mommy-blogging-101

Mommy Blogging 101

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When I first ran across the blogosphere about 2-1/2 years ago, it was under another … “theme”, I suppose you’d call it. They weren’t mommy blogs. They were hmm… “couples” blogs. They were largely talking about their relationships, intimacy was a major thread, and you could expect to see expletives. At the time, I was very unhappy in my life and took to blogging with a vengeance and it really helped get those things out of my head that were there. I loved it and became quickly obsessed! I was always checking my stats, responding to comments and emails and looking at what others were posting. I became rather popular amongst that “circuit” and I enjoyed that status! I had regular readers who would always look to see what I was up to, and I had my favorites too.

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Then I became pregnant with Zachary. My blogging on my (what I term) adult blog (because of it’s content – no I wasn’t posing nud_) slowly ground to a halt, and I began blogging about my pregnancy, and all the thoughts and feelings that went with that. Again, it was a huge help for me to get these things out of my head, and to write about everything gave me some perspective and I hoped, helped others as well. Some of my first posts were rather raw, because the idea of going through another pregnancy, and then these first few months following, was NOT something I was looking forward to. Then, he was here! and I was able to post about HIM! HIM! HIM! and of course, my miserable hormones and the (un)joy of getting breastfeeding started and not sleeping, post-partum depression, and you know, the whole FIRST MONTHS thing.

Blogging has been a lifesaver to me. It’s enabled me to connect with other people who are experiencing what I’ve experienced, or people who are much, much worse off than me, and that really has helped me gain some perspective in what I deal with. While I’ve never been one to keep a diary or journal, being able to type out my thoughts, feelings, questions and general ramblings has really helped me get through these difficult few months.

I feel better emotionally thank to blogging, time and zoloft. My family even comes here to read about what we’re up to, how I’m feeling and keep tabs on me. Sometimes, that concerns me because I don’t want what I write here to be compromised because they might take it the wrong way or whatever. In fact, I have a post in my drafts that I was “assigned” to write by my new therapist but I haven’t published it because I don’t want people to think I’m ready to slit a wrist or something. It was simply a writing assignment, and I fulfilled it. I may or may not publish it but either way, I hope that my friends and family will realize that it was something I just needed to write.

With all that being said, Deb over at Mom of 3 Girls has tagged me with a blogging advice tag. I think that initially, it was meant to help link back to everyone else who’d added their advice, but somewhere along the way, those links got unlinked – but I’m linking them back here.

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It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think- if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!