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.
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.