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!
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.
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.
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.