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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Blogging for sanity and money

ONE of the toughest things to deal with when a corporate mom shifts gears and converts to a stay-at-home mom is boredom.

In my case, I became a stay-at-home wife before I became a stay-at-home mom. Our little K was a baby project and being 29 years old at the time, my husband and I thought it would be best if I stay home, lower the daily stress to a minimum level and focus on getting my body prepared for a pregnancy.

It was physically relaxing, but that low stress level stressed me. I was not used to doing nothing. It was driving me insane. I felt that I needed to do something to hang on to my sanity. And that was when writing became my salvation. I got a job writing for a Chicago based company. And later, turned to blogging when K started walking and talking and taking care of her took more of my time.

Blogging was a great way of somehow connecting with the outside world while being cooped up in my own four walled world. At first, remnants of my desire to stay in touch with the corporate world inspired me to make a website about working and career and then later shifted to a website about an MLM product. And then much later, Plonky Talk was born.

Yes, I am into blogging for sanity. Blogging somehow forces you to make sense of the chaos of being a stay-at-home mom. And moms to toddlers know just how chaotic it can be. It also fills in the hours and gives a mom something to look forward to, be it interacting with people who give you a thumbs up or those who criticize you. Somehow it makes you feel connected to the outside world, to humans who are taller than three feet and who often speak in logical sentences. And someday I hope my own daughter will read my blogs and get to know the mom that I am when she was still a toddler. And I hope she will be able to find wisdom in the things that I have written when she becomes a mom herself.

The blogging money is a bonus, although admittedly I still have to depend on other sources of income. But I do know of some mommy bloggers who earn from it. They have monetized their blogs and are enjoying the extra income. Some of them get free products and attend blogging events every now and then.

Blogging is really easy dearies. After all, most of us have been through writing essays and Formal Themes in high school. Plus, it’s a great way to keep your sanity and earn money on the side.

For those of you who want to try blogging without spending money on domain and hosting, my husband created a website that lets people create a website for free. You might want to check it out: CdeO.ph. He took out the backend of making a website so even “regular” people with no programming knowledge could create a website on their own. It’s so easy to make a free website with it that our five year old K has a video there explaining how to do it. And it is integrated with Canva, an online graphic app, so you can make professional looking graphics to go with your blog.

And there’s a FREE Webinar: Blogging for Beginners that will be happening this Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Google Hangouts Air. It is hosted by Vic Madriaga, former president of CDO Bloggers, Tedx speaker, Hootsuite Ambassador and a multi-awarded blogger. In this free webinar, you will learn the basics of blogging, the many benefits of blogging and the to do when launching a blog. You can learn more about the seminar in the FB page of CdeO.ph or just go directly to the site, CdeO.ph.

That’s it dearies. I hope you give blogging a try. And if you do, tell me about it. It will be nice to read your blog.

[Email me at plonkytalk@gmail.com or like my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PlonkyTalk or check my blog posts athttp://plonkytalk.com]
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