Why I Blog?

For the past 5 years, I have been called a blogger and I am proud of that. And for the past 8 months, I have added ‘mom’ to ‘blogger’ and I am even more proud of that. I have gotten a lot of readers for Mommy Ginger than I ever imagined to have for the first 8 months and I am proud to say that I got to have this by just following the great advice that is to just write great content and people will come.

I am not ashamed to say that I wanted so much more for my blog (income- wise) a few months back. I think most of the bloggers I know have gone through this phase. I even asked to be a part of a group of mom bloggers that would get so much brands to advertise in their blogs. I was rejected though. I guess I didn’t make their criteria.

And then I talked to a few friends and my husband. The topic was why I wanted to have MommyGinger.com. I realized that my answer was simple. I wanted to document the milestones of Zeeka. Just like any mother with a scrapbook (which I do have as well) or a journal to write down thoughts on raising a beautiful baby, I had my blog and I had it to document my own beautiful baby’s life.

I want to keep on writing so that my daughter in the future could see all the experiences that she had when she was small. I want her to see how much she was and is loved. I want her to see how happy she makes mom and dad feel.
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Through my blog, too, I want to reach out to other moms and to help them by lending an ear and sharing my own experiences with them. For those who have known me through my blog, you’ll know that I always have time to talk and email my readers. I love helping my readers (and workshop attendees, too) in any way I can. I love helping them out and answering questions on starting their own businesses or in sharing mommy experiences. I just love making new friends and meeting new people!

The answer as to why I blog is just that. I am that type of person and blogging makes me feel complete. I am just a regular mom who is no different from you, who are reading my blog. I go through the same challenges in life as you. I feel hurt, depressed, jealous, anxious, burned out and pathetic at times. I also feel loved, proud, happy and contented most of the time. Blogging has been part of my life and it is what helps me achieve that sense of fulfillment of helping others.

I am just a regular mom who just so happens to document and share a part of what I am, what I know and what I love online.

7 Comments

  1. August 3, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    The reasons you mentioned are also my reasons for blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ Blogging is something I look forward to at the end of the night or week. I know I might never earn so much financially through blogging, but the joy of sharing my wonderful son to the world and receiving comments on my blog (that my readers are entertained, that they learn, wtc.) are priceless. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 3, 2013 / 5:35 pm

      Hi Dew! Thank you for sharing with me your reason for blogging! It feels so good to just share stories, right? I’ll definitely follow your blog, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs to all of us bloggers!

  2. August 3, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    Hugs from a mom to another. You are one of the nicest people I know. And I don’t really know much people because I’m shy. Thanks for welcoming me to the first workshop I attended. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 3, 2013 / 5:25 pm

      Aww, Cym! Hugs to you, too! One of the reasons why I love blogging is that I get to meet fabulous people like you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. August 3, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Great post, Ginger! And bravo to you. I know what you mean about wanting “more” from blogging and can totally relate ๐Ÿ˜‰ But instead of striving for what many assume as the next phase, I also realized that I didn’t want to blog solely to just step up the ladder. I wanted to blog for me, and to capture those blissful moments. If the blog finds success at all, I want it to be because I was able to capture Vito’s memories. Thanks for writing this! I think we all need to be reminded as well of the “why” often ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 3, 2013 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks, Marts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for always reminding me to keep it real. You’re absolutely right that opportunities will come and I feel it coming na one by one ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to be an inspiration also to other bloggers just the way you have inspired me to stick with what I love and believe in ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. August 7, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    oh! i can relate to you mommy ginger. I envy other bloggers especially moms who get noticed by advertisers. But in the end as what I read from Dainty Mom Martine’s blog, i have to blog to inspire. and that’s my objective now. It will reflect to the readers of how you are in your blogs and you get noticed when you least expect it. My main goal of having my blog now is to inspire and be inspired. how wonderful!

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