So I will say it…honestly I will, out loud and in writing. My name is Kerry and I am a blogoholic!
When I embarked on this
journey (hate that word), mission, adventure that is blogging I never really knew what I getting involved in. I was feeling a little lost and lonely. A stay at home mum that adores her children but at times was finding the lack of mental stimulation a little tiresome. Never bored…no time to be bored but not mentally challenged.
I started to read a lot to keep my brain in action. I delved into the depths that is twitter and soon found that to be quite addictive, my venture at the time being comping. I still like to do this a bit! I stumbled across a blog that made me want to comment. Do you know for the life of me I can’t remember who that was? Anyway whoever it was has a blogger blog…and as I signed in to comment it asked me if I wanted to make one, there and then. I don’t know what possessed me. It isn’t like me at all to be that impulsive. But I thought, hey why not!
That was it, my little blogging world began. I didn’t know that things were recorded to give you stats, I had no idea about followers and I still remember looking at google friend connect and thinking ‘oh my God someone I don’t know is following me!’ Other than that, it was my sister and her other half that were supporting at the time. My hubby doesn’t follow me even now (he claims he reads it!)
Anyhow I digress…. since that very random day on 31st January you will find that if you read my opening post I claim to blog once a week, then later changed my mind to three times a week, and then at one point was doing it every day! This last month has been the first month I can honestly say I have been happy with everything I have posted and hope to continue with that this month. I want my posts to be of quality, ensure their relevance and really take control.
This new attitude has coincided with the realisation that I am a Mum first and that this (as much I sometimes pretend it to be) is not my career. I don’t get paid, it is for fun and therefore the moment I am saying to children ‘one more minute, I must finish this’, which I am sure we have all been guilty of, I need to take a step back.
I am now scheduling my week back for activities with the kids without the fear I may miss a twitter conversation (I know it’s pathetic, but when you feel lonely sometimes you become reliant). I am now posting when I want to, not because I feel I have to, and I am enjoying it all the more because it has become my hobby again. My down time and my fun.
I hope that people continue to enjoy reading what I write, I hope it continues to feel relevant, honest and real and please tell me the moment you don’t think this is the case. I am truly loving the experiences that the blogging doors have opened for me, the events I have been lucky enough to attend and more importantly the friends, and I genuinely mean friends I have made. I hope this is for the long haul. More importantly, I hope when I am in my 60′s I can read it back and say ‘That’s my life….your one lucky girl!