Since I started blogging in June 2008, I’ve registered many domain names. I guess you could say “I fell for the lines that blogging gurus spew out about making lots of money on blogging.” The main blog that worked for me was this blog. I blog to share the stories of my family’s experiences, good or bad. I blog about the dumb stuff. I blog about the successes and the failures of the stuff we’ve tried. I blog because I want to help people, either by saying ” look I tried this and it didn’t work”or by saying “hey…this worked for me…maybe it’ll work for you”.
This blog has become a part of me and while I may not write everyday, I’m constantly looking for ways to adapt the things that happen in our everyday lives into a post. The Frugal Hubby gets a little bent out of shape every once in a while because his supper plate has to wait until I take a picture for a post or because I blog about the dumb thing that I’ve done…like the recent Pepsi bath that my Blackberry got. He sometimes wonders if you really care. But I keep telling him…if it helps one of my readers…it’s worth it and I’m going to write about it.
Everywhere I’ve signed up I’ve always signed up as The Frugal Housewife or Frugal Housewife. It’s like a second persona. I don’t blog for the money (there isn’t a lot that comes in with blogging, at least not yet!) But we do have a plan together that we call our “5 Year Plan”. It involves the merchandising, the branding, and the writing outside of this blog using my blog persona, The Frugal Housewife or just plain Frugal Housewife (sometimes the sign-up doesn’t allow “The”). We are in Year Two of the Five Year plan ( June 2 will be our two year anniversary!). We’ve lasted this long and we aren’t going anywhere! We are starting to build the merchandising and advertising , improve our writing, and plan our posts a little better. It’s a slow growth but a good growth. We’ve pledged to Blog with Integrity and defend this persona and what we write on here or outside of here on our other outlets. We’ve pledged to take a stand and speak up if we feel we are being infringed upon in any manner. The Frugal Housewife is here to stay and it’s a part of our life now.
There is something I want to confess before I close this post… it is the first time in my entire life that someone has believed in me and what I’m doing to the point that he doesn’t care if I’m making money on it or not, he doesn’t care how much time I have to spend on the computer (it’s a laptop and in the family room while he’s watching baseball!) he only cares if I’m happy doing this and I am so happy writing this blog! Thank you Frugal Hubby for believing in me and my dream that much!!!
I’m getting to live out something that I dreamed a long time ago and few people ever knew … to write and be read. Thank you, my readers, for living out that dream with me!
Till next time,
The Frugal Housewife