As you probably have already read in my About Me section, it was friend who first started me off on the blogging path.
I blame (and thank) my mummy and fellow blogger Filipa from Gourmet Mum for this whole experience. A passing comment in conversation with Fleeps (about me starting a blog) got me thinking.
Is it something I would enjoy?
When I was younger I loved to write. I would write stories and letters (including to two pen pals) and I loved studying English at school. I even chose three essay based subjects at A level. So obviously I'm a sucker for writing.
The answer, therefore, was yes. I would enjoy it!
Is it something I could do?
I did excessively well in my English studies while at school, I even got onto a great course to continue studying it at university (which I chose to decline for personal reasons). My love of writing makes it easier, and I just seem to be a natural with words (ask my husband - I never shut up!)
The answer, therefore, was yes. It is something I could do.
Is it something I could fit in?
I am a pregnant housewife, and stay-at-home mother, who works part-time at GAME (only when my girl is in nursery) and runs her own business from home. I am the master of giving myself too much to do. However, there are times when I am at home, doing nothing, that I felt could be used to write about my life. Choosing to write a blog about pregnancy and motherhood meant that I would never be short of ideas.
The answer, therefore, was yes. I am crazy enough to find time to fit it in. Besides, I am now on maternity leave from GAME and my business and Little L is (fingers crossed) a good few weeks away from making an appearance. So I have got a little bit of time on my hands!
Two months on from writing my first post, I am still learning. I am still discovering new things about the blogging world, about the platform I have chosen to write on and about how it all works. However I wouldn't change the fact that I started.
I have found this world to be somewhere I completely fit. I am loving my blog, but also, I love the people I meet because of my blog.
Being involved in series such as my Parenting YOUR Way series; writing guest posts for others; joining linkies; and taking part in adventures such as #Blogtober16 has immersed me in a whole new world. I have made new friends, found new followers and I love the sense of community you get when chatting to fellow blogggers.
According to Fleeps, my next step is to start vlogging - natural progression and all that. For now though, I think I'll stick with what I'm discovering I'm actually good at (and being on camera is not something I consider myself good at!)
For more posts from Blogtober, visit the Blogtober category page. If you have any ideas for upcoming content or things you would like to see on my blog, feel free to share in the comments section below.