Yesterday, I got my sooky-la-la on. I’m not terribly proud of myself because I’m not usually that person, I’m normally the glass is half full type, but I was having a moment, I guess I could blame it on the hormones (or just that I was being a sooky-la-la!!).
Yesterday I realised that in one month, my little ol’ Blog turns one! One year of blogging here, wow! Now, I started this blog for many reasons, firstly I just love to write, always have, always will. Photography is a passion of mine, even if my sister and I decided to close our business. I wanted other Mum’s to feel like they weren’t alone, some days can be pretty darn crappy. I also really loved the community aspect of blogging that I had seen and heard of. So I guess, overall, you could say it’s my creative outlet, my thing that I like to escape to.
But yesterday, I was all “What’s the point?”, I was kinda over for just “blogging for me”. I know I have friends that read regularly, because they are also the friends on A Mums Reality’s facebook page. I also know that maybe there are a couple of others that pop over here too. Some days no one visits here, some days no one comments. Some days, it’s all just a little disheartening. That some day, was yesterday!
I read heaps of things about Blogging before I started, I still do. They say lots of things those ‘experts’,
First one it takes a bit of time to get readers – kinda still waiting, but I’ll keep plugging along.
Blog for you – I promise, I do, I do!
Join twitter and interact – I actually really like twitter (a little more than Facbook), I do, but sometimes feel out of the already made circles of friends.
Get on Instagram – this is not a chore for me, I love it, I just do it and wold even if this blog didn’t exist.
Visit other blogs and comment regularly – My favoure passtime! I have close to 55 blogs in my google reader that I visit and comment on.
Find your niche – and maybe this is where I fall down a bit, I write about lots of different things.
Go to blogging events – I don’t know about many of them, the ones I do are pretty big, expenisve and this little blogger is scared!!.
And publisise on social media – I do when first post, but I don’t keep going on and on, it’s just not me.
So after my big sook yesterday, some really nice things happened out there in cyberspace. First, Jess from My Heart, Your Home responded to a comment of mine on instagram and made me feel alot better. Not only that, she then posted a photo of what she was doing, reading my Blog, and I got a new visitor! Jess is beautiful and we have something big in common, she is having her second baby too, we are due three days apart. Then Cherie from Raising Master Max also left a lovely comment on instagram and then popped over and left a comment here too. She’s pretty awesome out there in the blogging world and is going places. Finally, over on twitter, The Four of Us told me a bit about her blog, also made me feel better, and then we struck up a conversation and discovered she lives in the next town and had moved from my town!! And then to top it all of, I had sent Alphabet Monkey an email just to let her know I was writing about the quilt I bought from her (it’s the right thing to do) and she emailed me back a most lovely email.
So today, I am feeling much better thanks to those people and many others. It might not change much here, but it has changed the way I was feeling. Today I also cleaned out my Google Reader, took out some blogs that no longer ‘speak to me’ and added more that do. I took out some of the well known blogs, because that is was the only reason I really started to read them. Today I guess I have to realise that sometimes my blog might not appeal to others, and some days, people just might not know what to say and don’t comment, but that’s ok, I have those days too.
So tell me, be honest, what do you like about coming here and what would you like to see more of?