Well, its been a whole year since I started Mom on the Make. Looking back at my first post, Seatbelt Bags, brings back fond memories of the beginnings.
I had purchased my domain name the prior week and was determined to write several times per week.
I have accomplished that feat during most of these past 12 months, and much more in some months.
My topic focus was uncertain in the beginning. I thought I would need to narrow down my thoughts and focus on a theme. What I found is that a focus is not really necessary. I decided to just write about whatever was on my mind that day.
For the seatbelt bag post, I remember being in love with my Harvey’s seatbelt bag in the champagne color, large satchel style. I just had to write about handbags that day.
When my family would watch a movie together, I wanted to share how we liked it. When we went on a fun outing, I wanted to share. When I loved a book, I wanted to write a review as soon as possible. When I made a recipe that we all loved, I couldn’t wait to snap photos and share with my readers. It became such a fun outlet for me and, of course, still is today.
A few months into blogging, I found a kids literature blog hop hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Both of my daughters love talking about their recent reads, so I decided to interview them about their books, then post it onto MOTM. Earlier this year, Bam Bam, my five year old, decided to jump into the book reviewing game by discussing Pie Rits.
Back at the beginning, I remember obsessing about what the first post would be, then finally telling myself to “JUST WRITE”. And, I did. I’ve tried to keep this attitude going every week.
I know people say this a lot, but blogging really is one of the best forms of therapy out there. Writing and interacting with others from around the world is a great adventure.
In the beginning, I was so excited to check out my Alexa ranking that I would click on my Alexa icon every day to see how I was doing. What I realized after a few months though, is that it really doesn’t matter. If writing and connecting with other bloggers is fun, then its productive and successful.
Spring Break is about to start, and it reminds me of our trip to Disneyland last year. I couldn’t wait to get back and write about our day at the big park. I would take notes on my evernote app while waiting in lines. 🙂
In this second year, there will be more posts about photography as I learn more about my DSLR. There will be more book reviews and delicious recipes posted consistently, and, of course, more random stories about my day to day life as a Mother of 3 (under the age of 12).
Blogging gives us all the opportunity to journal, divulge, connect with other, and record our memories. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Thank you to all of my readers for making this a great first year for my little corner in the blogosphere.
Happy One Year to MOTM.