Saturday, January 24, 2015
Grow Your Blog
Hello! I'm participating in the Grow Your Blog hop that Vicky from 2 Bags Full is hosting this week!
Welcome to my "main" blog. This is the blog where it all began for me. I'm not going to lie to you, I began blogging back in the very beginning of 2011 because I knew that women were making money blogging. . . . . . somehow. I was upset that we didn't have enough money to keep my kids in the Christian school that they attended.
I didn't have a clue about blogging. I truthfully don't even know why the word "blogging" popped into my head that day. I think maybe I had seen some bloggers on Oprah. . . in passing. . . . I don't even think that I watched the show. I think I was flipping channels, but for some reason when I needed to figure out how to make money from home that popped into my head.
Everything that I read said that you had to have a "niche" to be successful. The thing about niches is that it's only one specific thing and I like A LOT of different things. I love cooking, sewing, kids' crafts, sharing my feelings, beauty, makeup, helping people, causes and charities, fitness, nutrition, DIY projects, decorating, reading. . . . . . .
I think you understand what I'm saying, right?
I just couldn't narrow it down. I love everything.
I eventually began to make money on this little ol' blog, but it was taking a lot of my time and my family just wasn't on board with that. So, I took a break from blogging. Now I'm back to blogging, but it's different now.
Back in 2011 there were a lot of community get-togethers "just because." I'll call them good old fashioned blog hops. These were the blog hops when you would just link your blog, not a specific post. You would go visit people, they would visit back. It was fun. I miss that. So, I was hoping that this "Grow Your Blog" hop would be like that. I'm excited to join in and meet some new people.
If you have no idea where to start on my blog, I've chosen one post from each year that I enjoyed writing or that meant something special to me. I was re-reading some of my posts yesterday and it's funny how young my kids were when I began and how quickly life goes by. I read some of those posts and thought about how I really need to re-read those posts and put some of those things back into my heart again.
From 2011: Learning to NOT say "No"
From 2011: In 2011 this Wine Bottle Craft was popular
From 2012: I Love You More Than a Crayon
From 2013: You can see the adventure that some of my friends and I had in Punxsutawney for Groundhog's Day on my friend's birthday.
From 2014: Pictures from My 9 Month Hiatus
From 2015: My Gratitude Jar
So, Welcome to my Blog! I hope we can be friends. I look forward to visiting with you!