Before Hamster Diaries came along, I had started and failed at writing 5 other blogs.
I would get carried away in an idea and make a blog about it. It would flop after about 3 weeks and I would delete it and start over with the next idea.
When it came to this one, I finally had found something I felt passionate about. I had ideas for posts, layout, everything!
And unlike any of my failed blogs before, Hamster Diaries just clicked.
People from all around the globe were reading my posts. People were actually liking my writing. People were even following the blog 😀
It felt like I had hit the jackpot. Posts would flow, pictures would spark inspiration for further posts and everything snowballed from there!
And I am sure every other blogger would agree; theres no better satisfaction when you see someone has read your writing, liked and commented!
So when it came to telling my family that I had started a blog about my pets, I wasnt greeted with congratulations or very much support at all! I got a resounding ‘well who wants to read about a hamster?’ followed by laughter and snidey comments.
Everyone, except my mum who follows and reads this religiously, couldnt take me or my blog seriously and it was (and still is) incredibly discouraging.
Why cant a blog about a persons hobbies or interests validate an audience?
I know hamsters may not be the most serious subject to blog about but its what I love, its what I know about and its what makes me happy!
Im sorry that my posts dont tackle world peace or educated political debates.
I am just a pet lover who is sharing her passion for her pets and if you dont like it, dont read it!
I happen to have noticed some of the most successful, funny and relatable blogs all come from the pet-loving world.
Some of my favourites being:
So basically, this post is a thank you.
Thank you to all of the bloggers who have read, commented, liked and generally supported me and my little blog.
Your continued reading and feedback inspires me to carry on writing.
I may not get all the support in the world from the people around me but here, that doesnt matter because I reach people who feel the same way as I do about pets!
Keep reading WordPress and Ill keep writing!