Saturday, 23 September 2017

#WhyIStartedBlogging Vol.10

Hello Lovely people, Welcome back to our new series called #WhyIstartedblogging which will feature three different bloggers each time. We love getting to know why people started blogging and what it means to them so we hope you enjoy the read.

This week we have Lauren, Caro & Sian.

We hope you enjoy reading this because we sure did, We love to read about other bloggers, finding out what blogging means to them.


Why did you start Blogging?

I started blogging as my mind was a constant whirlwind of thoughts with no where to jot them down, so after being a silent reader on all the blogging hype, I decided to start a blog of my own. My first blog (which is no longer available) was completely random and more of an online diary; but I did write an awful lot of posts on mental health and anxiety which I suffer with. The comments and feedback I got from people was phenomenal and I knew that my words were actually making a difference to people and I was having a positive impact on others. My current blog is aimed at women of all ages and is mainly based around lifestyle posts, with the odd unique post thrown in here and there. I love the idea of building an online community. A place where women can go to and virtually hangout and have a browse through, a read and a giggle!
What Does Blogging Mean to You?

Blogging is so important to me as social media is growing bigger and bigger everyday, and where do people go for honest reviews and advice? The internet! Blogging is a great away to show your true self. Who you are and what your aim is. You can make a lot of friends along your blogging journey as well which is awesome! ☺️ I spend the majority of my time thinking about the next move for my blog, and ideas for posts I can write!



Why did you start blogging?

I’ve always loved to write! This passion began when I was eight years old and began my first novel: Jane of Lilac Grove, it was basically a carbon copy of Anne of Green Gables and was probably terrible, but I knew right at that moment, when I first put pen to paper, that writing would somehow play an important role in my life.

My son is a 7th round, miracle IVF baby and after having him I decided to become a stay at home mama. I love being at home with him but at the same time being a full time mum leaves very little time for you. I was starting to feel that I needed a creative outlet and some ‘me’ head space. I’d toyed with the idea of blogging before but am such a technophobe that setting up a site terrified the pants off me! However, when I revisited the idea, only in May this year, I didn’t feel overly scared, I was ready for it and the time was right!

When I first started to blog I had no idea what I wanted to say! I think I thought my site would be a place for practically perfect mamas, all around the world, to join together and discuss creative play and organic food, and then I realised that really isn’t my life so why pretend to be someone I’m not? I’ve since found myself writing about anything and everything from my infertility, my not always so great parenting, the Sound of Music and TV sex scenes! I love words, I love my blog and I’m so pleased I took that first step and started The Cuckoo Mama!

What does blogging mean to you?

I find writing, by far, the best way for me to express myself. I find it freeing, creative and nurturing. I can write about anything I want and that’s fine! In the world of blogging anything truly goes and that’s great! I love that blogging is so instant, it’s not like writing a novel whereby you have to sit for days, weeks, months or years tapping away and then it goes off to unknown publishing worlds before anyone can read it, with blogging you simply write, press publish and, in the words of Tag Team, whoomp, there it is! Blogging is my sanity on some days, my best friend on others and always my outlet. It’s helped me find confidence in myself and realise that whilst I can’t choose what life decides to throw at me, I can choose how I decide to cope with it and what I decide to blog about too!



Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as a way of encouraging myself to be more diverse in what I wore. I had so many clothes and I just wasn't making the most of what I had. The best way for me to motivate myself to put more variety in my fashion style was to just put it out there into a public forum - if it was out there for people to see, there'd be no return! A website blog seemed the most appropriate for what I wanted to achieve rather than Instagram or another channel. Seems a silly motivation for starting blogging now I think about it but it's done the trick!

What does Blogging mean to you?

I'd never really had an interest in blogging or any social media stuff before I decided to give it a go. In fact I hadn't realised how much there was out there, how many others were blogging, the variety of the subjects people blogged about, as well as the variety of channels. I was on social media - I had a twitter account, a Facebook and an Instagram account but I never thought to use them as anything other than keeping up to date with friends. Now that I've started blogging I've realised there is a whole other world out there, a world where you can exchange ideas with other people, make new contacts and potentially new friends. Sitting down once or twice a week to write a post about whatever comes into your head and then to share it, is actually really refreshing. When people that you don't know actually take the time to read your post or visit your blog, it's a great confidence booster! If I didn't blog now, I'd definitely miss it!

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We hope you enjoyed reading about why Lauren, Caro & Sian started blogging and hat blogging means to them! We loved reading their answers, that's for sure. If you would life to be part of our blog series, #whyIstartedblogging then just drop us an email at

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