I’d heard the word and seen the trend, but did not fully grasp what a blog was until I began using Pinterest in 2012. An endless supply of DIY projects, home decor, recipes, etc, right at my fingertips. Long story short, the amazing people behind the endless supply of ideas inspired me to start The Rokcing Horse Farmhouse blog and I’ve barely scratched the surface. I opened the blog in 2017.
There were struggles convincing me not to begin a blog. First, I’m an introvert and therefore shy away from being the center of attention, so having a blog, with my own ideas for the world to see was intimidating. Second, we’re saving for a home to suit our family size, so I struggled with questions such as, is our current home big enough or good enough to blog with? I began kicking the can down the road.
During October 2017 I began creating more projects for the home and holidays and I wanted a way to document and share the projects, since they were turning out so well. It was during this time I knew I was ready to begin a blog. I’ve since learned a great deal and continue to learn.
Why I Blog
- Self Confidence
I’ve been making/creating anything and everything I could find since I was two and drawling on the walls. I’m the type of person who needs to constantly be creating. Creating brings me joy. Having the blog inspires me to push my creativity to the next level.
To me blogging is a hobby. Bloggin ain’t easy and takes time and practice, such as learning the piano. Hobbies give one an opportunity to shine and share talents.
Having a blog motivates me to do something. The more guests, the more I feel it’s important to present quality criteria and ideas. After all this is what being a good host is all about.
I’m very pleased to be at home with the kiddos and having the role of a homemaker, however it’s important to have time for oneself. I personally need to feel refreshed and cared for and having a blog is one way I’ve been able to do so. It’s rewarding having my ideas and talents shared and on occasion have them noticed and complimented on.
Having the blog has helped me to grow. I’m more content and confident with where I am in life, because the blog helps emulate what I’ve already accomplished behind the scenes. I’m perfecting my talents by sharing them with others. The more I create and blog on the creations, the more inspired I become.
If you’re considering a blog, I’d suggest not to wait. You may feel it’s never a good time to start, but Wayne Gretzsky put it best, and I quote, ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’ I hope these words I’ve shared have inspired.
The Rocking Horse Farmhouse