Blogging changed my life.

The title of this post says it all really. When I look back to March 2013 and having a facebook status chat with the lovely Becca from Mum of a Premature Baby, the result of that conversation was me heading over to Blogger to start a blog.
Based on Becca’s advice I don’t think I’d have what I do today. Back then she and I had new babies and essentially blogging gave us something to do for ourselves in between all the feeds, naps, the playtime, and even the pooey nappies!

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I’ll be honest, though, when I started I hadn’t a clue what to write about, what to share….I was completely clueless to the etiquette of blogging. But then I had my first Twitter comp win! I had only just signed up, was learning how to RT etc…and the result was me winning a fabulous Little Tikes Coupe car! Exciting right? So that was literally my first blog post, and I won’t lie, looking back on that post makes me cringe but it also holds a certain sentimental value. It was my stepping stone into the world I now know to be amazing, supportive, friendly, opportunistic, & bloomin’ fabulous.

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I’ve met people who I would never have in person. Not only because I live in Northern Ireland but because they are scattered all over the UK, and I think through blogging, finding those people and jelling with those people has been one of the most amazing things to come out of me starting a blog.
I’ve had the utter joy of building this, I suppose, little brand all by myself.

Super Busy Mum has turned my life from someone who felt beyond being Mum didn’t have much purpose and really felt as though she was losing who she used to be, and in truth, through blogging, doesn’t feel as alone as she used too. Even though these relationships are built online you’re still not alone and I think knowing that is pretty damn amazing too.

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Blogging has changed my life. It’s given me back something I never thought I would get back again. A little bit of Me. Somewhere to be me. Somewhere where I can be Debs and not just Mummy, for me to lose myself in when things get a little crazy and something for me to build up from nothing to being able to stand back and be proud of it.
Blogging is unheard of to a lot of people, its classed as odd to a lot of people too. But its turned into what used to be my hobby into a brand, a business and that has taken over 2yrs of hard work, dedication, loyalty, long working hours typing into the night and I simply cannot imagine my life without it.

Before I go…a huge thank you to everyone who takes the time out to pop over and read my little blog. For those who leave comments? You honest to goodness, make my day. Thank you! To those wonderful lovelies, I can call friends? Thank you and to everyone else to takes a moment out to tweet, leave a FB comment, Instagram love and more. I love you, thank you. Without all of you, my blog would really be nothing. So I owe you everything.

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  1. 08/07/2015 / 8:51 AM

    Such a lovely post Debs, and your success as a blogger is evidently because of all the hard work you put into your little space. You are a true pro, and a lovely lady to boot! I’ve loved meeting you this past year, and have blogging to thank for that too! Here’s to many more lovely years of Super Busy Mum! 🙂 xx

  2. Rebecca U
    08/07/2015 / 9:58 AM

    This is lovely to read! You’ve had a lot of success. I love that blogging can be as much or as little as you want it to be and we’ve had so many fun experiences as a family, as a result of my blogging x
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  3. Dominique Simpson
    08/07/2015 / 10:15 AM

    You really deserve your success as I love coming to read your posts. Also I am incredibly envious of your works pace, it looks amazing. Your posters are gorgeous xxx
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  4. Jenna Michelle Pink
    08/07/2015 / 12:48 PM

    I can completely relate to this.

    When i first opened my old blog (Transforming Into Butterflies) I did so as something to just do when the baby napped. I found myself so over whelmed with my new role as “mum” that i felt like I lost everything about who I was and ended up with quite bad PND. Blogging offered my a good hobbie, an outlet and something to do for myself.

    I closed that blog after registering as a childminder. I suddenly felt uncomfortable about some of things I had wrote, was worried about exposing so much of my sons life, and felt quite vulnerable. I didn’t blog for about 6 months.

    I do have other hobbies… i am an artist but I really struggle to get work done when my son is awake. Starting my new blog recently has given me back something for myself. I have shifted the focus abit away from being a mum (whilst still keeping a bit of my lifestyle posts) and focused on creativity, my art, the art of others and creative ideas for the kids. Really loving blogging again and the best thing is I manage to fit it in here and there when needs be 🙂
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  5. Absolutely Prabulous
    08/07/2015 / 6:55 PM

    Yep couldn’t agree more. I’ve been amazed at the reaction, feedback, camaraderie of blogging which gives me life beyond packed lunches and blooming night toilet training! Well done.

  6. Alex Gladwin
    09/07/2015 / 8:12 PM

    What a lovely post. I agree with you, blogging has been a life changer for me too. I certainly hear you when it comes to not feeling so alone. I don’t have many friends offline as I’m a bit of a introvert and prefer my life that way, but having friends online is great for taking away the sometimes lonely feeling I get from not wanting too many offline friends. It’s nice to be able to have so much in common too, especially as we’re all Mummy’s! x

  7. Sarah
    10/07/2015 / 2:43 PM

    I just love this post – and I definitely understand what you mean about the comments. You just feel so loved.

    Aside from the Mummy stuff, I can understand how writing and blogging makes you feel like you do!

    Keep it up! Xx
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