A Blog In The Making

Why did I start this blog you ask? Let me give you my reasons

•I LIKE TO WRITE. Always have. I think it stems from my need to always have a book on the go.

•I THINK MY FAMILY IS HILARIOUS. I wanted to share our stories without bombarding everyone’s facebook and insta feeds.

•I NEEDED A HOBBY. I wanted to do something for me that I could do whenever I pleased and didn’t require a specific time and place. I have too many kids and not enough time to be somewhere else routinely.

•I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN. And it is! It gets my creative juices flowing and every time I post I feel like I’ve accomplished something in my day.

I did lots of googling and pinteresting (and harassing my SIL) before I started and everything I read said to find your niche and write about something you’re passonite about. Well that was easy, my family! I have other interests but I definitely wouldn’t call them passions. This family though, they’re where it’s at. They make my life exciting, whether it’s family trips or just hanging around the house, they manage to test my limits, push me to do things I probably never would on my own and they make me laugh every single day. Why wouldn’t I write about them? They give me so much good material and I adore each and every one of them.

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Seriously, they’re hilarious!

I also read the hardest part of blogging is coming up with a blog name. This was surprisingly easier than I thought it was going to be. I knew I wanted my blog to focus on our blended family and the things we do together, the things Brad I get to do alone and how we cope with 4 kids coming and going all the time. So I tried thinking of names to do with family. I asked Brad for help but it didn’t get me very far haha I found myself thinking of the Adam Sandler movie “Blended” and I started trying to play on that one word and taa daaa! Well Blended spring to mind. Perfect. Don’t let the name fool you, there are days we are anything but “Well” Blended.

So, I had my blog focus and my blog name, but no damn clue how to go about actually starting a blog. Lucky for me, my sister in law Rachel has been blogging for years (check her out at betterliving.ca, it’s always a great read) so I enlisted her help and she told me which site domain was best to start with and came over and walked me through it step by step. Before I knew it, I had my very own blog! And yes, I was very excited about it.

Blogging isn’t for everyone and I definitely had people look and me funny when I said I started one but each to their own. I’m super happy I did it and I hope it’s enjoyable for anyone who takes the time to read it.

C

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