How Blogging Has Helped Me (and Others)
I love my blog! When my husband first told me that I should start a blog, I looked at him and said “A what?” I thought he said a blah or blob – what the heck is a blog? We have a family blog that we started back in July of last year and that I slowly update. I decided that I really wanted my own blog to post my own feelings about life. Come to find out….there are many other moms that face the same frustrations and deal with the same challenges I do. Go figure! I’m not the only sleep-deprived, emotional, imperfect mom out there. I’m not the only one whose heart breaks when my child says he hates me. I’m not the only one dealing with the frustrations of potty training. I am also not the only one whose heart melts when my boys hug me and say that I am a great mommy. Sorry, getting a little emotional here. Um hum…..
When I’m feeling down and worthless….like I just can’t get anything right, I turn to my blog. I turn to my blogging friends, such as Kailani, Caryn, Cat, Tanya, Shauna, Jennifer, Lorie, Kayla, and so many more! I try to be real on my blog. I am not perfect! I have a hard time keeping up with the laundry (when isn’t there a pile to fold?). I feel overwhelmed by the noise coming out of my kids at times. I feel like I can never get my house clean enough and keep it that way. I feel at times like I am cooking the same meals over and over again. I struggle with balancing my job as a mother and my job as a blogger. I struggle balancing my husband and my kids. I struggle just like everyone else!
However, one thing I have found I have control over is my blog. I have control over what I review and what I post, as well as when I post it. I’ve had the opportunity to work with several different companies and share my thoughts on how the products really are. And guess what? People actually care what I think! They enjoy my posts! Talk about a self-esteem booster.
Some people increase their self-esteem through exercise, others by wearing fashionable clothes. Some get their hair done, wear tons of makeup, or have a high paying position at an important company. I BLOG! I have learned more about myself in these past few months through my blog and feel like I actually have more people I know through my blog than in the town I live in.
I was even invited to attend the Smucker’s event in Ohio next week. There are only 9 of us bloggers. Talk about emotional. They chose me as one of their invites – wow!!
I also believe that blogging has helped others. Whether it was through someone winning a giveaway that they really needed at the time or leaving comment love or linky love for other bloggers. Tell me, how has blogging helped you?