What feels like many moons ago I was newly pregnant and in need of some information and advice. None of my friends were pregnant at the time and I wasn’t living near family either. I randomly stumbled across a couple pregnancy blogs and was instantly hooked. I think the first ones I found were Lucie and the Bump and Hannah Maggs and I loved reading all their pregnancy updates and advice. It really helped me get through all the questions I had surrounding pregnancy and any ‘I wonder if this is normal’ moments.
So these are my top reasons for why I started blogging. I’ll probably do another post on why I continue to enjoy blogging at a later date too.
It was so refreshing to be able to read honest, straight to the point advice from another parent-to-be/parent’s perspective rather than the usual bog standard ‘help and tips’ on pregnancy and parenting websites. There are a LOT of things those websites don’t cover, let me tell you! It’s always reassuring to hear you are not the only one experiencing the very bizarre side effects of pregnancy.
In a way the blog also started as a hobby. I knew I was going to be moving areas just before I had Isla and that I wouldn’t know anyone. I am terrible at being in my own company with nothing to do so the blog acted as something to keep me occupied whilst I was on maternity leave after we moved. It’s amazing what focusing the mind can do to stop negative thoughts! The husband is lucky I had it otherwise I would have bored on and on even more so about leaving London. It was also a fun talking point with new people and friends once they discovered it.
We are all about the memories in our household. I have always loved photos and videos and having a child has only added to my love for them. My parents took loads of photos and videos of us growing up and we love watching them back. My dad, the original vlogger haha. It’s amazing how quick you forget the little day to day things your baby does as the months roll on. All the different little sounds and characteristics. Blogging has helped me keep a pretty detailed record of everything so far and I love looking back on it all. Hopefully Isla will one day too. I’ll have to keep it up if we have more kids so I don’t look like I’ve favourited her!
To Help Others
Whether it’s a personal post of a product review of some sort, it’s always lovely to hear we are helping others. I get lovely comments and messages on social media saying thank you for sharing a certain topic or questions on products I’ve reviewed that people are looking to buy. I always looks to blogs and vlogs for advice these days and will never buy anything big without reading a real life review, if I can find one. It seems like parenting is just one big question after another and when we figure out some of the answers we love sharing and helping others. We’re all different but reading other people’s experiences definitely helps us out.
I can’t actually remember what I did with my spare time before I started blogging now, it’s mad! I owe a lot to this little project I started over a year ago. The main things would be allowing me to make some super amazing friends out of it and increasing my confidence as a parent.
Why did you start blogging (if you do!)? And if not, what is your main reason for reading blogs? I’d love to hear!
You Might Also Like
A twenty-something, full time working, mum of two, with a love for all things cat, cacti and scandi related.