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  1. Wow amazing news honey – will pop this in my Pocket for a read later. Thanks so much for linking up and supporting #sharethejoy x

  2. Wow Renee way to go for being published and you are so amazing and inspiring. Lovely post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow. #sharewithme

  3. This is a great post. I’m currently trying to revive my blog after a bit of a wobble, thinking ‘why am I doing this, am I sharing too much about my life?’ But your post sums up perfectly why there’s nothing to be ashamed of in putting your life online πŸ™‚ x

  4. Lovely, heartfelt and open post. Thank you for sharing a bit more about the person behind the blog xx #sharethejoy

  5. A heartfelt post. Thank you for sharing it. πŸ™‚ You are awesome and be proud of what you have accomplished! Always. πŸ™‚

  6. ooh! off to have a read now!

  7. Great piece. It can be so hard to sum up ‘why’ we do something but you did a great job here. #brilliantblogposts

  8. Great post, Renee. HuffPo is a better place for including you in their contributors’ pool. πŸ™‚

  9. Great post and well done for being published on Huffington Post. You are very inspirational Renee and I think it’s great that you share your experiences and lessons you have learned and that it helps people xx #sharethejoy

  10. Lovely post – I for one am very glad you choose to put your life online πŸ™‚ It’s something I’ve been pondering about recently after a ‘heated discussion’ with my much more private brother! Like you I have a multitude of reasons for blogging – I love the space for reflection and interaction, and I hope that some of what I write might just inspire others too xx

  11. What a beautifully written post. You have explained why you do this so truthfully. As a relatively new blogger, I’m fascinated by others’ reasons for doing this.

  12. Your reasons are absolutely perfect. I love the fact that you’ve chosen to share your life, not for the accolades or the attention that you’ll get from it, but for your own benefit. Writing is cathartic for me too, and my blog lets me vent and process the challenges of being a first time mom just as you blog about the challenges in yours. It makes me feel less alone, to be honest and truthful. It makes me feel like I’m not insane for experiencing the ebb and flow of parenting.

    I hope you continue sharing your story. It’s inspiring and it’s motivating to see that one can be so strong amidst all the challenges thrown at her. Have a lovely day, Renee!

  13. Great post, I have commented πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

  14. I love this, I wish I could be a bit more honest sometimes about certain situations, because like yourself I know talking about the journey through abuse can really help others to know that they’re not alone. For now, my blog is all about our family memories and our children read it (well the eldest so far) and so do all my family, so without creating tension, there’s only so much I can share. Maybe one day I will have a different space (I’ve often thought of writing a book) but I really enjoyed reading your post and will coming back to your blog more often. Thanks for sharing xxx #sharewithme

  15. Oh wow well done. I really like the Huffington post!

  16. You are an inspiration lovely, well done. You have achieved so much. Xx

  17. Excellent article, I find blogging really helpful for keeping perspective and sanity! Plus, you get to meet some really nice people. (And the odd troll!)

    Congratulations for being in HuffPost as well

  18. Completely agree Renee. Non-bloggers can wonder why we spill everything online. But it can help us overcome trauma, as well as help others. Fab HuffPo post! Xxx #sharethejoy

  19. This is fab hon – both the fact that you have got on Huff Post and what you are saying too – it all makes perfect sense and is what you say it is which sometimes needs some explaining as non-bloggers do think the idea of putting yourself out there so publicly is madness sometimes and yet there are so many great reasons to do it. Xx #thetruthabout

  20. Fabulous post Renee and a big well done for being on the Huffington Post. Blogging can be very cathartic and also a great way of reaching out to others too through writing posts that they can relate to. I always love reading your blog and am often inspired by the posts you share πŸ™‚

  21. Such an honest and inspiring post. I believe all the best people in the world hit rock bottom in order to achieve great things when they get back up. Life is a journey and in order to appreciate the good we have to first go through the bad. Blogging is also therapy for me, I too linked up a post about why I blog. Thank goodness for blogging πŸ™‚ #AllAboutYou

  22. You are a star! Honestly, well done you and big congrats. You know I’m a big fan of your work so this is brilliant xxx

  23. Well done! #myfavouritepost

  24. Well done you for getting on the huff post. I didn’t realise you have had it so tough but it just proves what hard work and determination can do to turn life around. Look how far you have come with 3 beautiful creations! Good on you xx #thetruthabout

  25. Well done Renee, and it’s a fab post x

  26. Huffington Post, amazing! I love how you explained how blogging has helped, I think some people just think we do it for the ego or freebies. I blogged to survive maternity leave & for the community I craved being home with a baby all day & not at work. Shared your huff post on my Facebook page so my non blogging likers understand why we do it. #sharethejoy

  27. I’ll have a read now! x

  28. Well done for getting yourself onto HuffPost! Not that it needs justifying, but you’ve written a really clear explanation of all the benefits of putting yourself online – something I didn’t understand at all until I started to do it myself.

  29. Congratulations ! Have been to read πŸ™‚ #MagicMoments

  30. Good on you, a great post and you do indeed inspire others.

  31. Off to read now, and thanks for stopping by at @Fitness4Mamas

  32. Great post ReneΓ©, your reasons make total sense! I think being honest online is brave and it’s so great the way you have inspired (and continue to inspire) people. xx

  33. Superb reasons to write. Please keep inspiring us all to become the change we wish to see in the world.

  34. Congratulations. Great read and something all the bloggy moms can identify with. Stopping by from Share the Joy.

  35. Thanks Trista, this is only my second article, but it’s been a lovely thing to do πŸ™‚ What did you think of it?

  36. Thanks very much x

  37. Thanks Sarah!

  38. Go you! That’s awesome πŸ™‚

  39. Well done! x #sharethejoy

  40. Great job mama! Do you love writing for them?

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