Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog?

Why do I blog? Thats a question I have been asked a lot recently. What made me start? I thought I would write this post and explain a little more about how it came about and what blogging has done for me.

why do i blog

I started writing my blog in June 2014, it feels like only five minutes ago but when I think back to the wonderful experiences I have had since then and the amazing people I have met I can’t believe it hasn’t even been two years!

Starting a blog for me was one of the best decisions I have ever made – for myself. In the months before I started Everything Mummy I was going through a really rough time I had just had my little Lottie and although I was a happy proud new mumma – I felt anxious constantly. I got caught up in life as mum and I completely lost myself, my confidence was so low and despite being surrounded by amazing friends and supportive family I felt really isolated.

It was at this time I started reading blogs, I think it’s quite normal practise for mums with a new born to just google everything and on doing this I discovered blogs with mum’s going through the same things, it was great. I became a regular reader, the community around blogging always appealed. I could see these mums supporting each other and I wanted in! One day I thought to myself – why don’t I do this? Baring in mind my confidence wasn’t all that high it was a big step for me and I did it. I set up my own little free blog – everythingmummy.blogspot.com.

It stayed my own little haven for the first couple of months I didn’t understand the whole social media side of things or how to get my blog out there – I didn’t even tell anyone it was just my space to write my thoughts and I loved it.
By this point I was pretty hooked I got myself on to twitter & Instagram I started telling people about it – I got some good feedback so I pushed on. It’s mad for me to think back 18 months ago when I hit my first 100 followers on twitter it felt like such a huge milestone and now there’s almost 8.5 thousand people following me and this crazy blogging journey I have been on!

A real changing point for me was finding my blogging besties they all know who they are so I won’t start listing names as I am bound to forget someone, but this amazing group of ladies have been so incredible we all started at a pretty similar time and watching them grow and develop as writers has been so inspiring. They push me every day to do well and I really don’t think I would be doing what I do today with out them! Any new bloggers out there I strongly advise you get stuck in and find your blogging buddies – it is such an amazing supportive community. I love sharing the things I have learnt over the past couple of years as I remember being their myself, each time I get an email asking advice or for ‘tips’ I am always shocked as I still feel like I am just at the beginning of my journey but it is a lovely compliment and I always make time to reply.

The first year of Everything Mummy was all about learning (and I still am), I took everything in discovered the tips and tricks of the blogging world and I fell in love with it – blogging is apparently highly addictive! My confidence grew with time, I pushed myself to try new things, too travel, too meet new people and now my anxiety has completely gone, I feel like I’m back to being myself again.

Blogging had brought me more than I ever thought it could, it’s grown in a way I couldn’t even imagine to now be my job, I love what I do and that make it so much easier for me everyday.

If you are reading this and thinking should I start a blog – do it!!

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52 Comments

  1. March 15, 2016 / 10:34 am

    I only started my blog about 10 months ago and now I cant imagine not doing it! For me it is my own personal form of therapy, and I love the blogging world and all of the lovely people I have met along the way! #twinklytuesday
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    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Thankyou so much its been one crazy journey! x
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  2. March 15, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    I love reading posts like this. Finding out why people blog. It’s so interesting.
    I have been blogging over 3 years and I am still learning. There’s always something new to learn when it comes to blogging.
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    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:49 am

      There really is and I think thats one thing I love so much about it! xx
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  3. March 15, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I enjoyed reading this post. I think it’s hard to explain to anyone that doesn’t blog why you do it. Especially when people say how do you have the time. I gave it up for a while but I have recently started again. For me it allows me to have a bit of me time. #TwinklyTuesday
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  4. March 15, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Ahhh lovely post and great insight into why you started. You’ve done SO well and come so far and I’m so inspired. A lovely read and I am so glad I met you via this crazy world!!!!!! xx

    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:50 am

      Thankyou Jess so glad to have met you as well you xx
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  5. March 15, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Funnily enough my post topic this week is similar but I’m waaaaaaaay behind you being a relatively newbie blogger! Really good to see it from the perspective of someone who has been blogging for a while. It’s such a steep learning curve but blogging has already changed me and added to my live in ways I never even expected! Glad to see it has impacted you in a positive way and helped you through tough times, its like free therapy! #TwinklyTuesdays

    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:51 am

      It really is like free therapy, look forward to reading about your journey too! xx
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  6. March 15, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    So lovely to hear how blogging has helped you and to read what you’ve achieved. I’m still a newbie to the blogging world, it has only been a month but it’s something I really enjoy, I haven’t really told many people as it’s my thing for now, but it’s lovely to read about your journey so far x #TwinklyTuesday
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    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Thanks hun, its bit daunting at first ‘coming out’ but I am so glad I did everyone was so supportive! x
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  7. March 16, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Lovely to hear how far you’ve come and all about your blogging journey. I started just over a year ago but took a few months out for personal reasons last summer so I still feel like a bit of a newbie. I find it addictive too! #TwinklyTuesday
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  8. March 17, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    What a lovely lovely post! I am still really shy about mine, a few friends now know but I really get so embarrassed when ‘real life’ people find out! I don’t know why. But blogging is the best thing I have ever done, I love it so much! xx

    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:53 am

      you should definitely not ever feel embarrassed about your blog Katie you are little blogging superstar! x
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    • Amy
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      March 19, 2016 / 8:54 am

