Ladies out there, you think you can write a blog?
Let me tell you, it is hard. It is really hard, it is complicated.
I mean, so many steps, so much confusion, and it totally complicates life, it is awful, that is why I keep doing it.
I of course and JUST KIDDING!
I know so many of you who say, I have thought about doing that. I would love to do that. I have so much I want to share. I have learned so much I need to get it out there. I love to write.
It really is easy. I promise.
Step 1: find your blogging platform. (I suggest Blogger or WordPress)
Step 2: Sign up for a free blog. (yes it is free, cool right?)
Step 3: write some stuff.
All the rest will come to you down the road if you want it to. The rest I am talking about is the technical stuff, and the beauty is that you can get as technical or not as you wish to. If you want a certain look, get down with yourself and make it happen. (Plus there are a ton of tutorials and people on Etsy that can help you). If you simply want to have a nice little blog where you share your thoughts and ideas, pictures of your kids, tidbits about what life is like for your family, or things you have done, cuteness that has occurred that you want to remember, then it is the easiest thing ever. Seriously, just follow those three steps!
At first, I was a bit petrified of blogging. I didn’t want people to read it, it is scary putting yourself out there, and I am not as good at it as some. I simply wanted to share my thoughts and my journey with the universe. It was almost a year before I shared my blog with people close to me. I remember sitting in front of my computer gasping that 20 people had read my blog and almost having a panic attack that I didn’t know what they thought about it. It was such a good lesson in just being who I am and being ok with it. It was over two years before I put it out on social media. It was my personal spot that I could process and share things as I wanted to. It made me so much more confident in my choices, in my style, in my thoughts, because I got over worrying about what people may or may not think of it all. There was no way I would ever know, and that was surprisingly freeing!
As I got over the strange pressure that comes with starting at the beginning and more and more of me was out there, I felt more comfortable and confident. It was a little piece of me and I could share it in the context I wanted to. It has built my confidence as a mother, as a wife and as a person.
So ladies, those of you who are thinking about starting a blog. Give it a shot. It takes five minutes to get it set up and started and if you realize it isn’t for you then nothing lost. You don’t have to write every day, or even every week. That is the beautiful thing…it is YOUR space. You don’t have to answer to anyone. You write when you feel so inclined to do so. If it is once a week, a month or a year, so be it. There are no rules!
I know so many women have learned so much about themselves simply by blogging about it. I know so many women who have made connections with other people like themselves through blogging. I know so many women who love to blog to keep in touch with people far away. It gives you a deeper understanding of family happenings when you can tell an entire story along with a picture.
So, here is why I blog.
I blog to document my children’s and families life. (Check this post here)
I blog to share my opinions about issues (Check out this post here)
I blog to share and remember items that I love (Like this, this and this)
I blog to honor my accomplishments as a mother (Check this out)
I blog to share with family what this homeschool thing is really about. (Check this one out)
I blog so my kids can look back and see what vacations were like (Like this or this)
I blog to share great recipes (like this yummy one)
I blog to honor our traditions (like this favorite)
I blog to share my wisdom (yep, like this)
I blog to show the progress in our home (remember this)
I blog because it makes me feel good.
Plus, it is fun! It is a blank canvas that you can adorn with whatever you wish.
So, what will you blog about?