I started this blogging bit to share my life with all of you, to get my story out there, with the intent to hopefully save someone from taking their own life. I don't know if I've quite done that yet, but I know that I've at least have helped someone to get help for PPD (postpartum depression), and that makes it all worth it.
However, when I started, I thought is was all about writing and hitting publish and that was it, end of day. Maybe tell a few friends via Facebook and the word would eventually travel that I am here writing this bloggy thing. I didn't realize that I'd have to network, create a bunch of button thinga-ma-jiggies on the side over there, link up my blog to this site, to this blog, to this page, and so on and so forth. Luckily, I stumbled on to a gold mine of a group and have found some amazing mom bloggers all over the world, ones that I'd like to consider friends. They helped me answer a huge list of questions, have given me tips and tricks on how to promote my blog, and introduced me to new sites and new networks. Without them I'd still be writing to an invisible audience. To show my appreciation for them and all that they do, I am dedicating today's blog to them, spreading their words to you. I hope you check them out!
I've spent the last few days sick, snuggling with my sick family and procrastinating writing another blog because I have hit a blogging wall! So, what do you do when you are procrastinating doing something? Do everything else but that thing! Lol. I helped a friend, Vinma, design her image for her blog, A Momless Mom. An amazing blog about an amazing woman and her story of growing up Momless, her journey into motherhood and her love of her two adorable children. She also has a section for book reviews which I found to be very insightful. Go check her out!
The one who has helped me the absolute most is Eileen, over at Consignorcity.com, a resale marketplace for children's clothing and toys. A great place to sell your unwanted items, and pick up a few new things too. Also, while you are over there, check out her blog page. She does a lot of great reviews and giveaways! She is also a survivor of suicide, her brother took his own life when he was 19. She has a blog about it here, please read it and send her some comment love. :)
I especially need to thank Heather, who created the Facebook group, Blogging Addicts, where I have met all these wonderful women. Heather is part of the Empower Network, a blogging platform which allows you to blog for bucks. If you are interested in learning how to turn your talent for blogging into your weekly grocery money, then please go visit her blog here.
Another Blogging Addicts group member who I feel a connection with is Jennifer, from Momma Trauma, a blog dedicated to giving a voicing platform to those unheard and ashamed voices of Birth Trauma. She speaks of PTSD, PDD, Perinatal Violence, and other subjects surrounding Birth Trauma. I haven't told my birth stories yet, one which left me broken heart and longing to have it done right the next time. I'm not sure if I'll post that story here or maybe as a guest blogger on Momma Trauma, either way it will be told. :)
Some of my favorite blogs to read came from this group too. Go over and check out Lana at Monday's Nugget, she has an adorable blog with recipes, funny moments in motherhood, a few giveaways, and some style blogs too. She is typically good for a laugh or two.
If you are into style, photography, and/or cute homemade hair clips and other adorable things, head over to Carolyn at her websites; CC McAfee Perspective, CC McAfee Photography, and CCMakesStuff. I am envious of her abilities, so I promise to be her main etsy store customer!
There is Debra, The Harried Mom, now a #shaklee180 blogger. I look forward to following her on her weight loss journey and hope you will too!
Tasha, has an adorable blog called New English Mum in America. She is from England but moved to the US when she got married, and now writes her little blog about her days as a Stay at home Mom to an adorable little boy.
Wow! I didn't realize quite how many mom bloggers I love! I really didn't think I'd still be typing now, but I don't want to forget anyone in this great group, so here is some more great blogs below, they blog about life, about style, giveaways, health, green living. They all have amazing content and some will have you peeing with laughter, so be sure to put on some depends before reading.
Katie - My life as a Navy Wife
Tracy - Crazy as Normal
Jessica - Your Healthy Happy Life
Jennifer - Simply at Home Mom
Queen Mommy - Mommy Trying 2 Survive Monday
Penny -Green Moms and Kids
Vicky - The Pursuit of Normal
Gabrielle - The Leading London Personal Stylist
Ellen - Bad Word Mama
Anita - http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/anitabreeze
Well, what the hell are you still reading for? Go get clicking and enjoy!
I'll be adding these blogs to my blog roll, once I figure out how to create it..."OH, Eileeeeeeen!"