Monday marked the three months anniversary of Mrs Mummy Harris. With that in mind, what better way but to revisit my journey to date!
Last year immediately after me and hubby tied the knot, we started our journey to extend our family. As I suffer from PCOS, we had been told although I may suffer from fertility issues; the GP’s could not tell me for certain until we had tried naturally for six months.
This time was horrible as I was so desperate for a child and being uncertain if anything was happening (my cycles were so erratic where I’ve once only had two periods in a year and other times I need medication to stop a 9 week stint!!) so a usual fertility app was redundant as I couldn’t track my cycles so it was a cross your fingers kind of process.
To help process my thoughts, I started a blog which had around 100 followers; however as I didn’t want repercussions at work I kept it private. I also didn’t publicise this to family or friends as I have a habit of giving up on things when I lose interest within weeks. This blog was based on our trying to conceive journey and within that a healthier diet which consisted of the Paleo diet – the best thing about this is the baking kept my sweet tooth at bay and it was all healthy!!
We were very luckily to fall pregnant four months after trying; but within the first three months I became so tired and couldn’t keep up with the blog, full time work and the London commute. I gave up blogging and continued baking our baby!
Three months after having Ben, in the midst of being bleary eyed and consumed with PND; I decided to have another go at blogging. Mrs Mummy Harris was created and this time it was time to go public!
I created accounts over social media and soon found some wonderful mummys and daddys on Instagram. I then found a further community on Twitter with their linkies and there was some amazing groups on Facebook!
So now as of yesterday I have taken the plunge to go Self Hosted. I have always wanted to blog fulltime however I know this wont happen over night or even in a few months. I have a five year goal and for me that is fine. It also means that by that point Ben will be at school so I will have at least five hours pure blog time everyday.
With the wonderful blog posts I have read over the past few months and the comments I have received and read, it seems quite a frequent thing that bloggers say they should have gone self hosted from the get go. With me as I often get bored I didn’t want to pay out to self host, to then not continue blogging anymore.
However, I have found a passion; I love writing and joining linkies, reading other posts and also reviewing products. I personally do not see any issue with them or affiliate marketing if you are looking to make this a career and I have always wanted to a) run my own business and b) spend more time a home once I had children.
So what are my highlights to date?
Well going self hosted (how many more times can I type this?) is one major milestone. I’d also say going to the Ideal Home – After Dark event was pretty special (Check out the post here. Lastly, doing my water wipes and Sudocrem review was brilliant, not only was it my first product review but they approached me to do it.