Branching out with my blog

I’ve made a sort of un-deliberate (is that even a word?) New Years Resolution to do more with my blog. I haven’t really made any proper resolutions but there are things I want to do this year. I have made an effort from January first to get back on the diet and to do my strengthening exercises to ward off the SPD if we are fortunate to get pregnant again, things like that. I hadn’t really thought that I wanted to do more with my blog this year specifically but I have been thinking about branching out a bit for a while and it seems that this was the right time to do it. Monkey is playing more independently by the day which means I have a little bit more time to devote to it right now. So I guess it is a kind of a new year’s resolution.

When I started blogging I wasn’t really sure if I would find the time, or if I would enjoy it, or if I would find very much worth writing about, so I kept things pretty low key, telling just family and friends about it. I think I was almost a bit scared about people reading it, which is weird when that is the point of it! Then gradually I started putting links on web pages and on a few forums but again pretty low key really. I know and knew from the start that there was a huge and wonderful blogging community out there but I have, until now, been a bit scared to join, but I have taken the leap over the last few days and been welcomed by some wonderful people.

Big thank you now to Jo at The Reading Residence who has been following my blog for a while and really helped boost my confidence. Her blog is also a window into the world of the blogging community and has introduced me to ‘linkys’ which I have to say I had never heard of before! I saw the Magic Moments link from The Oliver’s Madhouse a few weeks ago, thought it was a lovely idea but then never got round to joining. After the chaos of Christmas I managed to remember and joined that link on Monday and it whet my appetite. So the last couple of days I have set up my google+ account properly, and today I joined twitter, which is a big step for me. I have no idea what I am doing but I am enjoying learning a lot and I am also discovering lots of fellow mummy bloggers so hello to you all! Jo at The Reading Residence  has again been massively supportive and suggested lots of other wonderful blogs and ‘linkys’ and I am going to do my best to join as many as I can!

Did you feel nervous when you started blogging?

4 thoughts on “Branching out with my blog

  1. I was actually already on Twitter and chatting to bloggers, before I started my blog, so it felt totally natural to share it on there and get involved with various linkys, as I ‘knew’ the people behind them. A nice advantage at the outset, really! Delighted that youre getting involved in the community now that you have a little more time – it’s a nice place 🙂 Thanks for the mention, too xx

    • Ah I can definitely imagine that would help! Thanks, though I think I need to work out a balance as the housework has definitely suffered over the last few days! Blogging and tweeting is much more fun! And no, problem, it’s the least I can do after all your help and support! xx

  2. Just found your blog and have loved reading. I always find the balance difficult with blogging. I find it takes so much time to do link ups and keep up on twitter so if you find the secret please let me know! I just need to be more organised but right now napping is a higher priority!!

    • Thank you! I completely understand what you mean. I have spent so much more time blogging and tweeting this week than ever before! The housework has suffered and hubby would like his wife back. We actually had a conversation about this earlier and I really need to find a balance. If I find the secret I will definitely let you know!! xx

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