Tag! I’m it!! Laura over at Writing Thoughts has me tagged for a meme as to why I blog. Thankfully my PC is fixed and operational so I am only a few days behind in getting to this.
Why do I blog? Many people have asked this and even fewer have gotten answers so for those of you I have politely dismissed (cause I couldn’t think of an answer at the time) I will try to explain now.
Sometimes my reasons for blogging are purely selfish. I need to rant, vent, cry, complain and there has to be a way to let out how I feel without causing World War III to erupt in my home.
I won’t lie, I blog because I have seen a lot of people become somewhat successful and earn some extra money doing this. As a sahm of 4 children (all under 12) having the extra money is a must. There are 8 feet that grow out of shoes faster than I go through laundry soap.
It gives me a way to connect with other writers and sahms… this blog is mainly about being at home with kids all day and working through the struggles of becoming a successful freelance writer. It has become a way for me to explain and discuss what I do all day and finding the time, sanity, and energy to put something coherent on paper in the hopes that someone will want to hire me
Lastly, I feel I have something to say. I know that there have been posts where people haven’t always agreed with what I have said and that is perfectly fine with me. I don’t expect everyone to see things my way, all the time. I think I am like most wahms… I struggle with bedtimes, making the right decisions for the family, finding time to work and not put my family on the backburner… It becomes a struggle, lonely and tiresome sometimes… but then I come here, recollect my thoughts, put them down and let you all read them. It’s like being able to turn the voices in my head (my readers) on and off. If someone out there is rowing the same boat that I am, then this doesn’t feel so tiresome and I can get up the next day and know the ocean I am in, is not so lonely.