Hey…I’m Dani. Remember me? Remember when I used to have a blog?
One that was actually up and running….and updated every other day or so….
First off… Thanks for stayin’ with ya girl throughout my … let’s call it “down time.”
Things really blew up, and my son got super sick, Kaya was sick but not as much, house stuff looked like it was going to fall through, family stuff got all weird, I had fiftyeleven ghostwriting projects coming to a head at the same time, and a billion other things just kept piling on… it was just a stressful hot mess and I was like:
Blogging obviously took a seat on the back burner while my life fell apart, but I did learn a lil during that time.
3 Things I learned while my blog was down:
1. My blog matters VERY little in the grand scheme.
Yes, I enjoy blogging. Love talking to you all…and making money sharing on this platform. It’s AWESOME. Sometimes it feels like all I’m doing is blog-related stuff….But when my family life is cray, or my kiddies’ health is concerned… blogging takes a back burner, no matter how much of a business sin that is. ::shrug::
2. My readers are AMAZING
I really was spazzing the first day my blog was down. Then I was like F it, I’ve got too much other pressing stuff to deal with right now. I had no clue how many readers would email, reach out on social media, how many blogging buddies would text, offer to help etc… I was really kinda welling up at one point. I didn’t think anyone would notice it being down, or care enough to cuss me out about it 🙂
3. People don’t want to take my MONEY
I had quite a few people offer to help me with my blog. (it was a switching hosts issue) And I asked several of them for rates. Would you know… not one single person responded with rates. Not one. That’s not how you make money people!! I ended up going to Fiverr, spending $10 and getting it handled by a dude in Egypt or somewhere.
Now that I’ve shared what I learned… I want to give you a gift for bearing with my downtime…
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