This blog has been up for 2 months or so. I love it. It’s giving what I need, or almost. I have an older blog that I started a little over a year ago, and I loved it too, but now that I’ve refocused and upgraded to a blog that gives me more control I love it so much more. The idea of sharing things from my life, blogging my way through parenthood, is empowering and relaxing for me at the same time.
But why did I start a blog in the first place?
My prime reason was my daughter. Emma chose to enrol herself in a self-esteem/acting/modelling course with Mode Elle here in Kingston. She was 6 at the time but we let her decide if she thought it was something she wanted to do after having a visit with the place and the people. So then I thought it would be fun to follow Emma and share my “stage mom” life with whomever was interested.
Fast forward a year and Mode Elle is not exactly what we had hoped it would be. I’ve actually created a post with some of my gripes about Mode Elle here, but we’re sticking with them (and their staffing and branding changes) for a little while yet. Emma really enjoys the fashion shows here at the mall (likely because it’s really all she gets to do in this world right now.) *Update – because I expressed my dislike of Mode Elle they have since “released” Emma from her contract and called me “rude” and “disrespectful.” All I did was ask a few questions and expect a reply before 2 weeks were up. Frankly I’m glad, as I don’t want to deal with a company who treats their clients as if their questions are trivial. End rant*
While I expect there will be many things to be backstage of (the girls do both dance with Kingston School of Dance) in the future, I shifted my blog more onto me and away from the girls specifically. So now my blog focus is on me, my family life, my time-management skills (or lack thereof!) as a working mom, and some reviews and travel posts all from a family friendly angle.
This slant gives me so much more opportunity to create posts and share stories of things from my daily life. I often am inspired in the middle of the day over something the girls did, or something I read on social media that really resounded with me, or even a passing thought while I’m at work, and I have to take a moment and jot it down so when I get a chance to do some blogging, those ideas are all still there. Otherwise my mind is a sieve and all those thoughts and ideas just drain away.
I have just gotten my own feet wet in the world of acting. I worked with Curious You Productions locally a few weeks ago. I hope to continue with a bit of on-the-side acting if I can find it. This could give me lots to blog about so stay tuned!
Blogging is relaxing for me – unless my husband is sitting next to me asking “What’re you doing?” every 2 minutes. But even he gets that I need to do this sometimes. The less relaxing part for me is having to belong to all the social media. Don’t get me wrong, I like to be a part of all of that social sharing, but when it starts to feel like a job (for which I am getting zero pay!) I quickly tire of it.
I want to know why YOU started blogging. Was there one thing that started it for you? Or maybe you, like me, were inspired by your children. Please share in the comments – I want to know my audience better. And thanks for reading!