Well the creative piece has been very fun. As moms it is sometimes difficult to ensure that we stay in touch with that woman we were before becoming a wife or mother (I assure you if you look hard enough you can find her) what I mean is that your desires and passions are still there, sometimes they just get buried. Mine is, and always has been, writing. This has allowed me a creative outlet.
The part about making a bit of money, not so much. Lol. I decided I did not want to litter up my blog with other people’s advertisements for haircare, cereals, skin lines and the like. I have mentioned from time to time the essential oils that I LOVE so much that I became an educator for. That area has been an income producing option for me and is going very well, but that is still not the reason to write a blog.
Now the sharing part. Here is the downside…I LOVE to share, but it is also a lonely place while blogging. What I mean by this is that sure I can look at the “stats” and see that there are people out there reading, but I have no idea who, or what they enjoy. It is kind of nebulous because I don’t even know if they stumbled across a page on accident and clicked away without reading or if they are truly engaged in reading. It is a rare day when someone comments on one of my posts (and every blogger LOVES comments!!!) I think that is why I have been rather lax in writing consistently like I did in the beginning. It is lonely because there is no interaction.
I decided that I would like some interaction so with social media I created a page called “Becoming Crunchy.” If you aren’t familiar with the term “crunchy” other than as it applies to corn flakes, let me explain. It is a play of sorts on the idea that granola is crunchy and those who make their own products, granola and the like are kind of “crunchy” these days as it is not so common place anymore (but there is a resurgence of people wanting to learn how to do things more naturally and more for themselves) this I love. I have found that there is interaction there as I make posts and people comment with their ideas and suggestions too. I love it! I read somewhere that there is a misnomer thinking that hippies were “crunchy” but that really the original “crunchy” would have to be more like Amish…I like that. I would rather be aligned closer to Amish then hippies as I have no interest in the free love and drugs of the hippie movement.
I am going to try to post more frequently again here, but if you are out there and enjoy this blog, let me know, it encourages me to keep it up. In the mean time, if you are on social media, look up my group “Becoming Crunchy” on facebook and join in the discussion!