Blog Every Day in May- Day 27
A Letter To My Readers
This is for you. Yes, I mean you, reading this right now. Guess what?
I appreciate you so much more than you could know!
I’ve always loved writing, I always wanted to be an author and an artist when I grew up (I’m still growing up, btw), but it never seemed to make it’s way to the top of my to do list. I didn’t know where to start or how I wanted to put myself out there. This little blog started as a way to show my art: some behind the scenes, what I’m working on, where I’ll be selling, etc. But it was boring as all…. well, it was very bland.
I wanted to give it more personality, so threw in some of my sarcasm, of course (I don’t know how to think without it), and some personal tidbits. Low and behold, you started reading my blog! What?! Major ego boost right there!
My confidence has grown so much because of you! You have no idea the crazy excitement I get when I am notified on my phone, wherever I am, that I have a new comment; especially if you enjoyed my post or even could relate to what I said!
The first few times I jumped up and down and my husband was thinking of sending me to the funny farm! I still get excited, but I’ve toned it down a bit for his sake. Seeing that people are actually reading my words and that they have an impact on at least a few lives, amazes me!
I do read every single comment and try to reply to each of them. Not always possible with little one’s hanging on me, but I do love learning from you, hearing your side or your story; just connecting with you. It makes my day to hear from you! I want you to know that! It’s funny how such a small thing that you probably think is no big deal, can mean the world to someone!
As I began homeschooling, doing more crafts and educational activities with my kids, my writing moved more and more in that direction, until I wondered if my blog had lost it’s identity! Am I a Mom blog? Homeschool blog? Artist blog? I’m so confused!
My blog is still a bit messy and all over the place. It’s taken some time for me to wrap my head around where I want to go with this, what my purpose for blogging is, and decide what my future goals are.
I think I’ve come to this conclusion (though I am known to change my mind):
This blog is me. My life is messy. I’m all over the place.
I’m 100% committed to my family, education, my community, art, and my renewed passion for writing (I’d love to write a book someday and this is a great outlet to better my writing as well as great therapy!). These things are so fused together inside me, I can’t possibly separate them; I had a thought to perhaps focus this blog on one or two topics, maybe start another blog for others. I’ve thrown that thought out the window! At some point I’d like to have easy to find categories for each topic, though.
I want to continue to share my journey through life, focusing on motherhood, parenting, homeschooling, and my art. My thoughts, advice, struggles, and successes.
I will post many more fun educational crafts and activities that my kids enjoy, any art projects I am working on, and local events, field trips, and what have you, that my family loves.
I hope to build this blog into a
money making machine a way to bring in some income to help support my family and justify all the time, late nights, blood, sweat, wine, and distracted-mommy-syndrome (don’t expect an answer because I’m lost in thought thinking about my blog), lack of sleep, and energy, that goes into this labor of love. So bear with me as I play around with ads and links while I figure out the secret. I will always think of the readers first, though, and not cover my site with obnoxious, flashing distractions.
Thank you so much for returning to my crazy little Sandy Toes Land and reading my ramblings!
I love you! I really love you!!