In an ideal world, I would be blogging full-time as well as looking after my little one, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet planned out that way. I absolutely love blogging and since setting Mumma in Training up just under a year ago, I haven’t looked back or regretted doing it. I haven’t even had days where I’ve thought “what’s the point”. It’s also a nice way of family members or friends who might not live close, to keep up-to-date with what’s going on.
I’ve worked in marketing since graduating university six years ago, so blogging has always been in my life one way or another. I’m also a bit of a nerd when it comes to the internet and digital stuff. For the past, I’d say two years, I’ve wanted to start up a blog. I’ve just never really known on what topic. I’ve always had an interest and passion for make up, but all the people I follow are successful due to vlogging about it. Vlogging just isn’t me - I’d be so awkward in front of the camera; who would want to watch little old me anyway!?
I was also a bit nervous about people I know seeing my blog or vlog and over-sharing. Would they judge me? What would they think of me? But at the end of the day, who cares. I’m doing it for me, not them.
It wasn’t until I found out that I was pregnant back in March 2017 and finding myself reading people’s blogs to find answers to my problems, or comparing my bump or pregnancy symptoms to theirs, that I finally found the answer, literally. Why not set up a pregnancy, lifestyle and parenting blog? Yes, there’s so many different ones out there already, but not everyone’s pregnancy is the same. Not everyone’s life, parenting techniques or babies are the same. Therefore each blog is different and unique in their own special way.
I’ve always loved writing. I’m definitely more of a writer than a talker. I hate talking in front of people, I’m quite shy in that respect. So blogging is perfect! My husband often says to me “how do you find so many different things to blog about?”. To be honest, I’m not sure myself. It’s all about my experiences, tips and knowledge, I base my blogs around those.
Throughout my pregnancy and even since George has been born, this blog has saved my sanity. I’m not even joking. Yes, you can go out and talk to other mums and join different baby groups, but having this blog and the community that comes with it has been fab. The support and friendliness of other Mum bloggers, especially on Twitter, is lovely. I think because we are all in the same boat, we all want to support and help each other.
When I eventually do go back to work, this blog will still be a hobby of mine - I think hobby is the best way to describe it because I love working on it and look forward to spending time on it. I get excited about new followers and seeing it do well - I will make time for it.
I have to be honest, I really didn’t think I would still be blogging after having a baby. Or at least not as consistent as I am. I don’t have time to pee!
It’s been such an exciting journey so far and I love looking back on previous blogs, especially those I wrote whilst pregnant. Brings back such lovely memories - apart from the blogs I did about my hyperemesis gravidarum or pregnancy scares. That wasn’t fun!
My end goal is to encourage and make other mums feel better about themselves. Motherhood isn’t an easy journey, but we’re all in this together, whether your a blogger yourself or one of my readers (who I’m very grateful for).