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The Joys in Being a Blogger

I have a very exciting post for you today! If you're a regular reader you will know that I published my first post on Mimi Rose and Me just shy of two years ago. It was a time when I felt so low and my anxiety was at an all time high. I wanted to create a place that is just for me, to be creative, a place to write about and most of all tell you all about the exciting adventures as a family who are always following the fun. Two years on and I still absolutely love blogging. My little corner of the internet has done so many things for me as a person. It's kept me focused, encouraged to chase my dreams and have a more positive outlook in life. I feel so lucky. I have got to know so many amazing and brilliant people from writing this blog and I would never had expected the blogging community to be so welcoming. So in light of this, I want to share the joys that come with being a blogger. 


The blogging community is amazing. It's strange to think that you can make long life friends through a blog. There is a whole community who understand the whole passions of the perfect Instagram photo, you know the ones. They understand the pressures of followers and engagement and making sure that your SEO is on point, even though many of us have yet to master the whole idea of SEO. But being a blogger has opened up many doors to new friendships who are always on the end of a twitter rant or always there to offer advice in those Instagram pods. I honestly couldn't be any happier. 

Opening Up New Doors & New Adventures...

Speaking of new doors, my blog has open so many new ones that I never ever envisioned in my pathway to success. But yes, it really has. I am actually making myself a brand and by writing about my life as a mum to one I have realised my passion, writing. It means so much that people actually read my posts, it makes me appreciate myself so much more and to realise my worth. But it doesn't just stop there. Becoming a blogger can help with so many careers, not just writing your blog. If you wanted to get involved with social media marketing, become a freelancer or work in PR, writing a little blog can help steer you in the right direction. 


A little while before I had my daughter I was in a dark place. One negative test after another, it was disheartening because becoming parents may never happen for us. Our future in becoming parents was bleak and we decided to stop trying for a baby as this was the only thing we were focusing on and it had taken it's toll on us and our marriage. We began focusing on us again, trying to discover what we wanted to do with our lives and then something amazing happened. I was incredibly fortunate to become pregnant with our daughter. Being so happy and grateful for my daughter, I relished in the moment. But then... friends would stop coming over for a coffee, people stopped texting and ringing to see how we were and in the loneliness of motherhood I began to read blogs. By reading these blogs gave me comfort, some made me feel as if they were writing exactly what I was thinking and encouraged me to write my own blog. Over these past two years, I can see such a change in myself. I am getting further and further away from that black hole that was trying swallow me up. Everyday I am pushing myself to do things that used to scare me. Slowly we are getting the confidence to go out into the world, go to those baby classes, and having the confidence to speak to new people. This is because of my little blog, and the amazing blogging community. I will be forever grateful for my blog pulling me out of that dark place. 


Following on from gaining the confidence that I have been seeking out for many years, my blog is a great opportunity to see my progress as a blogger. There's nothing I like doing more than anything is going through my archive, I have those cringing moments. Seriously did I write about that? Oh no what is with that photo, clearly not Instagram ready, whatsoever. But I do find that a visit through my archives can show me how far I have come along. In that, I have become a better writer, better photographer, I have a better understanding about SEO, HTMLs, widgets and creating beautiful images for my blog. There is so much more that I have yet to figure out, but it's an exciting journey and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to explore these skills and to make them better. 

Do you have a blog? What are your joys in blogging?
18 comments on "The Joys in Being a Blogger"
  1. Wow nearly two years, you old pro! Ho amazing, and I'm so glad for you that you have made so many friends and are still loving what you do. I guess it has it's ups and downs, but it's lovely to know that everyone is still there for each other.

    1. Yep nearly two years. I have been blogging as a way to document my life with my family. But since January I want more from my little ole blog!!!!

  2. Ah it's wonderful to hear what it's done for you. I love it but still feel like it's a little permanent to do list always sitting there. But I'm the boss so that feels good. It would be nice to know more people read my posts because they want to. So far my readers are people I've joined linkies with or post promote groups and a handful of friends and family. Hey ho. Keep doing it for me and if people read it great if not, I tried.

    1. I absolutely love your blog lovely, it's brilliant. Oh yes there's always a to do list which reminds me that I have about 54372888 things to do tomorrow!!!! Thank you for taking the time to comment my lovely!

  3. For me it has to be friendship.I found blogging when I was having a difficult time in my marriage and the support from other bloggers that I had never met before was amazing.Putting words on the screen is just the beginning of so many learning curves and exciting opportunities, I am thankful I have so many who are there for each other.

  4. Well done for two years! I've really enjoyed blogging too for many of the same reasons. It really gives you so much!

  5. Thanks for this, I've had a blog for a while but I'm only just starting to invest in it and take it seriously. I appreciate this post because it encourages me to make some blogging friends and be open to new opportunities that blogging might open up!

  6. I really enjoy writing, that is the only reason I blog really. I initially started blogging for therapy. It was really useful as I went through a separation with a 5 month old baby. Now it is just an addiction. I just really enjoy it. Pen x #KCACOLS

  7. Such a nice post! Congrats on two years thats amazing. I go back and forth - sometimes I love blogging and then other times I find it can be so frustrating...

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

  8. I fully agree with all of these positivities. Sometimes a blog can force you to feel like it's time to give it up so your post was a good reminder to focus on the good etc. #kcacols

  9. I love blogs, so many time they say exactly what you are thinking and suddenly you are not alone! #kcacols

  10. Your blog is beautiful. I am glad it has helped you in overcoming those dark feelings. I love the blogging community, it is such a lovely friendly place x

  11. I love learning about the technician side. Sometimes I feel like I know nothing, then I try and explain it to family and friends and see their blank expression and realise I'm virtually a master in heir eyes.

    I love getting my thoughts out although there are so many opinionated people out there waiting to trio you up I am conscious of people jumping on me and twisting my words. That makes me nervous. I'm a fence sitter mainly.

    I just love feeling like I own and control a little business. A silly as that may sound to the more pro amongst us.

  12. Ahhh crap. I keep forgetting to put #KCACOLS

  13. I agree with all the points you made here. When I started blogging I didn't realise how much it would bring me at the time. I might not be a big blogger but I am very proud of what I achieved and learned from it!


  14. Love this! I think for me one of the biggest joys in blogging is the community, and seeing how absolutely lovely people are! There is so much support amongst bloggers, it really makes me smile! x #KCACOLS

  15. I love the comments, especially when you know your post really spoke to someone... #KCACOLS


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