To make it big in the Blogging world you must have a niche. Something that you have first-hand experience of and can help others in the same situation. I have always struggled with this as I just want to write about my life and what we are up to as a family. This is fabulous for my friends and family to read but not the most radical of niches. Some Bloggers have first-hand experience of dealing with colic and can advise on treatments. Some sadly have lost children and open their hearts with how to deal with bereavement. I am extremely lucky to say I have 2 very healthy, happy children and apart from the odd trip to A&E life is pretty normal.
So what do I have experience in?
What makes me stand out from the crowd? What can I offer my readers apart from the occasional laugh and some cute pictures of my kids? It’s taken me a while to suss this out as I think I am pretty ordinary but something clicked this morning. As much as I hate the school run & cleaning the house & miss a big fat pot of money coming into my bank account each month, I am genuinely happy. The type of happy where I could stand on a box with my tambourine singing the Hallelujah. You have all been with me on my journey of misery and search for a better life. Reading back on some of my posts from last year A Writing Affair ,The Need for More & The Unfulfilled Mama it was clear to everyone that I was not a happy bunny.
So how did I change things ?
I looked at my life as a whole and wrote down all the things that were good about it and all the things that were bad. It was a pretty 1 sided exercise and the only things that I could write on my bad side were my job and the constant stress of childcare issues. It was glaringly obvious that if I could change my job I could ease the daily stress of who would look after the kids while I was travelling backwards & forwards to a job 60 miles away each day. So I hatched a plan to make a better life for myself & my family. I decided to make my much-loved hobby of Blogging into a business and find a new industry to build a career in. I found myself one night typing out my resignation for my corporate career and from the second I hit the send button my life turned around. It has been the scariest thing I have ever done.I don’t have a Swiss bank account full of money and I can often be found working away at 1am to meet a deadline but I am blissfully happy in my new life.
So how can I help you ?
I want to be your virtual cheerleader. I want to motivate you to build a better life.I promise not to bull shit you with Tony Robbin’s techniques but I will push you to stop feeling sorry for yourself and take action. If you live on the Fylde Coast then follow my digital campaign No More Nine To Five to promote the need for more flexible job opportunities with our area and create a better work/life balance. I will be throwing lots of motivations quotes at you because ‘ The journey of a thousand miles DOES begins with one step’.So whether it’s how to be body confident, finding a new career or how to make your home into a sanctuary of peace, I want to give you the motivation to ‘Just Do It ‘ .
Life is only as hard as you make it and to quote the scholar that is Winney The Pooh ”You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes ”.
Please feel free to comment below or contact me at TheUnNaturalMother@gmail.com if you a motivational kick up the bum.