This December I will have been blogging two years which I find truly incredible as I cannot imagine or even remember a time when I did not do this and yet I suppose in the grand scheme of blogging things I am still only a nipper when there have been people out there blogging for a decade or more.
When I think about “The Bigger Bloggers” you have people who instantly spring to mind within our community such as Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, Amy from Amy Treasure, Donna from What the Redhead Said, Emily from A Mummy Too but there are not many people you would put in this group. They are a group of powerhouse women who have made their mark in blogland and it will be there for many many years to come.
When my lovely friend (Adventures with J in case you were wondering) was talking about these bigger bloggers, she was grouping me in with them. The mere thought of this makes me want to do a very good impression of a hermit crab and quickly shoot back inside my shell and hide. In my own opinion, in my head, these wonderful women are way way wayyyyyy up that blogging success ladder, so much so that I can only see the soles of their shoes. However, I was very flattered to be thought of in that way and wondered why I was?
I talked about it with my mum who obviously is completely biased but quite clearly pointed out that whatever level I was on, if there even were levels to be had, I was in fact a success because I had done what I had set out to do which was to work as a full-time blogger and be at home to raise my little girl and not only had I done this but I had been doing this for almost two years. It’s an incredible thought really isn’t it? I have found myself receiving messages and having conversations at blogging conferences with people coming up to me and asking me how I had managed to do it?! Well, if I find that out I’ll let you know though truth be told I haven’t really slept in the two years I have been blogging so that’s a start.
I suppose what made me a little different was that I began blogging and nine months later I had gone full-time so it all happened very quickly and that is what people want. They want a quick route to success and unfortunately there isn’t one. I was very fortunate and very lucky to hit blogging at what was a good time for me, to be nurtured and supported by some wonderful “bigger bloggers” but also I am actually fortunate to not have a partner. I have no other demands upon my life other than Alyssa and Blogging – that’s it! Yes they are two rather large demands but having to only split myself in two does make things a little easier.