I've just been tagged in a meme by A mum's internal monologue. It was started by Dragons and Fairy Dust who has come to the realisation that she is a blogger, and the lifestyle change that goes with this. This has actually come at a very apt time as I woke this morning thinking about blogging and what it means to me. I was reading an old post last night and knew I would write it differently if I did it now.
Anyway, here are my answers:
What is your blog about?
It's about me and my family and everything else that goes with that. From a diary of things that we have done, to my observations or worries about life in general.
When and how did you start blogging?
I started my blog on 12th June 2011 though I'd been thinking about it for a long time before that. It all started when I joined twitter and realised that there was a big wide world out there. I like entering competitions and ended up following a few blogs due to competitions they were running. The more I read, the more I wanted my own blog. So on that day in June, I finally plucked up the courage to do it, and I'm so glad I did.
What was your first post?
My first post was called Here goes....., and it was literally that. The start of my blog and an introduction to me and my family.
Does blogging affect your life and if so how?
It doesn't affect it hugely; I think it's more of a background thing most of the time. In saying that, I'm always trying to think of new stuff to blog about, and whenever we do something as a family, I think about how I can record it in my blog.
I also want more. I want to be a better blogger for two reasons. One, to have a better, more accurate record of my children while they're still young, and secondly to gain more from my blog. I'd love to work with companies to know that I've helped shape new products; to have more involvement in the blogging community and if I'm totally honest, to have more recognition. I know my blog isn't brilliant but I'm going to keep trying and I hope one day to have a blog that people actually want to read. On that note, I have also become stats obsessed. I feel excited every time I get another page view, and new comments on my posts are a real highlight!
The other thing about blogging is that it makes me feel able to say things that I normally wouldn't. I am quite guarded in real life. I don't show people a lot of emotion but I've always wished I was able to. Writing a blog allows me to do a bit more of that. Still not fully; I always think about who could read it, but it's something I'm working on slowly.
What do you love most about blogging?
Following on from what I just said really. I love that I can be more open and say how I really feel. I love that I meet new people, that I'm part of something, and even more, that I'm creating a memory of my life at this time. Long may it continue!
I am going to tag the following people:
Diary of a bad mutha
I am looking forward to reading yours.