The 10 REAL reasons why mums blog


What’s that you blog? But why do you blog? Are you going to make any money? Are you going to be famous?

Do any of the questions sound familiar? Yes, I bet they bloody do. Aside from money and fame (yes of course that’s why ALL of us are blogging eh?) they are some other more important reasons why us mums blog which I wanted to get down here, ya know, just to set the record straight…

1. It’s cheaper than therapy

How many times have you been beating yourself up about something you’ve done, or thought; fretted about parenting and relationship decisions and circumstances only to have complete clarity and peace after having blogged about it? I’m guessing….many times over.

2. It keeps our brains going

We could spend all our days harassing our kids, being harassed by our kids, talking to other harassed mums about being harassed, or we could have the opportunity to think, reflect, learn and write about all manner of subjects proving that yes, our brains are still in tact.

3. It stops us from wanting to kill our other halves

Blogging is an amazing outlet. If you can get it all out, and get your thoughts straight on your blog rather than hurling it all at your partner in a fit of frustration, surely that, and the knock on benefits to your relationship, is worth its weight in gold.

4. It makes us a better parent

By writing about our experiences it helps us to understand them better, to cherish them more, to get a better handle on this crazy roller coaster that is parenting. I find that I have become an infinitely better parent since I have been blogging and have had the opportunity to stand back and look at things more objectively, and get things in perspective.

5. It helps us learn

Blogging – in one way – can be a solitary existence but in another way, because you become naturally connected to a network of other bloggers, you become exposed to their circumstances and experiences, bringing with it a wealth of knowledge beyond your own, not to mention seemingly endless support which you may not have otherwise had the benefit of.

6. It keeps our CVs ticking over

OK so we might not all come out of this with CVs shrieking “Hire me as a writer!” but for those whose next career steps (or any career steps!) are not obvious, having the fact that you created and built up your own blog and following is sure as hell infinitely better than a big fat tumbleweed CV gap.

7. It improves our self-esteem

By writing about our experiences, learning from them, and getting reaffirmation from others going through the same thing, it helps to improve our self-esteem at a time when it is probably the most vital, seeing as other ways of boosting our self-esteem have been significantly reduced due to a myriad of constraints presented by motherhood.

8. It gives us a virtual support network

Being a mum these days, for all the playgroups, playgrounds and other mum activities at our disposal can be for some, a lonely experience – particularly for those more naturally introverted mums. Although a virtual support network is no substitute for face-to-face contact, it is great to know that it is there when you need it.

9. It stops us from feeling like a boring old housewife

You can spend the time when Β you don’t have a little one hanging off you screaming doing chores. Or you can do something you love with that tiny amount of time. Go figure.

10. It allows us to leave our footprint as mums

Despite it being around since the dawn of man, motherhood is still, for some, a baffling experience. So many questions, so many answers. By blogging, we are able to share our own experiences and knowledge, in the hope that it may help others who will follow in our footsteps thereafter.

Do you agree with this list? What are you primary reasons for blogging? I’d love to hear in a little comment below…

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  1. 100% agree, I am much more confident than I used to be and my brain is now active rather than giving in to the cbeebies mush! x

  2. yes spot on, I can relate to all those points. The main one for its my way of coping at times . Great post

    • Definitely vital as a coping strategy…I think it’s especially important for those who are championing a cause like yours Wendy x

  3. Loved this. And a lot of these reasons apply to non mums too, I’m finding! Especially those in relation to processing thoughts, emotions & experiences and connecting with and understanding others. While my husband wasn’t too keen on me losing the anonymity at first, he’s been behind the blogging as therapy idea from the moment I told him I’d been blogging! X

  4. Brilliant! Totally agree with everything here and may just print it out to have on hand the next time someone asks me (in a disapproving tone) why I blog. #sharewithme

  5. It touches on a couple of items on your list but I essentially blog because I enjoy writing. There’s a large element of wanting to record elements of my children’s life for posterity too. Money? Fame? It’s funny how a lot of people – especially non-bloggers – seem to think that’s why everyone starts blogging, but it’s never been a big deal for me. Not that I’d say no to them if they dropped into my lap, though! πŸ™‚

    • Haha I have sat on both sides of the working and non working fence so weirdly…I feel like different points here have applied at different times during my motherhood journey…

  6. I’ve written a few posts like this in the past because I feel the need to continually remind either myself or other people, why I blog. And these are ALL the reasons! For the most part, I love it and yes, it makes me a better parent too.

  7. lol I couldn’t agree more!! This is so true. The filling a gap in your CV one is something I never thought of before but is definitely true!! Great list hun & fun to read, as always! #sharewithme x

    • Thanks lovely – I never thought it would be such a great CV filler but has led to other things for me so I am so glad I did it for that and all the other reasons…x

  8. Totally agree to all of this… funny and yet so true! It kept my brain going, that’s the main thing for me and getting virtual support, it’s sort of a hobby too as I’m enjoying it. Thanks for sharing! #sharewithme

  9. With the exception of 4 and 6 you have nailed my reasons for blogging perfectly. The self esteme thing for me is particularly important. Its been a long time since people have told me im good at something (and im almost at the stage where Im starting to believe them). #sharewithme

  10. Yes to all of this amazing blog post! I had to find a place to get all the thoughts out of my head. So starting a blog and then Facebook page allowed all those superfluous words to find a home.

