There’s a blog post I wrote in December 2013, but didn’t publish. A post that explains just why my blog is so important to me. There are a lot of people who read my blog, who have no idea how incredible this community is or how life changing some of the opportunities are. How theraputic writing can be or how passionate I am about writing. Today I read a blog post by a very admirable blogger and entrepreneur, Sally at Who’s The Mummy. She asked, “What’s blogging ever done for us?”
Sometimes I admit, there are times when I get a bit disheartened if my stats plummet or I get a post with only a few comments. I think that happens to us all from time to time, but most of us blog because it is our passion, rather than for the number of readers we please. That is something to hold onto.
This… is what my blog means to me…
This… is what my blog has done for me…
Blogging has changed my life and filled my heart with glee.
It has ignited a passion and motivated ambitions that I couldn’t find within me.
It has been my prayer throughout illness and my friend when I’m alone.
It is my sanctuary, my therapy and a little piece of my soul.
It’s a celebration and a photo album of memories and unforgettable moments.
It is a new faith in humanity and a wider world to explore.
It’s an outlet for creativity and inspiration and a place to inspire too.
It opens your mind in a way that both softens you, and toughens you.
It’s words on a page, journeys, products, brands, handshakes, pictures and faces.
New ways of life and a new appreciation of life.
It’s an olive branch and a weeping willow.
It is collective tears and collective smiles.
A virtual hug.
A firework that sparks a twinkle in my eye.
A fundraiser, a community and an army of supportive parents, incredible writers and loyal readers.
It’s a glimpse of a future full of opportunity.
It’s taught me about the kind of person I want to be.
It’s a little piece of me.
Sarah MumofThree World says
That is so beautiful and so true. Blogging is all of those things, but I don’t think I would be able to express that as beautifully as you have. X
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Spidermummy x says
What a lovely post! As someone who’s just entering the blogging world, this is really inspiring, so thank you xx
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Love this fabulous post Emma! You’ve covered absolutely everything I feel about blogging here too. Very well said xx
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Wow! This is inspirational and I hope that you continue to get so much more from blogging.
Keep being loverly xx 🙂
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Jo Laybourn says
lovely post Emma and oh so try! So pleased you get so much from blogging. Blogging is awesome on the whole! xx
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So perfectly put, I can associate with much of what you say and see your passion shine through in your posts
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The Mummy Diary says
I totally agree, I have met some of the most influential and amazing people through blogging, people who have got me through some tough times. A really lovely post, thank you for linking up to #magicmoments x
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This is brilliant to read Emma – you’ve been through so much, it’s insane and to know that blogging has helped you through those dark times is awesome x
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Lovely post Emma, blogging really is amazing. I hope you continue to enjoy it so much. xx
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