It’s strange how one minute you can think of things then all of a sudden out of the blue you have a lightbulb moment and everything is crystal clear.
For weeks I have been struggling with not getting picked for reviews. I wanted to be taken seriously as a blogger and thought you had to tons of reviews to do it. I know my blog is different from other parenting blogs as I write specifically about autism and special needs, to be honest I didn’t think it would get many readers but these last few months have proved me wrong. In November I was in the wikio parenting rankings at 18,000 yes you read that right. December it jumped up to a ranking of 180 , January it was ranked at 38, February it was ranked at 50. Now to be this is great as it shows people are reading more about autism/special needs. Then I thought if I do all the reviews going perhaps it would be ranked higher.
Yesterday we were travelling back from a day out and I thought, why am I doing all these reviews?, what difference does it make how many read the blog?. I didn’t write the blog for the kudos my blog is all about helping people. Out there in cyberland there are hundreds of parents in the same position as me. Some scared, lonely, isolated, it these sorts of people I WANT to help. I remember when my son was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old , how scared,angry and upset I was. I needed to talk to people . I read all the books going but all I wanted was someone who had been through it so I could relate to what they were saying.
I think I had lost my passion and mojo to write my blog and had got caught up in all the rankings etc, instead of why I love blogging. I would still love to review things, who doesn’t like trying new things out. I have been really lucky and tested some very nice things. I think though its time to get back to basics and start to feel passionate about writing my blog rather than thinking I must do a blog post.