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The Business of Blogging: Growing, Goals and a Great Big Thank You
Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 4, 2010 @ 4:54 am In Internet | 10 Comments
In January of 2008 I found myself searching the want ads for writing jobs. I had spent a couple years writing articles for parenting magazines , and writing had proven to be a great way for me to supplement our income as well as use skills that I had developed since childhood. It also was compatible with being home with my children; I could write after they went to bed.
Quite honestly, I had always dreamed of being a writer. But, like the teenage boy who finally comes to grip with the fact that he won’t be drafted into the NFL or become a famous rock star, I had let that goal sit on a shelf. All of a sudden it seemed, my writing was being published all in a number of regional publications in the US and Canada. Wow! When did that happen?
And so after a few years, I wanted to take my little writing business a bit farther. Thus, the daily search through the want ads. I applied for copy writing jobs, newsletter writing jobs, and blogging jobs. And everywhere I turned, I got “the position has been filled” kind of response. But, we were trying to pay off our debts , so I was intense to find more ways to boost our income. I regularly read writers’ forums to get a glimpse of what I needed to do. And since I kept getting blogging rejections, it stood out to me one day when someone said, “There’s nothing to stop you from building your own blog.”
There it was. And within a few months, LifeasMOM  was born.
Encouraging moms has always been my passion. At least since I became a mom. And I love to help other women grow and enjoy their paths more than they already do. Blogging, and blogging for other moms, is a natural outlet for who I am. God didn’t make me a bossy big sister for nothing! I’ve been extremely blessed over the last year and a half by all the friends I have made: JessieLeigh  in CT, Lynn  in Oklahoma, Libby in Chicago…. just to name a few. You have walked alongside me through debt , pregnancy , moving , and mourning . I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you who share in my struggles and triumphs each week. Thank you for reading!
As the new year begins, I’ve got some goals for this site that I want to share with you. I hope that you’ll give me feedback as the months progress and let me know how I’m doing.
Thanks so much for riding this wave of motherhood alongside me. It is so much fun! I’ve met so many wonderful people; I’ve heard so many wonderful stories; my life has been so enrichened by your tales. I can’t imagine not doing this.
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