      Ah Karen you are too lovely thankyou xx
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  9. March 19, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I started blogging a few months ago and I just love it. At first I didn’t even want anyone to know about it. It was just my little space to record my grandson. Then with lots of help from my daughter in law (a blogger) I found the most amazing people who were blogging too! They are such a good bunch of people, so supportive and encouraging. I love reading why others started, just very nosey I guess 🙂
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    • Amy
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      March 20, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Haha I am the same I love reading things about how and why people started! x
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  10. March 19, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I love reading why people start blogging, we all have our own reasons. Good luck with continuing your blogging journey.
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  11. March 19, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Amy is has been incredible watching you grow as a blogger and in confidence you have done so so well, I am so glad I met you and can count you as a friend, heres to the next 2 years xx
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    • Amy
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      March 20, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Ah thankyou so much Sarah its been a made couple of years for us both and I am so glad I met you in amongst the mayhem! x
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  12. March 19, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Love reading posts like this and know why bloggers started/love blogging! It’s always interesting

  13. March 20, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I LOVE this post! I started blogging for me as well, it’s such a great way to capture snapshots and moments of your life <3 It's amazing how you've grown since you've been blogging, and I think you're doing it for all the right reasons. Many well wishes as you continue on your blogging journey!

  14. March 20, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Really inspiring and just look how well you have done 🙂 Thanks for hosting, first time I have linked up to Sunday Stars too! 🙂
    Sophie
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  15. March 20, 2016 / 10:56 am

    It’s always great to understand a bit more about the author and how far they’ve come through their blog. It’s taken me a really long time to start getting myself more out there but I’m having a great time doing it! 🙂 #SundayStars
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  16. March 20, 2016 / 11:06 am

    You’re right blogging IS addictive! Sometimes I think my blog is the monster I’ve created!! #sundaystars
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  17. March 20, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I feel just the same after blogging for just over a year. The community is amazing and there is not judging. There is always someone that has been there too and makes you feel never alone. Thanks for hosting #sundaystars xx
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  18. March 20, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Really lovely post and really interesting to read how you started and why. I am new to it but I am loving it so much and am completely addicted! #sundaystars
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  19. March 20, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Lovely to hear. I started my blog in November – so am 4 months in and about to hit my 1000 on Twitter. I was a little slow on Facebook and haven’t quite gripped how to get the most of my instagram – it’s more for fun.
    I definitely still don’t know much about much, but I’m learning slowly and surely, just as you did! Onwards and upwards for you! x #sundaystars

  20. March 20, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Wow you’ve done so well considering you’ve only been blogging less than 2 years. Congrats on having over 8000 on Twitter! I’ve been blogging just over a year now and this is my first linky so a new step for me!

  21. March 20, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Blogging is sooo addictive and the community is also so lovely. I remember starting out and so glad I did 🙂 xx #sundaystars Thanks for hosting
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  22. March 20, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I can really relate to this post…. I started blogging a few months ago now also at a very difficult stage in my life and it has, and still is, really helping. I also felt super happy with my first 100 followers… not sure I’ll make it to 8.5k though, but still it’s nice to see it growing. Well done to you!!! x

  23. March 20, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Wow, this post was very powerful for me. I am just starting out on this blogging journey I have two projects on the go one with a nearly 200 followers that is a very personal journey about helping others and one that is about to start. I have a wonderful family of support through my blog to help Mums with PND but would also love to find my own blogging family xx #sundaystars
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  24. March 20, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Lovely post! I thought you had been blogging longer a lot longer, you have achieved so much already – you should be really proud of yourself! x
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  25. March 20, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I can really relate to this post, I think lots of us mums have been on really similar journeys that have led us to start our blogs. Its so wonderful to find blogging, and then to find so many others like you with similar stories and experiences. I completely agree that its one of the best things I’ve ever done 🙂 Emily #SundayStars

  26. March 21, 2016 / 2:45 am

    So fab that your blog has helped to get rid of your anxiety. You’ve achieved so much since you started. It’s fab. What an achievement to have that many people following you on Twitter. I love the blogging community too. It’s so supportive. I actually thought you’d been blogging longer than that x

  27. March 21, 2016 / 8:19 am

    A fab post! I began blogging after experiencing PND and have since branched out to other topics too. It is so therapeutic and has helped me immensely to move on from my illness and the difficulty I experienced during first few months of T’s life. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #sundaystars
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  28. March 21, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Great post, i completely agree with the blogging community, it sounds so cringey but i’ve honestly met some incredible people that i wouldn’t know if it wasn’t for my blog. It’s important to remember our humble beginnings and like you said, still so much to learn!
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  29. March 22, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    It is a great you have a source and that has helped you grow in confidence. I have also found blogging to really help with feeling a bit more connected. You are so right it can be so addictive and a contact learning X #sundaystars

  30. March 24, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Great to know more about the background behind your blog, and your reasons seem to be typical of many other mums who start blogging. It’s funny, I was a blogger first and a parent blogger second – I started blogging about sports pre-kids and the parenting focus only came later. I guess it’s a bit different for dads – when I started out there weren’t really many parenting blogs let alone dad ones, and even now sadly we’re still relatively few in number. But I’m always fascinated by the range of topics and experiences that my fellow parents have to share, male or female. 🙂

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