Last year my goal was to get my blog in a position to have one giveaway a day. If I had time to post properly I would have one giveaway a day. I would say I have at least 45 giveaways a month. Now that I’m doing that it’s a lot of work. There is a lot of e-mail to go through and a lot of products in and out the door.
I have readers now and I appreciate you. I really enjoy knowing you care. When you leave me a comment about making sure that I’m taking care of my depression or how my kids are doing, or laughing at the fact that I can’t read directions. My RSS feed count is up to 814 subscribers. I wonder if I stopped hosting giveaways if my number would decrease
I made my goal.
Looking back I noticed that I didn’t post every day. I only posted a few times a week and wrote about four posts on Fridays and I haven’t posted any of those Friday Memes in about a month. I was participating in Fitness Friday with the Wii Fit moms, Aloha Friday with Kailani, and writing with the Parent Bloggers Network for the PBN Blog Blasts. I was writing with them in hopes to win a prize and more often than not I won something. Aww, to go back to entering contests instead of hosting them.
Where was I last year, I was writing about pop tarts and spending too much money at Albertsons. Now, I haven’t mentioned pop tarts in a while, for the longest time it was my highest search word in my stats, not it’s Disney on Ice. Not so sure about that one. I’ve only written about Disney on Ice twice.
My stats are huge but does it mean anything?
Yes, I think I’m really trying to decide that even if I don’t have a lot of influence I’m making money on my blog. My traffic a llows me to charge a decent amount for a post, even though I go up or down depending on the source. I am part of an ad network that makes about 100.00 a month. I can get 100 entries in a giveaway without advertising it. That’s a nice thing. Sometimes I don’t get it advertised until a week after it’s posted.
My stats allow me to work with companies and make a difference. I am currently using my blog to acquire donations. I have a MOMS Club gift basket that I put together and raised over 1000.00 in products and have a toy drive that I’m putting together that should be twice as much by the time I am done with it.
My friend asked me why I was going to so much trouble with my blog.
“Because I want to make a difference”
I want to give to charity, I want to help others, I want to be a difference, in my community and on-line. I want to inspire. I GIVE MY REVIEW ITEMS AWAY!
After adding up all of the products that I have donated I was blown away that I have that much merchandise in my closet. How crazy that some bloggers keep it all or think they can’t donate it because they opened it up and tested it for a review. Guess what, keep the box it goes back in. Make a difference in your community or with Bloggers Give.
Goal for next year:
To still be here and making a difference in the blogging community