Why I became a blogger – By Gorgeous George’s Mama

You probably have never wondered why I became a blogger, but I’m going to tell you anyway. So back in August 2015 I was a first time mum to a 10 month old. The first 10 months had plenty of those famous “magic moments”. But it was literally the hardest 10 months of mine and hubs relationship.

This is despite myself undergoing major spinal surgery in and learning to walk again in the first year of our relationship in our teens! But becoming parents was even harder. So here I was feeling pretty angry at the world for not being more honest with me.


I only knew the basics of pregnancy and motherhood. I knew you got fatter, you might throw up and you could get stretch marks during pregnancy. Oh my word was there a lot you ladies in my life failed to divulge. Read my thoughts on The truth about pregnancy here.

Then there was new motherhood. I knew I would have less sleep and less freedom (whatever that meant) but other than comments like “enjoy it whilst it lasts”, there was no way I was prepared for new motherhood. Could anyone have prepared me? I actually don’t know. Maybe they tried?

I know I used to live life thinking “that’s them and this is me and I’ll be different”. But overall every new Mum (maybe even new dad?) pretty much experiences the same feelings and emotions just to differing degrees.


So I’ve ALWAYS loved writing. Poems, short stories. I had a lull after leaving school but I maintained the poetry and was even asked to write a special birthday poem for a friend’s relative. I wanted to share THE TRUTH with women everywhere. To my knowledge the truth wasn’t out there. I certainly hadn’t found it.

So I looked into starting a blog and I saw that this was something you could actually make a career out of. Little did I know it’s not as easy as it appears on face value. So after much deliberation and discussion with hubs, I decided on the name Gorgeous George’s Mama. I had my very own George as my muse and he was often referred to as the Georgeous.

It was also still in the days when Prince William and Kate had only one child, Prince George. My simple, it’s-so-easy-to-crack-this-internet-business brain decided that people would be searching for “Gorgeous George” all the time. This owing to the fact Prince George had been born before our very own Georgeous.

By the way, our George is named after my Grandad and was always going to be George or Georgie regardless or gender for years prior to the royal baby.


Anyway, my plan for my page to be popping up in peoples supposed daily searches wasn’t what I had naively hoped and here I am, along with now millions of other parenting bloggers, all trying to be heard. The trend to speak “THE TRUTH” about motherhood and parenting has grown massively since 2015. Did I jump on a bandwagon? If I did it was completely obliviously, as I was new to this thing.

So since the original “plan” I’ve come a long way. I’ve fallen in and out of love with blogging. I’ve learnt tonnes and it’s an area where you never stop learning. It’s also exhaustive and you can literally never stop if you aren’t careful. You have to draw a line when it comes to promotion and interacting with people supporting you via social media.

So when I’ve been asked to clarify what I hope to achieve with my blog I’ve always though it was to share “THE TRUTH”. I’ve now moved onto the fact that this is only MY truth and there are so many other truths out there. Not only that but I’ve discovered some fab fellow parent and lifestyle bloggers and ladies that run hilarious and insightful Facebook pages.

To be honest there are a lot of women who do “THE TRUTH” one hundred times better than me and I love them for it. They are funnier, have a better way with words and I support them and share them with others.

So then I’m left wondering why on Earth I’m doing this thing they call blogging when I’m not and never will be “the best”, hell if I even want to be!? And then it hit me. Yes I want to always be truthful as long as it’s helpful. There’s no point telling people a truth just to be hurtful. It has to have a potential benefit to their lives. Having worked in the NHS (national health service to anyone not UK based) for 11 years prior to motherhood, I love to help people. And that’s what I want this blog to be.

I want to help them find fun places to go or fun activities to do. From big days out to sharing little games and activities me and George think up. I want to recommend baby and toddler classes, places to go out with friends when you need to feel like you again or for anyone who isn’t a parent. To share truths about life and encourage people to improve their lives by getting essential tests and check ups. My blog goals are to be encouraging, enlightening and overall enjoyable to read. I want people to laugh along with me about the crap I go brooch in life, because if you can’t laugh about it then you’re gonna cry your way through life. So if you want to read something like that, then you have come to the right place.

My tagline?

  • A woman who’s always learning, sharing her fascinations with you through a mama’s eyes

  • Poetically analysing motherhood and life.

  • Crazy cat lady turned gorgeous George’s Mama. Poetically mastering motherhood and life.

Or something along those lines. Feel free to help me out on this. Thanks for dropping by.

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39 thoughts on “Why I became a blogger – By Gorgeous George’s Mama

  1. I enjoyed reading this, as I too am trying to figure out what the role of my blog is, how big a part of my life it should be (feeling that it’s kind of a case of all or nothing, but even if I go for it there has to be limitations), if it’s realistic to hope for some side income from it, and so on. Best of luck with your continued blogging journey! x #KCACOLS

  2. I think most of us at some point question why we are blogging and feel overwhelmed by all there is to do and the immensity of the blogosphere! It’s great that you’ve found your focus and meaningful reasons to do it. I think I like the last tagline best. Thanks for linking up to #kcacols!

  3. You know what this was so beautiful written, and had me nodding to all of it! You are unique, it doesn’t matter if there are a trillion other people out there, the truth is always going to be their truth, and yours is super special #KCACOLS

    1. Exactly. You start getting bogged down by what everyone else is doing and you lose sight of why you are. I’m glad you liked it. I still love hearing people say they enjoy what I’ve written. Thanks again for stopping by. #KCACOLS

  4. Thanks for writing this post, it resonated with me! I also found motherhood to be a shock and yet like you, I proabably wouldn’t have believed the naysayers. And, as you say, blogging can potentially consume you (in the same way as parenting?) you just have to stick to your reasons for starting in the first place and not worry about anyone else. I like that last tagline the best btw.

  5. I’m with you Cassie (and the thousands of other parenting bloggers out there!), I had no idea how hard it would be to stand out from the huge sea of others doing the same thing. But you are one of the most supportive and encouraging fellow bloggers out there and I’m so glad we met in this crazy blogging world! Xx

  6. My blog started as a diary and snowballed from there. I love it (most of the time) and it has given us experiences we would never have done otherwise

  7. It’s interesting to hear how you became a blogger. I started blogging around 10 years ago. We all have our own truths to share with the world and it’s different for us all. Motherhood is hard – it was a shock first time around for me too x

    1. Ah thanks Melanie. It’s nice to hear from someone on the same page. Wow 10 years! I bet it’s flown tho. It bloody is hard tho. Everyday I question my choices but I just try the best I can. Thanks for stopping by. ☺️

  8. Blogging definitely isn’t as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of work to grow an audience and create regular content. I wish you the very best of luck and I’m looking forward to seeing more posts from you

  9. It’s always interesting to read why people became a blogger, I started in 2008, as I just wanted to share some photos with family who lived a long way off, I had no idea it would go on for so long! Mich x

  10. I am always interested to know what started people off blogging. I started with a blog to promote our holiday home but it gradually morphed into a blog more about green living. When I revamped our holiday cottage webpage I added a separate blog on there and renamed my original blog A Green and Rosie Life. I blog to hopefully help people see that we all can make changes to help the environment and whilst, like you said, there are thousands of bloggers doing just that I hope my posts are sometimes a bit different. Oh, and I love writing!

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