When I started my blog over two years ago, I had no idea what ‘blogging’ actually was. The fact that I would be able to turn my hobby into something more, a career maybe, was not even at the back of my mind.
When I named Mmm… is for Mommy, I had no idea that a ‘Mommy Blog’ was even a thing. I learned pretty quickly that Mommy Blogs were ones that were either loved or dismissed in the cyber world. The thing is, when I started my blog, it was intended to be strictly a food blog… yet I was having some doors being closed just because of my blog’s name – one which I loved and wasn’t willing to change. The ‘Mommy Blog’ label was attached to my blog and that’s all there was to it.
I started visiting these Mommy Blogs, and oh… I liked them. I got a peek into the lives of other women – SAHMs /WorkingMoms / Moms of Multiples / Funny Moms / Serious Moms / Older Moms / Younger Moms / StepMoms – Moms, Moms, Moms! I enjoyed their honest reviews of products and even won a few awesome prizes by entering their giveaways. I enjoyed them because I realized I was them.
As the months and then years passed, my blog has evolved into what it is today, a mixture of ‘Mommy Blog’ and ‘Food Blog’ and sometimes is just a mishmash of ‘Heather’. I now embrace the term ‘Mommy Blog’ and all of the Moms who manage to find the time to get out there and mingle on Social Media, even if they are home raising their families in their yoga pants and ponytail (shhh…). You all rock!
I am thankful for the brands who have reached out to me and the ones whom I have reached out to since starting my blog… in this day in age there are so many products available that I need to see real, first hand opinions on them and this is a big service blogs, especially ‘Mommy Blogs’ provide. I’ve heard scepticism both online and off, that sponsored posts are never unbiased. I disagree. My opinions can not be bought, and if I don’t like something I will explain why… that reason might just be the reason someone else would love the product. I’m also a pretty positive person by nature, and ripping a product or brand apart isn’t really my style (unless I really get annoyed, LOL). I am very picky when I decide what brands and products I choose to work with, and I know that the majority of my fellow bloggers are the same.
I have a number of great opportunities coming my way this year and I can’t wait to share them with you, my readers. I am beyond grateful that I have built Mmm… is for Mommy into my career and looking forward to spending even more time writing once Chelsea starts school next year… yikes! I used to blog to escape being a Mommy, now I blog because I am a Mommy.
I guess I named my blog right afterall.