Wednesday, February 22

Blogging about Blogging

Wow! I can't believe that I started this blog 6 months ago and I'm still going! Sometimes what seems like a good idea at the time for me doesn't always come to much a bit further down the line but this is something I'm still really enjoying!

As a mummy, some days can be children, children, children! Using my brain gets put on the sidelines, so I'm loving the opportunity to get to use mine even on the days when I don't get much adult conversation. I'm also loving having something that is ALL mine too ... as not very much is when there are little people around! One added bonus I can see too, is that looking back on this in years to come, it will help us remember more the details of our adventures together as a family, almost more than the more general posts in our family blog, Beckwith's Big Adventure!

When I started 'The Missionary Mum', even though we do our other blog, I wasn't really aware of the huge blogging world or 'blogosphere' out there. (Yes, terms like that made me laugh too!). Since starting this one however, I've got to know people all over the world who have similar or totally different types of blogs to me. Admittedly I'd like to have a bit more time to check out some of the blogs I've seen that interest me but for now they have been bookmarked til I have five minutes to myself!

My intention was never to earn money from blogging like some people or even to generate a huge following (I haven't even activated the 'Following' option). But more recently I've had approximately 50 views each day which has been a nice little boost to my self esteem. Thank you to those of you who are interested enough to read on!

I still think I'm very much in the early stages of the blog and am learning and tweaking things on a regular basis ... who knows this time next year the blog could look totally different! I'm even enjoying the 'study' element and learning process as much as the writing!!

The latest blogging book I have to read (but which I haven't started yet) and is sure to give me some new ideas to try is 'The IT Girls Guide to Blogging with Moxie' by Joelle Reeder and Katherine Scoleri from Moxie Design Studios. As with everything else I'm looking forward to getting into the book ... when the munchkins allow!

I think this blog won't be a five minute wonder brainchild of mine ... it seems that some ideas I have to do things will actually last the distance!! Let me know what you like or don't like about 'The Missionary Mum' so I can improve it over the months and years to come!

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking about your comment something to call your own and I guess that explains why I love running. I don't have to share it with anyone else and as the miles pass by my mind wonders as my body relaxes, ironically. Anyhow, I often times think as a past English teacher I would love blogging , I guess for me I tend to be private and so the thoughts I have I keep in a personal journal and although blogging doesn't require you to share every moment with the world the few intellectual thoughts I have a day I jealously store for me, myself, and I.