Before I began blogging…

Before I began blogging, I wish I had known just how influential it was going to become in my life.

Did I know that I’d meet women across the globe that would become some of my closest friends even though I’ve never actually met them in person?

Did I know that I’d learn things about other people’s lives through reading their blogs that maybe their family or friends don’t even know?

Did I know I’d get funny looks from my friends and family at the mention of, “Oh, well I read it on a blog…” or “Someone I know through blogging…” or “Honey, I’m going to meet one of my twitter friends in person come August!”?

Did I know that blogging (& twitter) would become so important to me that sitting down at the computer (or phone) was something I’d need (yes, NEED) to do on a daily basis?

Honestly, blogging has changed my life a little bit. Those of you reading this who aren’t bloggers yourself won’t get it. I know you won’t. But those of you who are part of this amazing platform will totally be nodding your head in agreement.

I’m proud to say that I am a blogger, and a mommy blogger at that. The connections I have built around the world with others amazes me daily, and the fact that I can reach out to someone else at any given point in the day through my blog or twitter is even more amazing.

Before I began blogging I wish I had known that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop. Not because I’d change my mind about the demand it has on me, but to prepare myself a little more for it. Juggling work, kids, a husband, a house, friends, family, and the blog. Yes, I consider it a priority in what I do day in & day out.

Did you know this before you began blogging?

This post is in response to the #SummerBlogSocial Advice for Others: Prompt No.1

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20 Responses to Before I began blogging…

  1. dollimama says:

    I’m nodding my head in agreement. I know that I made it through my first year with twins and a toddle because of my bloggy friends. Sometimes I feel like everything I know I learned from a blog. 🙂
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  2. Elena says:

    I agree on your points and I didn’t know any of this at all either! You’re right – people who don’t blog don’t remotely understand. They just don’t get it at all. I love that poster! I think I need to get a copy for our office.
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  3. Totally agree! Although my blog is very, very small still. But, between twitter & blogging I’ve also meet some great friends who I’m sure will be friends of mine for life. Love the blogging community.
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  4. Eschelle says:

    I get funny looks to, especially when i say that i make money using various forms of social media. I keep feeling the need to make it sound more technical than “i play on facebook, blogs, and twitter and get paid!” lol!!
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  5. Kimberly says:

    I totally agree! I had no idea how this would have changed my life. I NEED to blog and tweet every day. My husband didn’t get it at first, but he’s come around to understand it more now. The rest of my family? No clue. I think they think I’m crazy!
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  6. Jessica says:

    Could not agree more, I feel the exact same way. So glad that you linked up so that I could find your blog. Looks like our kids are very close in age, I have two surviving triplets born 10/07 and a two year old born 6/09. My triplets were 28 weekers so I know all about the NICU stay (sorry this has nothing to do with your post but had to add).
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  7. When I started blogging 4 years ago I had absolutely no idea how blogging would change my life! I didn’t know how many awesome people that I would meet nor that I would have people that would actually want to read what I’ve written. I definitely didn’t think that I would still be doing it 4 years later and have 2 blog conferences on my calendar! So glad I made the decision to start a blog1
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  8. It cracks me up what you say about nonblogging friends not know what you’re talking about. I honestly have a hard time explaining “what’s so great about blogging” without coming across sounding like a crack addict or something! 🙂 Glad to have found you on #summerblogsocial this week.
    Missy | The Literal Mom recently posted..The 5 Places Your Blog POPS (or Not) and WhyMy Profile

    • They think I’ve got three heads when I mention blogs! Lol! But in the end, I know how fantastic blogging is and the community that surrounds it, so that’s all that matters in my book!

  9. MandyE says:

    Linking over from dollimama’s tweet…I so agree! I had barely any idea what a blog was when I started mine a year and a half ago…now it’s like a member of the family…not to mention some of the wonderful people I’ve met! This parenthood journey is so much easier shared…and blogging is a fantastic way to share it. 🙂

  10. liz says:

    Proud mommy blogger in the house! WOOT! 🙂

  11. Galit Breen says:

    I can relate to every word that you wrote! From the influence to the NEED to those damn funny looks- GREAT post!
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