Blogging to a new direction

Blogging to a new direction

I’ve been blogging now for a few years, but it’s time to take my blog in a new direction.

It’s been a bit of a hobby and I initially started my blog as a way to record how I felt during my pregnancy with Lady P.

When she came along, I started writing posts to document her milestones and what how completely blessed I felt to have her. Since then, I’ve been trying to work out what it is that I really like writing about.

Yes, of course I love writing about my life as a Mummy, and other random musings, but I wasn’t really sure of what exactly I was adding to the blogging community.

You hear a lot of people talking about ‘finding your blogging voice‘, and I’d struggled to decide what mine was.

I often doubted myself and didn’t think of myself as a “real” blogger.

That was until I recently attended Blogfest. I listened to one of the speakers talking about this ‘voice’ and it made me stop and have a proper think about what it is that I am really passionate about.

She said that unless you really care and are interested in something, you’ll find it hard to want to write about it regularly and with interest.

I have to say that I agreed wholeheartedly.

So I spent the day, and the train journey home racking my brains to think about what I am good at and what I can confidently write about in detail but also to really help my readers.

And then it hit me.

I know a lot about blogging!

This is my new direction! I’m not sure why it took me so long to realise to be honest.

I have been working in digital for 10 years! I’m a digital marketing consultant. I help people build their websites, write for them, and manage their social media for my day job. I have blogged for Econsultancy. Hell, I even write white papers for experts Smart Insights who offer the content as part of their expert memberships.

I just hadn’t really ever thought about putting it all down on paper to help others, for myself.

So there you have it. I have found my new direction by stopping and really looking at myself.

Coming up very soon, I’ll be creating guides of how to become a blogger, from the basics of how to set a blog up, through to more advanced blogging tips and tricks.

So if you’re reading this for tips on how to become a blogger, or perhaps you’re just looking for some advice on how to make your blog better, watch this space.

I will of course still post about my life as Mummy to my “pink unicorn princess”, so don’t fear #pblogging community – I still have your back.

Watch this space…

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Lucy At Home
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Ooh good luck in your new chapter, Rhian. As a newish blogger myself, I’m really looking forward to seeing what you have to say. Your excitement about this step shines through your whole post!

Amy
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So glad you have found your voice and I’ll definitely be on the look out for your posts! I’ve been blogging for about 2 years but never took it seriously until now and there is still so much I need to learn! #MarvMondays

ChilliRegina
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Well done! It’s funny how sometimes it just hits you what you’re meant to do in life or with your blog for that matter..It feels so liberating, finding your mission and everything else starts to fall in the right place! Count me in reading your guidelines!;) #Marvmondays

The Tale of Mummyhood
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Goof for you, I wish you all the luck in the world with your new direction!

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Kirsty - Winnettes
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This sounds brilliant! I hope you find your blogging voice. I will certainly enjoy reading your hints and tips.
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stacey oakes
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I’ll stay tuned for your advice and tips. Glad you have found inspiration in your new direction #GlobalBlogging

Alana - Burnished Chaos
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I’ll definitely be watching this space, I’m still relatively knew and have A LOT to learn so I love reading advice from other bloggers. Well done for finding your new direction x
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Mummy Bee
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I feel like I am still trying to find my voice and I am really looking forward to reading your helpful guides on blogging and I hope to find my voice soon because I really do enjoy and love blogging. #GlobalBlogging

Tooting Mama
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Looks like you found your passion that’s brilliant, I am looking forward to reading more about your expertise!

Helena
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I heard someone say it makes more sense to live your life backwards. I learnt French at school before meeting my French husband. #MarvMondays

Rhyming with Wine
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I was at Blogfest too this year and I know exactly what you mean when you describe how you felt leaving the “Finding your voice” session. It’s such a fundamental and key part of blogging but sometimes one of the hardest things to pin down. Congratulations to you for finding your voice and I look forward to hearing lots more from you. I know I would have really appreciated a concise guide to getting started and somewhere to turn as things became more complex. Good luck! Thanks for linking with #DreamTeam x

Squirmy Popple
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As a fellow digital marketer and blogger, I’ll look forward to reading your posts about blogging! #DreamTeam

My Petit Canard
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Ooooh how exciting! I cant wait to read some of your blogging themed posts. Its an area that im really passionate and love writing about too. I although it sounds like you have waaaaay more experience than I do in this space. Its great that you’ve finally found your voice, its such a relief when you do 🙂 Emily #MarvMondays

The Mum Project
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Amazing! It’s funny how sometimes it just clicks and you’re like OH YES this is it! I’m a digital marketing manager, client side, I used to work for an ad agency too! I didn’t know you were a digital marketing consultant, we should link up somehow : ). Im excited for you and hope all the best in your new direction! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

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