When I first started this blog (which seems like a million years ago) no one was reading it but me, my Mom, and a couple friends. I had two fur babies and a boyfriend and no real idea why I was even blogging in the first place. Sometimes my posts were exactly two sentences long. Truly riveting stuff, right?
But I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am now that I did start a blog…and it’s probably not for the reasons you think.
Today I want to share with you the REAL reason why every Mom should blog based on my own experience. I want to open up my heart to you, Mom to Mom, and tell you what blogging has meant to me and what I know it could mean to you.
This week as I was cleaning up some old blog posts I came across so many little jewels of forgotten memories, silly pictures I hadn’t seen or thought of in years, and blissfully dreamy ideas of what I hoped my life would look like somewhere in the future.
Finally, after a year of posting the little moments of my life that no one but family wanted to read, I posted my first craft. It was a gift for my husband and when I look back at it now it makes me giggle. Holy cow, it was a little pitiful… but a super sweet idea straight from my heart.
So here’s why I think every Mom should blog…
Sure, the money you can make is awesome and it’s a great way to be good to your family with the extra income blogging brings. (Click here to read my own story about making money blogging.)
But, the truest and best reason you should start a blog is really about the gifts it will give you in years to come.
It doesn’t matter if you blog about your life, or you blog about crafts, or you blog about money. In fact anything you want to blog about will offer you the same kind of blessing some day as mine has offered me…
It will chronicle the journey you’re taking in life.
It will hold onto who you are today and it will keep safe the slices of life that lead you to who you will be tomorrow.
You may look back and watch the kinds of crafts you made evolve into even more beautiful creations over time.
Maybe you’ll enjoy a sense of pride as you watch yourself, month by month, year after year, as you became more financially independent.
Someday you could read through your old blog posts and feel a warm sense of humility and gratitude in knowing how many people you helped by sharing whatever story you’ve decided to tell. (Think about how many blog posts of all sorts and types on all sorts of subjects that have made your life a little better in some way.)
Your blog will serve as a diary that’s alive and growing with inspiring moments, lessons learned, and the beauty of how you changed and grew as a person.
Jobs will come and go. Children will grow up and begin living their own lives. But your blog will be there, full of the daily inspirations that made you, you. I believe with all my heart you’ll cherish yours as much as I cherish mine.
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.