The world of blogging is still quite a new concept to me. I used to think about blogging as publishing your private thoughts to the world, thoughts that I would’ve guarded with my life in a handwritten diary as a teen!
There are blogs about every topic you could imagine. Personal blogs, business blogs, how to blog blogs, DIY blogs, cooking blogs just to give you an example.
My first blog post was published about 4 years ago. It was my way to share personal experiences with friends and loved ones. At that time I didn’t keep it up, so my words slowly drifted into the darkness of the internet.
I started writing at ‘by breharne’ routinely about 6 months ago and I’ve built it myself (pretty chuffed about that if you couldn’t tell)! I began on a free WordPress site and then levelled up to an externally hosted site with my own domain. Now I am learning code, making affiliate relationships and even got PAID actual money to write a post (not this one, this is a non-sponsored post).
I started blogging and continue to blog for a number of reasons, let me share them with you.
- Even though I have only been blogging for a short time I have met/cyber met so many fantastic, genuine friends. Women with children, women without children, WAHM’s, SAHM’s. All fantastic inspiring women from every corner of the globe. These women have become part of my support network.
- It feeds my desire to socialise with adults! Being a mum to two young kids makes it awfully tough to be a social butterfly. From readers commenting on my posts, by me reading and commenting on posts or just simply interacting with people on social media filled that void.
- Writing is an emotional release for me. I write instead of turning into a big blubbering mess. Plus sharing my writing invites support, friendly advice or just a cyber shoulder to rant/cry on.
- I can pick it up and do it anywhere. Whether I’m at home with my kids, in a new house (we move A LOT) or in some exotic country (we tend to get itchy feet quite often). All I need is a device with some kind of keyboard and a wifi connection. In this day and age, these things are pretty easy to get my hands on.
- Blogging is an activity that requires my brain to do some work. Whether it’s writing the content or working behind the scenes developing my website. My brain has to put on some runners and get physical. All mothers would understand that longing feeling to use your brain for more than just memorising a nursery rhyme or names of cartoon characters.
Blogging has made me happy, it has given me a hobby that excites and engages me.
If you have been sitting on the fence wondering if you should start a blog or not, put your big person panties on and give it a try! Blogging can seem like a big scary world. But it’s really not. There are so many support groups on facebook and SO MANY blogs that teach you how to blog, it’s impossible to feel alone in the blogging world. Reach out and let me be your blogging BFF!