Profession: Blogger – One Woman and her Laptop

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When I started this blog I had absolutely no idea where it would take me.  I had just had my first child and was already around five months pregnant with my second.  After giving up my business it was an outlet, a focus outside of being a mother.  Now one year on blogging is my thing, it’s my job and most of all it’s my passion!

Earlier on this year I decided to go back to work, feeling that I had completely lost my identity and I thought that by turning back the clock it would miraculously reappear.  Well it didn’t.  There was a reason I left the job behind in the first place, but sometimes we have to go back for a while to move forward.  I didn’t feel fulfilled when I worked my old job, I felt like I was lying to myself and that maybe it wasn’t what I should be doing after all.

 

 

Whilst all of this was going on my blog slowly began to grow.  I put full-time hours and more into it and all of a sudden the hard work began to pay off.  I started to realise that I didn’t need to go back to what I used to do to find out who I am.  This is who I am.  Little by little the work began to trickle in and before I knew it things got serious.   We’ve been able to do things that before we would have had think more carefully about.  Once again I am earning a wage, this something I didn’t think would happen until my two girls started school and that feels amazing!

What I love most about blogging is that it means I can work until my heart is content, but also that I am here for my girls full-time.  I’m not saying it’s always easy, sometimes they do have to wait around for a little while whilst I work.  Overall though they benefit.  This works for us and my mental heath is better than it has been for years, because now I know that my life is heading in the right direction.  I’ve finally found my path.  Over the past few months I have also managed to pick up some freelance writing work too.  This is an absolute dream come true and something that I’ve been working towards for a long time.

When all is said and done though, I wouldn’t be able to do this job if it wasn’t for you, my lovely readers.  I want to thank each and every one of you, for every visit, like and share.  I’ll continue to work my bum off and strive to take this thing further.  Hopefully you’ll continue to follow us on this crazy blogging journey!

 

 

34 Comments

  • Mrs Hergerburger June 17, 2017 at 6:25 am

    You are very welcome! And thank you for hosting. Congrats also on finding your path, I wasn’t prepared for the identity crisis after having a baby, and even though I worked through it last time, I’m in the midst of another now! I’ll figure it out eventually as you have, I’m sure xx #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Thankyou, I’m sure you will xx

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  • mamagrace June 17, 2017 at 6:49 am

    So happy that you’re doing something that makes you content. Not only for you but for your little ones; as they see this they will make choices for happiness too. #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Thankyou xx

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  • Zoe - Mummy & Liss June 17, 2017 at 7:20 am

    I love this, what an inspiration! I hope to go self employed with my blog next year, do you have any tips? x

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thankyou! I think the main thing is just to keep at it! Xx

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  • anywaytostayathome June 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Yey for you! Blogging is amazing isn’t it. I love what I do and I love seeing it work out for so many amazing people #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • Jo - Cup of Toast June 17, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Well done! I love reading your blog. You deserve success with it, and with your freelancing work too 🙂 #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thankyou ❤️! Xx

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  • mummyhereandthere June 17, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Blogging is the best, the choice is yours and I think that is what is so appealing X #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:16 am

      So true! Xx

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  • Sadie June 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    That’s so wonderful that you’ve been able to find a job that works for you and your family, and also let you find yourself. I’m in awe of people who make blogging a job, as a newbie blogger that seems like a whole different world!
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • JakiJellz June 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Ah I love this. Isn’t it a great feeling when things start to work for you? Well done lovely. You deserve it. #blogstravaganza xx

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • Jemma @popcornlunchuk June 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Loved this so much, it massively struck a chord with me as I’m at such a crossroads. I gave up a job as a solicitor to be at home with the kids and started to write as a hobby. I totally get it when you say it’s an outlet, it completely is. You’re an inspiration to other bloggers with everything you’ve achieved in such a short time. Thanks for hosting #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • suzanna June 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Well done on turning your blog into your profession. Very inspiring 🙂
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • mums army June 18, 2017 at 6:18 am

    It’s so lovely to hear that you are doing something that you enjoy and actually making a living out of it!! You are living the dream!! It would be lovely to be your own boss knowing that you are getting back what you put in and all your hard work is paying off. Well done you!! xx Nicky #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Thankyou! Xx

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  • Mom Of Two Little Girls June 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I’m so glad you have found your path and you are doing something you love which is also paying off financially. That’s a huge bonus.
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Thankyou! xx

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  • mummy2twindividuals June 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    The leap from blogging as an outlet to blogging as a job seems so huge. I gave up teaching six months ago to stay home full time with my girls. I’d love to write for a living but who knows if I’ll be able to make it work. Well done to you. The hard work is paying off. #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Thankyou, you’ll find your way I’m sure of it! xx

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  • Muffintopmummyblog June 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    This gives me such inspiration! It’s my dream to not have to go back to work and to make a wage from blogging/freelancing. I’m working hard to make it a reality and seeing that you’ve done it in such a short space of time fills me with hope. So thank you! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Ah I’m glad, keep at it!! xx

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  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... June 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I’m starting to up the hours of blogging, it started as a hobby but now much more serious 🙂 Good luck continuing with your journey! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thankyou and you too! xx

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  • feelingmumyet June 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats to you and thanks for hosting! I started about a year ago, and i still don’t know if i want to go pro or just continue to document our challenges and ups for my own sake. #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood June 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Thankyou, I think it’s such a personal decision and you have to do whats right for you! xx

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  • Emma Jarvis July 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I’d love to do it, but I definitely don’t spend enough time on mine.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      It’s definitely takes a lot of time up! Thanks for stopping by x

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