I’ve recently had a bit of an impromptu blog break, and with most blog breaks you get thinking about what you really want to do with and gain from your blog. And this inevitably leads you to thinking why you even started blogging in the first place.
For me, my blog started life as a creative outlet after I lost a baby whilst I was in a job I completely hated and had zero creativity to it.
Jump forever three years and it’s a hobby and starting to be a bit of a business. It’s where I still channel my creativity after spending a couple of years juggling a career in marketing and communications. It’s my online space to share my thoughts and advice, and document a little bit of our family life.
But the whole thing with having a family blog was to write about my family, and what we get up to.
Unfortunately that content isn’t the clicky articles that a lot of people want to read, and I know I don’t read many posts in that style unless I really love that blogger (this post by Hannah Gale really summed up a lot of where I also believe blogging is heading), however, after reading this post from Kirsty, I was reminded how much I do love a good rambly ordinary moment post. One that is real. One that is about every day life.
Because I’m an ordinary mum, with an ordinary toddler, leading a pretty ordinary life.
We do the laundry on Tuesday mornings, including bed changes. Like most families. And if you’ve ever experienced changing a bed with a toddler, you’ll know that it is not ordinary, and is most certainly not an easy feat.
Normally, it wouldn’t even enter my mind to document changing our beds. But I saw my camera sat there and Henry was in such a happy, smiley mood, that I couldn’t resist a few photos.
And it felt really good.
I felt nice to pick up the camera and just shoot some fun photos of everyday ordinary life. No forced photos. No flat lays. No organising. Completely spontaneous.
So I’m going to post more blogs like this. Ordinary moments.