I came across a quote this morning that reminded me a little bit of blogging.
We do this because we love to write, of course, and we have thoughts and ideas that we want to share. But many of us bloggers are either monetizing our blogs or would like to someday. I do love to write(otherwise I wouldn’t do it) but it is more than that. I want to be successful at it. I want to see my numbers grow. I want to see some fruits of my labor and would love to make a living out of it someday. But it’s not easy. I started a couple of years ago but didn’t put a lot into it. And then when I was pregnant with baby number 2 and had some other things going on I stopped completely. I didn’t write for a while and the longer I went without writing, the harder it seemed to get back up and write again. Before I knew it, I had gone well over a year with nothing. I just started writing again in the last few weeks but I’ve been making sure to put the work in this time. I’m writing every weekday, I’m promoting, I’m looking into sponsors/ads. So far, since starting to write again it’s been a lot of work, work that I enjoy, but it’s not easy and I know it’s a LONG road head of me before I start to see results. In my mind though, it’s worth it. Because it means doing what I love to do and hopefully will lead to a certain level of freedom for myself and my family. So that’s where the quote above rings true for me. And I can see how it would be meaningful for other people and other situations as well.