I didn’t get into blogging expecting to make a living off of it- I started a blog years ago simply because I love to write. Eventually, I wanted to put more effort into my writing and build it into an actual job and so I’ve been working hard at it. I wanted to make a brand for myself so that I could grow with purpose but, spoiler alert, blogging hasn’t made me rich or famous and I highly doubt that it ever will. And that’s okay!
I have spent hundreds of dollars so far, and earned nothing. Hosting fees, site templates, purchasing products to review and giveaway, business cards to hand out, and countless hours of time spent- all in hopes of someday being a help to someone. Yes, I want to be helpful to random strangers on the internet. My husband doesn’t understand this, but he supports me anyways and I love him for that.
Blogging is my creative outlet and it’s one of my favourite tools of self care.
I’m a socially anxious person who deeply fears rejection. I rarely participate in real-world social gatherings, but when I do it usually has something to do woth cloth diapers or babywearing! I honestly don’t have very many offline friends. Blogging helps me to put myself out there- in however small a way it may be. It relieves stress and makes me feel good to write down all the things that I think about daily. Blogging is my creative outlet, and it’s one of my favourite tools of self care.
I love to read, research and write. I blog about topics that consume my everyday life: cloth diapers, breastfeeding, babywearing and parenting in general. I’m a stay at home mom and these things are my reality 24/7. I’m also chronically ill and physically disabled, so being at home is better for me.
It’s hard to put myself out there, and I’ve definitley had some negative encounters along the way, but I’m trying to move forward with my dream. I hope it makes me a better person and at the very least helps me to learn and grow.
Bailey | Simply Mom Bailey says
I blog for self care too! Love following you, and can’t wait to see what you write next.
PS. Who knew it would be so expensive :O Oh well, life isn’t cheap.
Leigh Williams Kitchens says
I personally look forward to reading your blog posts because they are so well researched and written. They are informative & honest from your personal experience and I’ve learned a lot.
Marie Lowther says
I really enjoy reading your blog posts, thanks for sharing 🙂