So here we 3 months into the blogging world and I have to say I think it’s going pretty well! It’s certainly been a journey of its ups and downs and I’ve learnt so much in three months. I have achieved more than I ever thought was possible it’s still not going to pay the bills at the end of the day but then I guess that is every bloggers dream! However I have managed to join a fantastic community within the blogging world I am really enjoying my #PuddingLove linky it really is amazing to read all of these great blogs on A weekly basis and to know that I have something to aspire to.
Writing has certainly helped me with my postnatal depression, I really think that this has improved during the three months I’ve been blogging. It’s like it gives me a focus outside of my own life but without having to worry about what everybody thinks all the time; yes I get comments but I have yet to come across anyone who is unkind. The support I found out there are from other mum bloggers has really made me put into perspective how bad I was feeling. I’m still waiting for my counselling sessions that were supposed to be a six week wait (I’m pretty sure it’s more than that now) but because I feel better it doesn’t seem quite so important that they hurry through although I still want to have them!
As we Keep Blogging on?
Well I’ve just started on Instagram which I love! My photography leaves a lot to be desired but I’m told practising will improve the pictures I take, so be prepared for an instagram influx (you can follow us here if you don’t all ready). I have started a lovely Instagram party #PuddingPoses! Just so that other people who are taking ridiculous snaps of the children can share them with me, this is now going to be a monthly feature on the blog, check it out here.
I’ve also launched my Inspirational Parents guest series and am trying to get more people involved. This is so we can spread the word about the great works that some families do in the face of adversity you can see our first feature on The Lilly Mae foundation here. Our next one will be with Noah’s Big Charity this is a family I’ve worked closely with in my career and I’m very much looking forward to the feature post on the blog and hoping to help raise some money for them.
Other goals? I guess I’d love to reach 2000 Twitter followers or maybe even 3000 Twitter followers in the next month although I never thought they would be so many people interested or at least pretending to be interested in what I have to say! I really like to work with small brands and like the idea of working with new of brands; things that people haven’t heard of. Being an individual I like to have stuff that no one else does and then be able to gleefully tell them where I found it! This month is also the first month of advertising on Petite Pudding, I don’t know how I feel about this at the moment but it seemed like a business savvy thing to do… I wish I was going to BritMums live but unfortunately with my maternity coming to an end and having to go back to work next month this is just not going to be an option this year. But I hope that all those who are going have a fantastic time and I can’t wait to hear all of the great tips that you’re going to share with me and the rest of us bloggers!
Finally from me and Pudding, I’d just like to say thank you for your continuing support. We really appreciate every comment made on the blog and everybody who takes the time to read a post. I know I don’t always get round to responding to your comments as quickly as I would like; I promise you I do you read all of them! It’s just that with two small children and to crazy sausages life does sometimes get in the way of blogging!
Love Pudding & Mummy xxx