Looking To The Future..


So as you may have read in my last post 'blogger struggles' I was having a lot of doubts about what to do next with my blog. I saw the negative side of the blogging community, and it kind of consumed me a little, I was overwhelmed and put off. I started blogging for me, to keep a track of Emily's life, her achievements and our memories as a family. I also blogged a lot about my mental health journey, and when I receive negative comments after putting myself out there so much, it seemed really hard to go forward. The thing is, I want to move past it, and I have some lovely bloggers and friends to thank for that. I have received some lovely messages of support, and I was surprised at the amount of fellow bloggers who have felt the same negativity. While it is absolutely horrible that they have felt that, it is nice to know I am not alone, and that there is nice bloggers out there too. 

Moving forward I am going to continue blogging, for myself. I want to be able to have the online record for Emily, and I don't think that stopping is going to make everything better. I just want to thank all of the people who took the time out to send me messages of support, on facebook, twitter and even on my blog post, I appreciate it more than you will ever know, just goes to show social media can be a nice place. A special thanks to Fiona, Catriona, and Ami for taking the time out to message me, listen to my worries, reassure me and show me that it isn't all bad. For now I'm not quitting, looks like you guys are stuck with me. I think I have perhaps taken a little bit to much on, I have been blogging 6 days a week for nearly two months now, while I absolutely love blogging and writing down my feelings, I think I am putting to much pressure on myself to make sure that there is a blog post. There will be no more of that, I will be blogging at my own pace, if that means once a week or 7 days a week at least it will be because I want to write and not because I feel like I have to. Blogging shouldn't be a chore, It was always my escape and my place to document everything. I think I may have slightly lost sight of that, and it is something I don't want to loose sight of again. I will find a good balance between my blog, home life and Rainbows and Ribbons my little business. Once I have found that I think the whole thing will be more enjoyable.

Thank you for sticking by me, reassuring me and listening to my rambles. I really appreciate each and every one of you. 

4 comments

  1. Your a fab blogger and a lovely lovely person. Don't let anyone put you off doing your great blog. I was the same with my blog and didn't know if I really wanted to carry on so I made a new one. It was the best thing I did! :) it gave me the strive to make it great and get stuck back into it. Just blog as and when you feel, too much pressure= an unhappy blogger :) love ya xxxxx

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  2. I am so glad your sticking with it. Reading all you stories not just of motherhood but of the struggles you go through really opens my eyes to things. I couldn't see the blogging family without you in it. :-) Anytime you want a play date let me know. xx

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  3. Good for you Hun! Blog when you want to and don't feel pressured :) this is your little bit of the Internet to write whatever and whenever you want :) so glad your sticking around xx

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  4. So happy to read you're not giving up! You're so right that you need to blog for you, I love your blog whether you post once in a blue moon or all the time! Xx

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