Cogito Ego Mum began somewhere around 2013. I was a SAHM who, in between #feelingblessed, was often bored and lonely.
I never had great aspirations for this blog. I never had any idea where it might take me, but where Cogito Ergo Mum led, I followed. She’s taken me to Britmums round ups, to Tots100, to guest posts. She’s gotten me featured regularly on Mumsnet’s Blog of the Day, landed me a gig as a panel member at Mumsnet’s Blogfest, and got the family and I skyped, filmed and introduced by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. Bizarre.
I’ve connected with ponderers, parents, moms, mums, and Digital Mums. Via Digital Mums I completed an interesting course in online community management. The network of qualified Social Media Managers, marketing gurus, and all round fierce women that it connected me with got me back my confidence, and got me back in paid work.
Through that course, I’ve grown a network of online local influencers, movers, and shakers and had my eyes openned as to why I love where I live. These local connections have led to work with Hampshire based artists, schools, and online platforms.
My favourite bit of the journey thus far was when my poem about boozing was turned into a song, and featured in a theatre production somewhere in Sydney. Again, bizarre.
It’s never been primarily about the page likes, or the follower figures, or the shares. It’s been about finding a place to connect, to converse and to formulate my thoughts. Cogito Ergo Mum has done this and more; she has saved my sanity, and openned so many unexpected and exciting doors along the way.
If you’d like to learn more, to work with me, have ideas for topics you’d like me to cover here, or if you are about to embark on your own blogging or social media journey then do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you, and I’d love to help.