Don't forget to check out V.I.P. which is a road map of the "very important posts" on this blog. Thanks for visiting!

Visit Mamaway Store
Protected by Copyscape Online Plagiarism Detector

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Setting Direction to this Blog

Sometime in May, I won a coaching session from Mommy {T} Coach through a giveaway from My Mommyology.  My entry was

Jenny O:  What still is my biggest challenge is to decide whether to concentrate on being a WOHM or WAHM – concentrate on my full time job or on MBL plus the blog/advocacies and family!!  Doing all 4 is driving me nuts!

I won the contest and enjoyed my Skype Chat with Tala - the life coach behind Mommy {T} Coach.  What is coaching? Tala summarizes it best - "an empowering encounter to live luscious lives".  During my coaching session with Tala, we discussed my goals (career, sideline, blog) and she helped me realize what I needed to focus on and that really, I am going along the right path, considering my goals in life.   If you are at the crossroads, unsure of what you want or unhappy with your current state, a life coach will surely help you set things in perspective.

Back to topic.  As I mentioned, I started this blog primarily to promote my online store. However, as I started writing about breastfeeding, the blog took a different direction and I eventually decide to focus on writing about my passions - breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, attachment and natural parenting.

This year, I have fallen within the radar of companies, ad agencies, PR agencies and marketing companies.  I have been receiving a few offers for sponsored posts, advertisements, products reviews, etc. etc.  Tala and I discussed that since I had a full-time job and didn't see this blog as an income potential yet, I can go on my current system and choose not to focus on doing these posts unless I feel that they fit with my blog's goals and ideals.

However, I keep on thinking about the time when my full-time employment ends.  I am currently on a co-terminus position with my boss - which means that when my boss goes, I leave also, unless I apply for a permanent position.  My boss' term will end mid-2014.  I am undecided whether I want to continue having a full time job or focus on growing my sideline.  Choosing the latter would mean a pay cut and I would definitely have to explore the possibility of earning from this blog.

I favorited these tweets because they summarize how I feel about my blog:

I'd like to think that I'm not your conventional mommy blogger because I write about issues.  Plus, I want to continue to write posts that would make an impact on the readers - a positive impact that would further and promote my advocacy.  My blog may not be ranked top or get a lot of traffic.  But I'm happy that people who visit and read my blog find it helpful and take time to email me and share how they learned a lot or how the blog has helped them.
Thank YOU Armi for writing!
I'm not sure though how I will feel about my blog when my full-time employment ends.  How about you? Do you have a blog?  Why do YOU blog?

Oh, it's my birthday today.. so the reason for a personal post :D

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...