Eat Drink & Be Mary: A Baby Blog.


A Baby Blog.

That's right I said it. I am a baby blogger. And I know it.  New to this world.  Trying to figure it all out.  Amazed by sooo many bloggers with their fun tricks they already know about the blogging world.  Captivating readers.  Connecting with them.  Being able to describe everything vividly.  So vividly you feel like you know them personally.  

I blog for future me.  Future little tots and husband.  So that I have these memories at the touch of a button.   May sound silly but it's important to me.  Although I may not being too much now, my life's about have its fair share of change.  Sooner than later.  There's graduation.  A big girl job.  Deciding where to live.  Who to live with...the list goes on and on.  But I'm not going to bore you and stress myself out listing all these new changes I have to make decisions about in the near near future.  And in the future it'll be nice to be able to look back and see how it all started.

BUT, I want so badly to have mastered this blogging thing like those other gals.  I constantly tell myself to not get down if it doesn't seem like my readers feel connected.  Have the urge to comment on one of my posts.   Or if I have readers at all.  It'll all come with time--maybe.  But I get it.  When I first started (a whopping 2 months ago) I never commented on the blogs I read.  Blogs that I've read religiously.  But it didn't occur to me that they cared if I commented on their post or not.  But let's be honest it's nice to know somebody read your post.  Liked your post.  Connected to your post.  Any and all of the above.  

Hopefully one day that'll happen; but until then I'll sit here with my Dunkin' Donuts pumpkin spice latte blogging my little heart out.  Trying my best to get my thoughts down on paper before these days become nothing but a distant memory.

  pumpkin spice latte!

ALL this to say  I am always open to advice, critique, and HELP!  I mentioned how I just recently started commenting on the blog posts I have loved, laughed at, or felt the blogger's pain while reading.  All to find out, that my account was set up as a "no reply blogger."  UGH who wants that?!  No one in my opinion.  Turns out that even though I've started commenting on your posts I am untraceable. Boo.  Not cool.  But then Renee from So Fill Your Heart came in to save the day.  And helped me fix this tragedy in my little world of blogging.  Thanks to Renee and Sarah @ Venus Trapped in Mars I bring to you this tutorial on How To:  no longer be a "no reply blogger."  Thank the Good Lord.  

And I'm incredibly sorry on how long this post turned out to be; that's what happens when your stuck in a car road tripping back to school from South Carolina and your boyfriend finally learned how to drive your stick shift car.  Hallelujah!!

Moral of the story?  Be happy I ran into Renee's blog thanks to her guest post on The Modern Tulip.  Be thankful I commented on her post.  Be extremely happy that this tutorial had been posted and  Renee knew how to direct me to it.


  1. I love this! I'm a baby blogger too and, thanks to this post, I'm going to be okay with that! So many bloggers are so impressive. It's so easy to compare to all of them and so easy to second guess posts when readers don't comment. I think your blog is adorable! The only thing I would say is maybe move the Google Followers gadget up near your Bloglovin' one on the sidebar, so it's easier for people to find.

  2. I am happy that you are no longer a no reply blogger, there are all these little things to fix and perzonalize when you start out it is almost overwheleming.
    I am a baby blogger as well, but we all have to start out somewhere girl. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will be fine. :)

  3. Hey girl! I stumbled on your blog through the link-up over at Cheers Ya'll, and I just read through this post with my jaw dropping, because I literally have been brainstorming writing almost this same post over on my blog! I love finding other bloggers who are trying to step out on this journey! Also, I love the layout of your blog, and am excited to follow along!

  4. I got down on myself a lot when I first started blogging. You have to be patient and remember you are doing this for you because it makes you happy and you want to record the memories.

    Readers will come in time. It's a learning process. You are doing great!

  5. Aww, thanks lady! I'm happy you found me too!
    And since I'm a newbie blogger myself, I need all the help I can get too!! :)

  6. I'm a baby blogger too, it can be so dishearting to spend time writing a post only to check a few hours later and realize not a single person has read what you wrote. I constantly have to remind myself I'm blogging for me not anybody else!


It makes me so happy each time you leave a comment. I love connecting with my readers! Happy blogging friends.


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