As you all know, I love writing my blog but in the past few weeks my blogging has escalated to another level. Once I got my blog just the way I wanted it, I decided I hated everything about it and was bored. I wanted to change the logo, widen the page, shrink the geometric pattern, change the color of the pattern, add all my social media buttons to the top, make an affiliate shopping page, add a page about Tuberous Sclerosis, and that is just half of my list.
It’s like when you finally finish your house and then you are like “now what? Time to start over!” I like writing the posts and I always commit myself to write 5 days a week, but it is the other stuff I am obsessed with. I am like a gambler at the blackjack table saying “just one more hand, just one more!” The first thing I do in the morning after I make my coffee is go to the computer. I upload my blog to several venues, check stats, respond to comments and check emails if I have time. Once everyone wakes up I literally have to pull myself from the computer. I have a talk with myself and say “Ok, Tiffani you have one more minute and then you have to get up from the desk.”
Once everyone is gone for the day and Tiara and I have completed our walk I sit back down at the computer. At this point I am stinky from my walk, look like hell, the house is a mess, I need to go to the market and what do I do? I start working on my blog. Tiara is napping or super drugged and sits next to me coloring or watching a show on my Ipad. I even put a chair next to my desk so the kids could sit and visit while I am on the computer.
Right now it is 4:30pm, I am still in my workout clothes, laundry is piled to the ceiling, Trinity is working on her homework, Tiara is working with her teacher and I just started writing this post and I never went to the market. I did take Tiara for a walk, her daily trip to Target and drove to the bank, but that is it! I spent at least 3 hours today working on my blog but still hadn’t even started the writing post, which I have to do. The good news is that I learned the html code for lining up items side by side, designed a little rectangle for advertising and added some new advertisements. I also did a little blog hopping, which is another crazy addicting aspect of blogging.
Blog hopping is a great way to meet other bloggers which can lead to increased page views, and more page views means more money. So in need of more money. Either way I love learning new stuff and I think that is why I have become so obsessed with the whole thing. Yesterday I figured out how to link up my Instagram account so readers could easily follow me on Instagram. Sounds simple but it took me a while and once I figured it out I was jumping up and down. I kept telling Trinity how exciting it was and her response was “Mom, I love your blog because you love your blog, but if you want to know the truth, I really don’t care!” Wow, fine!
Every time Lou walks into the house and finds me at the computer he says “Oh, my gosh, I am so shocked to find you here love!” I then say “Oh, just one more minute, I was just getting up.”
So you can see how this is going. I find myself sneaking to work on my blog because I feel guilty. I keep reminding Lou I am trying to make money but as all bloggers know, it takes a really long time to make any decent money blogging. I am doing better and better each month but I have a long way to go. I told Lou how much money I made last month and he started laughing and said ” You should report yourself to the labor board Tiffani, you are so not even close to making minimum wage with the time you put in.” I glared at him, stomped off and went, yes you guessed it, right back to my computer.
At least there is one thing I don’t have to fix: my awesome, supportive readers. Without you there would be no point in being addicted to my blog, so thanks!
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