Someone asked me that over the past weekend. What is this blogging crap all about then? Ge’ez, there is nothing like stating your opinion right there in your question.
At the time I found myself faffing about for an answer that really covered it, but now that I’ve had time to think about it…
So what is this crap all about? Well for me it started as a personal (yet public) space for me to talk about what was going on in my life, in the absence of anyone to tell it to in real life. With a spouse working shift work and very little in home support or an adult to talk to, whats a gal to do?
Parents of children with disabilities can lead very isolated lives, as it is very hard for us to go and do ‘normal’ things. Simply accepting an invitation to a BBQ at a friend’s place can be hard because even though you can cope with your childs behaviour, not everyone else can or wants to.
Through blogging I have ‘met’ like minded parents. They are going through the same thing, and the information sharing that goes on between us all now is awesome. If you’ve encountered a problem with your child, chances are another parent has already navigated that issue and has a good tip for you. It’s true blogging now has economic perks too, but that is just a bonus for me. I’d be blogging regardless. However should it ever earn me real money, that would also be awesome 🙂 The readership I have gained in this first year of blogging stuns me every time I take a peak at my stats, and I am very grateful that so many people stop by and check out a piece of my world.
So there you have it. Blogging helps this little shut in get out there. 😉