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Is Blogging Really Worth it? This is My Experience

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So today, I’m quite excited to let you know that Mummy Tales has been recognized as the Best Women and Girls Empowerment blog in the country! This was announced last Saturday during the Blogger’s Association of Kenya (BAKE) annual awards. The category was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

I’d like to thank you so much for your support; for reading, for regularly coming to check the new posts that I’ve put up, for your comments, tweets, for participating in the poll questions, and for sharing posts with your friends. I sincerely thank all those who voted for the blog. May God bless you abundantly.

I’d also like to acknowledge and thank all the brave women who have allowed me to share their stories here on the blog. These stories continue to inspire many, and I believe that the lives of many women have been impacted as a result. Thanks too for the guest writers who send me their stories and of course, a special thanks to Sylvia Wakhisi as well.

Is Blogging Worth it?

It has been a great journey for me since I began the blog six years ago, when I was eight months pregnant with my first son. That was in March 2011. When I started the blog, I thought it would be just about me and my motherhood experiences (and I thought only my family and friends would read it –out of obligation, perhaps even pity for me), but over the years I’ve come to realize that there are so many motherhood experiences to be shared, to be told; experiences that I personally haven’t undergone or may never go through, but yet, they need to be told. They must be told. Hence why the blog now incorporates the experiences of other women, other moms, and even dads!

This is a photo of my and my first son when he was 3 months old. #Nostalgia
This is a photo of my first son and I when he was 3 months old. #Nostalgia

I must admit that it’s been a journey of ups and downs, where many times I have asked myself: “What am I doing? Is all this hard work worth it? Is blogging really worth the hassle?” But because I’m so passionate about inspiring people through my writing, I keep going. And going. And so going! Whenever I’m typing out a story, I literally get a ‘high’. I absolutely love writing as I feel so inspired by the stories I tell! Doesn’t it just feel so great when one gets such joy from what they do for a living? That’s me and this blog. Besides, this is my ministry, so I will keep doing it.

Then also, when I receive emails from you my readers, telling me of the encouragement you get from the different stories, the renewed hope that you get, when you tell me that you’re now more alert during pregnancy because of the information you’ve read here (especially these pre-eclampsia stories), I’m encouraged to keep going. It also becomes motivating when I receive awards :).

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So, I appreciate all of you my readers for keeping it here, and I will continue to carry on with the noble work of sharing inspirational stories of women, mothers, girls and children here, stories that I hope can inform us and help us learn something new, stories that will encourage us and restore our faith in God, stories that will give us hope.

And by the way, I’ve been able to receive a number work opportunities over the years as a result of this blog. Also, various partnerships with different brands. So is blogging really worth it? Yes it is!

If you have an experience regarding pregnancy, childbirth, about raising children or general issues about being a woman or being a girl, you can reach me through maryanne@mummytales.com, inbox me on Facebook or reach me on Twitter @MummyTales and I’ll be in touch with you.

Thanks again and have a blessed day.

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