I quit writing this blog about three times a week. Seriously. Then something happens or someone relates to something that I wrote and I go back to my computer and write.
I find it hard to believe that anyone even cares to read this blog. That is the most surprising thing to me. This Christmas, I was at a party when an in-law cousin came up to me and said she was reading this blog. Really? I was shocked. She found the link on my Facebook page. She said that she calls her friend and they laugh at what I have written. Really? Shocking. Her favorite post? Blondes Build a Better Mousetrap.
Guess how many "hits" I get a day? I average about 40. It isn't many for the big time bloggers. But for Indy, I just can't believe that 40 people check out my site every day. I average about 10 comments per post. Comments make me happy!
Why did I start this? As a stay at home mom, I don't do many things for money. But in all honesty, I started this to make a little extra money. One of my friends told me how much she made blogging and I thought that even if I only had a little advertising on my site, I'd be happy with any amount of extra money. I don't make a ton of money from my blog but I think it may keep me from spending money. It is a great hobby and it is cheaper than shopping or therapy.
My husband has been great about this blog. I try not to really talk about him or his work. Sometimes that can be a killer. But, he has been great about letting me write. He even reads it now and then. What more can a wife ask?
Someone people wonder where I find the time. I don't spend a lot of time writing. I would guess that maybe I spend about 1/2 an hour at the most. Reading and posting on other people's blogs takes a lot more of my time. I have found it harder and harder to get to other people's blogs. I am doing that a lot less than I used to.
I have found that blogging is a great outlet for me. I certainly don't do it for the money anymore. I don't make hardly anything at all from advertising but I receive so much more back in support. It has become a journal of my life. I have also made some very cool friends and I can always use more friends. So thank you for coming back day after day. Some days I have no idea what I will write or if I will have anything worthy to say. But, I will keep putting myself out there. I will quit and I will be back many times a week. I hope you'll be here too.
The Open Road
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