BLOGGING

    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
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    15 thoughts on “BLOGGING

    1. It's a bit of a minefield isn't it but such fun! I took up the challenge of blogging every day in May after losing my mojo for all of about a year! Well after 3weeks I'm back and loving it. Still got lots to learn and the social media side of things is relentless but it's nice to do something for me. 🙂 #PoCoLo

    2. We do get caught up and forget about telling people why we started blogging in the first place…
      By the way, interesting to know you have hypothyroid, so do I… or better said I have no thyroid… had to remove it because it was cancer full. But I know how you feel with a crappy functioning thyroid!

      myunsettlinglife.co.uk

    3. I feel you! I started my blog because I just wanted to write. At the time I didn't know too much about the blogging world but after a couple of posts I realised. Though you should have a love of writing there's so much more – content, audience engagement, social media, html, web domains…. I could go on! The best thing, and the thing that matters after all of that passes is that we have our own little place on the internet documenting our family life. And that is so precious. K x

    4. Great insight into you and your blog. I too find it difficult to keep up with it all and I struggle with all the different social media networks, my Facebook often gets neglected.
      #MyFavouritePost

    5. It's lovely to have somewhere to keep all your memories and milestones isn't it? I'll take a look at your Hypothyroid Mum blog when I get a chance as that sounds really interesting.

      Thanks so much for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday, remember you can post your in the facebook group and on pinterest too! xx

    6. I'm pretty new to blogging – only two months in – but I'm loving it. My thoughts behind it were to use it as a journal for our family life and good time, and also as a kind of gratitude journal – hence my Happy Friday posts each week, in which I list ten things which have made me happy that week 🙂

    7. Thanks for the post, I also regret my name choice a bit but I'm sticking with it! I started just over a year ago to save recipes that my son liked and to share with my mum friends who struggled to get their kids to eat. Recently i've decide to try and do more with it. Post more, get involved with social media and other bloggers. I can't believe how much time it takes and i just wish i had more time!

    8. Thanks for the post, I also regret my name choice a bit but I'm sticking with it! I started just over a year ago to save recipes that my son liked and to share with my mum friends who struggled to get their kids to eat. Recently i've decide to try and do more with it. Post more, get involved with social media and other bloggers. I can't believe how much time it takes and i just wish i had more time!

    9. It can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to keep up with all of the social media outlets can't it?! I had to give my blog name a long hard think about for the same reason, hopefully I managed to chose one that will stand the test of time 🙂 Your blog name has a nice ring to it though, I always remember it 🙂

    10. Everyone has such different reasons for blogging, and they are all ok. It can be so time consuming and can soon take over your life, or mine anyway! It sounds like you've got the balance just right. Thanks for linking up with #myfavouritepost

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