Okay this is the blog post about the blog. What I've been doing, where I want to go and indeed what you want to see. Please comment on this post. Is there some content you want increased?
As for sponsors, seriously I've dropped the ball. I didn't do a sponsor spotlight post this month. I do take sponsorship seriously and won't do it again. As an apology I would like to offer 3 months free sponsorship of any size ad to anyone who contacts me by New Years Day. I will give out large to the first then medium then small. And when I say free I mean free, no swap required (though I still retain the right to refuse ads that don't reflect the image of the Songs on the Way. If y are family friendly you're probably fine though. )
Okay so as for what I've done and where I am going here is what I am thinking. I want to continue with More than this Monday and Thankful Thursday though suggestions about improving them are welcome. I will also do book reviews. I am thinking about starting a blog hop if I can find good fellow hosts. Coming up I am talking about doing the Bible in 90 days challenge. Last year I participated when my friend Kelly hosted it. This year I'd like to co-host if possible.
Wednesdays are crowded. I do yarn alongs some weeks and wedding Wednesday some weeks and there is this in the Word Wednesdays I have been eyeing to join.
At the same time I do want a couple days a month to blog about whatever I want.
So now I am contemplating new ideas. And I am planning a facelift to the blog, so let me know if you have ideas. A blog is meant to be interactive and I want you to always feel your input is welcome.
So now let you tell me my dream. See blogging for me is a passion which I plan to continue for life.
And ultimately I want to be a homeschooling mom. This depends on two things: becoming a mom and having enough financial resources I can stay home with our children.
Part of this can be accomplished by Ryan doing well at his job. And also living frugally, a lot of diy and having the minimum number of vehicles we can get by with. And I can try something like selling stuff whether it be along the lines of Avon or etsy I don't know.
But again blogging is my passion. I will do it if I work or stay at home. And so I was astounded when I saw a blog in the spring asking $250 for a single ad space. Do you know that could pay rent on a nice (but small) apartment here?
Now I don't think I will get so large I charge that much for ads. But maybe I could make that much for all ads total each month?
So that's what I want by the time I have kids... or at least my kids are school age. I am in this blogging thing for the long term.
I think this time last year I had 4 followers on GFC. And none anywhere else. Now I have 224 GFC, 227 on facebook, 193 on Twitter, 118 on Pinterest, 19 on hellocotton, 18 on bloglovin', and 9 on linky...
That is a heck of an increase!
And in all this I don't want to lose sight of the first and foremost reason I blog. I blog for God. I started this blog to reflect Him. And it was He who highlighted this blog as a form of work when I was aching for purpose in the midst of unemployment. He is my boss on here. No matter how "successful" my blog is, I must never lose sight of Him.
So anyway, this is my blogpost about my blog and I honestly want to know: what's your input? Comment below or email me. Love to you all! Tomorrow? The year in review...