One year ago this month I decided it was time to take blogging seriously. Until then I had kept a blog that was more or less a secret. My husband knew about it and that was about it. When I decided to take blogging seriously, I started sharing what I was doing with a wider audience. And the craziest thing happened — people listened! & then I started working with brands and making money blogging!
While I was on maternity leave I was learning some valuable lessons that I wanted to share with other soon to be moms. Some of my experiences were hilarious, some were painful and some embarrassing. But I had this yearning to share it all. Because becoming a mother is a crazy time when you have all these crazy emotions and feel so alone. and I wanted other women like me to read my words and know they weren’t alone. I wanted my blog to be a place we could laugh and cry together. Making money blogging wasn’t my goal but it was certainly an idea that floated around in my noggin!
Blogging has introduced me to things I never thought I would get to do. I’ve been published on Huffington Post, been invited to write as an Expert Blogger on Addiction.com, and even invited onto CTV, a Canadian news network, to chat about baby shower gift ideas. I have had the pleasure of working with some incredible brands like SollyBaby and Charlie Banana. I knew it would be a long time before I started making an income but slowly I started making some spending money.
My first step in my journey was when I got my copy of Building a Framework. I poured over every page of this ebook and put Abby’s words into practice. There were so many tips and ideas that really put a polished look on my blog. I learned so much from Abby and ever since she’s been such a valuable resource. She introduced me to a world of blogging I never knew existed.
Building a Framework is a surefire way to get a new blogger going on the right path. It’s amazing the opportunities that are out there for bloggers. But if you don’t know where to look you won’t even realize they exist! This ebook was a small investment that has payed off in ways I never could have imagined. Blogging has become not only a hobby I enjoy but a hobby I make descent money from!
My first year has been phenomenal. If I can have half as much success next year as I did in my first I’d be tickled! Thank you to everyone who has played a part in the success of this little ole blog! My readers and their beautiful comments have kept me trucking alone and kept my chin up on my down days.
How long have you been blogging? What are you short and long term goals? Do you want to work with brands and make money?
PS: If you buy a copy of Building a Framework, I do get a percentage of the sale. But you know what? I owe a great deal of my success to this ebook and I certainly wouldn’t bother promoting it if I didn’t believe in the product. See my full disclaimer here! Any blogging related questions or if you just wanna chat, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org