I have been blogging for seven months now and I jumped at the chance to take part in this guest series; it seemed a perfect opportunity to celebrate the best bits of blog life and show some bloggerhood love.
I started my blog as an outlet – I was in a bad place with depression and anxiety and I was bottling everything up, and ashamed of the way I felt. My GP suggested a diary or a blog and I figured I would give it a go. It quickly become a parenting, mental health and lifestyle blog with a pinch of bad humor thrown in!
Initially and still now I have a moment of self doubt as soon as I hit ‘publish’ – is what I write any good, am I ever going to make it as a blogger?
It is easy to get sucked in to the blogging world of statistics, mass marketing and money making and I had got a little disheartened a month or so back; was blogging for me, would I fall out of love with it if it became a job or a chore?
I decided to sit down and go back to basics. I read my blog from my very first post onwards, and spent some time rediscovering my love for it. I remembered why I started, and what I wanted to achieve.
Blogging is also more than just the blog itself and I am guilty of not realising how much goes into it behind the scenes. As much as it is hard work it’s very enjoyable and I have rediscovered my love for building a brand and using skills I have spent years studying for and learning(I worked in IT for many years).
Social media has been the biggest and best thing for me, I have (virtually) met so many people and I love interacting with other bloggers and people who read my blog and enjoy it.
As well as interacting with other bloggers I have found so many who motivate and inspire me daily; reading other blogs and seeing different writing styles, points of view and tips and tricks.
I am a blogging success, and I’m proud of what I do. I sometimes forget how therapeutic and healing my blog is for me, and how it has given me a new passion for writing as well as being a part of the bloggerhood. I will continue to write and hope that one day I can help others who have been a similar place to the one I was in.
So thank you, my blog, for helping me feel better and for giving me a purpose and hobby I love; and thank you to every blogger who has helped me, supported me, made me laugh and inspired me.
If like me you want to read more from Lisa, why not head over to her Blog: www.passtheproseccoplease.co.uk