Today I am welcoming the lovely Angela from The Inspiration Edit – one of my favourite blogs at the moment as it has such a wide variety of content that is always of interest – why not head on over and have a read?
I’m really excited to be writing a guest post all about becoming a blogger. This week is my two year anniversary blogging and boy has it been a roller coaster ride.
I first set up a blog called Daysinbed which was primarily about my experience as a sick mother with chronic illness trying to manage family life. My blog grew and began to get popular.
I loved my first blog and even won an award however after 20 months I decided it was time to focus more on inspiration, family life and fun ideas so I recently changed domains and started afresh with The Inspiration Edit.
Over the past two years I’ve learnt so much. I had no idea what I was doing back when I begun. I had never used twitter, didn’t know what SEO was, google analytics or Instagram. It’s been one massive learning curve and I feel like my knowledge has grown beyond measure.
Blogging has become a passion for me. It’s my therapy and something I love to do. I feel passionate about writing and love to share my thoughts and ideas.
I love engaging with my audience and using my blog to help and inspire others. I spent a lot of time in the first 20 months writing about chronic illness and while this has taken a back seat it’s still something I touch on every now and again.
Blogging has brought fantastic opportunities to my family. Of course I have to work really hard and nothing comes easy but the more work I put in the more I get out.
I think writing and sharing experiences can really benefit and help others as well as myself. It gives me a chance to reflect on life, on family and the daily issues we face.
I recently asked myself what makes a blog successful? To some it’s about money and earning. To others it’s about popularity and acknowledgement. For some bloggers success is about providing opportunities and doing things you otherwise might not afford. For me the number one thing that defines my success is how my blog is able to inspire and help others.
I want my blog to become a resource to inspire families and help individuals going through similar life experiences as me. Hence the name The Inspiration Edit and my recent change in direction.
I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I’m so exciting to be working as a blogger. I’m looking forward to putting my 2017 plans in place and seeing my blog blossom.
Writing can really be a lot of fun as can social media, photography and graphic design. I love it all and can’t wait to see what opportunities come my way this year as I share parts of my life with others.
Are you a blogger or blog reader? What do you love about blogs?