I only started reading blogs a bit over one year ago, and I immediately wanted to start my own. The idea of being part and build a community of like-minded people was too good not to do it. Trying an online business was also appealing to me. Now, the money part, hum, well, it just didn´t happen yet, and I don´t know if it ever will.
Even without the making money on sight (I´m not making any actual business plan, so can´t complain), I´m still into it. I discovered that a blog is a great tool for self-growth. All the ideas I put down to it, all the reflection about my parenting, it all makes me improve and spread my inspirational message at the same time.
I also want to be part of a bigger movement to change the world education, which I believe is through treating children with way more respect then we have been doing. I´m learning this myself, and I like to write about it because it can encourage other parent´s to work on improving and changing their old ways as much as I try to do.
A regular journal could do the trick, the self-growth analysis. But I think some topics are important to discuss publicly, like quitting violence at home. It still blows my mind that after reading so much about mindful parenting, I still yell at my precious daughter and I ´m still often rough in the privacy of our home. And though I still do it, I think I do it less and less. I sometimes catch myself in the heat of the moment and can stop before acting ugly, and it´s all thanks to my blogging journey that makes me reflect over and over, observe my actions all the time, discuss the nasty parenting behaviors and find solutions.