This post is brought to you by the NaBloPoMo July prompts from BlogHer. This month, I am writing about connections.
Today’s Prompt: Tell us about the first entry on your blog.
What an appropriate prompt for today. Earlier, I had the pleasure to meet up with other Pittsburgh (Mom) Bloggers. We were supposed to share something unique about our “baby”, our blog and now I can share with you! It gives me a chance to connect with some of the attendees more as I share about my first blog post, “Time to Start Fresh”, and where ‘lil Burghers has grown from there.
Note: ‘lil Burghers is not my first blog, I’ve actually been blogging since 2004 or 2005 about life, politics, books, and my pregnancy with Arianna, but ‘lil Burghers was my attempt to get memories down once I realized having two babies at two and under was going to be tough. I’ve been most faithful to this blog and will celebrate my third “blogoversary” next week!
That first post was so brief and probably in between trips to the bathroom to puke or pee. (I was so sick while pregnant with both kids, so the bathroom and bed were my best friends.) It was days before my next post, and like I shared with the new bloggers I met today, my current goal is to blog once a day (at least).
A gem from the post:
So this blog, ‘lil Burghers, will be dedicated to my life as a working mom trying to balance everything (of course including my Facebook Frontierville!) and go to bed feeling sane.
I think, for the most part, I’ve stayed true to that promise to myself and my readers. Balance, while not perfect, is here. Frontierville bit the dust for me about 3.2 days after that post and has been replaced with Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. And while I don’t always go to bed, I do feel pretty sane (just don’t ask Greg for his opinion on that second part).
Along the way, I’ve added many blogging friends, followers, and knowledge. Jen of Life With Levi has been gracious enough to mentor me in blogging/PR partnerships (and has let me write some pretty fun posts). In just about two weeks, I’ll be at BlogHer, learning more and building more relationships.
While the plates I have spinning aren’t the same as they were in July 2010, there is still a balancing act going on. My ‘lil Burghers aren’t as ‘lil, but they are still giving me plenty of blog fodder. I’d say my “baby” is growing up pretty nicely!
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