Blog every day in August: Why do you blog?

This month I am taking part in Yummy Mummy in Training’s ‘Blog every day in August’ challenge. Read all my posts to date here.

Day 23 is ‘why do you blog?’

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I wrote about my reasons for starting a blog in my very first post. My main reason was that, since becoming a mum of two, I felt an increasing urge to write down and share my life-changing experiences.

Now, nearly five months on, I ask myself “why do I enjoy this so much?”

Three reasons:

  1. Sense of achievement. I feel a strong sense of achievement in not only writing about my experiences, but having something tangible – a kind of interactive diary – that myself and my children can access in the future.
  2. A new community. Wow – I’ve ‘met’, i.e. interacted with, so many people since beginning this journey, mainly via the blog itself or twitter. I have ‘properly’ met a few, actually in person, too! I recently wrote about how important it is to my wellbeing to feel part of a community here. I have so far found the blogging community to be welcoming, helpful and supportive.
  3. It helps me wind down. A friend recently asked me if I ever felt that I just couldn’t be bothered to write once it got to the evening. I can honestly say that I’ve never felt like this once. This might change of course, but it does really help me to wind down in the evening, to get my experiences down ‘on paper’ (for want of a better phrase!).
  4. It’s Friday evening, so I’ll leave you and go and…do some blogging (with maybe a glass of wine in hand).

Read day 24 here.

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Working Mum of two, living in Didsbury, Manchester, in a house which breeds washing, mushed up raisins and various toys in the brightest primary colours. Oh, and the odd empty wine glass.

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