Aside from last weeks quick update, I’ve been struggling to post. I couldn’t pin point the reason why. I had the time too (if I actually made a schedule I could regularly post), I had a list of varied subjects I could ramble about and I most definitely (and most importantly) wanted to post. So what was the problem? How could I break down the wall in front of me? Well after spending most of Sunday
eating chocolate on the sofe reflecting and daydreaming, I think I found my problem, and above a solution. Quick jump ahead: my blog’s new name. Gone is MumIsTheWordBlog.com and hello to NoManualToMummy.com
When I first set up this blog. I basically did it awash with boredom. I was a young, a first time mum on maternity leave and just moved into my own home. Basically I was looking for a space to unload (side note, I’m still young but motherhood/adulthood has matured me further – well in my opinion). I had no idea about the wonderful world of blogging, which I am now familiar with, existed. Links/social media/interaction with other bloggers – was all completely alien to me. Anyway, back to my point. This blog was set up with zero knowledge about what blogging was or even what blogging meant to me. Because of this, the set up..the look…the context was heavily rushed and confusing.
Now I feel more confident in blogging and I’ve beeninvolved for a while now, I taken the time to put a bit more love and thought into the whole concept that blogging is. I’ve finally got a page which I like the look of and am proud of (for now, until I learn how to self-host). That was my problem. I wasn’t happy with how my own little corner of the internet looked. I mean I still have a long way to go, and still have tons more to learn…but for now I am happy with the small progress I’ve made and this difficult barrier I have overcome. I feel it’s given me the motivation and positive energy I needed to keep improving and growing – and wanting too.
So here it is.. MumIsTheWordBlog.com – we had some good times but it was time for a change, so hello to NoManualToMummy.com.
Do you feel that the look of your blog influences your content and how often you post? How long did it take for you to become happy with your page?