I love being a blogger and as much as ‘Mummy Bloggers’ get bad press at times, I love being a parent blogger – and I love being part of the blogging community. A huge part of that for me is the UK Parent Bloggers Facebook Group, a place where Emma invited me to admin a few years ago and which, since then, has come to be a second home to me.
The UK Parent Bloggers Facebook Group is a place where so many bloggers can come together, chat about all things blogging and often NBR (not blogging related – thanks Jade!). It’s a place where the blogging hierarchy doesn’t exist and where we can all help each other, share opportunities and support each other.
Blogging can be quite an isolated thing – working away at your laptop, by yourself for hours each day but for me, with Facebook open in a new tab and my notifications pinging constantly I always have company – and I always have something to do. You can’t get lonely – or bored – when you submerse yourself in the blogging community, and I love that.
It’s also great to have somewhere to ask questions when you have them – after a quick Google search, obviously – and where you can reflect, post those random blogging thoughts and where I, personally, can post blogging tips, sharing the knowledge that I’ve gained since I started blogging.
As a blogger it can be hard to find a place you belong. You may be more lifestyle than family, you may have such an eclectic mix of posts that you don’t feel like you tick any boxes or you might just have a constant stream of giveaways and reviews and not feel like anyone really cares about what you write. However you feel, and whatever your niche, it’s nice to have a place to go, to chat and to just be. For me, the UK Parent Bloggers Facebook Group is just that.
It’s an all encompassing space for bloggers of any niche – they just have to be parents. There’s no link dumping, no follow threads – literally just a place to chat and it has, without a doubt, made me love Facebook again.
So, if you are a blogger – and a parent – and want to find somewhere to learn, chat and meet other bloggers – check out UK Parent Bloggers. Just give me a nudge to say you’ve requested to join and I’ll approve asap. Welcome to one of my favourite places online.