Tuesday, April 14

Blogging: It's Love.

I'm pretty new to having a blog but I love it. I'm pretty certain I'm already addicted, but if not, I'm certainly well on the way.

I have started to 'think in blogs' which I know sounds weird! I see things, or do things, or take pictures, always thinking about how they could fit into a post or make a memory. I take notes on paper, I make notes on my phone and I have drafts of a million posts, some of which will never see the light of day. 

I lose sleep to write something 'quick', I write between baby feeds, between meals and sneakily while the children are occupied and I should probably clean.

Blogging helps my stress and anxiety. I spill my guts and in turn read other posts and it helps. 

I feel like I always have someone to talk to. I don't publish posts sometimes or even really know if anyone's read them when I do, I'm just happy to have offloaded, it's great therapy.

I feel like I have something I will be proud to look back on and it's a really nice way to help document my life as a mother and my children's early years. 

Blogging has made me feel like I am a person again, I care about myself and even the way I look when I haven't in years. I have a new love for everything, home decor, fashion, food and getting healthy!

I may not be the best writer In the world but I love talking (waffling) and really want people, especially other parents to realise that the things they are going through are normal, and to make them feel good too.

Other bloggers are lovely, helpful supportive people who are nice to be around (even if only on a screen so far).

It's all pretty new this blogging business, but right now its pure 100% love.
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28 comments:

  1. Wow I can totally relate to the way blogging makes youbfeel, Waffle Mama! My best friend has been fairly dismissive of my new hobby and (being I'm a similar situation to me with a toddler and a baby who is not the best sleeper) says she doesn't know how have the time or energy. But for me it is so therapeutic and I find it makes me reflect and appreciate this precious time instead of focusing on how damn hard it can be a lot of the time! Will be following you. X

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    1. Definitely! It makes me look at the good things more and offloading the bad things is healthy so it win win :) x

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  2. Sorry about the typos - feeding at the same time and didn't proofread - oops!

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  3. Ha I have totally started doing the same - thinking about blogging opportunities all the time! #twinklytuesday

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    1. I think my son gets annoyed at paparazzi mummy but otherwise its ace lol :) Thanks for reading x

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  4. I think it is great therapy and totally helps me with anxiety too, I prefer blogging to cleaning the house too. I used to clean madly and now I put that energy into my blog. I only started in November, and I know what you mean by saying you think 'blog' I do that too. Great post, feel free to check out my linky's too at reflectionsfromme.com #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. I started last year but finally getting my head round all the different aspects and hashtags! Its a great thing to be putting our energy into. Thank you for stopping by and reading :) I'll check out your links too, thanks! X

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  5. Oooo someone else that loves blogging as much as we do! My mummy knows what is like to get addicted to blogging ;) #TwinklyTuesday

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  6. Fab isn't it?! The moment I wrote my first post I was hooked!!!! Amazing world and very supportive too. I'm one year in now. Beware it is SUPER addictive ;) Jess x #twinklytuesday

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    1. I started last year but finally feel like I know what I am doing and what I want from it and how I want to be as a blogger. To start with it all seemed totally mind boggling! Thanks for reading xx

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  7. Aaah this is a lovely post! I totally agree too — it's SO addictive! I started writing for cathartic reasons but now I just can't stop!! It's a lovely culture to be involved in too — people are so supportive :) Thanks so much for linking up with #Twinkly Tuesday :)

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    1. I totally get this - I love to offload and although I love to write for myself, I have only just saterted connecting with other bloggers - it is so much fun! Great post! :)

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    2. So glad you love it hun, best thing I ever did starting my blog! xxxx

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    3. Thanks Katy! I would never be doing it if it wasn't for you so thank you. I can't wait to get more stuck in xx

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  8. This is a great post and I feel everything you write as I'm that new blogger too! It's so addictive and I love it! X

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    1. Thank you! It's ace isn't it, just need more time and I'd be a happy mama x

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    1. Whoop whoop!! :) Thank you for reading/commenting, glad you're having fun too! xx

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  10. Lovely post- I can totally relate to it! Blogging has made me feel like I am a person again too! xx

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. It's so nice to feel excited about something for us isn't it :) xx

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  11. Great post - I love blogging too for all the reasons you've described and I know just what you mean about thinking in blogs too! :-)

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    1. Glad it made sense lol. I did wonder :) thank you for reading. See I said bloggers were lovely xx

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    2. Glad it made sense lol. I did wonder :) thank you for reading. See I said bloggers were lovely xx

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  12. I relate to all your points blogging is great isn't it I love having my over little space that I can call mine and have complete control over what I say and just unload some times! x

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  13. By reading this post I have one question how can you say that blogging helps you to get relief from stress and worry?

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    1. I find writing very relaxing. I feel I can offload my thoughts instead of having them all inside. The blogging community is very supportive too. I have a frustrating thing where my speech doesn't come out properly so writing things down makes me feel better. It all helps :)

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