Blogging for me has become truly second nature. I have not gone a day, since I started without posting. I honestly love writing on my blog, because it is my own personal therapy many days, my sounding board, my outlet to the world wide over and just so much more.
I have also made so many wonderful friends from writing and sharing on here. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you. This, however, isn’t a Thanksgiving post, but more along the lines of a New Year’s Resolution Post. I still can’t believe the year is almost over and another New Year will be upon us before we know it.
I sat today thinking a bit about my writing on here and am trying to figure out where I want to go with it for the next year and the future, too. I would be lying to myself and all of you if I said I don’t want to make a name for myself and dream about having it be a household name someday. Probably a pipe dream, but can’t help it, but hope that I can get my work out there for others to see and hopefully enjoy. I mean isn’t that the dream for most if not all writers? We just want our work to be read by many and indeed enjoyed, too.
That said, I have done so much this past year and have written a ton. I started my hand back as most know with Hubpages at the beginning of June, moved over to my blog in late August and then even wrote a novel for NaNoWriMo in November. I still need to finish that up and start the editing process. I figure Rome wasn’t built in a day and once the holiday season is indeed over, I can return to it and give my full attention.
I also am a wife and fulltime Stay At Home Mom Right, now. I have a ton going on everyday with my family and have really tried to use my blog as a place to share the good, the bad and the ugly for my readers. I try to tell it like it is and never white wash it. Thus, the reason that I seem to fall under the Mommy Blogging Category.
To that end, I also recently started to branch out to Blog Listing Sites, such as Top Mommy Blogs, BlogHer and few others, too. Besides that I also joined affiliate advertising programs, that include iTunes, Build A Bear, Fisher Price and so many more. I, even, also co-ran my first giveaway contest to thank my loyal readers, as well as branch out to new readers, as well.
As for the New Year and the future, I have a few new ideas and such that I will be adding to the mix. First, I am currently looking into is sponsoring and advertising with other bloggers. If you are interested in advertising with me, please let me know. Also yesterday, I made mention to the new blog hop I will be hosting on Fridays in the New Year, as well. Lastly, you will most likely being seeing a bit of new look on here, too soon. I had mentioned in the past that I won a blogging design e-course. Well, I recently finished my design and will be uploading it hopefully in the near future. So stay tuned for that as well.
In this vain, I am trying to see what other avenues I can explore to indeed put my name out there and possibly make a few more dollars. Unfortunately, with a family and only one income coming in, I need to be making more than pennies, but I do realize this too takes time. In the end, I guess I just need to see what sticks and works best.
That said I know I have seen others that I write with do this and felt I too could benefit from including a poll here to find out what you my readers enjoy to see on my site now and for the future, too. So, if you wouldn’t mind taking the time to complete the survey and even hit me up in the comments section, too, I would completely appreciate it. Thanks in advance!!
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