How it Started.
Devan from Accustomed Chaos asked me to guest blog on why I started blogging, things I’ve learned and what has surprised me along the way. I loved doing this post because it made me reflect on the last 18 months as a blogger. I’ve watched Devan’s blog become a place to find ideas on attachment parenting and mouthwatering recipes for a gluten free lifestyle (and even if you’re not, they’re too good to pass up), as well as the launch of her community Unspoken Grief for those struggling and sharing about perinatal loss.
I started to blog in January ’10 because at the time, my husband and I lived in a small town (one stoplight) with one car, and lots of snow. Trapped inside the house with a barfing, colicky baby all day led to me feeling I was going to go insane if I didn’t find an outlet. I’d being reading several blogs over the past year, and decided to start my own.
Let me be frank; my first blog was horrid. I didn’t know anything about web design or HTML, so I struggled to put up a pink cloth diaper background and pictures in the posts. My fonts were different colors. Per paragraph. It was an eyesore. It took a long time for me to even learn the basics.
As I blogged, I began to find a community of women that began to validate how I was feeling and my perspective on life.