#Blogtober16 Day 7 What made you start blogging ?

October 7, 2016Mandi Morrison

This is more like it, I can answer this one with ease!

Whilst I was pregnant with Tyrus, I used to spend my free time entering competitions, I was quite successful and won lots of great prizes (and some strange ones too) during that time Made For Mums website put out a call for  community managers, they had set up a great local community on their site and they wanted mums in local areas to add any groups/activities in their local area, in exchange for Amazon vouchers,I applied and got my two local areas, I loved researching all of the different things going on in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, and I saved up the vouchers for Christmas presents, there were quite a few of us and we were a lovely little online community, but like all good things the website decided that it was no longer going to run the local pages and that came to an end, at the time Jen from My Mummys Pennies had just started blogging and she said that with such a large family I should give it a go, as people were always asking me how I juggled everything with six children (Tyrus had just been born).

I wasn’t the only made for mums community manager, Eileen, Paula, and Rachel all have very successful blogs too (and Jen of course)

I loved writing and if i’m honest it gave me something to keep my very real baby brain at bay!

I chose Hex Mum, not because I am a witch (the first thing my husband said when I told him my blog name) but with hex meaning six, at the time I hadn’t planned on number seven, so three years later it became Hex Mum Plus 1!

And there we have it, my blogging journey from the start…

How about you ?

 

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Comments (15)

  • Naomi

    October 7, 2016 at 6:39 am

    That’s an awesome reason to start, and I love why you had to change your name – no better reason!

  • The Speed Bump

    October 7, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Fab reason to start blogging (and I love the story behind the name!)!

  • Bear and Cardigan

    October 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

    What a great way to get into blogging. I love your name too but that one is later hehe! #Blogtober16

  • Anne

    October 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

    That’s an interesting story. I used to moderate on the Babycentre forums and ran the Trying to Conceive over 35 board and progressed to the Over 35 and pregnant board! I also had a babycentre blog which made me decide to start my own blog. Today I’ve cheated a little and linked up an old post about why I started blogging, I hope you don’t mind, I didn’t see the point in repeating myself.

  • StressedMum

    October 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

    What a great reason to start, am loving these posts and finding out why everyone chose their name x

  • Kelly K

    October 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Great story! Thanks for sharing how you got started.

  • Kim Carberry

    October 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    What a fab reason to start blogging….
    I was a comper too which got me into blogging….

  • Tasha

    October 7, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I love the thought you put into your name I found it so hard to decide on what to call my blog

    Tasha x

    #blogtober16

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com

  • Sarah HP

    October 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    That is a really good reason to start – it is great that your colleagues went on to become bloggers too. I think being a mum of 7 must give you some really unique experiences to share!

  • Fee

    October 8, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Finally getting round to reading some more of these posts. Love the reason behind Hex!

  • Jenni

    October 8, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Thats a really interesting way of getting into it. I did a lot of comping aswel when I was pregnant x

  • Kat

    October 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    How lovely to hear your story! I would love any comping tips if you care to share haha 🙂

  • Amanda Walsh

    October 8, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I fell into blogging from comping too! I won some fab prizes from blog comps¬

  • RachelSwirl

    October 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    What a fab way to get started!

  • Raimy Readaraptor

    October 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Oh wow, I wondered what your blog name meant, thats awesome! I love blogging for the community but can never explain that to a non-blogger, its great you could get a glimpse of that pre-blog!

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