I find that promoting my businesses and my blog become overwhelming. That’s one of the many reasons my blog has suffered.
One of the top recommendations by the business experts is ‘to be authentic’.
Being authentic takes a lot of work. Responding to people so they know I care even when they don’t spend a dime at my businesses is frustrating.
That is time I could be spending with my kids. Who are the reason I stay home. The reason I so desperately try to run home-based web businesses and freelance.
Also, the examples given of being authentic are usually a crock of crap. I can tell the person is working at being authentic. That’s not authentic.
What’s authentic is I am a busy mom trying to help support my family. I want you to buy my products and use my services because it helps me provide for my children. I DO care about people and my customers.
However, spending 15 hours a day promoting my business and engaging with possible customers doesn’t seem to be authentically getting me towards that goal of being with my kids.
So other bloggers in the blogosphere, I need advice, what do you do that get you readers and real blogger relationships?
I am LOVING!!!!! the new show ‘Leave it to Niecy’ on TLC.
After watching her make her kid spit on her finger so she could wipe off said 12 year old’s eyeliner…
Then listening to her dialogue during her mammogram…
And listening to the awesomeness that falls out of her middle child mouth!
New show on the DVR!
Check it out if you like humorous reality tv, the first two episodes were pretty damn funny.
Life has been the hardest it has been in my entire life. When I was younger I at least only had to worry about myself. Now I have three children and a house to take care of. Whether I like it or not, something has got to give.
Financially we are at the end of our rope. No matter how hard my husband and I try, no matter how many gigs we each take in any industry we can, we are barely making it.
Poker isn’t great now….just waiting to see if new legislation will open the market back up for my husband. He has been putting in applications everywhere and the placement he got was part-time. They didn’t work most of January, won’t work most of March or May and the summer doesn’t look so great either. Spectacular.
My freelancing has been put in the slow cooker because with going to school (to get that degree I need for people to hire me, confound it!) and being with the kids, I cannot take on a large client load. I can’t deliver with so little time, then I don’t get paid. So I am watching kids…babysitting, part-time nanny work, just doing what I can with the skills I have.
So with all this and the enormous amount of pressure volunteering for the Girl Scouts has put on me lately, blogging has not even been on the stove. There wasn’t even room on the back burner for it.
Now I have so many hard choices to make that my head is spinning. I have to make sure we don’t lose the house and that we both get jobs that work for our family. I have to figure out how to get my car fixed….oh that is a gem, my husband wrecked it the first day of his new job, completely trashed it….still wondering what I did so bad as to deserve that little kick from karma.
Normally I am a pretty positive person. I do the right thing because it is right, I see the best in people because that is what they deserve. But lately, I’m losing my faith in things, lately I’m a little down.