Next month, this blog will be a year old. And in just a couple of months, my baby girl will be 2 years old. (How is that even possible?) Since I’ve been blogging while also doing this whole motherhood gig at the same time, I’ve drawn some parallels.
Here are the top 5 ways Blogging is like Motherhood:
1. IT’S OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. Much like having a newborn, starting a blog is daunting. Where do I start? How do I do it? Who can teach me? Simply put, there’s no better way to learn than to do it. Just start. Get your hands dirty. Thankfully, unlike motherhood, when it comes to blogging, I’m talking figuratively dirty. Blogging is a poop-free zone. (That is, if you’re doing it right.)
2. AND THEN, IT’S STILL OVERWHELMING. A year into this blogging journey, I’m still learning and at times feel like I know nothing. My blog grows, my goals evolve, and sometimes I can’t quite keep up. Blogging is like chasing after a toddler who is on roller skates and carrying an ice cream cone. It’s exciting and scary and unpredictable. And sweet.
3. MILESTONES ARE CELEBRATED. Each couple of months I sit down (Ha! Kidding. I rarely sit down.) and think about my goals for this blog. And I’ve even been lucky enough to achieve some of them. Soon I’ll be celebrating my blog’s 1st birthday, which is a big milestone. Ok, I might not send out fancy invitations to friends + family and hire a face painter, but there will be cake. And balloons.
4. EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE. Just like motherhood, every day is completely different. Sure, I can stick to a posting schedule and try to nail it down, but each day I’m confronted with new issues that need to be figured out (Hi, technology.) and exciting opportunities that didn’t exist yesterday. I don’t know what tomorrow holds and that keeps me on my toes.
5. I’M GRATEFUL FOR MY TRIBE. Surrounding myself with mama friends has made motherhood so much more enjoyable and manageable (read all about that here), and blogging is no different. My Blogging Tribe has helped me navigate the unpredictable blogging seas, while also inspiring me with those brilliant mama blogging minds. Blogging would be pretty lonely without my tribe, and I’m so grateful for each one of them.