This is post #100. One hundred posts by me in 2019. Something I wasn’t sure would be possible to achieve this year.
I started this website in January and posted a little bit that month and a little bit more in February. I really tried to establish something before we moved in March. When we did move from Colorado to Oklahoma in March I took about 3 months off of this website entirely. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted this website to be, and honestly the content of this site continues to grow organically. I began posting again in the summer and when my oldest daughter went back to school I decided to give this website my time and effort again after everyone in my family seemed to be well adjusted to the move. As the homemaker, a lot of that emotional well being in the house is left up to me to nourish and take care of the best that I can and when you move from state to state of course you can’t really guess how long that can take. Along with emotional adjustments to a new area we accumulated a dog and chickens and had to learn how to begin to take care of 5 acres. Together, my husband and I were above our eyelids in new responsibilities. We all needed me to take that 3 months off and just be entirely present.
However, things did start to slow down towards then end of Summer and I made the time and effort to post some but not regularly here again. Then, I decided to start selling items on eBay again. Then, I made myself a project bag and that spurred me reopening my Etsy store. (Which, I have to say I have been able to make profitable and that is amazing. Thank you to everyone who has supported my small business on Etsy).
By October I decided I had a goal to reach 100 posts by the end of the year. I wanted to start off the new year with post #101. To accomplish this I would have to post about 5 times a week. This was a new level of commitment for me and I think I did well with that content still being valuable to you as a reader. I managed to post new free patterns, a lot of new crafts, recipes and share a lot of our outdoor adventures with you. This challenge helped me build content for my site, so I knew what type of content I wanted to share more of with you in the upcoming year.
A lot of people say to streamline and niche yourself to be successful. Well… as you all know I don’t sit still and focus on one idea very well. I do my best when I am flooded and overwhelmed with multiple tasks and Ideas to research, work on, complete, and plan ahead for. This means I run a diverse content site. That is me and that is that. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey of mixed subjects. I have fallen absolutely in love with every aspect of this website and am really looking forward to 2020.
I have seen where this website could take me, with this being just the beginning and I really believe my hopes and dreams to make a profit from my efforts on this site can be a reality. In November I saw a 4000% increase in revenue for my Adsense and I have you to thank for each click on each ad you have made. I have a lot of goals for next year on how to make my website receive more traffic and to give you even more valuable content. I love that this allows me to share and be creative with food, art and writing all the while being a stay at home mom to my young girls and for my husband who works a lot of hours for me to stay home with our kids.
How can I not give this everything I have in 2020?
I will share more of what that looks like with you next year in post 101. I hope to see you there <3