I’ve had people ask me why I blog and how I find the time to blog with a job and two kids. Sometimes people ask because they are inspired that I am blogging and are thinking of starting something of their own. Other times when people ask, they don’t ask in a very nice way. They ask in a way as if to say “don’t you have anything more important to do with your time?”
Here is my response to everyone that asks me: I blog because it is my hobby. It is my creative outlet and I am passionate about it.
I have always loved creating things. When I was younger, I used to make scrapbooks for my best friends.
I would scrapbook our trips and just create crafty little things for my room. Anytime I had a school project that involved creating something, I always went above and beyond because I loved it so much.
I also love to read and write and I took several writing classes in college as electives because I enjoyed it so much.
When I got married, I created scrapbooks of when we were dating, when we got engaged and of our wedding.
I also used to cut out images from magazines of things that inspired me and keep them in an envelope, now we have Pinterest for that!
You are probably starting to see a trend here!
About 6-7 years ago, a friend of mine was blogging and that is how I was introduced to it.
I loved the idea of taking images and words and putting them together in such a way that you can share with people all over the world. I thought of blogging as like my virtual scrapbook!
I started blogging about married life, fashion, DIY projects, home decor and remodeling, recipes and anything that interested me and I haven’t stopped since!
I took a break from blogging after I had my son, but missed it and that is how Momming.com came to be.
As for finding the time between work and motherhood and family, well the little time that I do have is spent on my blog. I only work two days per week so that helps with time!
Usually in the evenings after the kids go to bed, I will either respond to blog related e-mails or work on a quick blog post.
I rarely watch television because I would rather work on my hobbies or do something productive.
I hate wasting time, that is one of my biggest pet peeves. Don’t get me wrong, I have a list of shows that I love to watch but my husband and I really only watch television on the weekends before bed for an hour or so.
My husband has his own web based business so during his free time he also loves to work. We have an office with two computers and we often just work next to each other.
I love it because we are together and we like to bounce ideas off of each other. He has always been so supportive of my blog and helped me take it to the next level: actually making money.
It’s no secret that I have ads on my blog and sponsored content.
Most of my links are sponsored and when someone clicks on a link and purchases something I get a small commission.
I didn’t initially start blogging thinking that I would make any money. In fact,I didn’t even know how to make money blogging!
My husband works in IT and he helped me monetize my blog and turn my hobby into a small little business. It feels really good to do what you love and also make some money doing it!
These are just some of the perks of blogging along with the awesome people and companies I get to work with.
So now you know why I really blog.
Honestly, I could care less what people think about why I blog.
Not to sound rude, but if someone doesn’t like my content, style, images or whatever, they can simply just not visit my site.
I blog because I love it and if someone else is inspired and wants to follow along, that makes me so happy!
I am always so inspired by other bloggers and love to follow along with each new post. I’ve also met some pretty amazing people though blogging and love the social aspect it brings.
When people ask me for advice on starting a blog or an Etsy store or some sort of hobby, I am always more than willing to share tips and tricks that I have learned along the way.
I also tell people that in order to do something you love, you have to be yourself and not care what others think. Especially those who put you down.
In the grand scheme of things, they don’t matter. What matters is that you are following your dreams and doing what you are passionate about.
I feel like this attitude brings the most success and allows you to embrace the positive things that come.
If there is something you want to pursue but haven’t had the courage to do so, I strongly recommend that you just jump in and do it! Don’t waste time looking at what someone else is doing, but instead use that time do do your own thing.
You will never know if something will succeed if you never try it!
Happy Wednesday! Thanks for following along 🙂
PS: My top and skirt are from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You can shop the entire Anniversary Sale HERE! This is the last week of the sale and there are still so many great deals!