The Best Reason To Blog

bloggers are great

It has been 19 months since I started this blog and I have learnt so much over this short time period.  I’ve put in a lot of hard work and all my blog and social media stats are heading in the right direction.  I am currently just outside the top 100 of Tots 100, which is ranked out of over 8,000 parent bloggers, and I get exciting opportunities every so often.

Although all of the above is fantastic, that’s not the best reason to blog.  The best reason to blog is for all the people you meet, whether they are online friends or ones that you are lucky enough to meet in real life.

I have a fantastic group of friends online (too many to list them all here, but you know who you are!) who I talk to everyday, we share blogging tips, celebrate each others successes, provide entertainment in the form of amusing GIFs and they even gave me the encouragement and advice on how to cut my own hair (you can thank Cat and Hannah for that one).  Without this group of amazing bloggers I don’t think I would be doing anywhere near as well as I am now!

Another blogger who started at the same time as me (only she is way more successful!) is Stevie from A Cornish Mum, who is the nicest blogger I’ve ever met (or not actually met!). Stevie is a self taught WordPress wizard and has helped me out a lot with tech issues and is always there for a chat and giggle.  I really do owe her for her support since we began blogging last year.

There are also those bloggers (Nat, I’m looking at you!) who comment on every blog post of mine, despite the fact that I never seem to have time to comment on theirs anywhere near as often.  It’s so nice to know that others genuinely do want to read what I write and take the time to write comments.

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Other blogging friends are there not only to help, but to give advice and just be there to listen to rants and complaints about general life, without judgement.  There’s a specific group on Facebook (thank you to Leandra for setting that one up!) that I love for this reason and I can talk to them about absolutely anything.

Also a special mention to Laura at Dot Makes 4 who mentions me in her twitter Friday follows without fail every week, despite the fact that I normally forget it’s Friday and don’t even get round to writing a Friday follow anymore!

There are so many more lovely people who I’ve met through blogging and I’m proud to call them my friends.  I really hope I can meet you all one day and actually have a laugh in real life and not just use emojis, but for now I’m just happy to be part of the blogging world, I doubt I would still be blogging without you.  Love to you all!

J x

18 Comments

  1. September 23, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Aw thanks for the mention! Stevie is my wordpress guru too! And I love reading your blog, I don’t expect you to read mine, I read yours because I enjoy it. I hope to meet you one day too. BML next year maybe? I’ve never been but I’m going to do it next year!
    Nat.x
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    • September 24, 2016 / 8:44 am

      I love your blog too, just always seem to be so busy that commenting doesn’t happen! Ha ha! I was considering going to BML next year too, but would need a sponsor and hope my husband would be ok with the boys in London for the day!! x

    • September 24, 2016 / 8:42 am

      You’re welcome, you’re a great friend and I hope to get to Cornwall one day to meet you! 😉 x

  2. September 24, 2016 / 6:34 am

    This is so love Jenny and I think you’re right – I would’ve given up as well if it wasn’t for Leandras group 🙂

    • September 24, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Such a supportive little group, definitely love being a part of it! x

    • September 24, 2016 / 8:39 am

      I love our little IG group, so many lovely people! Yes, it looks great, I can’t believe how easy it was, thank you! xxx

  3. September 24, 2016 / 7:19 am

    Couldn’t agree more. I’ve made some really special friendships through blogging x

  4. September 24, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Thanks to your whatever the weather linky my little blog actually started getting comments. For thar I will be forever grateful. I hace made some grear friends too and will be meeting one next weekend! Sarah x

    • September 24, 2016 / 8:31 am

      I’m so glad the linky helped! You have a wonderful blog and I would love to meet you one day too! Have great fun next weekend. 🙂 x

  5. September 24, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    What a lovely post. I would love to belong to a group and have more interaction with other bloggers. Would love to know where you guys hang out ?

    • September 24, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Facebook is the place to be! Are you in the UK Parent Bloggers facebook group? That’s a great one to get started and then if you join in with linkies, join the linky facebook groups too and interact with other bloggers there, you’ll soon find some great blogging buddies!:) x

  6. September 24, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Yes! You are so right. I’ve made some lovely friends through blogging who are now ‘real-life’ friends as well as many, many that I love chatting to via blogs or social media. It is a wonderful community.
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    • September 24, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      It really is the best thing about blogging, but one I didn’t really expect! I really want to meet everyone in real life, hopefully I’ll get to a conference next year! x

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