As a blogger, you get asked several questions very often. One question is “How did you get started blogging?”
For me it was simple. To document our life so family who lived far away could always know what was going on.
As time progressed I learned that there were many women out there just like me. All blogging what it was like to be a mom. It wasn’t until my blog was almost a year old that I learned that a blog was so much more than just a story book for family members. Complete strangers read blogs. They are all going through something similar in life and reach out on the internet to make sure they are not alone.
That was when I decided to reach out and do something more. I decided to open up. To let go and give it all up. Letting go of my fear of being seen as a bad mom, a bad wife, and even a bad person. I thought that if I could reach one person then I did something great. I began to write more. Yes still about the kids and life but I went further. Expressing frustration, sadness, heartache, joy, love, and the desire to fit in.
I also had fun with it. Posting recipes of the food we ate, pictures that showed the kids covered in mud from head to toe, passed out from sheer exhaustion, and even my scale pictures of my weight loss journey.
Blogging is a winding road. It will continue to go as far as you will take it. It is a bumpy road. You will find people who think you are nuts, people who think you are wasting time with your children/spouse, and even people who are jealous. You will have low number of readers but in the end, blogging is about one thing.
You decide what you want to do with and where you want to take it.
Are there days I want to delete my whole blog and wish I had never created it?
Those are the days I pray. I pray long and hard asking God why he lead me to this place.
I am constantly reminded that he has this. I have to let go, give it all to him and have faith in his timing. His timing brings me here.