26 April 2012

Week 17: My readers

This week I am grateful for those of you, my readers, who take the time to follow me here at Off to the Park.

While I don't have a huge group of followers like some of the popular blogs, I am grateful for those of you who find the time to read my blog or leave a comment. It means a LOT.

I started my blog back in August 2010 as a hobby and for a way to record my feelings, thoughts and moments as a Mummy to my special baby girl "Popette". Back then I didn't think too much about how I could attract more followers, or whether I should link it up to social media apps. I just thought of it as a creative outlet for me to express my feelings and a way of recording moments of my little family.

But, sometimes I wonder if blogging is the best use of my spare time. Lately, my house has been suffering from me not spending enough time in cleaning and tidying it. This time has been used up on writing posts or doing things with the girls. I've found that if I don't allocate time in making our house liveable it turns into a warzone/cyclone aftermath...I guess it's finding a balance that works for me.

When I receive a kind word from one of my readers, it makes me realise that the time I'm not spending tidying my house isn't a complete waste of my time...so thank you for letting me know you are reading my posts.

Over these past 4 months I have been writing a lot of posts, in particular the "52 weeks of grateful" journey posts which I enjoy writing, and working on ways to improve my blog. I've only just created a page for Off to the Park on Facebook, which has a tiny following...1 person, so please pop over and "Like" Off to the Park :)

I guess there are a lot more things I could be doing with my blog, but its finding that balance as well as deciding what I want out of Off to the Park.

While I am not publishing posts everyday, when I do write one, I try and write something that I think my readers will enjoy reading.

So to all of my readers out there, I am grateful to you!


  1. Keep going......
    Don't ever give up.
    Sometimes it all seems pointless but I have just dared myself to keep going ;o)
    And I'm glad I have......
    Tania @ Scandi Coast Home

    1. Thanks for following Tania :)

      There are days when I feel like throwing it in, but its such a great way for me to journal my thoughts, which I hope one day my girls will enjoy reading.


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