Lately, I’ve been thinking about blogging a lot.
How I want to change things up, tackle new topics, and how to reach more mommas out there.
Most of you know that I used to be a teacher…and besides working with amazing little kiddos, I really enjoyed having my own income. Nothing is better than independence, right?!
But then I got pregnant and decided I wanted to stay at home with Mabel when she arrived. That meant goodbye to my salary. Yes, my husband works…but that doesn’t take the place of a double income home. Not to mention, I like being able to pay for things and not have to rely on a joint account.
It’s a creative outlet for me, a way to connect with other mommas, share moments of my daily life and also make a little money here and there. Yep, I said money…hopefully that’s not a bad thing.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been doing a decent amount of sponsored content lately and though I feel silly discussing it, I think that every once and a while it’s nice to address everything (because I want to keep it real with new and long time readers). Towards the end of 2013, I wrote The Truth About Sponsored Posts and to this day stick by every word in it.
That post is my blog bible. I will NEVER post anything sponsored on my blog that I don’t truly use on my own, believe in, or think won’t be beneficial to you all. I will never stop being true to myself and you all. If a sponsored post isn’t your thing…that’s cool too and I can respect that.
As this little blog of mine has continued to grow since that original post, I’m in the works of having the blog redesigned (I won’t go into how much this can cost!) and switching hosts (which can cost over $100 a month…yikes!) so that my site will be faster and be able to handle more viewers. So guess what helps cover those costs? You got it…sponsored posts!
Then are are other things that income from sponsored posts go to that are family expenses. For examples, I’m able to pay for Mabel’s preschool each month due to this blog and I cannot express how thankful I am for that. Lastly, other money made goes right back into the blog = buying photography equipment, products to review, and food for recipe posts.
I don’t own designer clothes, bags, and I’m certainly not a shopaholic (I’ve actually put a lot away for the girls’ college accounts)…but I will admit that sometimes I have a weakness for beauty products, lol.
That’s as transparent as I can get. 🙂 And I have no problem putting it out there for everyone to know!
With that being said, I’m wanting to get back to adding more good old daily posts about life (feel free to comment on posts to let me know how I’m doing, lol!). But understand that almost every night I’m up until 2am trying to respond to emails and things don’t always go according to plan. And sometimes sponsored posts will happen in clumps on the blog. Hopefully you can let me slide every once and a while. 😉
Lastly, to those reading this…I truly value you being a reader. Without you, Modern Mommyhood would not be where it is now.