A Hobby Blog ๐Ÿ˜’

TBH

Ugh…so, I am going to be honest with myself and call it what it is. Despite the lack of feedback, I narrowed down the common denominator. Of what?, you may ask. Of my blog. It’s time I burst my reality bubble and call it what it is; a hobby blog.

Cue the dramatic music. Ya know the kind of music that signifies the death of dreams? Yeah, cue that ensemble ๐Ÿ˜’

While evaluating my blog, I realized the one thing that runs true. Everything I discuss is either a hobby of mine or something I am experiencing. I enjoy stationery, journaling, bits of poetry, accessories, writing… Babbling basically. And while I am diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, I typically speak from a first-person point of view, therefore, offering insight, not solutions.

Duh! Accompanied by an eye roll – where have I been to even question the category of my hobby blog?? It’s right there before my very eyes. So close that I tap on it almost daily. Sheesh, Candace. Can dreams of success be so blinding? Apparently in this la la land they can. But all of that aside, I refuse to throw in the towel on the idea that I can run a successful blog. By successful I mean a blog that generates an income. I don’t know how I will get there but I do know that I will get there! Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰

Keeping with Be

To keep with my word of the year I must be intentional with all I do. For me this mostly includes purchases. The renewal of my plan is up in February of 2022. While I was intentional in paying it, I didn’t realize that my renewal doesn’t include the renewal of my domain. This sucks because if I think about it that is the only part I need to keep updated. I am only realizing this days after my renewal, therefore, requiring a separate purchase of $18. For information purposes, if you purchase a plan through Word Press, the domain is included the first year and not thereafter. Just a heads up!

If I am being totally honest, all I really need is the domain and not the plan seeing as how I do not utilize any aspect of a paid plan. So basically this purpose slipped through my intention radar. Whoomp whoomp. I like having the paid themes to choose from and the one I currently use is one, however, it is an expired theme. I am waiting to update my theme for when I have my laptop fixed. If my intentions about the whole thing were in order then I would’ve applied the plan renewal funds to the repair of my laptop. It would have covered half of the cost of the repair. Yeah, kinda kicking my own ass on this one. Sure, I could get a refund because the timeframe is available but I don’t have the wherewithal to deal with. So there’s that.

My Magical Morning Muse routine is going strong. It’s basically an analog routine of journaling, planning, and documenting. I added an aspect of being to this list by incorporating a be for the day. For example, today’s be is be consistent. I dedicated a journal to this so that at the end of the year I will have 365 days of being โ˜บ๏ธ

Conclusion

I am accepting Revenge of Eve for who she is. It’s hard some days as I wish her to be more. So ultimately I have to come into acceptance that she is what she is supposed to be right now. Looking at the bright side I reap her benefits without ever making a penny. Can I get โ€˜ah witness?

Oh yeah!! I emailed Mailchimp and I await the return email to see if it’s possible to gain entrance into my account. As a backup, I went ahead and started a new email list. If I gain entry to the old list, I will subscribe all the emails to the new list. It’ll be work for me but I know it’ll be worth it. So with that said, do me a favor and subscribe to receive the new and improved Garden newsletter!!! I will cherish each one of you. And I do not spam. Promise. This is the last I ask of y’all for awhile ๐Ÿคž

Ok. I’m done being needy.

18 Replies to “A Hobby Blog ๐Ÿ˜’”

  1. I guess I’m out of the loop, because I don’t know what a hobby blog is. When I Googled it, it sounded like just the opposite of a professional blog rather than a niche, but it sounds like you’re using it in a more negative sense.

    I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t successfully monetize your blog. Bournemouth Girl seems like a good example of someone who has monetized and blogs about some of the same things you do. https://bournemouthgirl.com/

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  2. Chel Owens says:

    I think monetizing writing is a lot more work than people realize. I didn’t even want money from blogging when I first started out; all I wanted was internet fame.

    You do you, but understand that making money from anything involves work! :/

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  3. Carol anne says:

    I wonder how some bloggers seem to get over 100 or 150 likes on posts and I can only get 15 or 20 max. What am I doing wrong?

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  4. Simon says:

    I think perhaps you need to remember you’re human and creative and a thinker and that means there’s going to be randomness. This blog is a reflection of you, embrace that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. […] fell off the proverbial horse. I relapsed in confidence. I back-tracked into self-doubt. I am an easy target for my bullshit and have been my own worst […]

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  6. Donna says:

    Hobby Blog.. ohhh is that even a thing, i guess thats what mine is because I haven’t touched it in 4 months and that definitely wouldn’t earn me any pennies if i had the foresight to monetise it!
    Thanks for coming and finding me, and liking my blog. I am here liking yours too and hoping i can learn from you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • ๐Ÿค“ I started blogging in 2017 and have taken breaks here and there. I’d have to get serious about it if I want to monetize and I realize that isn’t something I can make time for; yet. Welcome to my humble space. I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿค—

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