Who am I as a blogger?
Lately I have been asking myself this question a lot. For so long, my blog has just been my hobby, what I love to do. It’s kind of a mish-mash of things that I like, but lately I have been evaluating what my goals are for this blog. Of course I still feel as lost as Alice and as mad as the Hatter when it comes to figuring out my goals… a whole lot of whimsy and crazy chaos, ha! BUT if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that when you make a goal you need to know where you are starting. So today, I wanted to kind of introduce myself and where I am “starting” as a blogger. I did a 10 day instagram challenge a few months back that I feel like asked some really good questions related to this, so I thought I would share my posts and answers to those questions because I feel like it is a really good summary of my starting point, me as a blogger, right here, right now. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Disclaimer… these were all instagram posts, so the captions/tags/hashtags are all straight from insta 🙂
DAY 1: SNAP A SELFIE
Decided to join the @creativemarket party and do the #instafeedmakeover ? I figure I’ll just introduce myself. Hi! I’m Sunny, a mama of 2 girls, coke enthusiast, and lover of Harry Potter and superheroes. I work in corporate marketing, but my blog is my passion and favorite hobby. ❤️ I started my blog after my experience with postpartum depression. I also love to paint, hate to cook, and my happy place is in the sunshine ☀️
DAY 2: SHOW YOUR PRODUCT! (WHAT YOU DO/CREATE)
Day 2 of the #instafeedmakeover – post what you do! This is my blog, my creation of love ? the most recent post is of Emilia’s birth story (link in bio if you missed it!) and I’ve got a new one headed your way tomorrow! @creativemarket
DAY 3: YOUR DAY-TO-DAY IN A NUTSHELL
Today’s @creativemarketprompt is your day to day in a nutshell. ☝? This right here about sums it up! I usually wake up, toss my hair in either a top knot or messy braid, nurse the baby and then play the balancing act between work and 2 kids the rest of the day. At night I work on my blog to relax, and tonight there’s a new post up talking about my favorite baby products so far including @bamboobies@sollybabywrap @littleunicornofficial and more? happy hump day! #instafeedmakeover
DAY 4: WHAT OR WHO HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION
Day 4 of #instafeedmakeover -My biggest inspiration. What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t say these 2 beauties?? ? They are the reason I get up, the reason I keep trying, the light in the dark. When I struggled with depression, that inspiration is what literally kept me alive some days. I want them to live only the happiest, richest lives full of amazing experiences, and to give them that I need to not just work as hard as I can but teach them how through living by example. And I want to share my story with others. These girls are my sunshine ☀️ @creativemarket
DAY 5: YOUR LIFESTYLE IN ONE POST
My lifestyle in one post ✌?usually it’s a combination of messy, crazy, happiness, mommy-hood, anxiety, doodles, love, and daydreaming. I frequently sport the no makeup look, live by sticky note organization, and my humor isn’t always known to be appropriate. I believe in energy and spirits, and each of those bangles on my wrist are of extreme sentiment that I almost never leave without. This is my lifestyle- infused with a healthy dose of nerd. ?#instafeedmakeover #day5@creativemarket
DAY 6: SHARE THREE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU, YOU
Today’s #instafeedmakeover prompt: what makes you, you? I looked at what other people were posting and they all have inspirational, insightful answers and I’m over here like….bath bombs, blonde, has read Harry Potter 35,437 times…. ? I suppose if I look deep into my soul there are other things that make me the person I am… like I make a lot of sound effects, i have a weird gift for remembering birthdays, and I like to eat mustard plain on a spoon.? I guess you could say I’m PRETTY unique ? #bebonafide
DAY 7: HOW DOES YOUR PRODUCT IMPACT OTHERS?
When I started my blog, I started it for ME. For fun, for practice, for self-therapy. I never imagined a single other person would take the time to read it or care what I was writing. Does it impact others? I have no idea. What I do know is how it has impacted me, how my life is better because of it and how I’ve grown as a person by allowing myself that creative outlet. And I share my story, my thoughts and ramblings, in hopes that if someone ever is reading it, that they might be positively impacted. If I can influence even one person for the better by sharing my craft, then I am successful. Also. Those tan lines on my feet ? @creativemarket #instafeedmakeover
DAY 8: WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON TODAY?
Where are my night owls ? at?? I’m doing the #instafeedmakeover a little late tonight! ? Today’s prompt is to share what you’re working on, and tonight I’m working on a few new posts that you can expect to see later this week! ??Including Emilia’s sweet newborn photos that I’m sharing ❤️ So stay tuned ?? Also. Did I use enough emojis for #worldemojiday in this caption?? ?✌???? #keepinitreal
Side Note: You can find that post with her newborn photos here.
DAY 9: WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
Why do I do what I do? Because I love to. Because it makes me happy. Because sometimes life is pretty freakin’ amazing and beautiful and I want to remember that. Because sometimes life looks more like this photo- blurred, exhausted, sad, and messy, and that’s ok, too. Because it’s ok for people to realize being human is imperfect and messy, no matter how beautiful the IG feed portrays it. Because I want to share all those things with others and people I love. And that is why I blog ? #instafeedmakeover@creativemarket
DAY 10: YOUR DREAMS IN ONE POST
How do I even try to fit my hopes and dreams into a single post for #instafeedmakeover ? I believe that we are alive for the purpose of experiencing life, and all of the learning, emotions, and relationships that come with it. My dream is to build a life where I love what I’m doing and it allows my to meet new people, see new places, and learn new things. I want to help other people and be a source of positivity and encouragement to reach their potential. I want to give all of that and more to my cute family. And if I can add a little fantasy in this post too- I’d really love an endless supply of bath bombs for the rest of my life ?@creativemarket
This is a little bit of a different style than my usual posts, but I hope you guys like the change and for those of you that are new here, WELCOME, your support means everything to me!