720 posts later, from angela

Hi guys! Well, of course Paris is wonderful. I can't wait to tell you all about it next week. In the meantime I hope you'll enjoy the final installment of guest posts in "My Blogging Journey" from my friend Angela. Angela is awesome! She is a photography friend of mine who has the funniest posts and best tweets, and every time I go into my Target, I expect to see her there. Except she lives in Massachusetts...

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Hey y'all! I'm so happy that Lauren asked me to guest blog while she was away on her big family trip. My name is Angela and I blog over at Please Mommy, no More Daddies...  I am a mom to four awesome kids and the fiancĂ© to a very wonderful lady.  We live just off of Cape Cod in MA.     

Lauren asked me to write about my blogging journey. I started my blog in 9/2010.  This is my very first post.  That post is not very exciting. The picture links in it don't even work anymore and I'm too lazy to go back and fix them. But it is a post about firsts and it was my first post, coincidentally.

I started blogging as a way to share with people more than the typical Facebook status or the 140 character tweet. I felt like our story was a good one and maybe one that people would be interested in. So I started blogging in 9/2010, wrote one post and didn't blog again until 6/1/2011. Nine months later. 

I'm not sure what contributed to the lapse in actually blogging except for life. I guess I wasn't ready to commit the time. 

Since that second post in 6/2011, I've published 720 posts. I've come to really enjoy blogging. I go through peaks and valleys where I will blog more or less depending on what is going on in my life.When I first started blogging I got very caught up in the "blogging world".

I was very eager to have other bloggers love me. Or even like me. It was very much about sharing our life but also meeting new friends and getting as many followers as possible I follow almost three hundred blogs on Bloglovin'. That's a lot of blogs people! And the giveaways, I entered every single giveaway ever.

Blogging has changed for me now. I don't put myself under so much pressure anymore. It's ok if my post gets zero comments. Heck it's ok if it gets zero views. I no longer blog for the exposure, the friends and the loving. Somewhere along the way I started blogging for me. For my family.

I don't think my blog has changed much outwardly except that I blog a lot less now. But it's still us, our lives and sometimes something crazy awesome that I found on the internet. My blogging journey now is more about preserving memories for our family. A kind of digital scrapbook. Will that make me a famous blogger? Definitely not. But knowing that our kids will be able to go back someday and look through it and at the wonderful wife we've lived, perfection.