5 Things I Have Learnt About Myself Since Blogging

I started blogging as my new focus for 2015. I’d played around with blogs before but this time I felt ready to give it a proper go. Here are some things I’ve found out along the way so far.

1.  The parenting blogging community is ace! When you walk into a new mother and toddler group for the first time it can be awkward, intimidating, cliquey, I’m not a fan of it to be honest. Coming into the parenting blogging community couldn’t be more different. Everyone is so friendly, supportive and happy to help.

2. There is a lot more to blogging than meets the eye. There are layouts, stats, labels, tags, scheduling, linkys –  so much I didn’t know about but I am loving learning about it all.

3. I forgot how much I love to write. I wrote alot when I was younger; mainly poetry probably about my newest crush but it all fazed out as work, housework, family duties came into play but I’ve rediscovered my love for it. The fact I can write about work, housework and family makes it even better.

4. It is addictive. I have often found myself with my notebook writing ideas and draft posts. Its really good to have something to focus my mind on as I suffer from post-natal anxiety. It also means I can write in my Cath Kidson notebook which I have been saving for something useful!

5. I think I want to become a ‘proper’ blogger. An ambition it seems I have only just discovered. I’ve read some great blogs this month and find some of them incredibly inspiring. I hope that with practice I can improve my writing style and attract more people to my blog.

Thank you to everyone that has helped me so far especially all those who have followed me on Twitter and given me little bits of encouragement. This has been a big step for me, especially to write about my anxiety so I am super pleased with how well received it has been.

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  • Unknown
    31/01/2015 at 20:49

    I’m new to blogging too and am loving learning all about the community! Whilst I’m not a Mama (one day, hopefully!), I do enjoy reading all different kinds of blogs and try to offer the same on mine; be it a book review, recipe, lifestyle or a beauty post.

    I agree that it is addictive – it is my new passion and my mind is constantly thinking about what I can blog about or photograph for my blog!

    Lovely post!

    – Gillian x

  • Mummy in Training
    31/01/2015 at 21:24

    Aw thanks for the lovely comment. I shall pop over and take a look at your blog now 🙂

  • Jen F
    31/01/2015 at 21:27

    It really is addictive isn’t it! There’s so much to learn but it’s enjoyable learning how to get oneself out there through linkys and following other blogs.

  • Mummy in Training
    31/01/2015 at 21:30

    Yes loads to learn!!! I’m trying to work out self hosted at the moment! Thanks for the comment.

  • Aby Moore
    02/02/2015 at 23:53

    Great observations! Welcome to blogging. I am so glad you are enjoying it. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • Mummy in Training
      03/02/2015 at 09:52

      Thank you. I’m really enjoying it as long as I can find the time. Thank you for commenting. X

  • Pen
    05/05/2015 at 23:34

    Thanks for your blog. I agree, I have only been blogging a month and really enjoy it. It is great therapy and I really enjoy writing. I work full time and I think about (but don’t write) my blog at work. I look forward to getting home, to giving my both his dinner and a bath, putting him to bed and then settling down to my blog. Enjoy!
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  • Pen
    05/05/2015 at 23:39


    I am new to blogging too and I love it. It gives me something to focus on and something to release my creative juices. I recently did a monthly round up from April (my first) month and was surprised at how much I’d written. I look forward to reading more of your work soon. Xx

    • Mummy in Training
      07/05/2015 at 19:25

      Thank you 🙂 I will pop over and have a look at yours. So glad you are enjoying blogging x


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

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