Disclaimer: I am not abandoning coupon blogging... but I either need more clicks or more followers. I need to change things up a bit.These days are a whirlwind, but I am IN that whirlwind. So I guess I have been being "present" ... it is a thing very hard for bloggers to be.
Bloggers spend HOURS a day looking up things for you guys to read, in my case I spent hours a day finding deals and coupons and praying you would click my links. I have been at this for 8 years, easily spending 50 hours a week and not making $100 a month. But I have kids and I want to stay home so at least there was SOMETHING coming in from my side. And if I went back to work and put the kids in daycare, then I would make an average of $50 a month after daycare was factored into it. So it seemed like the logical thing to do, right? I get to stay home, I get to find good deals that benefit us too, I get a few bucks here and there.
But you guys dont click my links very often and those who are printing my coupons are sparse and I am no longer wanting to spend hours upon hours away from the kids who float around behind my back.
Less than 2 months ago, the Ivanovski's 15 year old daughter Emma died. All the time spent blogging and looking up deals, they cant trade that in for more time with their child. I only have 2 kids. They are growing up so fast and I am missing out on a lot.
Today you will find me posting to Facebook (on my personal account), posting on Twitter, and Periscoping (you HAVE to check this gig out and follow me!!!).
This year both of my kids are in school, at least most days. And the days that they arent, we are exploring and appreciating the time we have together ('cuz man o man, those days when they are both in school are traumatizing to me.) Maintaining a household, 4 schedules, laundry, dishes, my "me time" being a 27 minute jog once a day, and all the other things that go into being a mom, I am proud to say that this blog is becoming the last thing on my mind.
I love you all and I WANT to continue, and I WILL continue... but I suspect this place is going to turn more personal... You will see more stories about my life and my kids.
Stick with me kid, it's gonna be an adventure.