Blogging is fun. Blogging is work. Blogging is cathartic. Blogging is stressful. Blogging is easy. Blogging is hard. Why is blogging such a joy and such a challenge at the same time?
For me, blogging was supposed to be a hobby, a part-time fun thing to do when Hubby wanted to watch some crazy show and I wasn't interested. I knew there was some money in it…eventually…but I didn't have any expectations about dollar signs in my eyes or anything because I didn't intend on blogging as much as I do.
I started out writing silly posts and talking to myself. I wrote a review for a product that I already owned. I joined in with a few blog hops and memes. I even wrote out my family story over a few weeks. I talked to myself essentially for a while until I discovered giveaways.
For the past year, I have been posting giveaways and you all liked them, but you were really reading "me". I'm done with all that, you know it, and a few of you are sticking around!
I watch my stats (those little tiny stats) and I see that you like to hear about my family fun and those crazy crafts for kids that we do. I see that you like to hear about how I'm finding humor in life through my boy and husband.
Here's where blogging gets hard:
Can I give up those addictive giveaways and just talk about my family.
Can I keep you all coming – and draw in even more – with my family's antics?
If I blog it, they will come…right?!
At this point, I'm blogging for myself again. I'm writing stories about my life and sometimes joining in on memes again. This is more relaxing to me and hopefully I'll stick with it. I have a lot of clean-up to do on the back end of this blog (another annoyingly HARD part of blogging) so while you may only see me once a day, I'm hoping you all will still come around.
Share with me your stories and read my rambles about my life. Once I get on a roll, you're going to crack up at some of crazy stuff going on over here. I'm in a funk and I'm coming out of it.