Benefit of Blogging #4: A Boost in Social Support

Welcome to the final post in our series of blog posts highlighting some of the major lessons we learned from our conversations with Pregnets bloggers.

Lesson #4: Blogging can increase your sense of support from people in your life

In our last post, we began talking about the social benefits of blogging. Bloggers appreciated feeling a connection with their peers in the Pregnets community, including fellow bloggers. In this final post on the benefits of blogging, we will discuss the support that Pregnets bloggers received from the people in their lives – a partner, family members, friends, and/or Pregnets staff. Continue reading

Benefit of Blogging #3: Feeling a Connection with Peers

Welcome to part 3 in our series of blog posts highlighting some of the major lessons we learned from our conversations with Pregnets bloggers.

Lesson #3: Blogging provides a sense of community with your peers

As we’ve discussed in our last two posts, the process of blogging provides some personal benefits including acting as a distraction from cravings, and offering a chance for self-reflection. What about the social benefits of blogging?  Continue reading

Benefit of Blogging #1: Opportunity for Self-Reflection!

Here at Pregnets, we want to make sure we are helping our users – including pregnant women, postpartum mothers, families and support networks, and health care providers – as best as we can. Since we wrapped up the Pregnets blog in July, we took some time to speak with 5 women about their experiences blogging for Pregnets. The following is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting some of the major lessons we learned from our conversations with our bloggers.

Lesson #1: Blogging is a great way to self-reflect! Continue reading

Thank you from Pregnets!

Dear readers,

We are so proud of the incredible year we’ve had with the Pregnets blog! As the first phase of the blog wraps up, we wanted to express our gratitude for the incredible support we’ve received over the past year.

Thank you bloggers!
We want to thank our bloggers, Deborah, Llew, Lucy, Melissa, Nathalie, Ruma, and Tracie, for sharing their heartfelt reflections with the Pregnets community. The Pregnets Team was thrilled to learn that the writing process helped our bloggers in their quit journeys and that they may continue to share their stories with Pregnets from time to time to update us on the new successes and challenges they face along the way.

Thank you supporters! Continue reading

My Experience

Well everyone who has been following my posts, I thank you very much for the support! This will be my final post 🙂

What has it been like blogging for Pregnets?

My experience being a blogger for Pregnets has been wonderful. I have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way. It has made me realize how much I like to write, but also how much I like to read as well. It has made me dig deeper into some of my own thoughts about my smoking/my quitting. It has also brought me closer with my husband after we had a chance to discuss how he has been feeling through this process.  It was interesting for me to discuss with so many other people their experiences, and the methods that they chose to use/try. Continue reading

E-Cigarettes

Through my last blog, I discussed someone who quit smoking by setting a quit date.  As I mentioned, this blog I am going to be discussing my closest friends experience with e-cigarettes.  But before I get to our mini interview, I would just like to discuss my personal opinions on e-cigarettes.

Personally, I do not believe in using e-cigarettes. Continue reading