Hello friends! How has your week been so far?
Mine has been nuts.
But I figured out what I’m thankful for…blogging!
#mythankfulthursday 3: Blogging
That might sound silly, but let me explain a little bit.
Have I told you guys that I started a new blog? Let me rephrase..that I started a third blog?
I feel a little crazy for doing so, but the third one has an actual monetizing strategy that will hopefully end up supporting me blogging full-time…crossing all of my fingers and toes on this one!
The third blog is basically blogging about blogging and I’m selling my blog helping services with things like installing a new theme, styling, branding and header design. I figure it’s something I LOVE to do and already spend wayyy too much time messing with stuff like that on the two blogs I already have..might as well help some other people out and make some money in the process!
On somewhat of a whim yesterday, I posted to my food + fitness blog’s Instagram (which feeds into my Facebook) that I was looking for 3 people to help me review my services for FREE. I don’t know why I was surprised that I had not only 3 but 8-9 people wanting to sign up for the service. I mean…free is a pretty good deal.
I had to put a cap on it after a couple of hours (I mean aside from the exceptions I made later on because I’m a giant pushover and it still feels weird to ask people for money—HA) and now I’m switching to 75% off per my plan. Crazy.
Oh and I started this blog only about two weeks ago.
Yesterday made me realize that this is what it’s all been about.
All of the struggles and time “wasted” messing with behind-the-scenes stuff. The endless self-educating with blog posts, podcasts, ebooks. I’ve been blogging for 5+ years without making a crazy profit (not enough to live on even. sometimes not enough to pay rent) and it’s like I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I know what it’s like to struggle as a blogger and I can help those bloggers out now! And make money! What a world!
This isn’t at all discrediting helping people for free. Of course that has value much deeper than I could ever explain. The relationships that I’ve made (Hi blogger bestie Katie) far exceed what I could have ever imagined. The crazy things I’ve learned about myself and about life in the process are invaluable. It’s also been a HUGE creative outlet for me (whoever thought I would get into food styling and photography as a creative outlet??).
For all of those reasons and more…I am so so thankful for blogging!
And now I can take that love and gratitude and pass it on. So. freaking. cool.
I know I will always be learning and I definitely have a lot to figure out about keeping to somewhat of a schedule (working until 3am today probably wasn’t the best idea), and it’s definitely A LOT of hard work, but I feel like I’m truly heading in the right direction. It’s kind of the best feeling in the world!
So so thankful for blogging. And thankful for YOU.
I aim to be purposefully thankful for blogging this next week as things are a little crazy and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of people looking to me to fix all of their blog problems. I hope this attitude of gratitude will push me forward and continue to get me out of my comfort zone.
What are you thankful for today?