Our 14th day of daily blogging for Blog-tember and today’s prompt is:
When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging back in April 2011, via another WordPress blog (now defunct), because I’m a scrapbooker: I blogged my pages, my Project Life spreads and craft-related things. I loved it, but it fizzled out because of the ‘problems’.
I re-started blogging on September 1st 2014, a few hours after I’d seen – on Pinterest, I think – Bailey Jane’s Blog-tember prompts.
It started as a whim – I knew I wanted to start blogging again [I had a vague idea for where to take the blog based on the ‘I Will Bloom’ idea] and wanted to get in to the habit of blogging regularly, so I thought ‘Just go for it’ and went for it, very much in the spirit of “Jump and your wings will appear”. I definitely felt a calling from deep within to follow my heart and just start. Seeing the Blog-tember piccie on Pinterest was very fortuitous (does everything happen for a reason!?!).
I didn’t really have a clear plan in mind, other than a challenge to myself to complete each and every prompt. Then I found out that I like writing for this blog and that it’s actually helping me work-wise (I write and edit for a living): my writing, in general, has improved, I think because I’m ‘warming up’ with these blog posts and so can get straight to the heart of things work-wise much quicker and easier. I’ve found everything flows a lot easier ‘at work’ when I’ve invested time in writing a blog post (I’ve been scheduling about a week in advance).
I have also found that I LOVE blogging! Love the wonderful, wonderful, ladies I’ve met (you know who you are!), love the sense of community. Have read some blog posts that have blown me away, read many many more that have made me pause and think deep and hard, and have seen such wonderful ideas being ‘put out there’: Kimberley you know who you are and your idea is FAB! I’m definitely in! I’m humbled before you all, ladies: you are so talented and passionate and honest and thoughtful and and and….
So, I had an hour on Tuesday morning whilst I waited for my daughter to finish nursery and I sat and brainstormed and came up with some cunning plans for how to make this blogging lark work for me. I’ve more or less got a framework in place and some blog series ideas, with blog post ideas within those. Hopefully, come October, I’ll be ready and raring to go.
Just need to find a WordPress theme I’m happy with because this one is BUGGING me BIG TIME! (Photos in a grid showing title/a little bit of text on the first page – any suggestions anyone?)….