Wow, what a wonderful way to dive back in! I had to take a bit of a hiatus so I could juggle being super busy at my full-time job and a teething baby who decided she didn’t need sleep for like, three weeks. 😴😴
I’m so thankful to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my dear friend Halee at 2blueeyes! She helped me set up this blog! She has recently moved to Japan, and I’m having a blast following her new adventures!
Blogger Recognition Award Rules
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your blog award.
3. Give a brief story about how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.
My Blog Story
I began this blog as a way to reach out to other exclusively pumping moms. I noticed that most of the advice in the new-mom world was tailored to moms who either directly nurse or formula feed. This means that information about pumping gets lumped in with one category or the other. But when I started pumping, I realized it is a whole different process with its own unique factors. I wanted to share my experiences and advice that I have learned from other EP-ers to help bridge the gap.
My Advice For New Bloggers
I hardly feel qualified to be giving advice since my blog is still in its early days, but here are two things I’ve learned so far:
- Pick a topic you’re truly passionate about. Keeping up with a blog takes a lot of time and effort, so make sure you choose a topic that you enjoy writing about! Make a list of post ideas about that topic. If your list is short, that might be a red flag that the topic is too narrow. A list is also a great resource to refer back to when you’re in a writing slump.
- Don’t schedule posts more than a week in advance. This is great advice I learned from my #2 nomination below! While it’s good to have a direction for your blog, keep yourself flexible for last minute ideas that come up. You may also have an idea in mind for a great post three months from now, but when the time comes it may not fit in with your other posts.
I’m sorry to say that I haven’t branched out enough to be able to follow 15 bloggers (yes, I am totally going to play the New Mom card again!), so my list is short:
- Lil Redhaired Girl Cooking
- Sleeping Is For Losers
- Taylor-made Mama
- My Plot of Sunshine
- My Day in Los Angeles
- The Bluegrass Mom
Happy blogging! 🙂