I get so tired of people giving me a look like I have two heads when they ask what I do for a living and I tell them I am the owner/writer for this blog. They then ask but what do you do for real work not just a hobby. Umm OK lets see I get paid to write articles, post ads and on occasion review products that to me is a job. Even if I don’t get paid to review the products I still receive products which in turn helps my family because it is something we may have needed or even desired and now we do not have to go buy it so that money can go elsewhere.
For each product I review I spend countless hours emailing PR reps/Company owners. I then have to receive the product, photograph the product, use the product in our daily lives and then once I am done all that I have to sit down and actually write about said product which in itself takes a good hour or more depending on what it is and how my family is acting. If I am not reviewing products I am still working emailing companies and reps, networking on facebook and twitter, going to multiple social sites to get help and input and give help and input to other bloggers.
My blog is not an 8-5 job, I do not have to put on dress clothes, makeup and do my hair daily before I go to work. I have more freedom, if you can call it that, then a person who works a regular day job but let me tell you that does not mean I do not work.
I work from home, I work from my car, the park, the doctors office, restaurants, airplanes and just about anywhere else you can think of. I am constantly connected to my computer or my phone so that I can provide my family and my readers with lots of great opportunities.
Lets talk about my family too while we are on the topic of work. Because I do not get dressed up, put on make-up or do my hair and I stay home with my kids it means I actually work twice as hard. I do not have a daycare to drop my kids off to, I am their daycare. It is fabulous that I get to stay home and raise my children but remember all that work we just talked about, yeah add to that the constant care, cleanup and entertainment of a 2 and 4 year old and then come talk to me about working hard and tired at the end of the day. I never get a vacation, I never get a holiday, I never get a break, heck I barely ever get to even pee without a child needing something but you know what I would never change this for a second. I would never change the hard work I put into my blog, my WORK just so I can be with my children and provide for my family in a way most people cannot.
So the next time you ask someone what their job is and they tell you they own/write a blog for a living instead of looking at them like they have two heads I suggest you look at them with admiration and ask how in the heck they do that.
P.S. Just because it seems easy does not mean it is, so do not look at my blog and say, well any idiot can do that I know how to write a letter. I can assure you that any idiot can write a letter, but it takes one hell of a strong woman to run a household and a blog such as these.