mum, doing ‘not much really’ as I so often respond to the question ‘What are you doing now?’. more “Measuring success; #IAmABlogger”
In January 2017 I applied for a part time job. It was in a totally different sector to my previous career, the money was hideous, and I would have needed to pay childcare fees for my two children to accommodate the hours. more “#skillspaybills – Earning money from your blog”
As Christmas and my planned blogging break grows closer, there is just one post left to publish. Which is a good thing as I still have so so much to do and I need to switch off from the blog.
I’ve always admired those who manage to celebrate life with a regular gratitude list – monthly, weekly or even daily. Maybe that’s something I’ll try and do next year, or maybe I’ll just manage an annual look back and smile.
So what did 2016 mean to me? more “TWENTYSIXTEEN”
I’ve made no secret that I’m a little bit shy about my blog. I suppose a big part of that, is that I just haven’t quite come to terms with my position as a blogger. Even though I’m passionate about my blog, my message and my readers, I still feel a bit weirded out by the whole thing.