I’m exhausted. I don’t know if it’s that I’ve been writing a lot lately or if it’s just a combination of being a mother to a toddler with boundless energy. Last night I drank Theraflu and headed to bed early, snuggled up to a good book.
I push myself hard and demand a lot from myself, and I think that’s fine. But, at some point, it’s okay to tell ourselves that we’re doing a good job. So, if you’ve been hard on yourself lately, pat yourself on the back and tell yourself, “you’re doing good.” It’s okay to admit when we’re a little fatigued, not so much physically but also emotionally. I’ve cranked up my blogging on this site and my parenting site (wordpress.org site) and promised myself to produce one video a day for a full year. I haven’t missed a day since before the start of the year. I’m getting faster at outputting both the video and the article that goes along with it. Obviously, I’d like to build this so that I am able to monetize it with more than just Google AdSense. Regardless, I’m admitting that I’m a bit tired.
So far, I’ve noticed that if I promote the videos they do well. I haven’t promoted them lately. But, on Instagram I’m getting more views without any promotions and also gaining followers. I’ve got an Instagram account for this site (lil.pick.me.up) and for my parenting site (new.aging.parents). Feel free to follow me on either and I’ll follow you back. I almost always follow back. I have a YouTube channel for my parenting blog. But, it’s a slow process building that up. Again, I don’t expect to become a YouTube sensation because YouTube is saturated now. It’s harder to break through today as a Vlogger on YouTube. As a content producer and writer I’m trying to use my skills to build a platform one that will also pay for itself down the line. I’ve read several blog books that say it can take a while, sometimes 2 to 3 years. Others have succeeded in a fraction of that time.
Blogging is also an outlet for me, not just a means to get noticed as a writer. I think we all have our own motive as to why we blog. Lately if I skip a day and not post anything here, I’ve been devoting my time to reading and commenting on more blogs.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
I’d love to network and comment on more blogs and hear from others that I haven’t heard from. Having said that, I hope to read your blog, too, whoever you might be. If you like and comment on my work, I will do my best to comment and read your blogs. I’m a firm believer in blogging karma.
So, if you have something for me to read and comment on let me know.
Happy Blogging & Thanks In Advance For Reading…I Can’t Wait To Read Your Post!