I made a decision.

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? 

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25 thoughts on “I made a decision.

  1. Congrats on the fresh start! I’m still not happy with every aspect of my blog, but sometimes I’ve just got to remind myself that it will never be perfect. The content also changes as my interests and mood changes, but that’s ok too! (At least I hope so.) Yay again for your successful rebranding! Keep on making it fun for you, that’s what matters most.


  2. Congrats on the new look! I am new to the whole links/blogging thing so totally know
    What you mean! I am still getting used to it all so it’s lovely to read things like this!! Love the look of your blog too x #MarvMondays

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  3. Hi Lex, well done you! It’s no small decision to change a blog that we feel is our baby. On the other hand, change can be brilliant for getting us inspired again!… (I’m looking to moving away from using a mop and bucket and buying a steam mop in the hope it will inspire me to clean more…MmmmmMMmmm… Here’s to hoping!). I would love to change my theme, but I’m scared of not being me with a more stylish one. One day I will come across the perfect theme I’m sure.

    I think No Manual To Mummy is a good name. It sums up what it’s like becoming a Mum nicely.


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    1. Oh thank you. I hear steam mops are all the range now, I am with you in joining you. Hoping to get my bum into gear in the housewife role. A new Hoover is my next to do, that’s my reason for the lack of it so far. Anyway, thanks for coming over and having a read. I really appreciate it xx


  4. I think that blogging does evolve over time and it makes sense that things might change and move in a slightly different direction. A change is as good as a rest as they say! I need to be more consistent about posting, but I’m a huge procrastinator (probably fear of failure).
    Good luck with your new look! xx

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  5. Morgan Prince

    I’m glad you’re feeling better about it all – I think sometimes not liking our blog can lead to blogger’s block and can mean we lose sight of why we love to blog. I hope your redesign is helping with your motivation. It looks great.

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  6. Congrats on the fresh start, it’s always good to reinvent sometimes. It’s important to love the way our blog looks as well as what we write I find! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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