Blogging has been my full-time career for nearly 4 years. I never believed I would write for this long and enjoy it like I do…it was a fitting hobby as a stay-at-home mom. I am proud when people ask me my job, then all the questions arise. When we start to chat I talk about my favorite things about blogging. The communities, the companies, the friendships and of course the struggles. Blogging is my way of sharing great deals on baby & kids items, though my favorite thing about blogging is how I have made a successful blog. Who would have thought I could make money at this and bring in a half a million visitors in a year!?
I am now at a place in my life where I can say I help contribute to the household. I can pay bills, buy necessities and have additional cash to go out on date nights or take my kids out. I’m accountable for everything on my blog. The goals are my goals, nobody else. But there would have been no money without the amazing communities out there, specifically the Momdot Forums. I feel like this community of bloggers has supported me to grow where I am today. I’ve learned about monetization, writing pitch letters and have found amazing opportunities with some of the best companies there are. Someone is always there to offer advice, answer questions and lift you up when you’re feeling down. The communities and friendships keep me going when I am having bad days.
Now I’m at a point in my life where I have to look at my future, and where I want to go from here. I’m setting personal and career goals for my blog to make my entire blog a place where parents can go for articles, honest product reviews and more great deals. That is what my blog is now, but it is chaos with no organization. I don’t write many articles besides reviews and that is what I want to do. I want to write articles on when the best time to find clearance kids clothing, or best toys for kids and a weekly video series on cooking with kids. KiddiesCorner Deals will evolve one day into that blog that will rock for all things babies & kids accommodating all with children.
The post inspiration is also inspiring me to write more personal posts…eventually. I have realized that I never write personal articles anymore. I want my readers to know who I am, my likes and dislikes, what is going on in my life that may help them as well and write helpful tutorials that have helped me these 4 years. Being able to help others like I received help will make me feel good. The Blogging Planner Post Inspiration area is helping me do all this and more.
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