As if I needed another reason to blog, I found this article originally published by BYU. Their research suggests that blogging may be a useful tool in helping new mothers with the adjustment to motherhood. How interesting! There sure are alot of amazing Mommies out there doing the blog thing.
I don’t know where the blogging bug came from. I’ve done it in a lot of different places, and a lot of different styles. Each blog or online inspiration board has in it's own way become a reflection of where I was in life. I was really big on inspiration boards, mainly focusing on my California lifestyle. Then one day, I started getting really interested in food blogging. I had just reconnected via email with an old flame, just friendly emails. I told him I was food blogging and asked for his mother's famous salad dressing recipe to make for myself at home. Years had gone by and I had never forgotten her simple yet delicious dressing. He shared the recipe and said that he turned to this lady quite often for recipe inspiration. That was it, I saw the photos, began to drool, and decided I needed to get in the kitchen. I needed to do this. I wanted to blog my learning-to-cook journey. I wanted to make yummy food. This was before Julie and Julia, but that kind of concept. Of course life, work, heartbreak, and everything else got in the way of daily cooking lessons, but the bug to blog has stayed.
Fast forward to now, I am married to that "old flame," expecting our first baby, and using this blog as a forum for tracking our memories, documenting family recipes, journaling my pregnancy, and as a general creative and therapeutic outlet.
It’s not about followers, its not about clicks, it’s about documenting our lives. It’s about networking with people who I admire in the blogosphere.. (so many great women bloggers out there) I have been so inspired by things I find on blogs, from recipes and crafts, to relationship and parenting ideas. It is amazing, and I am grateful. I have a hard time understanding how someone could NOT blog.
And I do believe as I transition into motherhood, my blogging life will morph again into something more whole. A place to track my childs milestones and photos, and share it with loved ones who aren’t near, and maybe
even vent about the occasional frustration that comes along with new motherhood.
Blogging is me time. It’s a relaxation technique. I love being a blogger. It's my anti-anxiety medication.