I have been trying really hard to 'build' my blog and get my name out there. I have only been blogging for about 3.5 months and I love it. But I have been spending way too much time getting other people to love it too! I have been trying to be successful at blogging, because nobody likes to fail, but who says I fail if I am at about 100 pageviews a day?
I think success depends on what you want. Yes, I would love to make money with my blog and not have to be concerned that over the summer I won't have any money coming in from watching the baby, but I am spending more time blogging than doing my homework, and that is something that I really need to be successful in.
I was reading a post recently (on It's a Dome Life) and it was very true. It was about striving to be fabulous and losing yourself in trying to do so. I have about a trillion things going on every day in my house and my mind, and I am constantly trying to document the crafts, and pretty much everything I do with my kids.
I normally do at least 1 craft a day with them and I have about a trillion pictures on my phone and camera of crafts that I will one day get to blog about.
I started blogging because I like to write and I think I have enough things to talk about that others will relate to me. I was striving to get into my niche and pick a topic that my blog can be about, but I just have too many interests!
I love doing crafts, I love writing about family life, I love trying to constantly better myself at being frugal, I love setting goals for myself (even if I never reach them!), and I love just writing about whatever tickles my fancy at the time!
I think the most time consuming part of blogging is the pictures. Taking them, downloading them, editing them, and adding them is very time consuming. I can write a post from my iPhone throughout the day, but I can't make it look pretty!
So from here on out (at least for now), I can only say that I will be posting 1 to 2 crafts a week and anything that tickles my fancy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!