Everyone’s a Mummy Blogger now  |  Blog 

Recently I received the following comment on my blog and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. It reads slightly disjointed as it’s a mixture of two separate comments from the same person:

“...if you choose to write a parenting blog (and it seems like 98% of new mums do!)...There are loads of parenting blogs...Every one of them is trying to find something new about parenting...problem is that there is nothing new left to say.”

The person who wrote this is right. The mummy and parenting blogger world is saturated right now. I probably receive around 3 messages or emails a week from mums who have started blogs asking for help and advice on how to make it “successful”. Blogger groups on Facebook are heaving with parent bloggers. Opportunities for reviews and events are harder to come by now as the spec becomes more specific as PRs receive thousands of emails a day. But the person who left me this comment is saying that everyone is a mummy blogger like it is a bad thing...in fact, I think it is the total opposite.

I started blogging when Pickle was 5 months old and when I look back at that time in my life I can see just how lonely I was. I only had a couple of mummy friends and felt like I'd been thrown into this new world of motherhood unprepared and pretty alone. Blogging opened up a whole new social world for me and just by writing all of my thoughts and feeling on my blog, I instantly felt less alone. Blogging let me talk about all of the things I didn't feel i could talk about in real life because either it was too embarrassing or because I just didn't have anyone to talk to about it. Blogging gave me a lifeline and I am so glad I started.

So my thought is so what if everyone is a Mummy Blogger?? I say, the more the merrier. I believe that if you start blogging for the right reasons then it can be a huge help for anyone. It connects you with like minded people, shows you that you are never alone and is a wonderfully way to record and keep moments in your life. And if it's done right, it can bring some pretty amazing opportunities too. Don't get me wrong, when people start blogs just so that they can get 'free' stuff then nine times out of ten it doesn't work and they get bored by the time they realise that stuff doesn't just come for free. People who write from the heart and start a blog because they want to share and record their lives are the ones that will succeed and love their blogs.

So if you have ever thought about starting a blog then what are you waiting for?? DO IT!!! Go to blogger or wordpress, follow the simple steps and start writing...what have you got to loose??

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