This Is Hard!

This is hard! I never expected for blogging to be this in-depth and time consuming.

When I started my blog I thought that I would just waltz into the blog world and get noticed like I was a pro. This is just not the case. This is hard. There is so much more that goes into blogging than just writing. I have thoughts of what to write all the time but when it comes to putting pen to paper, it just doesn’t happen. The thoughts float beautifully in my head but don’t seem so dull when I type them on my screen. I have always claimed that I did not want to be a mommy blogger but I can’t seem to find my niche. This is so important in the blogging world.

Finding a Niche

This is harder than it sounds. When I take a look at the topics on BlogHer I don’t feel like I fit in the perfect topic. I guess I just want to word vomit onto to the page and hope that it cleans up nice. Does that even make sense? I wonder if I can make an addicting blog by doing just that. Is it ok to not really have a niche? One of the smartest things I have read thus far is to not give up. Just keep writing not matter what. Other advice I have read says that my blog will eventually find an audience that can relate. Until then I have to work my third shift call center job, sleep during the day, and hope to find time to blog. I don’t want to give up.

Making Money

I don’t want to give up because I want to eventually make money by blogging. I see so many other bloggers doing such wonderful things with their blogs. One of my favorite blogs is The Suburban Jungle. Jenny is funny and relatable for moms and thirty and forty year olds. She has a loyal following and makes money with her blog. She is the epitome of what I see myself growing into as a blogger. I know this won’t happen overnight and it won’t just fall into my lap but I know it can happen. I will eventually make money with my blog.

Do It Right

There are so many questions I have when it comes to making my blog “right”. Should I cuss? Should I talk about deep family issues? Do I risk losing my friends because of the way I call them out? This list really can go on. I have to just use my best judgment because there are many different writing styles. I am sure that eventually someone will tell me exactly what changes to make but until then I will continue to just let the words flow.

It Does Get Easier

I know that the more I write, the easier things will get. I will eventually find a niche suitable for an audience that will love me beyond belief. I will eventually make money featuring products that I actually use and want others to know about. As long I keep writing I know that I am doing something right because it makes me feel good.

Happy Blogging!

Monday Mornings Aren’t So Bad

Mondays don't suck for This Brunette Blogs

Mondays don’t suck for This Brunette Blogs

Monday mornings aren’t so bad if you are me! While most of you dread Monday’s, I actually look forward to them. I know you probably think I am a nutcase but really take a peek into my day.

I start my day as early as 6 AM and as late as 8 AM depending on how late I stayed up to watch The Walking Dead. The first thing I do is open as blinds as possible. I LOVE sunshine and it makes my depression not so bad. I open the front and back doors to the security screen doors. I love fresh air in my home especially with three animals!

If I am up early I get to help my 13 year old get off to school and wish my boyfriend a great day at work. If I wait until later to rise I have to make sure the animals are fed and go outside. I then get settled on the couch with a cup of coffee and my computer. I turn on the television to The Today Show. My yorkie settles in on the couch next to me on a fuzzy blanket. I follow up The Today Show with Wendy Williams and then possibly some HGTV.

Monday is my time to focus on improving my blog. It is the day that I get, for the most part, uninterrupted time to really brainstorm ideas and put pen to paper. Mondays are also when I get to catch up on my housework. I still haven’t finished the mountain of laundry I need to do or cleaned the kitchen from dinner last night. The two week old pile of pet hair on my carpet still needs to be vacuumed. Oh yeah, I still have about 30 articles of clothing to iron today, otherwise it won’t get done until possibly next weekend. Hooray for me though! I was able to get a pork loin in the crock pot by 12 today. I know the family will love pulled pork sandwiches for dinner tonight.

Monday night will focus on some family time and finishing up my household duties. I hope to fit in a nap before I have to get to work at midnight.

What does your Monday consist of? How do you make your Monday marvelous?

The Brunette Blogger