I have a habit of writing regularly way before I started to blog. My writing journey began when I was 8 years old. I used to maintain a daily journal and wrote to share my joys and sorrows. I have smiled while writing and shed tears too.
Life went on and my diary became my closest friend. Then that special day arrived when I embarked on to the motherhood journey. I had so much to share and I wrote about it in my diary but had many queries and doubts about parenting. Here I felt a need for an ear to hear and a shoulder to lean on. Though I had the support of my family and friends, I wanted a neutral and unbiased opinion. That made me start blogging.
I started my blogging journey on a leading parenting platform of India where a parent was free to share thoughts about parenthood without the fear of being judged. This was a stage in my life where I was very low on confidence and unsure about myself. Blogging got me my lost confidence. I again started believing in myself and my strengths. Other mothers started pouring their hearts out when they resonated with my doubts as a parent. They shared their stories of having experienced similar challenges with me. This experience gave birth to my second baby- my own parenting blog.
So for the Day 2 prompt wherein, we have to write about the resources we have or use, I would like to mention my daily experiences as a mother as the primary resource for my blog. Also, my friends share their parenting stories with me which I incorporate in my blog. I like to research on any topic before I post an article so I do refer to the internet and few parenting books.
My blog was conceived a year back and it is yet in the formative years so I refer to other parenting blogs to look for topics which are of importance to parents. In the process, I have made friendships and connections with fellow bloggers whose work is a valuable resource for me.
I did the designing of the blog completely by myself trusting my creative instincts. In the process of writing meaningful content for my reader who is essentially a parent, I learnt that the blog should appeal the reader visually too. So I started using free images from Pixabay. I also learnt about Canva and use it to create templates for Instagram and Twitter.
Which resources do you use? Do share your inputs as my baby is learning to walk and would love your support.
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