I realise I blog quite a bit about my family and my life, then I realised I haven’t actually blogged about my blog!
So here goes J
The reason I first started blogging is because my sister blogged!
I had heard of blogging and blogs but I just assumed they were run by companies and brands and I didn’t realise that it is actually us, the busy mums and dads of the world and the everyday normal people that are actually behind a lot of the blogs that are out there.
So I began researching by taking a look at other blogs to see what they were about and what they did.
I realised to be successful you need to really have a niche to write about. I wouldn’t really say I have a niche however, so I decided my blog would be all about my family, mainly my two children who were at the start of writing this blog both under two years of age. Now my daughter is two and a half and I do sometimes regret having chosen the name twoundertwo and url for my blog as it cannot be changed, and I therefore wonder how much life my blog has left in it especially as my children grow older.
I have to admit that one of the factors that pulled me into blogging was the fact that I have seen other bloggers reviewing products and services. I thought wow how amazing is that, I never knew that companies and brands would send out their products to be tried and tested by bloggers, let alone did I know that I would also be lucky enough to review a UK holiday with my family all at no cost to us! But its not all about the freebies! I also enjoy going to blogger events and getting the chance to be able to meet other bloggers and to share our ideas and tips together.
But the other main reason for my blogging is so that I can leave a little something for my children to look back on. I can share our adventures and trips and all our fun times together in my blog. It will be in essence, kind of like a diary for them, they can see the places we took them too, the photos we took, and they can see how they developed and grew up hopefully into beautiful warm hearted, kind, caring and intelligent people ;)
Choosing a platform?I didn’t really do much research into choosing the platform I was going to use I just went with blogger as it was the first one I found and it was really simple to set up. Another platform though is wordpress, which aslo seems to be quite popular. Setting up my own url though was a bit complicated (for me), but I managed it, eventually . I used a blog designer who designed my blogs layout for me after I had chosen the theme and colours etc. I think this can make your blog stand out a bit more as it is unique to me and nobody else will have it.
I am not the most pro active with my blog, however I do try my best to publish at least one or two posts minimum a week, but it can be very hard to find the time, and then when I do have time I can easily be distracted my what’s on tv or I may be too worn out to concentrate on sitting down and thinking of something to write about. It can take a great deal of effort to come up with new ideas and ways in which to keep your blog fresh, especially if you suffer from brain fog! (sneaky link to my second blog here Hypothyroid Mum
I am also on Twitter and I have a Facebook Page for my blog also (if you’d like to like it ;) would be appreciated)
I do find it difficult to keep up with all the social media sites (Instagram, twitter, bloglovin, youtube, etc) but I am slowly finding my way around them. Although I am not entirely sure yet as to which ones are the most popular among bloggers.
I have been blogging for about a year and a half now and I do enjoy it, though I do wish I had more time to put into it. I am hoping to now start blogging more for my children and making my blog a bit more personal to me and my family.
Im also going to add that any blogging tips are appreciated if you would like to share and be so kind J