New website idea

So I’m thinking of starting a “things to do/go where I live” website.

I started blogging anonymously a couple of months ago about my pregnancy and the issues we’ve been facing. I have now started designing a website for this because the specific problems our baby has are quite rare and we’ve found it difficult to find others going through the same, hence why I decided to set up a website. It is still in the early stages of design, but hopefully it will help somebody one day as it will have a forum, links to reading material, online chat etc.

Anyway, I digress. Since starting my first blog I discovered I actually enjoy doing the writing and find it quite therapeutic. Only trouble is, it’s not the happiest subject in the world and I feel like when I  write something about it every day I am being really depressing. So I started this blog. This blog is an attempt to try and separate the good stuff from the difficult stuff, give me something a bit happier to focus on and it’s also because I do genuinely go to places and see things I want to share with others.

My new website would be an extension of this. It would have recommendations for places to go, see, eat and do with kids in the area. A reference point for parents. I know there are a lot of websites out there that do the same sort of thing, so I need to do something to make mine stand out. I would also like to somehow link part of it with my other website eventually – recommendations of places to go, where the money you spend is going towards a good cause. For example, there is a café where I live called “A Great Little Place” – the food is delicious, they display art which you can buy, they have pieces of handmade jewellery for sale, second hand books for sale but, best of all, it is run by Autism Initiatives and eating at the café means your money is making a difference.

I’m excited about researching and starting up my new little venture. Hopefully it will take off and get some interest. If not, I will have had fun trying.