This is a blog post about blogging and blogging with heart. If you aren’t a blogger you might not relate to this post but I’d really love you to stick around. You might like to have a Monday laugh about the secret beauty & fashion life of mothers.
Still here? How lovely.
When Sarah and I launched this blog late last year, I considered myself a newbie. New to words reaching beyond family and friends. New to blogging communities. New to schedules and editorial calendars, optimised images, social media promotion and SEO. New to blogging courses, blogging super-stars and blogging competitions. But not new to actually writing a blog. When my middle son died suddenly and unexpectedly as a baby, I found solace in words. When my youngest son was born, I felt confident enough to place those words online. I created a blog called Chasing His Sunshine. I wrote and write that blog for the primary purpose of mothering my middle son. I wasn’t a part of any blogging communities when I started that blog – I didn’t know they existed. The blog was a visible and creative space for him in my life. Visitors to that space are always welcome, but they don’t validate the words. I have been thinking about the way I write at that blog, the way I write at this blog and the things I am in danger of losing sight of. Here are the lessons my old blog can teach my new blog.