This Busy Week

April 8, 2011

Guys, I'm sorry about my lack of homebrewed posts this week. I have some exciting news coming next week and also some great projects in the works. I've been working like a mad woman lately. And it's frustrating when I work and have nothing to show you, my readers. It's mostly book related but it's also related to a project that I've teamed up with Blue Lily on. (Who's amazing BTW). So all the hard work WILL pay off, just down the road. And I promise it will be worth it.

In the meantime, I came across a blurb from Dooce's 'About Me' page that I thought really spoke to life as a blogger. Now, in no way am I comparing myself to any ounce of her notoriety but I do find similarities in what she describes blogger life to be. And I'm sure if you are also a blogger who writes as a part-time/full-time job, you also know what she means....
"Yes, there are days when I do not get out of my pajamas, but I suspect that many people who work from home suffer the same luxury. Much of my day is spent taking photos, processing photos, writing notes, writing posts, editing posts, reading and answering email, opening mail, processing mail, and pretty much everything else one does when working in an office. Except I have the privilege of working from home, and that means I interact with my kids and dogs quite a bit in between everything else. We love what we do and know how lucky we are to be able to do it." -Dooce.
Regardless of how overwhelmed I might feel at times, I feel so lucky that I get to spend my day with my kids, contribute a small income for our family and get a better self worth in the process. Thank you readers for standing by me while I'm temporarily 'away':) Be back soon!

11 {comments}:

Jennifer Rodriguez said... Best Blogger Tips

So true! (P.S. You are as big to me as Dooce.. for what it is worth..)
Can't wait to see what is brewing in your office..

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said... Best Blogger Tips

i love that thought. Any advice on how to best capitalize on your blog? I know advertising space, which I have been holding off on. How does one proceed to turn what you love into a modest income to contribute to your family?

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't really consider myself a blogger ... though I have blogs. But I do work from home, in a way, since I no longer have an office but roam from assignment to assignment for my job. And I am guilty of working in my pjs until late into the day, stopping to do some laundry or enjoy a leisure lunch with the hubby. That part I do enjoy. :)

Suzanne Beaubien said... Best Blogger Tips

It will be worth it when we get to buy your book. Congrats!

Babycakes said... Best Blogger Tips

Good luck with the book and your new projects. Just discovered your blog recently and love it!

Craftmaker said... Best Blogger Tips

A book! That's great! And I can't wait to see what you are working on.
I don't consider myself a blogger, but I also work form home, so I can say that I relate to what happens to you.
Don't worry, we will be here waiting to see what you have to show us ;)

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jessica at Me Sew Crazy
@Jessica at Me Sew CrazyDo you mean how do you help 'grow' your blog to get to advertising income?

Honestly, the only income I make off my blog is advertising space.

I guess I've also earned money from the book but that was offered to me through my blog work after I had gained a significant following. Though, you can always write to publishing companies with ideas and use your blog as credentials regardless of size.

I guess what some bloggers also do is offer self published e-books. Which are basically a compilation of specific projects and how-tos.Like this one for $6.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jennifer RodriguezAwww. thanks:)

{jen} said... Best Blogger Tips

I just started my blog 2 months ago, and already I know what you mean. I had a lady ask me why I do it. (With how long it takes to really make money, and how time consuming it is.) My answer was that I am doing what I love and it makes me happy. Yes, my life is crazier for it, and not making much money yet, but I am home with my kids and have something for me too.

We appreciate your hard work, and will still be here when you finish your stuff!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@{jen}
I can totally empathize. For about two solid years I posted on Grosgrain consistently and got paid less than the amount of money I put in. It hasn't been until this past year that I started making enough to sustain a small profit.

I did it because I loved sewing and loved the appreciation in the blogosphere.

I love the stuff you post on the flickr group as do others. You definitely have the talent.

Stick with it! Make connections with other similar bloggers. It can be so rewarding.

Good luck:)

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been reading your blog for almost 3 years now, and it's still one my favorite blogs! As a reader I really appreciate how you share your insight. I started my blog not too long ago, and it would be nice to make a little profit. The only problem I have is finding time to finish my projects quicker so I can post more frequently.

 
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