Saturday, 21 September 2013

Blogs blogs everywhere

During my blog writing break I took the time to read lots of different blogs. It is one of the reasons I love blog hops. I try to read two new blogs every time I share my own link. 

There are blogs about twins, blogs about weddings, blogs about feeding, blogs about sleep. Blogs about photography, blogs about crafting and blogs about all of the above. 
It seems like a saturated market and yet still there are new mums, like me, claiming there own piece of the internet to talk and share their thoughts on life, parenting and everything in between.
It is for me a way of talking about all which me, J and L are going through, our life and times. It allows me to indulge myself in her achievements and gives me the motivation to do lots of fun interesting things with her so I can write about it. 
It is also a way of celebrating my own achievements, I gave birth, I breastfeed and I have a pretty amazing little girl! I love cloth nappies and feel I am going through a make over. I want to use my teacher training in a fun creative way.
I love that blogging mums have communities, share ideas and support each other. When I posted about my own dilemma I was a little taken aback at the support and reassurance that did come my way. I needed it and that was why I posted, not to feel justified in my parenting but to feel supported that I wasn't failing L. 
I read on a blog hop yesterday one bloggers annoyance at blogs which lose their integrity by trying to please everybody. I commented that you can't be all things to all people and that this is something I try to remember not only for blogging but life in general. 
I hope my voice retains its integrity. I hope I continue to blog about the things I love, and write about what I want to write about not to please anybody but myself. I started this for me and L and will continue to remind myself of this. These are my blogging vows and I renew them today.


  1. I like that you like cloth nappies! They rock! I used them with both of mine and every time I would feel happy I didn't have to use the chemical filled ones :-( I was lucky to be a SAHM in those days.

    Now I still like reading new parent blogs, even though I have teenagers. I think it's such a great resource for people to have. And I like hearing about other people's lives, in their unique words.

    1. Hi, thanks for popping by and reading.

      I do love my cloth, and in fact it helps me do more regular washing, by not using them recently I have also gotten behind in my usual washing.

      Yes I do love reading all the different blogs. It is really interesting to get an insight into how different mums and dads do it.

  2. You are absolutely right! Definitely something that I myself maintain in blogging. You always want to be true to yourself.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    1. Hi, thanks for hosting the link up and thanks for reading and popping by.

      I will certainly pop by on Friday.


  3. This a lovely, heartfelt post. Sometimes it's hard not to think of who is reading your blog when you write but above all you have to stay true to yourself.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

    1. Thanks. It is hard but I hope I continue to just write for myself.

      I most certainly will!


  4. What a fab post. I don't think you'll lose your blogging integrity when you're so aware of not wanting to :) Thanks so much for the mention x

    1. Not a problem, I like to share my inspiration. Xxx