6 months of blogging

Back in the summer, when I lay awake one night imagining all the things I’d blog about, I didn’t really comprehend all that there is to creating and maintaining a blog.

It’s more technical than I imagined. It’s more about reading than writing. It’s more about looking outwards, connecting with people, than an isolated exercise of regurgitating your own thoughts and feelings on to paper. (Sorry, screen.)

4 weeks in, I reflected on what I’d learnt. As I approach 6 months of blogging, I wanted to take another gate review, and share some of the things I’ve learnt along the way – particularly for any new bloggers reading this.
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Blog bucket list 2015

Chloe over at  Life unexpected inspired me this morning to think about this, or more to the point, share this post.

I started blogging in June, to give me a hobby, to learn something new, and to stretch my brain past the endless list of household chores, now I’ve been made redundant whilst on maternity leave. I love my two girls and all the crazy Shits (literally) and giggles they bring, but I wanted my ‘working week’ to have another dimension too.
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10 reasons I ‘dislike’ Facebook

As we’re getting to know each other, there’s something you should know about me.

I don’t do Facebook.

Sorry Mr Zuckerberg, this isn’t a slanderous dig at your work, just my personal opinion, formed over the last decade or so of being a Facebook addict – now in recovery.

Why? That is a question I find myself answering several times a week as I am constantly asked why I’ve gone cold turkey on the platform most (but not all) of my friends use to keep in the loop.
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