So it’s two weeks down the line from starting this blog and it has already been such a learning curve! I knew before starting that it would take a long time to gain followers and peoples trust, after all ‘mummy blogging’ is already such a huge market. That being said I am overwhelmed by the support so far, from both friends and strangers, and from fellow bloggers who have given me a helping hand along the way. This page has been viewed thousands of times around the world – that is just CRAZY!
Still, its tough out there and finding my groove is proving to be more difficult than I thought! But I’m a mummy, and anything is doable when you’re a mum right?! It also happens that the past couple of weeks have provided posts that have been quite serious, which have needed to be done, and have been received amazingly.
I named the blog and my social media pages ‘The Adventures of Lyla’, but it just so happens we haven’t been on many adventures recently as I’m so bloody knackered!! (Being pregnant and having a toddler is damn hard, I wish I could go back to my first pregnancy and tell myself to get a grip as I never dreamed I could ‘cope’ the way I am now!) But by adventure I could mean exploring the other side of the world, or it could just be managing to leave the house on a daily basis, which is my main aim at the minute! Every day is an adventure as a parent, life is an adventure – hence the name!
But I also want it to be about my adventures into parenthood, the challenges I face, building a community, and hopefully being a support to people if I can, plus hopefully providing a bit of humour in day-to-day situations, and if that means calling my child a knobhead at times then that’s what I will do! Because that’s me. And I just want to be me. And what I’m struggling most with is my self confidence (that is my no means a ‘boo hoo me’ statement I promise)…
What if people think I’m a crap mum?
What if they think “what the hell is she telling us this for?!”?
What if I swear and it offends someone?
What if I post too much? Or too little?
What if people judge me for putting my child(ren) in the public eye?
What if I overshare?
You see what I mean?! But then when all is said and done, I am loving this, I am loving the messages I’m getting from people, the follows on instagram (I am obsessed with insta) and I am LOVING having this time for ME. And although the blog and my posts revolve around my family and our day-to-day, the release it is giving to me is amazing.
So this is a big fat THANK YOU. Thank you for reading, following, liking, commenting, sharing, keep it coming, it is so appreciated, I promise.
And I’ll just keep on posting my crap, and over sharing my pictures, in the hope that it puts a smile on faces each day, whether it be one face or 100 faces.
Sian & Lyla xxx