  11. I love this! I agree with all of them, and for me it allows me to be me. Just me. I can talk about the kids and the parenting malarkey but I can also talk about what’s important to me without feeling guilty for not thinking about the family. πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

  12. As my family is so scattered across the world my blog is primarily aimed at them. It also gives me an outlet in sharing my creativity with the world. #sharewithme

  13. I love the one about Therapy! Since I started blogging it has helped me a great deal with my mental wellness and helping to clear my thoughts and share them with others has been a bigger reward than I ever imagined. I think most, if not all of us, whether we blog for money or not, have these reasons. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from #momsterlink

  14. I’d agree with these. I didn’t set up my blog for any of these reasons (it was to journal what we were doing), however most of those reasons help with why I continue. And that fact that I’ve learnt so many skills outside of my day job, means I’ve got more knowledge than most of the people in our marketing/pr team and the same knowledge as our social media manager.

    • Yes I think that’s it – a lot of us might start to journal our experience how it turns into so much more along the way…..

  15. some good points. I started so could “track” my journey and share it with family abroad. I enjoy it a lot more than I thought I would though.

  16. EXACTLY! I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks, and I’m loving it. I’d go crazy if I didn’t have something to do with my brain. It’s all a bit daunting though, finding out how on earth I can get people to actually read it!

    • Haha yes writing is the easy part – getting people to read it is the hard part! Got a post coming up on that in the new few weeks so keep your eyes peeled (or subscribe!?) haha see what I’m doing there?! πŸ˜›

  17. Perfect! I think as a pediatrician and mom #10 is mine. Trying to spread knowledge and let people know that we’re all in that boat together, and not alone with our problems.

  18. Yes, this sums it up perfectly for me! I’m only a new blogger and still struggle to explain/justify the point of it to people when I’m telling them about my new hobby (more than hobby really, obsession!), especially for friends and family who might never have read a blog before. Thanks for the great post!

  19. So true!! I started blogging for all of these reasons! Mainly to keep my brain ticking over and for that half an hour a day where my husband takes over and I go into the study and shut the door!!! #momsterslink

  20. Yes so true!! I started blogging to record all the fun stuff we got up to with our son but I’ve realised that it’s so important to keep my brain working! It’s easy to get bogged down the mum stuff but I really enjoy sitting down in the evenings and blogging away x #picknmix

  21. Love these, and they are so true I can relate to all of them. I started because I was feeling a complete lack of control of my destiny in the corporate world and this is my little piece of control (sort anyway). I am not sure where it will take me but its fun and Ive met some great people. Although Monkey did mention the other day to Hubby ….is mummy blogging again?!! Opps. #PickNMix xx

  22. haha, great post! I just blog for my sanity, I like writing and it gives me a tangible sense of achievement x #PicknMix

  23. Very true! 1,5,7 and 8 are my main points. I do work but this is my hobby and my release as a mum πŸ™‚ #SundayStars

  24. Such a great list! I don’t think people who don’t blog really ‘get it’ but you’ve summed it up perfectly. I sometimes feel guilty for spending my spare time blogging but there really is so much housework you can do πŸ™‚ #SundayStars xx

  25. I have worked in the community sector for a long time and have always had to tow the line in terms of what I could and couldn’t say but my blog is mine and it is my selfish space to say and be whoever I want to be. Sometimes I am brash and ballsy and other times I am quiet and reflective. But it is always me through and through. Love the post definitely no. 10 appeals to me – leaving my footprint. Late comment from #momsterslink Mel xx

  26. Very true I completely agree. I’m knew to the world of blogging but it’s great therapy and I’ve got in contact with so many wonderful people πŸ™‚ #fartglitter

  27. Yes, it’a all so true isn’t it!!? I definitely blog to keep my brain active and to give my creative side something to do. I don’t have enough money to keep redecorating our house, which is what I would be doing if I wasn’t blogging! Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars x

  28. I totally agree! I love the little network I have wormed myself into. I don’t have much time to write or much money to spend on the blog, but I love charm tying to other Mums and Dads on Twitter. Without sounding cheesy, there is a sense of community here. X #fartglitter

  29. Blogging saved my sanity! For sure! And having something that isn’t caked with food, slobber, boogers, or any other toddler germ that is completely mine…is a total bonus! Thanks for sharing with #momsterslink.

  30. Totally agree! Blogging has given me so much! Fabulous isn’t it?! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  31. Writing things down is classic advice from any good therapist. I remember being told to write things down on a piece of paper then throw it in the bin. Better out than in.

    Although not all apply to me, a great list. Thank you for sharing on #momsterslink

  32. I absolutely love this, it’s my favorite post from last week. I just came back to it again to reread it to my friend that blogs too. She thought it was brilliant. I like your thinking! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope you will be there again tomorrow or later in the week for another great round up #sharewithme

  33. I agree with all of this..great list Talya. My blog definitely keeps my brain active and will hopefully look good on my cv when I eventually decide to go back to work. Blogging as therapy is so true, I don’t think non bloggers really understand – I know I didn’t before I started xx

  34. Great list! I would add a 11th reason … By researching and blogging on different ways to implement a more constructive psychological predisposition to my kids, I need to do it! It makes my accountable to my kids.

  35. Great list! I do it as I can’t practise my cello as there’s always a toddler humping my leg. So blogging is my alternative creative outlet…and you can easily do it whilst there’s a toddler humping your leg!x

  36. What a fab read – and as a new blogger (very new!) I feel i can relate to all of them but in particular 8,9&10. I feel that the whole blowing world provides a wonderful new group of friends with very similar viewpoints – i’m loving it so far and long may that feeling continue. Thanks for sharing x

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